Monday, 6 February 2012

Review: Nicki Minaj OPI Metallic 4 Life

This polish was a bit of an impulse purchase, after I swore I wouldn’t buy any more glitter polishes as I always get really frustrated when it comes to removal – and yes, I am aware of the foil method but I just get very impatient!

I confess to not really knowing  much about Nicki Minaj but she seems to have exploded in popularity recently thanks to her unique style.  She has recently become this year’s face of Mac Viva Glam, along with Ricky Martin, and now this collaboration with OPI has been launched.  The collection contains 6 different polishes – which includes 2 glitters and a purple shatter.  I purchased Metallic 4 Life and Save Me.

Today I am going to show you Metallic 4 Life but first a little grumble.  Do we really need to include text speak in a nail polish name?  I’m not sure if it is just supposed to make it appear more trendy, or if I’m perhaps a bit behind the times, but incorrect or lazy spelling really annoys me.  Rant over!

I liked Metallic 4 Life much more than I thought I would.  In the bottle, it reminds me of a galaxy of stars, with the varying sizes of glitter swirling in the blackness.  It is essentially a black jelly with small, medium and large flakes of glitter within it.  OPI have not skimped on the glitter and it contrasts very well with the black.  I am usually not a fan of black polish as I find it makes me look like a teenage goth (and I’m well out of my teenage years!)  but you tend to forget that this is black when you are wearing it as your eyes are drawn immediately to the sparkles.

The picture above shows 3 coats, and the polish glides on easily.  Beware that it does dry quite rough and you can certainly feel the glitter on your nails, so you may want to use a top coat to smooth it out a bit.  I found, as with most OPI chunky glitters, that this chipped fairly quickly within a couple of days, although I am quite rough with my hands and have been doing some cleaning over the weekend.

Verdict
A surprising hit!  If you like glitter polishes, this is certainly worth a look and not to be ignored. If, like me, you tend to shy away from dark shades or blacks, this is surprisingly wearable as the silver glitter and sparkles disguise the black and turn it more into a silver polish.  This loses a point for the price - I only wish OPI was cheaper here in the UK!
4/5

Price  £10.50-£11, although you can get this much cheaper from US ebay sellers, I bought both my polishes from BuyaPowa.
Where to buy - Lena White, HQ Hair, Beauty Bay


8 comments:

  1. Oooh I really liked the look of this one! I have around 60 nail polishes and none of which are glitter :( I may have to invest! x

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    1. You need some glitter in your life! I
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  2. This looks realy nice, and I know what you mean about the whole removing glitter from your nails thing!!! I'm going to have to look at this range xx

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    1. Thank you. Good to see I'm not the only one who gets frustrated with glitter polishes. I'm usually exhausted after removing them!!
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  3. I NEED this nail polish, it's gorgeous! xxx

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    1. Thank you - it is much prettier than I thought it would be!
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