Review & Swatches: OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection for June 2012


I think that almost everyone has a great Disney memory, right? I actually have quite a few excellent Disney memories—from my very first time visiting Disneyland as a child, to our first trip there to celebrate life as a newly engaged couple. For me, it literally is one of the happiest places on earth, and I have the photos to prove it—but the ones that I have tucked in my mind are still my favorite, even at 36.

Another one of my favorite Disney memories, is stopping into the big candy store on Main Street, to pop some change into the nickelodeon. (Oh, and to buy a candied apple!) I’m honestly not sure if they switch the films out, but every time I’ve watched, it played a vintage Minnie and Mickey cartoon. (And vintage Minnie was just so glam with the way she batted those flirty lashes.) OPI celebrates the vintage version of Minnie this summer, with the upcoming Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection. Check it out!

Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It, If You Moust You Moust, I’m All Ears, The Color of Minnie

Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It, If You Moust You Moust

More swatches, photos, and details… 

I’m All Ears, The Color of Minnie

I’m All Ears is medium magenta shimmer with a jelly finish. I really like this one quite a bit, and it’s my fave of the bunch. You might be able to see visible nail line, depending how heavy your coats are. As shown, two coats.

If You Moust You Moust is a Pepto-pink creme. Even if this isn’t a very original shade, it’s still pretty, right? I think it will make a great summer pedi color.

The Color of Minnie is a cherry red satin/pearl. The pearl finish is very subtle, which I really like. Sometimes, if a red like this has too much shimmer in it—I think it comes off looking too frosty, and dare I say…a little, dated.

Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It is transparent sweetheart pink glitter top coat with heart confetti, suspended in a sheer pink glaze. The swatches for this are with three coats, because I really wanted you to see the opalescent-like glitter finish. Also, I was trying to get more of the hearts to transfer to my nails, but as you can see—I wasn’t terribly successful. I’m not going to knock OPI for the issue however, because it doesn’t matter what brand I’m swatching; I consistently have this problem with confetti glitters. One thing I did notice was the flow of the polish, which I think is better than it has been in the recent past (where I’ve thought that the base polish consistency was too watery).

All three shades with Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It…

Price & Availability…

This limited edition collection will be available in June 2012 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 (suggested) each.

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  • http://apolishedaddiction.blogspot.com Kim

    OMG!! I have to have these!

  • http://makeupnonsolo.blogspot.com/ Makeupnonsolo

    Wow!!! they are amazing!!!
    I want all the collection!!

  • http://edeskynnet.wordpress.com/ Papu

    OMG! I wasn’t too interested when I saw the bottle shots, but now that I’ve seen these swatches…. *drool*! I’m not sure I want the glitter polish but the others I will definitely buy. Thank you for these beautiful swatches!