excuse me that's a hell of a buy, nicki minaj for opi!

Sunday, January 22, 2012
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Did you hear that boom-ba-doom-boom, boom ba-doom, boom yeah that's that super bass

I'm literally a superstar rapper. Or not, haha. I had my own little Pink Friday last week when I heard the news that Nicki Minaj for OPI had popped into my local (Selfridges) so I trundled in to find the shelves freshly stocked with the mini collections and ended up walking away with my own! I have to say, i'm not the worlds biggest Nicki Minaj fan, firstly her new song is just like er, what and reminds me of a bad Lil Kim (!) but Super Bass is catchy, i'll give her that. One thing I will commend her for is her use of colours, and the fact that instead of going for one unique crazy hair colour, god no, she goes for about twelve crazy hair colours in one go! I think that was what made this collection so appealing to me, as it stood out in the current OPI collections. So what do you get in the Nicki Minaj minis? You get a mini of Did It On Em, Fly, Pink Friday and Metallic F Life. I've done some swatches with each and also some Nicki inspired nail art! Let's take a closer look at each one:

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Did It On Em is a yellow toned green that is almost fluoro in tone, it does apply quite badly though, this is two coats but it's still a bit streaky. I think it would need three to completely fill in the colour. Overall it's not really the kind of thing i'd pop on my skintone, but i'd probably wear it on my toes in the summer! It's so Nicki Minaj though and I can absolutely see this looking gorgeous on dark skintones.

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Fly was the one that I immediately wanted when I saw the collection and it did not disappoint me at all. It's a turquoise that leans a bit more towards being slightly bluer than green. It applies really well in contrast to Did It On Em and I found it was good coverage after one coat but did two anyway just to be sure!

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Pink Friday was an obvious choice for Nicki, she's always wearing baby pinks. Infact in her new video for Stupid Hoe she is actually wearing her OPI Pink Friday shade, and it looks gorgeous on her. When I first ever bought nail varnish all I bought was pink shades, I didn't want to wear any other colour - so this kind of perfect baby pink really takes me back and I absolutely loved the way it looks on my nails.

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Metallic 4 Life is a black gel base with multi-dimensional glitter in it. I found in the end it turns out quite silvery when used on it's own but I can see it looking totally gorgeous over black polish. To wear on it's own it would need three, maybe even four (!) coats to get it looking right. I like this one, but it's not my favourite ever. I also created some (slightly wobbly) cute Nicki inspired nails:

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This was my first OPI mini set so I didn't know what to expect and when I bought this in store with Karla, my first question to her was 'Yes but how long will they last?' which is always my doubt with mini polishes that wont be available again after time of purchase, but I think they will last me long enough. I love the little set, it looks and feels nice and above all it's a great price to try all the colours at just £12.75 for all four. I had to remember that the brush was smaller though and therefore needed to not scrape as much product off just to make sure it covered my nails okay. No stress though, I quite liked the teeny little brush!

What do you think of Nicki Minaj? Will you be buying this set or any of the full size polishes? Do you like the colours on?
Love, Zozo
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Disclaimer: I purchased the polishes from Lena White at Selfridges with my very own money.

52 comments:

  1. haha the blog post title is SO CUTE!
    love the pink shade, but they're all gorgeous. want!

    Marie x

    marieeeloves.blogspot.com

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    1. I know, I love Pink Friday! Thanks for your comment :)

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  2. LMAO, love the blog post title too. I actually have the Super Bass rap memorized. I consider it my party trick. These polishes look AMAZING and perfect for the Spring. Great photos. xxx

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    1. I'm ridiculously impressed you know the entire super bass rap, I can only get the bit where it's like, 'he ill, he real, he might got a deal, he pop bottles and he got the right kinda build' everything else i forget, haha. Thanks for your comment :)

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  3. I love them all except the yellow one. I agree with you, they also don't suit my skin tones. All the rest are gorgeous and so Nicki Minaj!


    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.com/

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    1. It's so true, i looked at it and i was like 'yeah that makes sense' it's SO nicki! Thanks for your comment!!

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  4. I love Nicki! I got Fly and Save Me, love the holo glitter! Wish I'd got Pink Friday but I already have soooo many pink cremes. I think the mini bottles are the perfect size, I don't think I've ever finished a bottle of polish except for Seche Vite!

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    1. ooh laura please do a blog post on 'save me' because that was the only other one i was torn towards buying... ! Thanks for your comment :)

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  5. I love Nicki Minaj, but the colours definitely weren't unique as I'd expected them to be from her :) Love the post title!

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    1. true but i think it was very bold of OPI to include the yellow green, it's def not a standard shade!

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  6. I love Nicki Minaj, but I think I love metallic F life even more! I NEED THIS NAIL VARNISH IN MY LIFE!

    -Elodie x
    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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    1. haha NAIL VARNISH 4 LIFEEEEE! thankyou xx

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  7. Oh, this collection looks great! Though, I am now less enamoured by the black glitter now I have seen the swatches...

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    1. yeah it's definitely not as black as i thought it would be, bit of a shame! thanks rachel!

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  8. Love the look on the turquoise one, the first shade would be difficult to wear on paler skintones.
    Great pics and info as always Zo.
    xx

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    1. aw thankyou Kel! so kind. and yeah, completely agree. x

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    1. i think you need it! lol thankyou xx

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  10. Ooh I like all of these! Think I might have to have em! x

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  11. The title of this post makes my day!!! I want these so badly, so in love! xxx
    sophieetc.blogspot.com

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    1. pahaha i was laughing so hard when i wrote it!! they're def worth the money i'd say x

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  12. Your title for this is amazing! Loving the colours of all of these! xx

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  13. I love Fly and Pink Friday, usually I don't like pink nail varnishes but that one is lovely! And yeah, her new song is terrible - it made me feel a bit sick when I heard it! xo

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    1. PF is gorgeous isn't it, i feel like it's a good staple pink. it's quite barbie, but not overpoweringly barbie. i want to wear it on the beach!! yeah it's AWFUL. godd! xx

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  14. Not a fan of hers, but I'm a big fan of this collection! :)

    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com
    Lucy
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    1. EXACTLY how i felt! but now i sorta like her a bit more BECAUSE of this collection...haha xx

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  15. Hahaha, I LOVE your title. Made me laugh for ages! The polishes aren't bad either!

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    1. thankyou georgia hehe i definitely chuckled a lot to myself when i was writing it!! xx

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  16. Ahhh... I think I need this set for summer! It's LUSH I wanna wear all the colours in one go lol! Awesome price aswell!

    Oh and 10/10 for the title haha!

    The Deer Head

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    1. thankyou! hehe. yeah it's very summery, definitely agree with that. thats how i felt, i put the turquoise and the pink on and felt like it needed more nicki in it so slapped the green on too!! xx

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  17. Gorgeous colours, really nice! xx

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    1. i know right, opi totally did a good job of making nicki wearable! Thanks for your comment :)

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  18. I will definitely be buying this. I love OPI, and prefer the mini's as I waste most of my full sizes by only wearing them once or twice. I like Nicki in small doses!

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    1. oh god yeah i couldn't channel a nicki every single day! i'm just well precious over polish and the thought of only having a tiny amount of something...even though i'll obvs never use it all up!! x

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  19. I really like the pink shade! I'm not a BIG nail polish lover, I'm quite lazy when it comes to my nails! x

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    1. ooh i think you def need these minis though! it's got so many different looks :) x

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  20. Oh I love those colours, but I've actually got enough luminous greens (what a strange thing to say....) and baby pinks, so it wouldn't be worth buying the set. I do love the turquoise on its own, however.

    beautifulsmudges.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah I think the turquoise is def worth investing in if you have nothing similar, it applies very well! x

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  21. Your swatches are really helpful , thank you!
    I will def be getting 'Pink friday' and also 'Fly'

    xo

    http://jpoppy-thats-just-me.blogspot.com/

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    1. aw no problem, thanks for having a visit! tweet me and let me know what you purchase :) xx

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  22. I rather dislike Nicki Minaj and was planning on completely ignoring this collection, but I've definitely changed my mind now. These are gorgeous. The pink is perfect and Did It On Em is probably my dream color.

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  23. I'm only vaguely aware of Nicki Minaj (and not impressed) but I do love the pink and turquoise polishes. Actually last time I was in my local OPI stockist I saw the swatches and Erin chose the pink, I chose the turquoise. Seeing them on real hands makes me want them more :)

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  24. Oh Zoe, I hope you know I'm having a sneaky 1am mini rapping sesh in my room right now hahaha. My housemates must love me(!) I think my faves from this collection are Fly and Metallic 4 Lyf, so much sparkle in the latter :o

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  25. Ahhhh amazing colours! I want them!!!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  26. i have been seeing those nicki minaj polishes everywhere and i am not surprised. omg they look so dazzling!

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  27. This set is amazing, i love OPI mini sets - i love bright polishes so these are brilliant, right up my street x

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  28. i love theese! the blue one is my favorite i think. and by the way, i love your pink dip dye! :)

    ceara
    www.neonrose95.blogspot.com

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  30. i love the blue and black :D

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  31. They all look fab but I think Fly is my favourite, it's such a pretty colour.

    http://spero-rose.blogspot.com

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