OPI Couture de Minnie – Review & Giveaway!!

 Lisa writes…

Happy Friday, everyone!  I’ve got some sweet polish to show you today, as well as a neat giveaway!! 🙂

First the polish…

The OPI Couture de Minnie Collection had zero appeal for me when it first appeared on store shelves.  Probably because of the Disney connection.  With our youngest son finishing up his undergrad, Disney’s been off the family radar for a long time.

Meet OPI Magazine Cover Mouse, a strawberry-red Liquid Sand polish

It was a couple of months later, when I actually looked at my retailer’s swatch wheel, and came face-to-polish with Magazine Cover Mouse (MCM), a glorious gritty red number (that sparkles like CRAZY with teensy bits of gold glitter), I was mesmerized and became Zombie Polish Woman. You know what I’m talking about, right?

Well, lots of newly acquired polish later (including a mini set for giveaway!), I left the store thinner and more attractive.

Remember, girls…only nail polish can do that for you!

“Paging Dr. Derek Shepherd, wonky mani needs emergency file job.  Stat.”

The filing.  I know.  It’s like I’m channeling the manicures of five different people here!?!  

An Aside:  You know, photography is sometimes like your spouse/boyfriend’s vindictive crazy-nutcase jealous lunatic former girlfriend, in that the lens seems to take bizarre pleasure in highlighting your flaws.  Look at those uneven nails!  This is not to say I’ve any personal experience with crazy vindictive people.  But I am well-read.  And TV’d.  And maybe once I got a little mad at a guy I was seeing.

Maybe. 😉

But back to the mani….

I accented my ring finger with two coats of Chic From Ears to Tail, the bubblegum-pink member of this collection.  There’s nothing like it in my stash, because I ordinarily don’t go for bubblegum-pink. Guess what?  I love this pink.  In combination with that poppin’ strawberry red…it’s a killer!

I love bling, too, which is why I jazzed up that accent finger, with Minnie Style, the collection’s pink, red and white clear-based glitter-bomb.  Oh, my…this IS a lovely topper!  It’s so easily layered (frequently not the case with glitters).  I applied two thin coats and and then a light top coat on that accent nail.  No top coat needed for the textured nails.

I’m loving the Liquid Sand/Pixie Dust/textured polish trend, but I’m partial to those of this kind that sport a little sparkle.  The fully matte textured polishes remind me of cement, which does nothing for me.  The textured polish in this collection satisfies my sparkle needs. 🙂

These polishes ran me $9.00 each at the local beauty supply.  Fabulous formulas, all, as one would expect from OPI.

AMAZING BUT TRUE FACTOID:  The Minnie Style glitterbomb is the only polish from the collection that’s not represented in their cute little box of  “Runway Minnies“.  Since I wasn’t about to part with mine (I covet the stuff), I went back for an extra “giveaway” bottle!

Which brings me to this….

From Friday, July 26, 2013 at 12:00 AM EST, until Friday, August 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM EST, be sure to enter our giveaway to win the above 4-bottle OPI Couture de Minnie set of mini polishes, and a full-size bottle of Minnie Styles.  Because no wo-man is an island, and because we love our friends wherever they polish their nails, this giveaway is open internationally.   

Good luck, everybody!!!! ♥

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  62 comments for “OPI Couture de Minnie – Review & Giveaway!!

  1. July 27, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Awesome giveaway, Lisa! Thanks 🙂

  2. July 27, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Hey, Natalie! Thanks so much for being first here! Hugs, darlin’!!! <3

  3. July 27, 2013 at 2:29 am

    Wouldn’t miss it! Plus I realized that somehow I wasn’t following vis GFC! Had to be corrected!

  4. Nailista
    July 27, 2013 at 5:42 am

    Phew!! That was a lot to do! Hahaha
    I’m not very excited about upcoming collections, probably the only one I’m expecting is On The Horizon by China Glaze…

  5. July 27, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Excited about the Jewel Heist Collection by Deborah Lippmann!

  6. July 27, 2013 at 9:42 am

    This is such a cute collection, I really love the Disney theme! I don’t have any textured polish yet, but I have to agree that the sparkly ones compared to the matte, plastic-looking ones!

  7. flowerchild23
    July 27, 2013 at 11:09 am

    I am excited for the Oz collection

  8. July 27, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    LOL, Mariii. Thanks much. Yeah, I don’t know what I was thinking about all the entries. Not much, apparently. I haven’t heard of that one. Lemme go look. 😉 You enabler, you. 🙂

  9. Mischief Managed
    July 28, 2013 at 4:40 am

    I’m excited for the new Zoya Pixiedusts 🙂 Also the OPI San Francisco collection…gorgeous!

  10. stephanie kiggins
    July 28, 2013 at 4:54 am

    I’m excited for the China Glaze on the horizon collection!

  11. July 28, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    I’m really excited for the new Liquid Sands in the San Francisco collection, especially Alcatraz Rocks

  12. Mary W
    July 28, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    The Nail Trends Report from Harpers Bazaar shows a gorgeous manicure with LONDON Yummy Mummy and Union Jack Black that I am excited to try.
    Read more: Nail Trends Fall 2013 – Best Fall Nail Polish Colors 2013

  13. July 29, 2013 at 2:33 am

    The Zoya Fall Pixie Dust collection!

  14. amybelle2001
    July 29, 2013 at 5:02 am

    I’m really excited about the new San Francisco collection.

  15. Rachel Beltz
    July 29, 2013 at 6:10 am

    I love the Oz Collection!!

  16. Mardi
    July 29, 2013 at 10:07 am

    OPI’s San Francisco collection looks great but really any nail polish collection is exciting!

  17. July 29, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I love the OPI Bond Girl Liquid Sands collection!

  18. silviabia
    July 29, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    This one!! *-*

  19. Marissa Aizprua
    July 29, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    OPI San francisco collection!

  20. Ines Obradović
    July 29, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    OPI San Francisco collection
    btw.great giveaway

  21. Ceaira Ussery
    July 29, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Dollish Polish Princess Bride Collection contains so many beautiful polishes!

  22. Denise F
    July 29, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Im looking forward to OPI’s San Francisco!

  23. Irina Dubinskaya-Gnatiuk
    July 29, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC: Irina G. (Irina Gnatiuk)
    Pinterest: Irina Dubinskaya-Gnatiuk
    I am most excited about OPI San Francisco collection!

  24. Erin Ortiz
    July 30, 2013 at 12:20 am

    OPI Peace & Love & OPI

  25. Mary Elizabeth Bruce
    July 30, 2013 at 12:57 am

    I guess the new China Glaze collection.

  26. Stephanie
    July 30, 2013 at 2:22 am

    New opi collection

  27. Mayra Herrera
    July 30, 2013 at 2:29 am

    I am so excited about the Modern family Set!

  28. vintagejewel
    July 30, 2013 at 2:39 am

    OPI San Francisco collection!

  29. Kim | CranberryManor
    July 30, 2013 at 2:54 am

    I’m hooked on neons right now, so anything neon 🙂 thank you for this giveaway ♥

  30. Toshi Galvez
    July 30, 2013 at 4:15 am

    The new pixie dust by zoya

  31. Lulu
    July 30, 2013 at 8:31 am

    OPI San Francisco collection!

  32. Slađana Sušilović
    July 30, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I’m most excited about OPI San Francisco collection!

  33. Cathy Malmat
    July 30, 2013 at 11:33 am

    The China Glaze Autumn and Holiday collections, for sure!

  34. sissy kat
    July 30, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    OPI San Francisco!

  35. Iris
    July 30, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I’m so excited for the new OPI San Francisco Collection 🙂

  36. Bcteagirl
    July 30, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I am excited about the Essie Cashmere colour in the fall collection! 🙂

  37. Panacea Thomas
    July 30, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win !! I am SOOOOO excited for the zoya fall pixie dust collection!

  38. Michelle Ramos
    July 30, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    I’m excited about the OPI San Francisco collection. It has so many lovely colors in it.

  39. Lauryn Lofgren
    July 30, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I am most excited about the Zoya Fall 2013 Pixie Dusts! I am really into the textured look right now. 😀

  40. irina
    July 30, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    From the swatches I saw, I am really ecited about the Zoya fall collection.

  41. Tiffany W.
    July 30, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I’m super excited about the new collection coming out from Lucky 13. It hasn’t been revealed yet, but I can’t wait to see what she has come up with now.

  42. MariaW
    July 30, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    There are so many! Probably the OPI San Fran collection!

  43. Kris Wils
    July 30, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    The DL Jewel Heist collection!

  44. Janay RL
    July 31, 2013 at 1:07 am

    opi san francisco collection

  45. Patrycja Macc
    July 31, 2013 at 2:57 am

    Zoya Pixie Dust Fall 2013 Collection 🙂

  46. Tara
    July 31, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Thank you for the awesome give a way….. 🙂

  47. Em Kay
    July 31, 2013 at 5:07 am

    opi euro centrale

  48. Kara
    July 31, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Zoya Summer 2013 Pixie Dust 🙂

  49. Melissa
    July 31, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    The Zoya Fall collections!!

  50. July 31, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Essie’s fall collection!

  51. Sharon Corzine
    July 31, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    The fall collections! I have mostly neons and summer colors soooo…. 😉

  52. July 31, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    OPI San Francisco looks pretty! Also, Zoya Fall Pixie Dust collection!

  53. Natalia Afonina
    July 31, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    The Zoya Fall collections!

  54. Color Me So Crazy
    July 31, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Does Nerd Lacquer count?? Can she come back with any collection soon?!?

  55. astarke
    August 1, 2013 at 1:27 am

    I love the Zoya Pixie Dust Fall collection!

  56. Lucía Valencia
    August 1, 2013 at 5:06 am

    All fall colections :).

  57. Amanda Lawson
    August 1, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    All of Zoyas Fall Collections…kinda…still collecting the summers. D:

  58. Ruth
    August 1, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    The Zoya Fall Pixiedust collection!

  59. Tina Ivanisevic
    August 1, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    OPI San Francisco collection

  60. August 1, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    OPI’s San Francisco collection

  61. Tammy D
    August 1, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    OPI San Francisco collection, they look fabulous!!!

    (Tammy Dalley)

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