I finally got my hands on the Nicki Minaj for OPI collection, and when I saw these online a couple of months back, I knew I wanted ALL OF THEM. Yes, ALL. The colors look awesome together, and are super trademark colors of Nicki Minaj. I may not be very familiar with her, but I know I love all the colors. Even the purple shatter polish.
I purchased these polishes (thanks to Amy for helping me get them first) at a flea stall at Scape, it's that huge stall on the outskirts of the flea (just before you enter the flea area) I think the name of the seller is DYON. They retail for S$10 each. So never pay S$20+ for OPI at Sephora or other department stores. Seriously. Even if they sell at $15 I can accept it, and I would purchase at $15, but more than $20 is kind of insane. And I am glad we have so much choices in terms of retail locations now... whether at an actual shop, a flea stall, or online.
I was playing with all the colors, and I have swatched them here, first on its own, then with the purple shatter (Super Bass) and then finally with a matte topcoat (on the cream colors) so you can see a variety of finishes. I will also share my quick first impressions of these polishes, in case you are keen. I toyed with the idea of also doing dupes... but it would be endless...and so I think I won't be doing any comparisons/ dupes for these colors.
Photos and swatches:
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Slightly dull lime green (similar shades - who the shrek are you?) and because these polishes are so new, the consistency is a little runny, I would suggest 3 thin coats for full payoff. Glossy, and smooth.
Contrast of the purple shatter and the lime green is quite pretty, though I wouldn't personally sport this combination myself.
Matte finish gives this color a very M&M type finish. Which I might wear if I am in the mood for it.
This is THE color which got me really excited about the collection. When MAC previously released a PINK FRIDAY lipstick in their collaboration with Nicki Minaj, I wasn't interested, but PINK on my nails, yes, please!
It is not as milky pale as MOD ABOUT YOU, and it is not as dull as Sparrow me the Drama, but it has that thick creamy consistency and formula. I love love love this pink!
I nicked the purple shatter on my pinky as it was drying/ cracking, hence the mess going on near the cuticles.
Don't really like this combo too, it looks messy, and just too much for my preference. But I do like how the purple shatters, it cracks wide enough for the base color to show.
I love this matte finish to the pink nails and I think MATTE PINK + MATTE LIME GREEN together would make for a fun summery nail combo.
Fly is a vibrant blue green, and it is a brillian shade. However, my gripe with this shade is that IT STAINS like crazy. I only wore it for a few mins, and it left my nails looking slightly sick. But the stain wore off as I swatched the other colors. I wonder if it would stain even more badly if I wear the color for a few days.
It is the best cream + purple shatter combo for me. The complimenting cool shades, and yet enough of a contrast makes for a pretty shattered combination.
Now, for the glittery shades --
Save me --- it is a holographic glitter polish, super densely packed, and instead of the usual round sequin holographic bits, it contains ULTRA shiny holographic strips. Amazing. I am super happy with this! Two coats give you almost opaque payoff, if you want to wear this on its own.
And with purple shatter -- because the purple shatter is slighly sheer -- it doesn't hide the holographic shine underneath, and you get the beautiful purple shade, along with the gitter beauty underneath. Again, love this combination.
Metallic 4 Life - sheer black base, with different sizes silver glitter bits. It sounds ordinary or have been done before, but I don't have anything like this in my stash. I applied 3 thin coats for full payoff.
Shattered it for fun -- which is also very pretty. A darker purple, and rich intense shade, with the silver glitter bits peeking out.
took these pictures last night, and posted on my instagram feed (follow me there for lots of makeup previews and what I am up to!)
Hope these swatches have been helpful!
Thanks for looking!