..................

Friday, 27 January 2012

Nicki Minaj for OPI NOTD - Fly and Save Me

When the details of this collaboration started leaking towards the end of last year I was really excited to see what kinds of colours OPI would come up with. I was half pleased but half disappointed when I saw the official information:
  Top row L-R: Did It On 'Em, Fly, Pink Friday
Bottom row L-R: Metallic 4 Life, Save Me, Super Bass Shatter

My immediate favourites were Fly, Save Me and Pink Friday. However the Pink Friday that was released wasn't the same as the leaked promo info... more on that shortly!

I bought Fly and Save Me via this eBay seller at the end of December (my polishes came to £12.61 inc delivery). My polishes were with me about 10 days later and I'm pleased with my choices!
Fly is a slightly green toned turquoise. Save Me is a silver glitter with holographic bar glitters.
Here is a look I put together with Fly and Save Me (note the tip wear after one day, argh!):

 No flash: two coats of Fly, one coat of Save Me on ring finger, Seche Vite top coat

  No flash: two coats of Fly, one coat of Save Me on ring finger, Seche Vite top coat

Flash: two coats of Fly, one coat of Save Me on ring finger, Seche Vite top coat

Flash: two coats of Fly, one coat of Save Me on ring finger, Seche Vite top coat

I think Save Me would also look great over a silver polish!
I love the colour of Fly but straight away it reminded me of something I already had. I compared it with Barry M 295 Turquoise and Models Own Top Turquoise.

 
Flash, L-R: Barry M 295 Turquoise, OPI Fly, Models Own Top Turquoise
 
Flash, L-R: Barry M 295 Turquoise, OPI Fly, Models Own Top Turquoise
(two coats of each)

As you can see the Barry M is much lighter but Fly is very similar to Top Turquoise - but Fly is just a little darker and greener. Some would say the difference is too great to be a dupe but personally I think that if you have Top Turquoise you can probably skip Fly!

This was the first leaked picture of Pink Friday nail polish:

It appeared to be an amazing pink holographic polish but sadly for some reason it was never released. We ended up with the pink creme polish instead which I think is quite dupeable.
I had a look through my collection and found this Milani 3D Holographic polish in Digital. I bought mine from Cherry Culture. It can be quite sheer so needs to be layered over something else but it gives me that pink holo I'd hoped for!


That's more like it!
L-R: OPI Fly, OPI Save Me, Milani 3D Holographic Digital

I hope you've enjoyed this post. To finish off I'd like to share this absolutely amazing and inspirational nail wheel that just uses the Nicki Minaj polishes with you:

The Illustrated Nail is updated by the fabulously talented nail artist Sophie Harris-Greenslade who is based in the UK. Her tumblr is regularly updated with great manicures! Find out more about Sophie here and follow here on twitter here. My favourites are the star print, leopard print, 'N' and 'M' initials, the 'Nicki' heart and the lightning bolt... only a few then haha!

P.S. If you missed the mini OPI set on Buyapowa they have it listed as coming soon again! They also have a Save Me and Metallic 4 Life duo coming up. If you enter your email here you will be emailed when they go on sale!