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I very rarely buy OPI polishes lately, because they just aren’t worth their price for me. Especially if I compare them to A-England polishes, because the two brands are about the same price. Although when the Gwen Stefani collection came out, I fell in love with Push And Shove. However, after the first few reviews were up on the blogs, I got disencouraged….everyone said that it’s incredibly difficult to use this polish. Well, okay, no surprise there, it’s a metallic/chrome polish, of course, it’s not easy, but I became unsure whether I need it. I liked it a lot on Nitu’s nails, but she also laid stress on the negative sides of the polish, so eventually I talked myself out of it….
…..until I found it in a local mall, and we stood face to face and I couldn’t resist not for a moment more.
So I saw it, I got it, there were no other solution. It comes in a duo package, you get a full sized nail polish and a tiny base coat.
That evening I polished and trimmed my nails, had a shower, got my pj-s on and started the procedure. It wasn’t easy, there were some cursing here and there, but I think it turned out fine. :)
First, I applied the base coat and let it dry completely (15 minutes). Then I started to apply the silver polish. I read somewhere that you don’t have to use very thin layers to have a nice and smoothe surface. It’s a very tricky polish, you have only one chance with it. You can’t, CAN’T swipe over the same area of your nails twice with the brush, because it will drag and crinkle the polish. (Aaaaand you have to remove it, reapply the base, wait 15 minutes and start all over again.) However if you use thicker layers, then the polish spreads out more easily on the nails and you have a bigger chance to success.
When you apply it, it looks like a “simple” silver polish, but as it gets drier, it turnes into this smooth, glossy, foil-like finish. I applies two coats of it, the second one is far less dangerous, if you work quickly. I didn’t apply any top coat, I daren’t ruin the whole mani.
But be aware, that this polish accentuates each and every tiny little flaw that you have on the nails. You can see on my ringfinger, there’s some little spots that became very visible.
OPI says that this polish is for one night only and it’s entirely true. One night or one day, but definitively not 24 hours. I had some serious chipping the next day too.
I don’t understand either the cross scrathces, I took the photos right after I painted my nails – and I didn’t braid my hair or played guitarre – , so I don’t know what happened.
After all the properties of this polish, let’s not forget to say that it looks amazing!!! *_* I couldn’t help but stare at my nails whole day and I was very very sorry when I finally had to remove it. :'(
But the fact is a fact, Push And Shove is not for everyone. If you lack patience, I don’t advise you to try this one. It is the most ‘paininthe*ss’ I have ever tried. But I would repurchase it, in fact I would repurchase and repurchase it over and over again. I have no regrets buying this polish, because it looks incredibly wonderful. <3