Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas album remains one of my favorite Christmas albums since it's release back in 1994. It makes me feel warm and nostalgic when I can pop that CD in and reminisce! For Holiday 2013, OPI has partnered with Mariah and released a collection of 18 limited edition nail polish shades, making it even easier for me to remember my carefree high school days!
Ski Slope Sweetie is a sheer pearl shade with golden shimmer. This one actually looks pretty cool on it's own, but can be layered over anything for the gilded effect. One coat.
My Favorite Ornament is a champagne glitter that resembles a sparkly liquid gold. You could wear it over another color, but it also looks fabulous on it's own! Three coats.
Wonderous Star has a sheer base and is loaded with small golden shimmer and medium sized black hex glitter. The black glitter is a little temperamental so you have to work with it to spread it out, which it kind of a pain, but still a cool look. Three coats.
All Sparkly and Gold is an opaque sparkly gold ore. I had to throw "ore" in there because at certain angles it almost appears blackened. I used three coats for full coverage.
Warm Me Up is a deep, charcoal grey shimmer. The description may have you feeling meh, but this one really shines on the nail. I wasn't impressed with it until I painted it on. A gorgeous shade with an excellent formula. Two coats.
I Snow You Love Me has a clear base and large, beautiful round holo glitter. Unfortunately, I haven't in my life had a polish be such a pain. The glitter is so thick it mostly sinks to the bottom of the bottle and doesn't move no matter what you do. The base is thick so even if you just try to place what glitter you can get it looks clumpy. When you try to smooth the clumps it removes the glitter and you're back to square one. I did my best below over one coat of Warm Me Up.
All I Want for Christmas (is OPI) is a smooth red cream. The formula was wonderful to work with - not too thick, not too thin. If you don't already have your perfect red, this would be a good one to check out. Two coats.
In My Santa Suitis a hot, warm red shimmer. It's that festive, party-appropriate red that you need for the holidays! Two coats.
Sleigh Ride For Two has a deep burgundy base with flashes of copper and gold. Great formula & a stunning shade! One of my faves! Two coats.
Cute Little Vixen is a magenta shimmer. As over magenta as I am there is something about this one that I'm loving. The formula was great and painted on wonderfully. Two coats.
Underneath the Mistletoe is a red jelly saturated with red glitter. If rudolph's nose were a nail polish this would be it. Two coats.
Visions of Love is a vampy deep maroon and painted on well. Two coats
There are six Liquid Sands in this collection. These polishes should always be worn without a top coat.
It's Frosty Outsideis your basic silver shade with silver glitter. Very shiny and metallic. Two coats
Silent Stars Go By is a champagne pink and silver glitter liquid sand. Super pretty and girlie, it makes me think of New Years! Two coats.
Make Him Mine is rose gold with silver glitter and a liquid sand finish. ROSE GOLD YOU GUYS! Love this one to pieces. Two coats.
Baby Please Come Home is a silvered lilac and silver glitter liquid sand. I love how it resembles a tinted crinkled foil! Two coats.
Kiss Me at Midnight is an electric blue with noticeable silver glitter. I really didn't expect to like this one as much as I did. It stands out so beautifully on the nails! Two coats.
Emotions is a soot black with black glitter and a liquid sand finish. The emo in emotions. Like crushed coal on the nails. This one was a little weird to paint on... patchy and not as easy to work with as the other liquid sand polishes. Three coats.
My faves from this collection are All Sparkly and Gold, Sleigh Ride for Two, Warm Me Up, Underneath the Mistletoe, Cute Little Vixen, Kiss Me at Midnight and Make Him Mine. Which ones are yours?
For more information on this collection, please see the Official Press Release.
Mariah Carey Holiday nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Liquid Sand nail lacquers should always be worn without top coat. Mariah Carey Holiday will be available October 2013, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.