Gwen Stefani's OPI nail polish set.
A new year means a new class of music x brand collaborations and up first is Gwen Stefani’s long-awaited nail polish line for OPI. We first reported on the perfectly matched collaboration last October (Stefani has always been a nail art pro and a pioneer at the intersection of music and fashion) and, last November, posted the leggy and very platinum promo pics for the line’s signature shade, “Over & Over.” Now you can grab the collection at ULTA—with the exception of “Over & Over” (no word yet on when that shade will be available for sale).
Stefani’s polishes don’t disappoint. There are six colors, a few of which are named for No Doubt classics and her own solo tracks like the hot pink “Hey Baby,” “4 in the Morning”—imagine the sky at that hour—and a silver “Push and Shove” that’s packaged as a “duet set” with the very punny "Lay Down That Base." There’s also a gilded “Love. Angel. Music. Baby,” named for her fashion-themed debut solo album and coinciding clothing line (abbreviated as L.A.M.B.), a silver glitter dubbed “In Stefani Fashion,” and a vampy crimson called “I Sing in Color”—whose name feels like a missed opportunity for super nerdy Stefani fans (*ahem*) who still hold a candle for the singer’s duet with Sublime, “I Saw Red.” Maybe they’re saving that color name for the next collection?