Sunday, January 12, 2014

OPI Push & Shove Comparison

In my review post yesterday I mentioned that I've had a polish in my stash for twelve years that rivals the finish of OPI's new polish Push and Shove from the Gwen Stefani collection. I bought this polish back in 2001 while I was out shopping with my roommate during our freshman year of college. Yeah, feeling kind of old right about now. I think it was around $6. I remember it being a splurge then too. Apparently my cheapness spans decades. 

The polish is Sally Hansen Chrome Nail Makeup in Pure Chrome. It came in all sorts of colors- check out this Google search. I wish I could go back in time and buy all of them.

Now to see how the two polishes compare. I did this on my off hand so please forgive the terrible clean up. I wasn't actually intending on showing it until I saw how close the colors were- almost identical really. The only difference I could see was that the OPI was slightly brighter in the light and the brush strokes showed just a bit more with the Sally Hansen. From a distance you really couldn't tell at all though. The wear was about the same for both polishes after three days as well.

I love finding hidden gems in my own collection. I've always loved this polish, but now I think I appreciate it just a little more knowing it was so far ahead of its time. Do you have any polishes like that hidden away?


  1. Darn it! I had this polish along with a lavender version years ago and I tossed it because I thought it was "too old and dried out." That was of course before I learned what to do about it. *sadface* Those were the most awesome chrome finish polishes EVER and they wore great. Thanks for this review and comparison, you've helped me decide that I need the OPI version!

    1. I threw out a lot of my old polishes for the same reason. I still regret it to this day! At least some of them are becoming semi replaceable.