OPI Couture de Minnie Collection Swatches and Review
Thursday, May 09, 2013
I'll start with my surprise favorite, Innie Minnie Mightie Bow. This polish is a crimson red with a fine gold shimmer. Think of it as the less flamboyant, baby sister of The Spy Who Loved Me. Innie Minnie Mightie Bow has a similar red shade with but with a much more subtle gold effect. I don't know why I like this one so much...but I do. The formula was nice. This is two easy coats.
Chic from Ears to Tail is a soft, bubblegum pink. It has the slightest sparkly shimmer that you can’t really see in my photos. I probably have a few similar pinks in my stash…but I can never have enough. I had to use three coats for coverage.
Minnie Style is a red and white glitter. I was most curious about this one when I saw the press release photos. And when I saw the bottle in person I gasped a little! It really is like an abstract “Minnie” polka-dot. My only wish was that the glitter was round instead of hexes – that would have been amazing. I used one coat (with a little dabbing) over Chic from Ears to Tail.
Magazine Cover Mouse is the lone Liquid Sand polish in the collection. OPI calls it a “strawberry” shade and that's really dead on. The textured finish is really fine and sparkly with hints of pink and gold. Application was really nice. I used two coats and no topcoat.
And last but not least is A Definite Moust-Have. This polish is a mystery to me. OPI describes it as a fantastic fuchsia. I swear, this looks straight up coral to me in the bottle and on my nails. But I download my pics from my camera and there's that fuchsia. It has a very slight silvery shimmer that does make it "pinker" when in direct light. If I tried to color correct it to the warmer shade I saw with my own eyeballs...then my skin was orange. But it really doesn't matter. It's a pretty shade whether it's coral or fuchsia. The formula was excellent. This is two easy coats.
Couture de Minnie is a limited edition promotion. It will be available beginning June 2013 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer. For more information visit www.opi.com, or follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS or Facebook.
So what's your favorite? Do you plan to get anything from this collection?