Monday, June 11, 2012

Swatches and review: OPI Minnie Mouse collection

Hello ladies :) I will be quite honest and say first up how surprised I was with this collection. Not being a huge lover of pink, OPI's Minnie Mouse collection was actually quite tempting with its pretty pink shades and the (glorious!) micro-flakey + heart glitter combo. I could very well do without the heart glitter pieces, but  more about that later.

First up I have I'm all ears, an ultra pretty raspberry pink polish filled with gorgeous (!!!) glassflecked shimmer. I found the formula on this one a little runnier than I'm used to from OPI, and I had to be especially careful during application so I wouldn't pool my cuticles. However, the end result really pays off! Photos below show two coats and really, just look at that shimmerrrrrrrrrrr! <3

i'm all ears1

i'm all ears2

Nothin' mousie 'bout it is such a complicated beauty, where do even I start with it?! It's packed with gorgeous micro-flakey bits with heart glitter pieces mixed into a sheer pink tint base. The formula was quite different to I'm all ears - I found it much thicker. When the brush came out though, I was loaded with the awesome micro-flakey. I applied one thick coat of it over I'm all ears in the photos below.

i'm all ears layered with nothin' mousie 'bout it1

My issue with the heart glitter - I not a huge fan of larger glitter pieces in polishes due to their reluctance to leave the bottle. I had to fish for the heart pieces and totally gave up after getting one onto my ring finger. I honestly think the polish could have done without the glitter as it makes the overall look a bit tacky, in my opinion.

i'm all ears layered with nothin' mousie 'bout it2

I'm so in love with Nothin' mousie 'bout it! I have a feeling this one is going to POP over a black (or darker shaded) base. Definitely be on the lookout for that one! ;)

The OPI Minnie Mouse collection will be available in selected beauty salons June 2012 and David Jones from August 2012 RRP $19.95 incl. GST.

Any thoughts about the two polishes? What do you think of larger glitter pieces?

Thanks for reading.
~Sharon
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8 comments:

  1. I LOVE the hearts in the polish - so cute!

    Alice

    www.SecretsOfAWannabeCharlotte.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. beautiful colour.

    http://beautyshinewoman.blogspot.pt/

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  3. I own the collection & love them all but I have no Idea how you work with the heart..when I  apply them then try to spread/even out the base polish they wipe off/move..any tips doll xx

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  4. You, you bet! :D

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  5. Hmm, one way is to pick out the hearts individually and place them onto your nail with a dotting tool or toothpick manually. This should solve the problem! :)

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  6. The glitter? ;)

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