Since I first laid eyes on the OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection, OPI Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It got my attention.
Polishes that have large sequins look so pretty, and even though I always admire them when I see them in stores, I’ve oddly never bought any.
OPI Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It is my first go at one! 😀
As usual, the promo pictures in the press release I posted don’t do the actual polish much justice.
In person, it’s spectacular! I was really surprised that what I thought was going to be a micro-glitter polish actually was a small-flakie polish! I could stare at the bottle all day long because it’s so pretty! And I love how the large heart sequins float in the lacquer…however, they posed quite a challenge.
OPI Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It Pictures
OPI Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It Swatches
All swatches have:
- Nail Tek Foundation II Base Coat
- 2 coats of China Glaze Liquid Leather
- 1 coat of OPI Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Confetti light pink
- Name: OPI Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It
- Collection: OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection
- Press Release: Click here to see the OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection press release
- Colours Available in the Collection: Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It, I’m All Ears, The Color of Minnie & If You Moust You Moust
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was sent to me by PR. Retails for $9.95 CAD.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select spas & salons (It officially drops in June, but you may be able to find it earlier.)
OPI Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It Review
Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It by OPI is a complex nail lacquer. When you look at it in the bottle, it looks like the small flakies and large heart sequins are light pink. However, sometimes you can see some orange, too.
But…I wanted to see what was really up its sleeve, so I chose to layer it over a black (China Glaze Liquid Leather) instead of a pink or red.
Once you do that, it’s crazy! You can see pink and orange, but also purple! And the black polish takes on a purplish tint.
OPI Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It is a flakie polish. The finish has some texture, but it’s not extremely rough. This polish also has large heart sequins, and if you run your finger over them, they’re not completely smooth…but it’s also not sharp like with star sequins.
Application & Formula
Since this was the first sequin polish I’ve ever tried, I was really curious to see if the hearts would be easy to paint on. Unfortunately, it was very tricky.
The flakies were fuss-free, and I had no trouble slicking them on, but the large hearts (even if they were on the brush) didn’t adhere to the nail right off the bat. I found that I had to fish out the hearts with the brush, wipe off the rest of the polish on the brush, and then dab the hearts onto my nails. This was an extremely tedious process that doubled the time it normally takes me to finish a manicure!
While it was a fun and different look that got me lots of compliments at the office, the next time I wear this, I’m just going to paint on the flakies and not bother with the hearts. (I’ll just admire the hearts in the bottle.)
The flakies are easy enough to remove, however, those large hearts were crazy! They adhered to my nails so well that even when I removed all the polish, the hearts were still stuck on. I had to pick them off and then scrub my nails with more polish remover. (The hearts made this polish high-maintenance all around.)
What It Looks Like Solo
Here are 2 think coats by itself over a white nail-wheel tip. As you can see, it’s still really sheer. For that reason, I suggest that you use this polish for layering instead of wearing it by itself.
Final Verdict: 7.5/10
OPI Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It from the Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection is a stunner in the bottle, but the large hearts make application and removal tricky.
The small flakies were quite a lovely surprise, and I’m going to have fun layering them over other polishes.
I recommend this polish if you like it for the flakies. If you’re mainly interested in the hearts, I’d say skip it. You’d have an easier time if you just buy heart sequins/stickers and apply those than if you try to fish out the hearts from this. (Then again, this is my first polish of this kind, so maybe I’m just wet behind the ears.)
Do you own any polishes with large sequins? Do you ever use nail stickers?