Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Nothin' Mousie 'Bout It by OPI

So I was really excited that a new polish came in the mail last Friday. I meant to post this review sooner but I've been feeling sick and am just now getting around to it. I know you're probably asking why I had to order the polish instead of going to a store an buying it....I blame Idaho. Whenever I get a new OPI I have to order it online because the collection colors are hard to come by in my town. Stupid Idaho...sorry I'm getting off track again. The new nail polish is called Nothin' Mousie 'Bout It by OPI from the Vintage Minnie Mouse collection. As soon as the tracking said it was delivered I ran out and pulled it out of my mailbox all excited to have this beautiful polish. And after I held the bottle in my hand,  and got lost in it's sparkly gorgeousness for a few minutes, I knew I had not made a mistake in ordering it. After I recovered from my Valkerie like trance induced by sparklies (If you've read Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark Series you know what I'm talking about), I immediately took some pictures for my blog. This is truly a beautiful nail polish. It's a light pink jelly polish with micro flakie glitters and pale pink heart shaped glitters in it. It's meant to be worn over another polish as a hint of glimmer and a few tiny heart shaped glitters for accent.

Here's a picture of the bottle that arrived.

 And a closeup so you can see all the cute little hearts in it. 

I only bought the one polish from this line because normally I'm not a big fan of the color pink in general and this entire line is variations/shades of pink. It's a combination of being too frou-frou and the fact that I'm pale as a ghost and pinks just exacerbate that fact. Red I love, pink...yeah not so much. But the second I saw those tiny little heart glitters in the bottle, I knew I had to have this polish in my collection. I have so many ideas for Valentines Day next year it's crazy. And even though it's not the right time of year for tiny hearts I decide to try a few different manicures with this one right away. I'm using the excuse of my friend getting married last weekend as a good enough reason to sport hearts on my nails for a couple of manicures. 

Here's the first Manicure
Both polishes are OPI. Two coats of Pink-ing Of You and two coats of Nothin' Mousie 'Bout It

And here's the second Manicure
This one is a French Manicure with (my Fraken Polish) Onyx Polish I Lycan It on the tips and Nothin' Mousie 'Bout It over the whole nail. 

After having used this polish twice and removed it twice I have a love hate relationship with it. Now let me explain that to you a little bit better. I love the way it looks on, a little shimmer, a few tiny hearts, and surprisingly I even like the color. The only issues I had with this polish is that it's a really thick formula and like all thick formula's it takes a while to dry. There is also a trick to applying the polish to make sure you get the little hearts out of the bottle. Invert the bottle and roll between your hands as usual, then turn it right side up before unscrewing the lid, swirl the wand around in the polish, then drag the brush along the inside of the bottle as you pull it out to make sure you have isolated a tiny heart to apply to your nail. It's also worth mentioning that while you have to work to get those itty bitty hearts on your nails they can be a beast to get back off. I had to soak my nails in acetone polish to get it off both times. I guess you could also try the foil method to remove it but I am out of tin foil at the moment so I had to go old school.

I don't want it to sound like I don't like this polish. Because I do, I really do. I just think it's important for anyone buying this polish to know that it's a longer drying polish and can take some effort to apply properly. You know, just so you guys are aware of what you are getting into. My honest opinion on this polish is that it's amazing, and will make for some cute nail design next February but it also takes some practice and patients to use. You wouldn't want to use this polish if you are in a hurry and need a quick drying would just be looking for nail smudges. Any way those are my thoughts on OPI's Nothin' Mousie 'Bout It. You can take or leave them. As always stay classy and stay polished. 


  1. Super cute! I was at Jcpennys salon getting my hair done and they have this polish there. So if you are ever in need of a new opi polish they should have them. I almost bought this.

    1. Sweet, I haven't been able to find any of the collection polishes anywhere else. I'll have to go take a look. Thanks. :D