Let's get this straight: by no means am I a Nicki Minaj fan (though that boom badoom boom boom Superbass business can be a little addictive), but I love a good nail polish.
So, when I spotted a black nail polish with silver glitter in the OPI Nicki Minaj collection, I could barely contain my excitement. Do I feel it lives up to the hype though? Well...
Metallic 4 Life is a silver glitter, that combines smaller rounded and larger hexagonal particles in a black base.
In theory this should work well, but the actual application falls a bit short: the black base is very very sheer. The picture shows the nail polish after 3 coats and you can probably still see that the black is more of a darkened gray at places. Now, I don't really mind applying 3 coats of any nail polish, but imagine what 3 coats of glitter would mean when the time comes to take this off. Yes, not a happy hour.
In terms of longevity, this fails to impress as well: I got chips the very next day, though this is hardly news when it comes to OPI glitters.
All in all, a cute looking nail polish, but very mediocre (at best) when it comes to the formula. You can easily dupe the effect by applying your black creme of choice and adding a glitter on top, as I'd done in one of my first posts here.
Have you picked anything from the Nicki Minaj nail polish collection? Any recent nail polish purchases that failed to live up to the hype?