Boom, Badoom, Boom

After what seemed like a very long wait I finally got my hands on OPI's Nicki Minaj Collection this week. My lovely cousin ordered it for me from Cosmoprof a few weeks ago and we were finally able to coordinate our schedules this week and go pick it up. She got 2 sets one for me and one for Brittany and Ericka. Apparently the girl at the store thought with that much nail polish we were going to be selling it in a salon. So much to my surprised (and pleasure) I also got the display along with the polish. So tonight I set everything up and got some decent pictures of the polishes and swatches that I'm going to share with you!

The whole collection
The collection consists of 6 polishes in total. 3 cremes, 2 glitters and a shatter. I've been anticipating this Spring collection since they announced it at the end of last year. Not only am I a big Nicki Minaj fan I also love bright polishes and glitters and that's all this collection is!
The 3 cremes in this collection include Pink Friday a pale pink, Did It On Em a bright green, and Fly a teal blue. I felt really iffy about Did It On Em when I saw the initial photos, I'm not especially fond of green polishes and this is a strange chartreuse lime-y color. But in person its really unusual and pretty. Fly is such a bright vibrant blue its perfect for spring. Pink Friday is a standard pale pink but honestly you can never go wrong with pink for me. All of the cremes get great coverage even in one coat but I used two just because I'm a perfectionist!

From L-R: Super Bass Shatter, Fly, Did It On Em, Metallic For Life, Pink Friday, Save Me
The glitters in the collection were for sure what I was most anticipating. Save me is a clear base with tons of silver micro glitter and rainbow bar glitter. I don't have any other bar glitter polishes so I was really excited when I saw this. I was very pleasantly surprised by Metallic For Life, in pictures it just looked like small and large silver glitters in a black base, which was pretty nice but in person it really shines. Its opaque in just 2 coats and the silver glitter is not muted at all by the black base. The last polish in this collection is Super Bass Shatter. I'm kind of over the shatter trend but this one is very pretty, a shimmery plum purple.

Close-Up of Metallic For Life

Close-Up of Save Me
Save me is pretty sheer but I was able to gain opacity in 3 coats. I did test it over all three of the creme polishes. I definitely prefer it over Pink Friday or Did It On Em, I feel like Fly is a little dark and you lose the color of the polish because the glitter stands out so much. But its such a pretty polish I could wear it on any base and enjoy it I think. I also tested the Super Bass Shatter on all 3 of the cremes. I prefer it on pink but thats just a personal choice, again I think it looks alright on any of the 3.

Save Me and Super Bass Shatter over Pink Friday, Fly, and Did It On Em
I was eagerly anticipating this collection and overall I have to say it exceeded expectations. The cremes are bright and beautiful spring colors, the glitters are perfect and even the shatter is something new and fun. I can't wait to see more spring collections I'm ready for more light colors and sparkles!
One last thing in this wordy and pic heavy post, my nails today. Three coats of Save Me with Seche Vite as a top coat.

~Nailed By Jen~


Beauty on a College budget | January 14, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Honestly I'm not so impressed. I saw this collection in the super market (I know I was floored too!!) I only picked up the save me. The only reason why I'm not in love with it, is that even after 3 coats of a clear coat my nail polish is still rough. I don't like that at all. Also I feel like I've already seen these, colors in the shrek collection, and I was hoping for like something crazy because it's nicki. Like it's a super nice collection but I'm just meh bout it

Let's Get Nailed | January 15, 2012 at 10:45 PM

I've heard the same complaint from other people that this collection is too similar to the Shrek colors, I don't own any of those though so they are all new to me :) Funny story though my mom saw my nails while I was wearing 'did it on em' and made the comment that I should paint Shrek faces on them because they were the color of Shrek. I had a similar issue with the glitter, I used two coats of SV and it ended up pretty smooth, it did chip pretty easily though. I was worried I was going to feel meh about this as well which is probably why I was so happy when I liked them.

Private School Polished | January 16, 2012 at 10:18 AM

I really like it! I love Nicki Minaj, but I have to agree.... The colors are not that original. Oh well, Nicki Minaj is still awesome!

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