Hey all! Hope you're having a good week so far! I'm getting over some kind of cold/flu yuckiness (I took three naps on Wednesday, which was not as fun as it sounds) but other than that I can't complain! I wanted to throw in a quick reminder that if you haven't already, check out my Born Pretty Store giveaway! There's only a few more days left and free money to buy nail stuff with would definitely be a nice way to start next week, don'tcha think? ;)
Anyways, let's get to swatching! Today I'll be showing you OPI Hey Baby, a bright pink from the Gwen Stefani Collection. This is one of the new creme gloss finish polishes, which means it's extra shiny and glossy-looking! I don't wear pinks like this too often, so it's always kind of a fun change for me. I was surprised how much I liked it!
I did have a bit of a mishap before I took these photos. I recently started using Deborah Lippmann's Addicted To Speed Topcoat, which I absolutely adore except that it has an extremely strong odor that I find very unpleasant. I'm hoping I'll get used to it over time. I should mention too that it's in the same type of bottle as my beloved Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Oil. So I was on the phone with my boyfriend, not really paying attention to what I was doing, when I reached for some cuticle oil to get my fingers ready for swatching. As I was talking, I began to notice a very distinct smell--and it wasn't the coconutty goodness of my cuticle oil... Yep, totally slopped topcoat all over my cuticles by mistake. Go me. So if my edges look a little messy here, now you know why! I had to do some major clean-up!
Anywho, the formula on Hey Baby is stellar and covers in two coats. As I mentioned above, Hey Baby has a high-shine finish, although maybe not as much so as Over And Over A-Gwen. This is a really nice neutral pink that's not too warm and not too cool. I think it's fairly similar to OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips from the Holland Collection, just not as warm toned. It's the perfect girly shade of pink that you would wear anytime!