OPI Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It Swatches & Review (Layered Over China Glaze Liquid Leather)

OPI Nothin' Mousie 'Bout It Swatches & ReviewSince I first laid eyes on the OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection, OPI Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It got my attention.

Polishes that have large sequins look so pretty, and even though I always admire them when I see them in stores, I’ve oddly never bought any.

OPI Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It is my first go at one! 😀

As usual, the promo pictures in the press release I posted don’t do the actual polish much justice.

In person, it’s spectacular! I was really surprised that what I thought was going to be a micro-glitter polish actually was a small-flakie polish! I could stare at the bottle all day long because it’s so pretty! And I love how the large heart sequins float in the lacquer…however, they posed quite a challenge.

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Key Notes

OPI Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It Review


Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It by OPI is a complex nail lacquer. When you look at it in the bottle, it looks like the small flakies and large heart sequins are light pink. However, sometimes you can see some orange, too.

But…I wanted to see what was really up its sleeve, so I chose to layer it over a black (China Glaze Liquid Leather) instead of a pink or red.

Once you do that, it’s crazy! You can see pink and orange, but also purple! And the black polish takes on a purplish tint.


OPI Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It is a flakie polish. The finish has some texture, but it’s not extremely rough. This polish also has large heart sequins, and if you run your finger over them, they’re not completely smooth…but it’s also not sharp like with star sequins.

Application & Formula

Since this was the first sequin polish I’ve ever tried, I was really curious to see if the hearts would be easy to paint on. Unfortunately, it was very tricky.

The flakies were fuss-free, and I had no trouble slicking them on, but the large hearts (even if they were on the brush) didn’t adhere to the nail right off the bat. I found that I had to fish out the hearts with the brush, wipe off the rest of the polish on the brush, and then dab the hearts onto my nails. This was an extremely tedious process that doubled the time it normally takes me to finish a manicure!

While it was a fun and different look that got me lots of compliments at the office, the next time I wear this, I’m just going to paint on the flakies and not bother with the hearts. (I’ll just admire the hearts in the bottle.)


The flakies are easy enough to remove, however, those large hearts were crazy! They adhered to my nails so well that even when I removed all the polish, the hearts were still stuck on. I had to pick them off and then scrub my nails with more polish remover. (The hearts made this polish high-maintenance all around.)

What It Looks Like Solo

Here are 2 think coats by itself over a white nail-wheel tip. As you can see, it’s still really sheer. For that reason, I suggest that you use this polish for layering instead of wearing it by itself.

OPI Nothin Mousie Bout It Review & Swatch


  • Very special combination of flakies & large heart sequins
  • Flakies show off many different colours when layered over black

  • Large heart sequins are difficult to apply & remove

Final Verdict: 7.5/10

OPI Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It from the Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection is a stunner in the bottle, but the large hearts make application and removal tricky.

The small flakies were quite a lovely surprise, and I’m going to have fun layering them over other polishes.

I recommend this polish if you like it for the flakies. If you’re mainly interested in the hearts, I’d say skip it. You’d have an easier time if you just buy heart sequins/stickers and apply those than if you try to fish out the hearts from this. (Then again, this is my first polish of this kind, so maybe I’m just wet behind the ears.)

Do you own any polishes with large sequins? Do you ever use nail stickers?


22 thoughts on “OPI Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It Swatches & Review (Layered Over China Glaze Liquid Leather)

  1. karen

    Thanks so much for doing this one.

    I’ve been eyeballing this polish ever since the promos came out, but this pretty much seals the deal. I won’t be adding this one to my collection because I really was excited about the little hearts.

    Have you tried OPI I Lily Love You? Some of the glitter flakes are quite sizeable and I always have to push them back onto the nail, but at least they don’t have to be forcibly dug from the bottle. It probably isn’t a ‘newbie’ thing. Since the edges of the hearts are rounded, it makes sense that keeping them on the brush would be a bit of a challenge.

    Guess if I want cute little hearts, I’ll just keep using nail stickers since they are faster and easier.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey karen!

      You’re very welcome. 🙂 It was the one I was most curious about, and I’m sure others would also be interested, so I made it a top priority.

      Nope, I haven’t tried I Lily Love You, but I did buy it several months ago. That’s yet another polish on my untrieds list. 😉

  2. MC

    This is adorable, but I am going to stay away from it as well. I believe I tried one large sequin polish before (a Nicole by OPI) and it was such a PITA to drag the hearts out of the bottle that I thought to myself, never again. Shame, because the finished look is quite pretty.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey MC!

      I wish that they would somehow figure out a way to make it easier to apply the hearts. It’s great as a concept, but the application takes a lot of patience and concentration!

  3. Sophie

    Oh dear! I wasn’t going to get this polish as I have a couple of Nicole by OPI ones with heart glitter, but now that I know there are flakies involved, I’ve changed my mind. XD This looks gorgeous over black, what a good idea!
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Sophie!

      The flakies are small, not your traditional large flakies like in the FingerPaints polishes or Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure. But they’re there. 🙂 First I thought they were glassflecks, but over the black polish, they reminded me more of flakies.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Karen!

      Wow, thank you! 🙂 Glad that you liked the bottle photos!

      If I try using the hearts again, I’ll keep your toothpick tip in mind – thanks! 🙂

  4. lacquerloon

    Thanks for the early swatches. I know I probably won’t be getting this because I’m not big on glitter, and I know those hearts would annoy the crap out of me. I just hate that the base looks so pretty over the black. 🙂
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey lacquerloon!

      You’re welcome. 🙂 Thanks to PR sending me this, I was able to try it out before the release date and share my thoughts with you!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey MariJo!

      Thanks! 🙂 I really didn’t want to layer it over another pink. (You know how I feel about pinks…hehe!)

  5. Marta

    I will admit that I will not be buying this shade (not a fan of the giant heart glitter)…
    I DO love how you layered it over black, rather than a standard red/pink. I also appreciate how you pointed out the flakies/glass flecks. I too thought it was glitter at first 🙂 so while I will not be running to the store for this particular shade, I will say that your post made me appreciate the beauty inside this bottle 🙂
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Marta!

      It’s always a nice surprise when what you thought was a pretty glitter kicks it up a notch. They’re small flakies – definitely an interesting combination you don’t see all the time.

  6. Another Cristina

    Thanks for posting about it and letting us know about it-I would have never realized it was a flakie otherwise. Since I have limited patience and I already have and love ILLY, I’ll stick with that. You should definitely try it soon, preferably over a white or pastel pink, I love the pink tint it has! BTW, this polish really reminded me of the Bieber collection from NOPI, and it turns out NOPI had a very similar color called Love Your Life. VV posted a swatch over black where you can compare for yourself!
    Another Cristina recently posted: Shifting perspectives-China Glaze Optical Illusion over 2 blues

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Another Cristina!

      Yes, that’s a polish that I must try. I put it in a box somewhere since I bought it last year. 🙂

  7. Carmela

    How wonderful that it’s a flakie with gigantic heart glitter!! I was ready to pass on this but it’s a flakie. No one passes on a flakie, that would be blasphemy! 😛 Seriously though, I love how dainty this looks by itself. I’d probably pair it with a pale pink. I’m reeeaaally enjoying this collection, surprisingly!
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      Yeah, small flakies, which at first I thought were just pieces of glitter until I wore this over black.

      Really? Wow, I’m surprised. I thought you liked blues and more vampy reds.

        1. Mary Post author

          A lot of nailphiles seem to be branching out lately. I wonder if it’s because we all have reached a saturation point with our favourites, and we need to have our ‘fix’ still. Haha!

  8. Greta

    im wearing it for the 3rd time now. 1st i did it with a very light pink – it looked terrible, i had to remove it immidiatly. 2nd i wore it with a brighter pink which i really liked and right now i wear it over chanel’s black pearl, a very very dark green and its so gorgeous ! and i only needed 15 minutes to fish all the hearts out (exept of an hour like at the 1st time… -.- ) 😀 haha

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Greta!

      That’s proof you really love a polish – when you turn to it over and over again! 🙂 It’s like me and China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy. Can’t get enough of it.

      I really love how NOthin’ Mousie ‘Bout It looks over darker shades. The glitter and heart sequins really pop more.


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