Festive nails with OPI Couture De Minnie Collection

You know the ever inspiring and motivational saying ''Go big or go home?'' I like to apply it in all areas of my life. Whether it's before a presentation, during a shopping spree, attempting to run (ha what a lie, clearly I'm not fooling anyone here) but you get the gist. After many years of shying away from OPI nail polishes due to its 12 euro price tag per bottle, I've gone from having 0 to 4 OPI nail polishes in an instant and it's all thanks to Leigh I was the lucky winner of her giveaway back in July.

OPI released the Couture De Minnie collection, a set of 5 limited edition beautiful red and pink nail polishes for the Summer of 2013. But the shades are suitable for wearing all year round and since it's Christmas today and all of the shades are perfect for the festive season, it's about time I share the prettiness.

(How cute are the bottles? SO CUTE ;) )
Swatches from left to right (second picture): Innie Minnie Mightie Bow, Chic from Ears to Tail, Magazine Cover Mouse and A Definite Moust Have

The Runaway Minnies set includes 4 shades from the collection, minus the beautiful polish called Minnie Style - a clear based glitter top coat containing gorgeous pink and white hexagon shaped sequins. (I really want it though, it's a beaut) A Definite Moust Have is described as a fuchsia by OPI but all I see is a vibrant coral pink. Magazine Cover Mouse is a berry pinky red with a sparkling texture, containing pink and gold sparkles. It's a liquid sand polish offering from OPI which is supposed to be worn without a top coat ,as it's meant to have a sand paper like texture after it dries. Chic From Ears to Tail is a light cool bubblegum pink, laced with subtle silver micro shimmers. So subtle that it almost remains undetectable under direct sunlight. Innie Minnie Mightie Bow is a crimson red with very fine gold shimmers running through it. Much like Chic from Ears to Tail, the shimmers are only really visible under direct sunlight. 

Featuring the Prowide brush by OPI, applying the shades is always such a pleasure. The brush of each polish is flat and wide enough that once lightly pressed down on each nail, it spreads out easily, distributing an even coat of polish. Whilst on the subject of application , A Definite Moust Have, Innie Minnie Mightie Bow and Magazine Cover Mouse are all one coat wonder because they have such a rich and saturated formula that reaches full coverage with one coat (in the swatches above I'm wearing 2 coats of each but that's due to my preference). All of the shades with the exception of Chic From Ears to Tail applies smoothly (yes even Magazine Cover Mouse with its sparkling texture). Chic From Ears to Tail applies quite streaky and sheer, thus it requires 3 coats to achieve a smooth even finish and full coverage. It's been a week since I first applied these and they held up exceptionally well with very little to no chips to report, despite the fact that I didn't use a top coat. (when do I ever use a top coat?)  As for its drying time, each coat dries within 1-2 minutes. Great job OPI, no wonder you're quite expensive. Impressive opaque formulas that applies so easily, dries quickly and chip resistant? My kind of polish. I love my Nails Inc nail polishes but these OPI offerings are quickly taking the top spot. Plus how adorable are the names of the shades? Trust OPI to come up with such clever names for them.

The stand out shade is none other than Magazine Cover Mouse. Why? I don't have any other nail polish like it in my collection. I haven't explored the world of textured nail polishes but based on my experience with this beaut of a i can't stop staring at my nails type of shade, it won't be long until I purchase another sparkling polish. Seriously I'm still looking at my nails as I type up this post. No prize for guessing what nail polish I've decided to wear for Christmas. :)

As mentioned above, the Couture De Minnie Collection is limited edition but I can still spot some online from places like amazon and eBay, averaging between £11-£12 for this Runaway Minnies set.

I'd like to take this opportunity to greet all the readers of Slave to Vanity and all of your loved ones, the loveliest Christmas. So whether you're an old or new reader or you just happen to stumble upon my blog today, I hope you enjoy the holidays and the festive fun that it brings. :)

PS. Leigh if you're reading this, thank you again for this wonderful set. I'm so incredibly thankful. From the bottom of my heart. xx


  1. Love this OPI Minnie collection! The colors are perfection. Btw what camera do you use?


    1. Hi Natasha, I use my Canon EOS 350D for my product photos :)


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