This is the first of my birthday goodies posts! I actually received this gift today from two of my best friends, Louise and Alex who obviously know me very very well. I love anything nails and I love pretty much anything Disney so this set of minature O.P.I. nail polishes in Minnie Mouse colours couldn't be more of a perfect choice for me because after all, a girl can never have too many nail polishes...
They're in miniature size which is great for popping in your handbag in case of any accidental chips on the go because who really likes chipped nail polish?
Reds and pinks are the most commonly worn colours on nails and are suitable all year round.
I really love these colours because 'The Color of Minnie' is such a strong red but not too bright it looks tacky and not too dark that it looks like blood. The pink is gorgeous too and not like any of the pinks I have in my collection; not too 'Barbie-ish' and not so bland it looks like you have no nail paint on.
My favourite has to be the 'I'm All Ears' one which I will definitely be trying out first. Not only is it a beautiful shade of red, but it has a stunning shimmer through it and who doesn't love a bit of shimmer?!
As for the quality of the O.P.I. Nail Lacquers, many salons use them because they known for their high quality. However this means that unless you are able to buy them at salon wholesale prices, they are quite costly at around £10-£15 for a standard sized bottle. Personally I feel that it is too much for a nail polish considering I like to change mine so often and experiment with lots of different techniques so it's great that they have to miniature sets for sale making great gifts for your friends or nice little treats for yourself.
A way to get around these prices is to go into your local Sally's or any other O.P.I. stockists and see if they have a clearance section. I own a couple of O.P.I. Nail Lacquers that I bought for just £4 in full size because they had discontinued that particular colour.
One thing I have yet to mention is the RapiDry Top Coat. For around two years this was my 'go to' top coat and I purchased it in full size for £13 in Boots around 2 or 3 times. It is a great top coat however since I started blogging and watching YouTube beauty videos, I discovered Seche Vite Rapid Dry top coat which I find to dry much quicker, leave much more of a shine and chip less. Seche Vite is a fantastic product that I will fully review in the near future. This O.P.I. top coat is much better than many of the high street ones but I have yet to find another top coat to beat Seche Vite.
Thank you to Louise and Alex for getting me this set, I love it very much already!
See you in the next post!