When I learned that there was an OPI Grease Collection coming out I HAD to have it, however, with the pricing and some issues with school I’m having I couldn’t really afford it. Then I came across the OPI Grease Mini Nail Polish Set and I thought it would be the perfect solution. I could get four polishes from the collection, in mini sizes, and not break the bank. Was this the perfect solution or should I have just skipped the collection? Check out the video below or just keep scrolling to find out!
About the Collection
Did you know that this year is the 40th Anniversary for the release of the musical Grease? I didn’t realize that it had been that long! In celebration of the 40 years OPI released the OPI x Grease Collection that contains 12 nail polishes, 12 Infinite Shine polishes (same shades just in the Infinite Shine formula), and 3 polishes in the new leather effect which gives the look and texture of leather. The shades are supposed to retro summery shades with names and colors that are inspired by Grease. The three leather polishes are Rydell Forever, Electryfyin’ Pink, and Grease is the Word. While the other twelve shades are Hopelessly Devoted to OPI, Pink Ladies Rule the School, You’re the Shade That I Want, Tell Me About it Stud, Summer Lovin’ Having a Blast!, Meet a Boy Cute As Can Be, Teal Me More Teal Me More, Was It All Just a Dream?, Chills Are Multiplying!, Frenchie Likes to Kiss?, Danny & Sandy 4 Ever!, and Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milkshakes. The OPI x Grease Collection can be purchased at Ulta, Sally Beauty, and JC Penny for around $10.50 each for 0.5 oz.
About OPI Grease Mini Nail Polish Set
The OPI Grease Mini Nail Polish Set contains four mini bottles from the OPI Grease Collection in 0.125 oz. bottles. The four shades that the set includes are Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milkshakes, Was it All Just a Dream?, Pink Ladies Rule the School, and You’re the Shade That I Want. The OPI Grease Mini Nail Polish Set can be purchased at Nordstrom Rack for $9.97 or Amazon for $19.95. The box for the Mini Set has different images from the movie on the front with the shade names and the back contains cute little descriptions about the different shades. As for the bottles themselves, they are miniature versions of the larger OPI bottles which you can see below (by the way, the bigger bottle is from the OPI New Orleans collection which is still available so if you would like to see a review and swatches of that collection just let me know!) all the way up to the lid.
OPI Grease Mini Nail Polish Set Review
Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milkshakes is a white polish in a cream formula. I found this polish to be streaky and not opaque in even two coats. To go along with that it’s not an actual white so much as an off white.
Was It All Just A Dream? is a turquoise polish is a cream formula. Was It All Just a Dream? was almost opaque in one coat and I feel that two coats just kind of evened it out. If I had to describe this polish I’d say that it’s an almost Tiffany blue shade but not quite.
Pink Ladies Rule the School is a baby pink polish in a cream formula. Pink Ladies Rule the School was a bit streaky but two coats evened that out. However, it dried super tacky and stuck to anything and everything until I put a top coat over it.
You’re the Shade that I Want is a magenta polish in a cream formula. You’re the Shade that I Want was opaque in one coat and in all honesty I only used second coat because that’s just what I do. You’re the Shade that I Want does stain a tad when cleaning up but it isn’t as bad as some polishes can be.
As I mentioned above, this collection was supposed to be retro summer shades and in all honesty I don’t think the full collection offers that. I think that some shades are good for Spring, some for Summer, and others for Fall/Winter. Not that that’s a bad thing, I just want to point it out. The formula for the mini polishes was similar to that of the bigger polishes, except for Pink Ladies Rule the School which dried tackier than any polish I ever used, and I think that streakiness was due more to the tiniest nail polish known to man. I do think that the OPI Grease Mini Nail Polish Set is a good showing of what the collection offers. If I had a complaint about the polishes chosen it would be that I wish they had gone for the orange or the darkest shade in the collection instead of having the two pink type shades together.
Final Thoughts on OPI Grease Mini Nail Polish Set
While I feel that this set was a good showing of the OPI Grease collection overall, I can’t in actuality recommend purchasing it. The bottles do have enough in them for several manicures, however, the light pink shade dries super tacky and the white shade is streaky as all get out. I recommend instead, looking at the full collection and choosing a few of the polishes you might like and purchasing the full-size versions of them.
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- Nordstrom Rack | 1%
- Amazon | NO CASHBACK
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