January 2, 2012

OPI Nicki Minaj Collection Swatches!

Good morning everyone! Hope you all had a great New Years Eve and New Years Day! I actually slept right through NYE :( I couldn't sleep at all on Friday night and I laid down to take a "nap" around 2pm on NYE and slept for like 17 hours haha! Apparently I was more tired that I thought I was!

Today I have the Nicki Minaj Collection to show you guys! I know there has been a lot of buzz about this so I'm excited to finally have it, it's a good way to start off 2012! The Nicki Minaj Collection brings us 3 new creme polishes, 2 glitters and a new shade of Shatter! Click the read more button below to see reviews and photos of each shade!





Did It On 'Em is a yellow toned green creme, a chartreuse kind of color. I wish my Grandpa was still alive because man....he would hate this lol! Chartreuse was like his least favorite color ever...his thoughts about it would have been funny!  This one is a bit lighter in real life, my camera wanted to think to was neon for some reason. This reminds me a lot of Fiercely Fiona, I think it might be just a bit more green than that was though. I wish I had kept that polish so I could compare them (I hated Fiercely Fiona and swapped it away a while back!). Formula wise it was on the thick side, it was also streaky. I needed 3 coats to level everything out!



Fly is a teal creme. Not a unique polish by any means, but very pretty nonetheless! I haven't had a chance to look through my stash for a dupe but I'm sure I have something like it! Even though it isn't super unique I really love it...it has a nice kind of dusty quality to it! Fly was also on the thick side but it went on better than Did It On 'Em, I used 2 coats for the photos below.



Metallic 4 Life is silver hex glitter and small square silver glitter in a black base. I really love this one! I was happily surprised that the black base didn't eat up the glitter like I thought it might. I don't have a dupe for this one thankfully! Formula wise, it was thick and little goopy but it's so packed with glitter that I expected that. It was surprisingly pretty easy to apply! It went on sheer at first, I used 3 coats for full opacity.



Pink Friday is a bubblegum pink creme. I'm a little torn on this one, I really like the shade but I really wanted this to be a holo like it was in the original bottle shots that were floating around for a while. Formula wise it was also on the thick side but very easy to apply...it went on nicely and leveled itself out. I used 3 coats for the photos below. This looked a bit different in every kind of lighting so I put in 1 picture of each kind haha! The first photo is in my lightbox, the second is in direct sunlight and the third is from when it was overcast outside.




Save Me is small silver glitter mixed with blue and holographic bar glitter in a clear base. Never thought I'd see OPI do bar glitter! I know a lot of people don't like it but I do! Unfortunately I do not love this one on it's own, the coverage isn't great. I do like it layered though! The formula was good, not too thick. It was easy to apply, the bar glitter didn't stick up or do anything crazy like they do sometimes. I used 3 coats of Save Me on it's own for the first photo. The other 2 photos are 1 coat of Save Me over Did It On 'Em.


Shade
Super Bass Shatter is a glittery magenta shatter. I'll be the first to say I am tired of crack polish...I'm ready for the next trend. I guess maybe regular folks still like it and that's why it's still coming out haha. That said...I LOVE this one. Out of all the shatters that have come out this is my absolute favorite! Depending on the shade you put this over it either looks like a dark magenta, like it does over Pink Friday below, or a dark purple like over Fly below. I am dying over how gorgeous this was in the sun, the subtle glitter in there is fab! It shattered really nicely, I used a medium coat of shatter and had no problems. Even if you are sick of shatter this might be a good one to pick up and put away for a little while until you aren't sick of it anymore. I feel like down the line I would regret if I hadn't gotten this! Like most crack polishes Super Bass Shatter dries matte, I did use a top coat for the photos below.




The Nicki Minaj Collection will be available sometime this month. I haven't seen it out at stores like Ulta yet but if you live in California you can find it already at Planet Beauty stores!

Check back here a little later for a giveaway with this collection, yay!

*Fly and Metallic 4 Life were provided to me by Planet Beauty for review, the others I purchased with my own $$$*

58 comments:

  1. Oh i can see my bank balance going into the = with this collection. Beautiful swatches :)

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  2. I'd be very interested in dupes for Fly. I really want it, because I love blues/teals etc but probably I've already have something similar...

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  3. hmmmm did you wear any of these for a longer time? I love fly but i am afraid this will stain my nails so badly (like swimsuit nailed it another stunner but stainer :( )

    I also loooove metallic4life but after all those holiday glitters i am a little fed up with removing glitter polishes lol :)

    Happy new year to you, Degen and all your loved ones :)

    xoxo Crystal(iciousss)

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  4. Nice swatches!!  I'm in love with Fly!  Pink Friday surprised me by how thick the formula was and how plain it looked.  Also, I was pleasantly surprised with Save Me.

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  5. I never even bothered trying a crackle polish and even I am ready for the next trend! I feel in most cases it just makes the mani look like a hot mess!

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  6. Love, love, love Metallic 4 Life!!!! :)

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  7. None of these really wow me, I must say! The only one I'm tempted by is Metallic 4 Life as I have nothing like that at all! 

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  8. lol, no one likes shatter anymore. 

    I'm kinda disappointed in this collection. With anything with Nicki Minaj's name on it, you would expect something more exciting/interesting/unique. I'm so glad you swatched these. I had ordered Save Me and Did It On 'Em and I just cancelled. Ugh! They are not what I was expecting!

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  9. Thanks for swatching those! I think I will skip the cremes and the shatter but Metallic 4 Life and Save Me look very promising! Gosh, again so many nice Spring collections coming up... better start saving some money now ;)

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  10. Graet job, Jen! These are pretty spring colours. Did It On 'Em kind of reminds me of a glossy version of Zoya Mitzi. I will definitely have to get the glitters, but I think that is all I will get. I am so done with crackle polish!

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  11. Love Fly and Metallic 4 Life

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  12. Thank you for these photos. I kind of suspected that Metallic 4 Life would be the only interesting shade, I might eventually get it. The cremes are not that unique and I can do without yet another shatter.

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  13. I ordered the mini's and full size Save Me and Shatter and I CANNOT WAIT! Fantastic swatches, as always :-)

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  14. I also crazy sad that Pink Friday isn't holo! I saw some shots of the plastic painted things they send out for promotions before the collection is available, and the nail with Pink Friday was broken off on the 3-4 different ones I saw posted, so I was hopeful that it would end up holo. No such luck.

    I'm glad the glitters and shatter polishes are unique, but the others seem like I've seen them all already. Fly reminds me of Zoya Breezi, Did It On 'Em and Fiercely Fiona, and who doesn't make a bubblegum pink? Oh, well. Metallic 4 Life is pretty cool, but I think I'll skip the rest.

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  15. Thank you for these photos! I am kind of disappointed, Metallic 4 Life is the only interesting polish. The cremes are not that unique and I can do without yet another shatter.

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  16. I am currently holding a bottle of Fiercely Fiona, and this new OPI shade is definitely more green. I'm not a huge fan of Fiercely Fiona either.  Especially with my light skin tone, it just makes me look sick and deathly.  I mainly use it for doing designs and such.  Who the Shrek are You is very similar to Did it On 'Em, though.  I mean, REALLY similar.  You said the photos are a bit off, so it's hard to tell on my computer.  It looks like they could be the exact same color if you didn't know any better.  And, both Who the Shrek are You and Fiercely Fiona are both extremely streaky as well.  They take at least three coats to get full coverage.  I LOVE the new Shatter colors!  I've tried several brands of shatter, and OPI is my favorite.  It's also the most expensive one I've tried. (booo)  Thanks once again for the preview.  I always look to your blog before I go out and buy new colors :)

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  17. Hiii!! I loved them all but my adored ones were absolutely Metal 4life and save me!


    Happy New year!!

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  18. i agree with you, i'm getting bored with crackle/shatter whatsoever. i don't find myself liking any of the colours in this collection, i tried convincing myself to get the one with the bar glitter but ... shall save up for the holland collection coming up as well! *excited!*

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  19. I wore Fly for about a day and a half...no staining! I forgot to mention that lol! I did double up on base coat just in case but it didn't even stain the skin around my nail during removal like I thought it might.

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  20. Pink Friday, Metallic For Life and Save Me look like the ones I will be going after from this collection. The others don't rock my boat. I will definitely be passing on the shatter. Ugh! Crack polishes never liked me. lol I am also a bit bored with them. 

    The collection I am really looking forward to is the Holland Collection. *drool* 

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  21. Oh, wow. I'm not a Nicki Minaj fan but I would wear the fuck out of these colors!

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  22. I really like these colors.  They are totally weird.  Kinda like me.  lol

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  23. Getting some of these polishes today! Can't wait to try them on. :)

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  24. Ooh, Metallic 4 Life is gorgeous!!  Beautiful swatches! :D

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  25. I got these as a Christmas present from my sister in law. I can't wait to try them on! Thank you for the swatches.

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  26. Wow, these are stunning, ciao x

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  27. Love the shatter and Metallic 4 Life! The rest.. just not so interesting I guess.

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  28. I ordered PINK FRIDAY and I hope that's not the same as OPI SPARROW ME THE DRAMA.

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  29. Gorgeous swatches... I don't like shatters anymore either, but this one is really pretty!! :)

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  30. Thank you for your swatches :) I myself will be passing on this collection and saving my money for OPI Holland and Zoya TRUE :)

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  31. I didn't think I'd like the shatter but wow...it's something special isn't it!

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  32. I love metallic 4 life & the shatter looks amazing on fly!

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  33. Thanks so much for the swatches!  I bought Save Me a few days ago and haven't gotten to wear it yet, but I passed up the other one that I really wanted, Fly, until I could see a few reviews on it.  I'm still on the fence!

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  34. Metallic 4 Life - Love love love!!!

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  35. These are so pretty!! Not in love with the colors, but I think I will purchase the mini's :) And perhaps the remaining colors that aren't in the mini pack. Nice swatches! Super Bass is stunning!

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  36. The collection was not as exciting as I had hoped, but I will probably pick up Metallic 4 Life. I also like the bar glitter in Save Me. 

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  37. I got these for my birthday and i love the whole collection! The cremes look bland at first but they're actually really unique, at least for my collection. Save Me is soo beautiful, I've been layering it over everything since I got it!

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  38. I've never ever been tempted by shatter polish... until now! Glittery magenta shatter? I think so!

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  39. in a weird way, I actually like 
    Did It On 'Em :)

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  40. Not as excited as I thought I would be, ready for the Holland collection to come out already!

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  41. Bar glitter = must have.  :D  I love Save Me layered!  I am so sick of crackle but I have to admit, that is a really nice color with a great finish!  Sparkly!  I like!  I'll probably get Metallic 4 Life because I am a glitter hoor, lol.  The creams look fun but I can't take another dupe in my stash.  I'll have to see them in real life to make a final decision on them.  Awesome swatches!  Thank you so much!  I've been dying to see these!  :D

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  42. Fly is such a great color, I think I'm going to have to track that one down!

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  43. I think the colors accurately reflect Nicki Minaj, but I was a bit surprised to see 3 solid cremes. Surprisingly, I do kind of like the bar glitter, especially over the green, but I'm a sucker for anything with a blingy & hologram-y!

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  44. alll of them but mostly the matalic for life !

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  45. Now I'm totally lemming Metallic 4 Life and the Super Bass Shatter!  I have to say that as flamboyant as Nikki Minaj is I was expecting more shine to this collection.

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  46. LOVES IT!!!!!!! BROUGHT THE WHOLE COLLECTION.....

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  47. I love Fly and Metallic 4 Life!  Thanks for posting such nice swatches of the entire collection.  I really enjoy following your blog and you are part of the reason why I decided to start my own blog!  I have you listed under my blogs to check out section and would love it if you could take a look at mine :)

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  48. Gorgeous swatches! Bought the mini set with the shatter on Ebay and then realized that it doesn't include Metallic 4 Life :( I will definitely be buying Metallic 4 Life to complete my set!

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  49. OMG that comment about your grandpa is the most hilarious thing I've read in a while!!!!! May he RIP =)

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  50. I looove pink friday its such a gorgeous pink so nice and soft tone. All in all im ordring the whole collection.

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  51. SOOOOOOOOOOO Jealous!!!!! LOL I just ordered mine off Amazon. They look great & so do your nails, btw

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  52. thank you <3

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  53. Fly looks gorgeous but these colours just aren't unique enough for me to want to spend my money! :( 

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  54. Fly was my favorite too. I just got a SinfulColor's polish called Savage that is really just about an exact dupe of Fly. It dries matte but I put on a top coat so it's shiny. The only slight difference is SC Savage appears slightly more blue. The SC polishes are really cheap at the Walgreen's around here.

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  55. I aM CURRENTLY WEARINg these colors and I love them.

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  57. I really want this collection, bruh :((

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  58. Alaina AfflerbaughJanuary 10, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    Since I missed out on Pink Friday, I'm hoping Suzi Shops and Island Hops from the new Hawaii Collection is a dupe, or close to it.

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