Wednesday, November 30, 2011

OPI Nicki Minaj quickie

Got some super sloppy OPI Nicki Minaj skittle swatches for ya. I applied these really quick on top of my existing manicure, while attending the press release for the Holland collection. It's dark in Stockholm now (as usual), so these photos are not great, but at least something.

All, except for Pink Friday, which I didn't bother with since it's just a basic bubblegum pink creme. Thumb to pinky: Fly, Metallic 4 Life, Save Me, Did it on Em, Super Bass Shatter (on top of something completely different). I have added topcoat here, as these poor skittles went through quite the journey on my way home.

Metallic 4 Life. Love this one. It really is very metal. \m/ I had suspicions it would be similar to Tinsel Town from China Glaze's christmas collection, but it really is much different, much blacker, with larger hex glitter particles than in the China Glaze.

Save Me. Holo hair! Personally I'm not a fan of bar glitter, but for those of you who are, I think this will be a hit. The holo bars are suspended in a clear base along with smaller silver glitter. It's on top of a bronze base that has nothing to do with this collection though. Also, it makes me think of this song - not one by Nicki Minaj.

Did it on Em. This was another thing I started to suspect as I was heading home. The bottle evidently is not an OPI one, so if you have that particular one, maybe you can pass on this. I won't vouch that they are 100 % identical though, as I do not have the actual OPI bottle, just my one swatched nail. The OPI might be a tiny tad more yellow, but not noticable.

On to the subject of Pink Friday. I have a blurry cell phone pic that I've decided not to post, mostly because it might lead to trouble. It shows that my initial suspicions about this color were true. It was supposed to be a holographic one, just as we could hint in the first batch of press images that started surfacing on the internet. A very nice one, I might add - strong, linear holo with a well pigmented base. Somewhere along the road, someone did something... And what we get instead is a standard, bubblegum pink creme, like in the newer press images. This annoys me to the extent that I didn't even pick up the bottle to look closer at it, even less paint one of my nails with it. It's a shame, whatever the reason is, and I'm sad to say that OPI will lose sales revenue without it.

I couldn't to get any decent detailed photos of Super Bass Shatter, but you can admire a tiny bit of it in the top photo. Last, I want to add that Fly is actually not as much a standard teal creme as one might believe. It's really bright. I mean really. Bright enough to be rather difficult to capture correctly on camera, but at the same time it's a deep shade of aqua teal. It's much deeper than the top photo shows. I think lovers of these colors will love Fly as well.

Swedish word of the day:
hast -noun haste, hurry
Sometimes that's the state.

14 comments:

  1. Fly, Save Me, Did it on Em <3

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  2. So so excited about the glitters! Thank you so much for posting these!
    Also, that's pretty sad about Pink Friday. A holo would have been super fun!

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  3. the blue one is a must-have for me!
    can't wait to see your "full size"-swatches! :)

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  4. yay I have been so excited for these :):)

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  5. I like Metallic 4 Life, the rest are "meh, pass" :P

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  6. Dang, I really like Fly! lol! I was hoping not to buy any of them! Thanks for the swatches!

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  7. Thank you for these! It confirms what I thought all along - the creme ones are not unique and I don't need yet another shatter. So only glitters might be interesting but not really that essential.

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  8. Did It On Em reminds me a lot of Who the Shrek Are You from OPI.

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  9. GIMME! I can't wait to own all of these. Thanks for swatching!

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  10. im with Megan on Did It On Em~since i missed the Shrek R U, that is a keeper. Dang it on the pink , really was looking forward to that one, the rest are well....meh

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  11. Love the super vibrant cremes and metallic for life <3

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  12. Is it just me or does bar glitter look like hair got stuck on the nails?

    In other thoughts, I am digging that lime green!

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  13. O.O Metallic 4 Life is wonderful!!!

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