Okay, initially, I was going to wear it over black, but I decided to add a slight twist with a very-dark blue. It’s close enough to black, so I think it’ll still scratch the itch of seeing it over black.
The dark blue I used beneath OPI Minnie Style is OPI Incognito in Sausalito, which is from the OPI San Francisco Collection coming out in August.
OPI Minnie Style Pictures
OPI Minnie Style Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 2 coats of OPI In Cognito in Sausalito
- 1 coat of OPI Minnie Style
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
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- White glitter (Yes)
- Red glitter (No) – It’s actually a magenta that can sometimes look red, depending on the angle
- Name: OPI Minnie Style
- 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 Minnie Style Review
Minnie Style by OPI may have been advertised as having white and red glitter, but when I closely inspected the hexagonal glitter, I realized that it was really white and magenta.
When I looked at my nails at certain angles, the pieces of magenta glitter did look red, but when viewed straight on, they are definitely magenta.
The glitter is suspended in a clear base, which makes the polish very versatile since you can layer it over nearly any base colour. This is exactly the kind of lacquer I love to play around with – the combinations are virtually endless, so you’ll never get bored!
And what I appreciated was that only the magenta pieces were reflective, so they really stood apart from the white glitter.
This combination of OPI Minnie Style and OPI Incognito in Sausalito really garnered a lot of attention from even strangers.
Literally, when I was taking public transit, a middle-aged man sitting beside me looked at my nails, did a double-take, and then proceeded to stare at my nails for a good 30 seconds. It may not seem like a long time, but when a stranger keeps looking for 30 seconds, it feels longer.
Also, when I was helping my boss during a job interview, the candidate actually commented on my nails, pulled them closer to inspect them, and then asked if I painted my own nails! (Hehe, she needed to focus on her interview and not my nails!)
Minnie Style by OPI has medium-sized glitter, but I think because there’s ample clear polish to coat each piece, the result is a smoother finish than I was anticipating. Although it’s not as smooth as a creme nail polish, it’s still very smooth!
Application & Formula
Applying OPI Minnie Style was pretty easy. I used a single coat, but it dispersed just the right amount of glitter I wanted, so I didn’t feel the need for a second coat.
You’ll notice that most of the glitter deposits onto your nail on the section you first place your brush. With this polish, in order to get an even look, you’ll need to manipulate the glitter with your brush and push around the pieces. It’s not difficult to do, but just know that you can’t paint your nails in the same fashion as you would with, say, a creme nail polish.
Sometimes the hexagons will want to hang beyond your free edge. Don’t let that happen, or it will be sharp! Instead, push them back with your brush, or you can even use the pad of your finger on your other hand to carefully push them back.
Like most glitter nail polish, OPI Minnie Style dried a little quicker than your typical polish. I still applied Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat over it all because I wanted it to be rock hard and even smoother.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
I enjoyed wearing OPI Minnie Style so much that I wore it for several days! This combination, particularly, really was a joy to wear. I love how the glitter brightened up the dark blue, and it added a fun quality. This is what I wore for the Victoria Day long weekend, and I imagined that I had ‘fireworks’ on my nails.
What would you layer OPI Minnie Style over? Which is your favourite OPI Couture de Minnie shade so far? Have you entered my giveaway for Canadians to win the entire OPI Couture de Minnie Collection? (Today’s the last day!)