Tuesday, January 10, 2012

NOTD -- OPI Nicki Minaj Mani!

Hey everyone! I've been sitting on this mani for a couple days, and waiting to post it has nearly KILLED me. I could barely even wait to use my Nicki Minaj polishes as soon as I got them. So far, I only have three: Fly (teal), Pink Friday (pink) and Save Me (silver glitter).. I'm waiting to see if I need 2 more, but I know I won't be getting the Super Bass shatter.

In an effort to use all my new pretties at one time, I settled on this skittle mani. Fly is on my index finger, Pink Friday is on my thumb, middle and pinky fingers, and Save Me is layered over LA Colors Live on my ring finger. Even though Fly and Pink Friday are dupes of polishes I already own.. I love Nicki so I decided to suck it up and get them anyways. :)

Here's a close up of the awesomeness that is Save Me:

It's small silver glitter and blue and holographic bar glitter suspended in a clear base. I'm really surprised that OPI did a bar glitter, but hey.. I'm slowly learning to love the stuff! It's a pretty sheer polish on its own, which is why I layered it over Live to give it some opacity.

Formula wise, Fly and Pink Friday were a little thick but easy enough to work with. Two coats and their streakiness disappeared and they leveled themselves out nicely. Save Me is thick, but not obnoxiously so. I think it could benefit from some thinner, but the bar glitter does behave itself, which is more than I can say for some brands. 

PS -- Fly also makes a fabulous pedi color, too! ;)


  1. I love these colors!

  2. I adore this! So fun :)

  3. The Fly looks gorgeous!!!

  4. Very beautiful!
    This is a perfect skittle mani :)

  5. I think you've got the best nail post on the net!