Monday, December 26, 2011

OPI's Nicki Minaj Collection Swatches & Review

Hey Loves!

Today I’ll be showing you the first half of a collection that many polish freaks have been waiting for: THE NICKI MINAJ COLLECTION!  These are due to appear in stores in January 2012 however I was able to get them a few weeks early thanks to a very accommodating supplier.

The new queen of Hip Hop (Sorry Kim!) and OPI teamed up to create a collection based on the Pink Friday album. I love me some Nicki Minaj but the album kinda fell flat for me however I was still super excited to see that these polishes were coming out. Let’s start with the 3 creams.


A beautiful aqua cream. I personally didn’t have anything like it. This is 3 coats with no topcoat.

Pink Frday:

A fun bubblegum pink. This one is a little lighter that Sparrow  Me The Drama and very similar to I Think In Pink. This is 3 coats with topcoat.

Note: It’s actually a little darker in person than what you see on the pic.

Did It On ‘Em:

A lime green cream. If Who The Shrek Are You? And Fiercely Fiona got together and had a baby, this is what the baby would look like. I HATE the song that this polish was named after but the color is nice. This is 3 coats with topcoat.

Note: This one too is a little darker in person than in the photograph.

My thoughts:

Okay so these 3 creams are nice but I don’t think that they do Nicki much justice… I mean the Barbie pink shade was to be expected but the lime green has been done and the aqua is nice but could have used some depth (shimmer, glitter, metallic, SOMETHING!). I was disappointed by the fact that all 3 creams were on the sheer side and didn’t even out that well. The application was less than flawless and that can be a bummer when you shell out 10$ or more for a polish. Over all, the colors are cute but also super dupable. I’ll be reviewing the other half of the collection this week so stay tuned for that!