Nicki Minaj for OPI Pink Friday & Save Me nail polish review, swatches, photos

I just can’t say no to Lifesaver Musk candy pink nail polish. I mean, obviously I can’t say no to a lot of different nail polishes, but I do have a weakness for cartoony pink nail lacquers. Maybe it’s the antidote to my enormous, seemingly unending collection of steely dark greys?

Nicky Minaj for OPI - Pink Friday

Nicki Minaj for OPI - Pink Friday

Nicky Minaj for OPI - Pink Friday

Nicki Minaj for OPI - Pink Friday

Pink Friday from Nicki Minaj’s collaboration with OPI is a clean bubblegum pink creme without any shimmers or sparkles. It’s like a musk stick melted onto your nails. It’s like you dipped your fingertips in cupcake icing. It’s like Pepto Bismol put out a nail polish. It’s pink, if you get my drift. Application was two thin coats for full coverage, no lumps or bubbles or funkiness. Definitely a keeper for my collection.

Nicky Minaj for OPI - Save Me

Nicki Minaj for OPI - Save Me

Nicky Minaj for OPI - Save Me

Nicki Minaj for OPI - Save Me

I’ve said repeatedly in the past that I’m not getting any more glitter polishes. They’re a pain to apply, a bigger pain to remove and, as I’m a devout natural nail gal, I’m super wary of anything that scratches up my nail plate.
…but this glitter has holographic bars. Holographic bars. C’mon, I’m only human. I had to get it. Save Me is a mixture of fine silver glitter and holographic bars in a clear base. In the Pink Friday nail shots I’ve used one coat of Save Me as a topper for a statement nail. It’s perhaps a little too glitter-laden to be used as a top coat unless you’re applying it over a dark creme, but it works just fine on its own to create a high coverage glitter nail. I’ve applied three thin coats to get high coverage over clear base coat. YMMV.

Nicki Minaj for OPI is on sale now, AU$19.95 for 15ml. OPI nail lacquers are available from David Jones and from good nail salons. Lacquer on!

There are 5 comments

  1. miss chew

    oh wow that glitter is insane and I am sure as it is totally different it was completely justified… I also love a musk pink… and I love musks…. hmmm I do now want both!

  2. Belinda

    HAHAHAHA I love how you called it Pepto Bismol. I LOVE an old ad for that stuff where they sing a song about heart burn and integestion. hahahaha. Anyway, very pretty colours and how do you manage to paint it on so smooth and nice? Do you use a base coat of anything?

  3. Lisa

    I love the Nicki Minaj ‘Pink Friday’ colour! I used to LOVE musk sticks as a kid (hell, I never grew out of those) and that is the exact colour of this polish. Toots cute!

    After seeing the Nicki Minaj collection for MAC, I assumed everything Nicki Minaj would be neon or fluro, so this is a welcomed surprise.

    Great review!


    1. swatchgirl

      You know, I’ve got the Nicki Minaj for MAC Viva Glam lipstick here and the only reason I haven’t posted it is because my camera refuses to accept how bright it is and I can’t get an accurate swatch, haha!

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