Spotlight: Nick Minaj & OPI Collaboration

I've been a fan of Nicki Minaj since she first hit the scene doing little snippets here and there on different tracks. As far as the Nicki Minaj and Lil' Kim feud, I think it's silly, but I grew up loving Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown and now it's Nicki's time. Two of them paved the way and she's doing something fabulous as well.

Anyway, I just received word that Nicki Minaj has collaborated with yet another cosmetic company giant, I'm sure you all remember her MAC Pink Friday lipstick last holiday season (which I'm giving away in my holiday giveaway!), and joining forces with OPI! Like some of the female hip hop and rapper moguls before her, Nicki Minaj has an insane fashion sense that is eye-grabbing if nothing else ;) Did you see what she wore to the VMA's? So crazy, so bright, so Nicki!

The collection consists of 5 fabulous polishes and 1 crackle, all inspired by her unique style and Pink Friday album.

Here they are!

Nicki Minaj by OPI
*Images and color description provided by PR.

Did It On 'EM
Color description (from OPI): A lusty little lacquer that loves the "lime"-light. 

My opinion: I nearly died when I saw this because green is my favorite color and I am addicted to lime green cosmetics--especially polish!!!! Yay!!!

Color description (from OPI): I came to win, to fight ... and to wear this aqua.

My opinion: This is pretty, I look forward to seeing it in person. I think whether or not this is something special rather than just another aqua will depend on how it looks on. Fingers crossed!

Metallic for Life
Color description: This charcoal sparkle flies with the stars in the skies.

My opinion: This sounds like it may be similar to China Glaze Tinsel Town from their Let it Snow holiday 2011 collection--a favorite of mine. See my swatch of Tinsel Town HERE. I guess we'll see if I'm right ;)

Pink Friday
Color description: Kick off the weekend with this pop! of bubblegum pink.

My opinion: I am a huge sucker for pink polish and bubblegum polish, or Barbie pink as I sometimes call it, is my holy grail pink polish shade. I am definitely dying to see this on my fingers!

Save Me
Color description: I drove for miles just to find this silver-rainbow glitter.

My opinion:  Oh my gosh I am so excited for this one! It must be a combination of the colors and strands of glitter, but Save Me reminds this child of the 80s and 90s of the colors that were uber popular when I was growing up. I must have this!

Super Bass 
Color description: A record-setting purple that "shatters" before your eyes.

My opinion: I am so hopeful that this shatter is more promising than the Red or Pink OPI shatters. I wanted to love them so badly, but just couldn't. I think that possibly, because it's a deeper color, it'll look cool. Besides, it's named after one of my favorite Nicki Minaj songs ;)

Release Date
January of 2012

These limited edition polishes will sell for $8.50 suggested retail.

Where to Buy
Nicki Minaj by OPI will be at the following retailers: professional salons, Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard's, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA. 

Final Thoughts
I will absolutely be purchasing these limited edition polishes! I cannot WAIT to see these on my nails. The moment I get a hold of them I will absolutely do a post with swatches. So exciting!!! 


  1. I LOVE her! I really like how thorough your post is. I did mines and it was mostly a Nicki rave lol


    Also, grabbed the Pink Friday MAC lips & did a review =)


    Feel free to leave any comments or tips, thx!!

  2. Thank you! I posted in your Pink Friday lipstick post. Such a fab color, I love it!


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