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June 9, 2012
OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection Swatches and Review
“She’s Flirty. She’s Stylish. She’s totally fa”mouse.” And now her irresistible charm is yours to enjoy!”
I finally got my OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection order today! So excited! I have been waiting for this since I first heard mention of it back in March and I don’t really mind that its all pinks and reds… it’s MINNIE MOUSE! This whole collection is so fun and flirty!
The Color Of Minnie
The Color Of Minnie is a beautiful shimmery, slightly metallic looking red. This is a lovely, classy color and went on flawlessly. I used 2 coats for this picture. I didn’t apply a top coat to show that it was pretty shiny on it’s own!
I’m All Ears
I’m All Ears is my favorite! I love a good jelly polish and not only is it a jelly, it’s a shimmery one! I’m All Ears is a gorgeous raspberry jelly with pink shimmer throughout. I used 2 coats for this mani and there is still a visible nail line (but I love jellies and VNL don’t really bother me when it comes to them).
If You Moust You Moust
This is the girly bubblegum pink of the collection, it’s also the creme of the collection. This is a basic bubblegum pink, no shimmer, no sparkle, but still pretty! I used 3 coats for this one because the first 2 coats had a little bit of a streakfest going on. The third coat seemed to even it all out though and I was happy with it!
Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It
Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It is a light sheer pink base with pink iridescent glitter particles and pale pink confetti hearts throughout. I put one coat over If You Moust You Moust and I love these two together. The amount of hearts I got was what each brush dip gave me. On one nail I did have to fish around to get one heart and I got lucky enough to get 2 on my middle finger. I do love confetti glitters, so it is worth the “fishing” if needed to me!
You can find the OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection in select Salons, Ulta & Trade Secret for $8.50 per bottle
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Overall I love this collection! Very girly and very wearable colors with a cute confetti glitter polish to spruce up any manicure! My top pick of the collection was definitely I'm All Ears!
February 17, 2012
I decided to make a separate post for the possible dupes I made reference to for the OPI Holland Collection. Now if you are like me, you will want the possible dupes anyway – but for those that don’t want dupes or would rather buy something else, this post will hopefully be helpful to you! I can only base this off of colors I have in my current arsenal. I didn’t bother much with clean-up on this either since it was purely for dupe purposes.
First possible dupe group is OPI A Roll in the Hague vs Essie Orange, It’s Obvious! OPI A Roll in the Hague is just a hair redder than Essie, but they are fairly close!
Second possible dupe group is OPI Dutch ‘Ya Just Love OPI? vs Zoya Tru. The color is almost a dupe. In the bottle they look almost dead on, but when both dry down Zoya Tru has more obvious shimmer (by just a bit) and dries a couple shades brighter than OPI.
Next up is OPI Did You ‘Ear About Van Gogh? vs Zoya Farah. The battle of the putty colors. They are very close… OPI seems to have a little more grey to it, but it’s so close I would label these dupes.
Last of my dupes are OPI Red Lights Ahead… Where? vs Essie Ole Caliente. This one is a CLOSE dupe. Both have the same vibrant orangey red.
There you have it. All of these colors were released between January 2012 and mid February 2012.
Hope this helps!
February 17, 2012
OPI Holland Collection Review and Swatches
Ok I know I’m a little late for this one as it released over a week ago, but the amazing Nick came home with 9 of the 12 colors from the OPI Holland collection for me yesterday as a “Get Well” gift (I have a cold… but so does he!). I would have normally had this post up hours after getting them, but I took a lot of naps in the last 2 days – so it took a lot longer than normal! The beauty store he goes into for OPI colors didn’t get the collection in yet so she called around looking for as many as possible just for Nick and was able to gather all but Kiss Me On My Tulips, Thanks a Windmillion and I Have a Herring Problem (I should have those soon though).
Before I show photos, I want to say that I had some unexpected favorites of the 9 I got. I’m not a huge brown fan, but Wooden Shoe Like to Know won me over. I wouldn’t have guessed that. I’ve seen photos from other bloggers, and while it looked nice – I didn’t realize HOW nice until I had it on.
Onto the show! Since I just talked about Wooden Shoe Like to Know, I’ll start with that one. Wooden Shoe Like to Know is a gorgeous chocolate brown with a beautiful reddish-pinkish-gold shimmer throughout. Capturing shimmer like this in a photo is difficult, but just that hint of shimmer jumped Wooden Shoe Like to Know way up to the top for me. It will be one of my go-to fall shades I’m sure.
Gouda Gouda Two Shoes was another unexpected favorite for me, and it very well might be the hint of shimmer again. Gouda Gouda Two Shoes is a dirty rose color with hints of the reddish-gold shimmer through out. It is a very warm and inviting color to me and not one I would usually pick up, but I am very happy to add it to my collection.
Pedal Faster Suzi! is the delicate Spring Pink I was hoping for. I think this color would have been fabulous for me with or without the silver shimmer in it, but I think the shimmer does liven the color up a bit. Pedal Faster Suzi! will get a lot of use from me throughout the year.
Did You ‘Ear About Van Gogh? is a color I probably won’t touch much again. It was extremely similar to Zoya’s Farah and just not a color that agrees with my skintone at all. Did You ‘Ear About Van Gogh is a putty shade with no shimmer. For ladies that love foundation like neutrals, this is perfect for you!
I Don’t Give a Rotterdam! is a beautiful dusty blue with silver shimmer in it and I loved the color. I expected it to be more like Zoya Skylar and was pleasantly surprised when it was different enough to justify owning both.
Dutch ‘Ya Just Love OPI? is almost dead on to Zoya Tru… but I love my purples and would still have purchased both anyway. Dutch ‘Ya Just Love OPI? is a gorgeous red toned violet with reddish-gold shimmer in it. Like the other shimmers, it was a little hard to photograph, but it’s there and it’s gorgeous!
Red Lights Ahead … Where? (why oh why are all these names so flipping long??? LOL) Ok so this is the vibrant orange toned red of the bunch. It’s beautiful and very summery. I found it to look very close to Essie’s Ole Caliente and are so close they could be dupes for each other. Still a gorgeous color to own!
A Roll In The Hague is another summer color – this time a vibrant orange! Alas, it is also very close to another color I own – Essie Orange, It’s Obvious! If you have one, you probably don’t need the other (unless you’re like me and just like to have complete collections). I like A Roll In The Hague but I can’t see myself wearing it outside of spring/summer.
My last swatch is of Vampsterdam, the gorgeous vampy deep cherry chocolate color of the collection. Instead of being a shimmer or a creme, this one is a frosty one. A nice little one to throw into the collection. I will get a lot of use out of this one in the fall!
That completes my 9 out of 12 OPI Holland collection review. When I snag the other 3 I will be posting them up. Overall, I do like this collection BUT sadly their are a few near dupes in this collection and all of them seemed to have come out in the last few months. I’m not saying it would stop me from buying any of them, but for the people who don’t like having dupes, it could help to know.
***The items in this post were purchased by Nick. I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own***
January 15, 2012
I don’t have a ton of blue polish (I’m working on it though!) but I felt like using one of them tonight. My choices were Zoya’s Kristen, Zoya Charla, Zoya Phoebe, OPI Gone Gonzo! and Sally Hansen HD in Spectrum… yup thats the current extent of my blue polishes.
I brought them all out and decided on Zoya’s Kristen. Love this color. Zoya Kristen came out in Zoya’s Feel Collection in the fall of 2011. It is a lighter powder blue cream that leans grey. Zoya Kristen isn’t bright or vibrant, but its still lovely. I applied 2 coats and they smoothed over beautifully. Love it when polishes do that.
When I was done though, I looked at Sally Hansen HD in Spectrum which I just bought… and felt that I should have used that since it was brand spankin new. Sally Hansen HD Spectrum is a gorgeous turqouise color with a glittery aspect to it. Not large glitter sparkle, but a subtle shimmer. Suddenly I thought – GRADIENT! So I took a latex wedge sponge and sponged it on the tips. Looked good but needed a bit more umph. I wanted sparkles, not sure why but I have been on a HUGE sparkle kick lately.
I grabbed OPI Gone Gonzo! and sponged that baby on too and holy moly the results are FAB! I love all the shades of blue and the glitter! OPI Gone Gonzo! is a flashy aqua blue glitter with larger silver hex glitter mixed in. Layering Gone Gonzo! over Spectrum really brought out the aqua blue in Gone Gonzo!
My mission in the next week or so is to collect some more blues! Still looking for a bright springy blue! Suggestions welcome!
Zoya Kristen is available on Zoya.com for $8.00
Sally Hansen HD Spectrum is available in most drugstores as well as Target for $6.99
OPI Gone Gonzo! is available in select Beauty Supply stores for about $10.00
January 13, 2012
I’m quickly collecting all the Opi polishes from the Muppets Collection. So far I haven’t been disappointed in this collection :)
Tonight I decided to use Meep Meep Meep. I’ve been eyeing it on my shelf since Nick brought it home for me. Its been sitting there twinkling at me all week.
Meep Meep Meep is a gorgeous deep raspberry pink that is packed with flake shimmer. I used 3 coats for it to be completely opaque. Meep Meep Meep was easy to apply, smoothed out nice and even with each stroke. My only slight issue is that when it dries, its not very shiny at all. I put 2 coats of top coat over the top to bring it back to a nice shine and to even out the finish (the flakes make it a little bumpy).
So far I really like this collection. I just need 4 more colors to complete it!
January 12, 2012
Today’s nail featured DS Bold with an coat of Opi Servin’ Up Sparkle
DS Bold is a little different than the other DS I used. While the DS Extravagance was polish with small glitter particles in it, this DS is more chunky glitter in a jelly base. Still pretty – but different. DS Bold is silver glitter suspended in deep reddish pink jelly. I used 3 coats to be completely opaque. Because I wanted some holo to it, I added a 4th coat, which was Opi’s Servin’ Up Sparkle. Both went on smoothly with absolutely no issues. I put 2 coats of top coat over it to smooth the glitter feel out a bit. It still wasn’t as chunky feeling as other glitter polishes though
In the sunlight it was sparkle city – absolutely gorgeous. Even without sunlight it looked amazing. I’m in love with these polishes!
Opi can be purchased in various Beauty Salons and Beauty Specialty Stores (Check Opi.com to find an Opi retailer near you). This particular bottle was $12.50.