OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection Swatches & Review!
I’ve a little late to the party with this one, but I’ve finally got swatches of the OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection to share with you lovely people today! I wasn’t sure how I felt about this collection initially since I’m not normally a red or pink polish kind of girl, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this small collection of polishes.
Let’s get to the swatches. I used Models Own 3-In-1 basecoat/topcoat for most of my swatches shown today, changes are noted below.
If You Moust You Moust
OPI and their polish names, lol. Anyway, If You Moust You Moust (ಠ_ಠ) is your typical medium pink creme polish. It’s a bit thin and runny (as you can tell by the wobbly shape of my middle finger, didn’t wait long enough for it to dry between layers) so I needed 3 thin coats for this one to be opaque. It’s a pretty enough shade, but it doesn’t really do anything for me. And I wish I didn’t need 3 coats for it to work for me! I will say that If You Moust You Moust is SUPER glossy when it dries, even before you add top coat.
The Color Of Minnie
The Color Of Minnie is a pretty shimmery red polish that’s super pigmented. All I needed was 2 coats for this one. Be careful with removal though so you don’t end up with red fingertips and/or cuticles! 😛
I’m All Ears
I’m All Ears is a gorgeous pink jelly that’s filled with purple/blue glass fleck shimmer. I love this one! It had a great consistency and I found myself only needing 2 coats to reach opacity. There was just a slight hint of VNL but it didn’t bother me.
The PolishAholic has done a great comparison with OPI I’m All Ears, China Glaze 108 Degrees and Butter London’s Disco Biscuit, you can check it out [HERE]! 😀
Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It
Wow, Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It is such a fun polish! I hate the name, but this beauty is a fun glitter top coat that’s filled with orange and purple flecks and semi-translucent white heart glitter. For this look I layered 1 coat of Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It over 2 coats of I’m All Ears. This polish was a beast to apply. You’d think that with all the hearts in the bottle that at least one would wind up on the brush. That thought would be incorrect. I had to fish these suckers out onto the neck of the polish bottle or brush, then apply then with a dotting tool. Then I went back over each nail with the polish.
I added a coat of Gelous before my top coat with this manicure to get a smooth finish, but even with a coat of Gelous and a THICK coat of Seche Vite you can still feel some lumps and bumps. And the Seche Vite shrank the polish and made it look like I had tip wear before the day was over.
While not colors I would have normally reached for, I’m glad I have this collection because The Color Of Minnie, I’m All Ears and Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It was surprise hits for me! I’m not a huge fan of If You Moust You Moust but at least I now have a pink like this in my collection for…. Whatever situation arises where I’d need a pink like that. 😛
The Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection by OPI retails for around $8.50 per .5 fl oz bottle of polish. They can be purchased at your local professional salons and spas nationwide. You an also purchase them at larger chain salons, including (but not limited to) JCPenny, Dillards, Regis, Pure Beauty, Trade Secret, and Ulta.
* The product(s) in this post were sent to me for unbiased review consideration.