Here's another little spring mini-collection from OPI. I'm beginning to wonder if they're doing these pop star/celebrity collections from now on instead of the little mini Valentine's Day collections they used to do (like the e-Romance collection, remember that one?). Last year this time was the Katy Perry collection. Now we have a collection for Nicki Minaj.
OPI Did It On 'Em. This one reminds me of OPI Who The Shrek Are You? from spring 2010. It's a bright spring green creme. Very fun/funky type of color. But I don't quite understand the name... It sounds kinda... wrong. Makes me think of that one Mighty Boosh song (language may not be safe for work!).
OPI Fly. This one is one of those bright blue-teals that never look quite right in pictures. It's definitely brighter and more teal-colored in real life, not this duller, bluer looking color my camera picks it up as.
OPI Metallic For Life. This is a black base with multiple sizes of silver glitter. This was thicker, chunkier, and harder to apply than the other colors in the collection.
OPI Pink Friday. A very bubblegum-candy-Pepto Bismol type of light pink. It's a little bit dirty looking and has a little more pink than most to keep it from being too bright or too pastel. It has a very creamy finish- extremely dense looking.
OPI Save Me. This one is a small silver glitter mixed with medium blue and holographic bar glitters. Clear base. It's a little dense for layering- the glitter covers most of the base polish. Looks good over black, though. I like it best alone.
The set also comes with a new shade of OPI Shatter crackle topcoat- Super Bass Shatter. It's a deep purple shimmer that looks like a different color on the nail than it does in the bottle. It's quite pretty, actually:
I'm not actually familiar enough with Nicki Minaj or her music to know if these are really true "Nicki Minaj" colors, but I have seen pictures of her... For someone with such amazingly out-there, fun, colorful and outrageous outfits, I kinda expected more creative or wild colors in a collection named after her. I mean, just Google "Nicki Minaj"- her makeup and outfits and hair are awesome. Although... The colors in this collection do actually match this outfit she wore here, maybe that's where the inspiration came from:
I do really like how Super Bass Shatter looks over the colors. The rich purple sparkles were a surprise and I think they look especially good over Fly. Fly is my favorite one of the collection. Save Me is also really interesting and definitely worth a look if you are in the market for some bar glitter.
This collection is available now! There is also a mini set that has Pink Friday, Did It On Em, Fly and Metallic For Life, in case you wanted to try some but didn't want full bottles.
(This was sent for review.)