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Monday, April 23, 2012

Minnie-mani No. 1: Betsey Style

Today is the beginning of something exciting! As I'm sure many of you know, OPI recently released their Vintage Minnie Mouse collection. It's a nice set of four polishes inspired by, you guessed it, Minnie Mouse!

Now, I could swatch them for you guys, but I know there are a lot of other blogs out there that have swatched them (and better than I would, anyway), and you guys know I prefer doing nail art anyway... So instead of regular swatches, I decided to use the collection in some nail art looks!

This look only uses one Minnie color, but you will see the rest of them in the other nail art I have coming up. I was just too inspired by this specific color: If You Moust, You Moust.


The second I laid eyes on it, I was in love. It is the color I was most looking forward to from the press releases, and it didn't disappoint. It is a gorgeous, perfect, pigmented pink. I'm sure it will be one of my go-to pinks from now on. I used two coats for the base of this mani.

I decided to do this mix up look, which I imagine is what it would look like if Minnie was walking in a Betsey Johnson show. Classic and girly with a bit of edge.


I found the black rhinestone pieces at my local beauty supply. I applied them using a technique that I first read on Copy That, Copy Cat: use a waxy eyeliner pencil to pick up and place the stones! Genius. Don't press too hard though, you don't need a lot of pressure to attach it and you can leave color behind that way.

I know it isn't part of the Minnie collection, but this pink was just begging to be used with a nude, so I used OPI Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh.


So that's my first Minni-mani set! I have two more coming your way soon that show off the other colors and unique ways to use them -- a classic Minnie manicure and a "Minnie's Night Out" manicure. Keep your eyes peeled!

OPI's Vintage Minnie Mouse collection will be available starting in June. It will retail for $8.50 per bottle.

If You Moust, You Moust was provided to me for review by OPI.

51 comments:

  1. Love the colors. Awesome mani!

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  2. Wow, great job! I love the tip about using a waxy eyeliner pencil to pick up rhinestones. I've tried using tweezers in the past, but always end up dinging my mani.

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  3. Ahhh you know how much I love these! That pink polish is stunning and the flower nail is my favourite! (:

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  4. Absolutely freaking gorgeous!!! I love the roses design and your thumb, too. That polish waa begging to be used with a nude!

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  5. This is totally bad ass! I love love love it!

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  6. LOVE this! Every single nail looks so nice!

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  7. This is fabulous, and your nails are so long! Love it

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  8. nice! i like your index finger the most!

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  9. I love this so much! Can't wait to see the others now! x

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  10. Love the nail art! It's a great way to show off the Minnie collection. Now I think I may have to get this pink, I don't own any this bright.

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  11. I love this Sarah!! Great job getting that Betsey vibe.

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  12. Fantastic design, and such a lovely pink! :)

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  13. this is so cute! I really like it a lot!

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  14. This mani looks amazing! Love it!

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  15. I love the look. Especially the drip on the pinky

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  16. Classy and fun. Will definitely try it!!! Thanks for sharing such awesomeness :-) Maria

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  17. fabulous - so great to see a rocking nail art post from you. I fell you've done a lot of swatches this year, and whilst they've all been awesome, THIS type of post is why i love you so much. Fantabulous!

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  18. So fantastic!! Love how edgy yet awesome and fun it is at the same time

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  19. Sooooooo beautiful!! I LOVE this mani!!!

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  20. This is absolutely gorgeous! I'm glad we go to see the thumb too :o) *Cyber high five*

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  21. Love the variation, yet how it all goes together. Really nice!

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  22. I love your Minnie Mani! I love the colors you chose and your nail art is amazing!

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  23. PINK and BLACK??? Yes!! Love it!! I can't wait to get my hands on this pink!!

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  24. Ooooh, I'm not normally a fan of pink but I think the art you've done just brings this polish up to a whole new level. Gorgeous!

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  25. I totally love that you did this!!

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  26. I wish my art was that amazing! They look so great!

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  27. Absolutely rocked my world!!!

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  28. The colors just look GGGGGGORGEOUS!! I would buy the pink except I have too many pink polishes to count,and don't used enough of them! I'm definitely going to try your color combination!

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  29. Your nail art skittles are the cutest!

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  30. Girl you KNOW you rock at some nail art. If only I was that good! I will admire yours in the meantime until I'm up to par to share mine lol. LOVE LOVE LOVE this mani!

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  31. Love what you did with this! Simply gorgeous :)

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  32. Hey sweetie! You have a very beautiful blog with a lot of inspiring posts! I'd like to invite you to be my friend and follow each other:)

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  33. love it...can't wait to buy it!

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  34. Simply fantastic manicure! I love how mix and match it is. Beautiful job. :)

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  35. I love that you do nail art for collections instead of swatches. This manicure IS TO DIE FOR.

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  36. Totally love this mani, so cute and feminine! <3

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  37. I would much rather see new collections this way then see all the swatches that get done. I appreciate all the time and effort everyone puts into it but it gets over whelming seeing all the same swatches for what seems like forever.

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