Today I’m reviewing the shade I was most excited to try in the collection – OPI Magazine Cover Mouse!
It has the Liquid-Sand finish that you know I’ve been digging more than a shovel in a deep sandbox!
(When I wore this, I imagined that I was Minnie Mouse on the cover of Makin’ Cheddar Magazine. Yeah, everyday I’m hustlin’, Rick Ross! Haha!)
Even though I’m excited about this, there’s something I’m even more excited about.
Guess what? In this post, my mom’s hands and nails make a first-time appearance on Swatch And Learn. You’ll see the photos near the bottom of this post.
For Mother’s Day, when I went to visit my mom, I painted her nails and my own with OPI Magazine Cover Mouse so we’d match. I thought it would be fun, especially since my mother hardly ever pampers herself, let alone wears nail polish. It was a little treat, and something fun we could share together.
Although she doesn’t like nail polish, from time to time, she softens and likes me to paint her nails. (We’re talking once a year, to give you an idea!) And I often have to invest a lot of time trying to convince her to let me give her a manicure!
My mom is retired now, but when she worked full-time, she had a very stressful corporate job, and she worked long hours. Often, she’d come home late, yet she always mustered up the energy to whip up a delicious dinner from scratch when my brother and I still lived at home.
She is the hardest working person I know, and she is a true inspiration to me. There’s not a single lazy bone in her body! Haha, oftentimes I have to remind her to take a break and relax, so she doesn’t overdo it.
It was the first time she had ever worn a textured polish like this, and she was quite intrigued. Haha, but she still prefers the traditional smooth and glossy finish over texture. And, I had to redo her manicure because she literally dented nearly half of her nails within an hour of me painting them. She isn’t used to sitting still and not being busy doing things.
OPI Magazine Cover Mouse Pictures
OPI Magazine Cover Mouse Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 2 coats of OPI Magazine Cover Mouse
- No top coat!
Natural Light Photos
- Strawberry (Yes)
- Sparkling texture (Yes)
- Name: OPI Magazine Cover Mouse
- Collection: OPI Couture de Minnie Collection
- Press Release: Click here to see the OPI Couture de Minnie Collection press release & promo pictures
- Giveaway: Canadians, until May 24, 2013 at 11:59 pm Eastern, enter my giveaway to win the entire OPI Couture de Minnie Collection!
- Colours Available in the Collection: Magazine Cover Mouse (Liquid Sand), Chic from Ears to Tail, A Definite Moust-Have, Innie Minnie Mighty Bow & Minnie Style
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select beauty stores, spas & salons (Available in June)
OPI Magazine Cover Mouse Review
Magazine Cover Mouse by OPI is a classic strawberry red with a twist. At first, I thought it was just red with some red and pink sparkles. But when I looked at my nails and the bottle in the sunlight a couple of days after I had photographed my manicure, I noticed that there’s also some gold mixed in!
I loved how the gold was subtle, yet it definitely blends in to add that extra Bling Factor to your manicure.
This is great for those who like wearing traditional, feminine nail colour, but who want to embrace the new textured-nail trend.
And for nailphiles like me who love saturated colour, Magazine Cover Mouse certainly doesn’t disappoint! It’s a great, bright red that I think would look great on many different skin tones.
Magazine Cover Mouse is an OPI Liquid Sand. It’s meant to have noticeable grittiness, but it’s not sharp, and although it may look like it’d be a pain in the acetone to remove, it’s actually not bad at all. Regular glitter nail polish is harder to remove than a Liquid Sand!
You could wear a top coat over it for a glossy shine, but you’d need to wear multiple coats to achieve (and to maintain) the glass-like appearance. It eats top coat!
I prefer wearing Liquid Sands as they were intended – solo. The sparkles still shine through like a fierce tiger ready to pounce, so I’m very pleased with the finish.
Application & Formula
Applying this was simple – it was like all the other Liquid Sands I’ve worn. It’s easy to control, and it’s very pigmented.
Plus the formula is great for people who are really busy and on-the-go because Liquid Sands dry faster than regular nail polish.
Here’s My Mom’s First Appearance on Swatch And Learn!
Since the sun was out, I snapped a photo of her wearing OPI Magazine Cover Mouse in direct sunlight. The red, pink, and gold sparkles aren’t as distinct in photographs, but when you wear it, in person, you’ll see them in the sun!
Final Verdict: 8/10
I really loved wearing OPI Magazine Cover Mouse, and the fact that I wore it on the same day as my mom makes it special. Hehe, I guess you could say for that day, we were magazine-cover MICE! *Squeak* “Who moved my cheese?” (I actually read the book by the same name a long time ago.)
Will you also be a ‘Magazine Cover Mouse’ and sport this Liquid Sand? Which is your favourite Liquid Sand so far? Do you ever paint your mom’s nails? Ever wear a matching shade?