OPI Metallic 4 Life

I won’t lie….I was pretty excited when I heard Nicki Minaj was collabing with OPI on a collection. While I’m not a huge fan of her music, I love finding out what she’s going to wear next (and I do have a serious obsession with Super Bass). So when I spotted the Nicki Minaj display at Beauty Brands I wanted to try at least one polish.

Metallic 4 Life has multi sized silver glitter suspended in a charcoal gray jelly base. I don’t really get the name on this one. It’s obviously a reference to Nicki Minaj’s song “Moment 4 Life” but this polish isn’t metallic! Anyway, I kind of hate this polish. In order to wear it alone, at least 4 coats are required. And it chips like CRAZY.

I have used this as a top coat once over Essie Smokin’ Hot. That is definitely the way with this polish, but I still didn’t love the way this polish looked. I will continue to try this as a top coat to see if I find a combination I like. But, for now, if I want a black polish with silver glitter I will stick with Orly Goth.

More swatches below the jump.




  1. I have been waiting for Ulta to get this so I can use a coupon, but after seeing this post I wonder if I couldn’t just layer OPI Crown Me Already or DL Today Was a Fairytale over black since I already own those…I already have the mini collection and the only one I was really impressed with was Fly.

What do you think?