First let me start by saying this collection is currently available for purchase in South Africa. The whole Couture De Minnie collection is available from Twincare International (based in Sunninghill, Johannesburg) and I’m sure you’ll find the collection at a salon that stocks OPI nail polishes too.
I have always been a fan of Minnie Mouse – so when I saw this collection released in the US, I knew I had to get the mini collection. The collection was created in honour of Disney’s beloved character and explores the fashion forward side of Minnie Mouse, mixing pinks with fuschia and red. She definitely knows her stuff, because I would never have dreamed these colours would look so good together! The whole collection features 1 Liquid Sand, 3 crème polishes, plus 1 red & white polka dot glitter shade.
The mini collection contains the Liquid Sand and the 3 cream polishes. I was so intrigued by the red & white polka dot glitter polish but after doing some research, I decided not to get it. The reviews were quite negative saying the polish is a bit too goopy and thick.
A Definite Moust-Have
This is a pretty rosy pink shade (it almost changes colour from being a more red-toned pink in the shade, to being a creamy lighter pink in the sun) and contains a pearlescent shimmer. I love that this little polish is creamy and very opaque, so you can get away with only applying 1 coat. The shimmer in this little polish looks beautiful in direct sunlight, I am in love with this shade.
Magazine Cover Mouse
This is the Liquid Sand polish, I don’t own a red Liquid Sand polish so was pretty excited about this one. As mentioned in previous blog posts, OPI’s Liquid Sand polishes are textured in that once they have dried, they look and feel like sand paper on the nails. What I love about the Liquid Sand polishes is that you can leave them without a top coat for the textured look, or you can apply a top coat and the same polish will look completely different. This one is a gorgeous deep red shade with specks of pink and gold glitter running through it. This beauty is also very opaque but I find with most of the Liquid Sand polishes, it’s always best to apply 2 coats. I am currently wearing this polish on my nails and I absolutely adore it! Check on the left-hand side, it’s one of my recent photos on Instagram.
Chic From Ears To Tail
If you’re looking for a true bubblegum pink shade, this one’s for you! It contains the slightest amount of shimmer, like a pretty silver shimmer. I had to apply 3 coats because it is so streaky, but on the other hand it is quite opaque too. The shimmer is most noticeable in direct sunlight and although I love the shade, the fact that it is so difficult to work with, puts me off a little bit.
Innie Minnie Mightie Bow
One coat, girls! The swatch you see below is only 1 coat! I think it’s pretty awesome, since not a lot of polishes these days are so opaque that you can get away with 1 thin coat. This is a neutral red shade with a gorgeous shimmer. This one is my favourite in terms of formula because it’s just to opaque and creamy (super easy to apply).
The swatches are in order as pictured above.
I just love the names of the polishes, too cute! I’m currently wearing the ‘A Definite Moust Have’ shade on my toenails and someone actually asked me yesterday what I was wearing. When I mentioned the name of the polish, they started laughing and I was like: “No, really… That’s the name.”