OPI Love. Angel. Music. Baby. is a champagne nail polish that’s part of the highly anticipated OPI Gwen Stefani Collection that’s set to be officially released in January 2014.
It’s right around the corner!
Aside from being such a classy colour, what I like about it is the unique satin finish, which I can best describe as frosted glass.
It’s designed to be worn without a top coat, and I think that if you slick a shiny top coat over this, it completely defeats the purpose.
I think that even if you’re not yet on the textured trend, a satin finish like this can ease you into it because it’s halfway between a textured polish and a shiny one.
OPI Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Pictures
OPI Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 2 coats of OPI Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Semi-matte satin finish (Yes)
- Name: OPI Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
- Collection: OPI Gwen Stefani Collection
- Press Release: Click here to see the OPI Gwen Stefani Collection press release
- Quick Look Post: Click here to see the Quick Look post on the OPI Gwen Stefani Collection
- Colours Available in the Collection: Hey Baby, I Sing in Color, Love.Angel.Music.Baby., 4 in the Morning, In True Stefani Fashion, Push and Shove & Over & Over A-Gwen
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select spas & salons in January 2014
OPI Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Review
This is definitely how to wear a metallic in a classy way. It’s flashy, but there’s a simultaneously a subtlety about it that I appreciate.
Unlike some loud golds, this one is paler in comparison. I would call this more of a champagne.
Golds and champagne hues can be tricky to pull off, but once you find the one with the right saturation and undertone, it’s pure love!
While I really enjoyed wearing this polish, I felt like the more vivid golds tend to look best on my skin tone. That being said, I won’t let that prevent me from wearing this shade again. (Perhaps a little stamping on top?)
Love. Angel. Music. Baby. by OPI has a satin finish, which is officially described as being semi-matte.
The best way for me to explain the finish and how it feels when you glide your finger along the nail is that of frosted glass (like sea glass). It’s smooth, luxurious, and far from the gritty, textured polish predecessors.
I can’t see this finish snagging on delicate fabrics, so for those who were wary of textured polishes before, you may want to give this one a try.
It also was very easy to remove. I didn’t feel a need to scrub my fingers raw to get it off.
Application & Formula
I loved the formula because it was very pigmented. Even with a single coat, I got extremely good coverage, and the polish went on evenly.
It’s pretty interesting to watch it dry. (Yes, I sometimes enjoy watching ‘paint’ dry!) 😉
At first, it starts off wet (obviously), but then you can see it dry down. The transition is a bit subtle (because of the slightly speckled finish). It’s neat because you can almost visibly see when your manicure is cured! (I could almost picture it saying in a high-pitched, squeaky voice, “I’m done now!” Or am I just weird? Yeah, I am.)
I was pleased to see that Love. Angel. Music. Baby. by OPI dried quickly. So, even though I’m really attached to my bottle of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat, I didn’t miss it with this polish.
Final Verdict: 8/10
I’m a fan of textured polishes – that’s no secret. So the more variety I have to choose from with the finish and the shades, the happier I am.
I think this polish is a great way for even traditionalists to explore the textured trend in a sophisticated way, and I encourage everyone to give it a shot. Sometimes you never know how much you may like something until you try it. (Actually, before I tried OPI Get Your Number, I thought that I would hate texture on my nails. Boy was I ever wrong!)
Do you like the gritty textured polishes or the satin finishes best? Do you reach for classy or flashy polishes more often? Do you have any nail resolutions for 2014?