Did It On 'Em - fluorescent lime green
Fly - neon sky blue
Metallic 4 Life - shimmery gunmetal gray
Pink Friday - iridescent Barbie pink
Save Me - rainbow glitter-infused light blue
Super Bass Shatter - deep plum, shatter polish
The Nicki Minaj collection is due out early January 2012. I actually came across the display at a local beauty supply store the day after Christmas. I'll be quit honest and say that when I first saw the promotional pictures for this collection, I wasn't really excited by it. Colors were nice, but I didn't feel like they were really my style. I may be young at heart, but I'm not young enough to pull off these colors. Once I saw the display, I sort of changed my mind. I'm all shattered & crackled out, so although the new magenta purple Shatter was pretty, I passed. The bright colors were very fitting for this collection, but they were just that, a little too bright for me. Plus, they didn't seem totally unique to me, and somewhat dupe-able. I did end up grabbing two colors that I found to be interesting and more unique from the collection.
First up is Metal 4 Life. No secret that I cannot pass on a great black or almost-black nail polish, and this was definitely not passable. Metal 4 Life is a charcoal/almost-black jelly loaded with varying size of silver round glitters.
Maybe not super unique, but I love the look of this one. The silver glitter really pops against the black base. When I see this one, I think of diamonds and black leather. It's tough looking, but a kind of classy too. I used 3 coats here, but I think I still had some bald spots. Next time, I will do a base of black and layer Metal 4 Life over it.
The other color I got was Save Me. It is metallic silver base with holographic bar glitter. Yes, that's correct... holographic bar glitter! Never in the world did I think I would buy bar glitter nail polish. I passed on Zoya's holiday collection because I felt the bar glitter was just a bit too young for me, and a little arts & crafts. But I was mesmerized by this one, and just had to have it once I saw it in person.
I used 4 coats here, but I couldn't really get it opaque enough. Ignore the bald patches and just look at the bar glitter reflecting all the blues from it. It's really stunning in person; the pictures are not doing this color justice at all.
Then, I decided to layer Save Me over a black crème. I wanted to see how it would pop against the black, hoping the polish would shine more...
I'm really loving the way it looks over the black. It would make for a fabulous New Years Eve mani. This is a fun glitter polish, with a lot of layering options and a perfect party glitter. Save Me is definitely the star of the collection, so I would say it's a "do not miss". Can I pull it off? Well, maybe. At least I can give it to my 5 year-old daughter if it doesn't work out.