OPI Push and Shove: Swatch and Review

Hello gentle readers.

OPI Push and Shove from the Gwen Stefani Collection creates that near mirror finish in an easy-peasy two step system. First, a special base coat, Lay Down the Base is applied and allowed to dry. This only takes a minute or so. Then, Push and Shove goes on in two thin, easy coats. As this polish is applied, it looks brushstroke-y and a bit of a mess, but then something magical happens, right before your eyes. As it dries, it bonds with the base coat, hardens and smooths and suddenly, the brush strokes are gone and the finish is super shiny and near mirror perfect. It is the wackiest thing.

Push and shove is very easy to work with and apply. I had to do very little cleanup as it sits down where it is placed, doesn't run or pool or give other trouble. I didn't have any dragging, streaking or bubbling, either. Wear time on this polish is not long. Expect to enjoy it looking it's best for an evening, for a day, for a party.

The swatch below is two thin coats of Push and Shove over one coat of Lay Down the Base base coat. As far as I know, Push and Shove won't work over any other kind of base coat. No top coat is used with this polish.



I only swatched Push and Shove on my middle and index nails because this polish shows every tiny flaw in your nails and my ring and pinkie nails are very ridged and Push and Shove just would not have looked well on those nails.



I like OPI Push and Shove and I will keep it around for when I want that special, super-shiny fun look on my nails.

Did you pick up OPI Push and Shove and Lay Down the Base? What do you think of the system? Isn't it fun and fantastic looking? If you think that you would like to pick it up, the Gwen Stefani for OPI Collection is for sale now, where you can buy OPI, including various Ulta stores, JC Penny salons, Salons in other retail outlets, Sally Beauty Supply online and various beauty supply stores.

Thank you so much for coming in and reading and have a fantastic day!

43 comments

  1. Not even kidding! I love this and need that silver in my life NAOOO!

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  2. You need to get it, then. :D It's available. And it's easy to work with. I was astonished at how easy. It's kind of mesmerizing. You apply this brushstroke-y mess to your nails and before your eyes, it becomes this smooth, shining stuff. It's so much fun. :D

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  3. These are sooooo pretty, beyond words! I admire your nails, perfect length for moi!

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  4. It is amazing, isn't it? Thank you. I needed to pair it up because my ring and pinkie nails are too ridged for this polish for a swatch. It wouldn't have been pretty. Especially in macro! LOL

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  5. They are great, aren't they? :) Thank you so much. :)

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  6. that silver... woohoo - I love it! I love the pink you paired it with - gorgeous!

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  7. I need the whole of the Gwen Stefani collection, I think. I've always hated mirror-like finishes because they were a bit much, but this isn't too "look-at-me" and is classy!

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  8. I definitely know what you mean about the polish showing every flaw. My own nails are pretty ridged too, so I really try hard to avoid these kinds of finishes, otherwise I have to use a very thick layer of base coat.

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  9. I got two days out of my P&S mani and it looked pretty good! I love this polish. Wondering if they are going to try different hues - I'd love a rose gold!

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  10. That silver is fantastic, isn't it? It's even better in person! :D Thank you for your kind words. I had to pair it, my other nails can't wear that polish in macro. It wouldn't have been pretty! LOL!

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  11. Oh, you do. Trust me. This one isn't like Minx mirror, it's more buffed nearly mirror and it is classy and it's sassy. :)

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  12. love the combo of pink and silver :)

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  13. Thank you! I kinda dig it, myself. :D

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  14. I need to do a wear test and see what I can get out of it. :D I would love to see OPI do a yellow and a rose gold in this formula! I would buy both in a hot minute! :D

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  15. I want to try using a thick base to smooth my nails then apply Lay Down the Base then Push and Shove and see what happens. I am wondering if it will work... Form normal viewing distance, the flaws aren't as obvious, these shots are high res macro. :)

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  16. That looks so beautiful. I'd be sad to do all that work for it to last one day. Good idea not to do all the nails.

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  17. LOVE the dots. They really set well with the pink.

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  18. I love this combo! Push & Shove is so stunning.

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  19. I love Push and Shove! Yes, it shows imperfections, but for a fun look, it can't be beat. Also, I did use it with topcoat, and I couldn't tell the difference. So, if you like it a lot, it could be worth trying topcoat to make it last a little bit longer!

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  20. Oh I love the silver, especially paired with the pink and the gems it looks gorgeous!

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  21. Perfect combo, Erika! Metallics are generally not my thing, but this one, in the Stefani collection is super!

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  22. love that pink and silver together and the studs are a nice touch

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  23. Your nails are ready for St. Valentine's Day. Did I hear you are getting a gorgeous diamond to wear with that chic manicure???

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  24. I love that pink and the design you created!

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  25. Ha! Yeah... Riiiiight! When I go dig it out of the ground, myself. :P

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  26. Thank you. The studs came with the Over and Over A-Gwen. :)

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  27. Why, thank you. This one is really well done, isn't it? :D

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  28. Thank you so much. I like how it came out. :)

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  29. I'm going to give top coat a whirl. Can't hurt. :D Thank you for the tip. :D

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  30. Thank you. I love black with pink. :)

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  31. I just did two because the other two are a ridge-y mess. In macro, this silver polish would have not been a good look. :D

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  32. okay, this is super cute! Pinning now.

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  33. I love looking at your nail swatch pics, they are always so perfect! I love this combo too!

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  34. Definitely a fun color! I love the nail art!

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  35. Thank you. The crystals are simple and fun.

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  36. Oh, thank you so much. I'm seriously blushing, here.

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