08 April 2014

OPI Push and Shove

Ever since the salon exclusive Minx chrome nail wraps hit the nail art scene, bloggers and nail fanatics alike have been searching for the perfect liquid polish dupe to the unforgettable shine and mirror quality that the wraps provide. While many faux nail companies have come out with press-on nails with the same chrome finish, there's something about the hunt for the polish version that has never quite waned.

OPI saw a need and answered with their version of mirror nails in their latest collaboration with Gwen Stefani. Push and Shove is marketed as a one-night-only polish that promises chrome tips to any who dare to wear them. Packaged with a mini bottle of the speciality Lay Down That Base base coat, this duo was the polish to nab from the Stefani collection.

My swatch of Push and Shove is two coats shown with the Lay Down That Base base coat and Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter A-Peel as a top coat. Glitter A-Peel is marketed not only as a peel off base but also as a top coat for foils, and I'm happy to report that it doesn't dull the chrome effect hardly at all! I swatched it on a nail wheel half and half, and I can barely tell any difference between the non-top coat side and the side with Glitter A-Peel.

The formula was less tricky than I expected, but due to it's super chrome finish it brings out any flaws on your nails exponentially more than a standard chrome. Mainly because you can't use any type of ridge filling base coat underneath. I'm tempted to experiment with layering base coats to see if I can work around this, but for now it's a disadvantage.

So lovelies, is your hunt for nails with mirror shine complete or still on going? I can't say that this didn't fix a missing niche in my collection, but the quick to chip formula and high maintenance nature of this polish has left me less than ecstatic.

What are your opinions on OPI Push and Shove? Let me know in the comments and thanks for reading!


  1. Such a gorgeous metallic! I love it.

  2. I always seem to love the idea of the mirror/chrome shine more than I like the effect on my nails! Probably due to the unforgiving nature...

  3. I think it's a pretty silver polish but it still isn't like the nail wraps -- nothing can top the smoothness of those! They're almost reflective.


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