OPI Mariah Carey 18K White Gold & Silver Leaf Top Coat




Oh my glob, you guys…I am exhausted. I woke up at 7 am and I just finished doing laundry and completely cleaning my apartment. You see, my parents arrive tonight and my mom is a major clean freak (where do you think I get it from?) so I don’t want her to look around and be all disgusted. The last time my mom visited, the following words came out of her mouth: “I know you work and must get home tired. Don’t worry…I understand why your place looks like this.” Uhm, thanks mom! The funny thing is that she was trying to be nice and didn’t really mean for it to sound that bad even though it did. hahaha How do mothers have that way of making you cringe with one small comment? I’m enjoying the last couple of hours of peace and quiet because my little apartment is going to be come a crazy house. I haven’t seen my mom in over a year so I’m pretty excited to have them here for the holidays so I’ll gladly put up with the craziness. You know what else their visit means? ALL THE HOMECOOKED MEXICAN FOOD I CAN EAT. Oh boy…there goes my diet…

So, I am glad I got a few minutes to write up this post because I totally flaked on posting this yesterday. I ended up going out with a friend to celebrate some good news and we ended up going to a yummy restaurant and then we watched Before Midnight. Have you guys seen it? I love Before Sunrise and Before Sunset so this was a great third installment, and I highly recommend it. Ok, ok…let’s get to the polish. Today I have the OPI Mariah Carey 18K White Gold & Silver Leaf Top Coat to share with you so let’s take a look at my swatches below.

OPI Mariah Carey 18K White Gold & Silver Leaf Top Coat 2OPI Mariah Carey 18K White Gold & Silver Leaf Top Coat 3OPI Mariah Carey 18K White Gold & Silver Leaf Top Coat 4There have been quite a few gold/silver leaf top coats in the last year or so and this is my first experience with them. I decided to take the plunge and try it out because I love the luxe-looking bottle. To be honest, I do like how this looks but I won’t be purchasing anything similar–maybe at a lower price point because this baby retails for $30!!! As far as application is concerned, it applied beautifully at one coat.

Well, I hope you’re all doing well and wish me luck with the rents. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!

14 thoughts on “OPI Mariah Carey 18K White Gold & Silver Leaf Top Coat

  1. $30?! Yikes! I realize it’s silver, but I feel like getting a top coat that’s just clear with small white “shards” like some indie brands carry would give a VERY similar look without the ridiculous price. I have a hard enough time paying $10 for a bottle of polish… and I know I’m hardly the only one. It’s unlikely anyone but hardcore polish junkies are going to be buying this one.

  2. Beautiful top coat! Of course completely out of my budge 🙂 I’m glad you get to spend time with your parents. Good luck with the cleaning comments. LOL. Remember: ” a strict, clean freak mom is better than no mom” 🙂

    Oh how I envy that you’re going to have all the homecooked mexican food you want! My mom is gone and I never learned how to cook. LMAO. I only know a few things like tacos dorados, chilaquiles and macarron con queso (the mexican orange one, YUM)

  3. Authentic Mexican food, you say? Lemme get in the car…see you around midnight…
    This is pppuuurrrdddy. I have the Ninja Polish gold and silver leaf ones that I just *had* to have…and have I used them? Noooo. Womp, womp.
    Have fun visiting with your parents and congrats again on your good news! 🙂

  4. I like that. $30 a bottle makes me sad though. Enjoy the family(food!), I’m jelly. Lately I can’t even go to a Mexican restaurant and get authentic Mexican food, it’s usually cooked by white people or Asians :p

  5. I’ve seen a lot of gold leaf top coats around and wasn’t sure about this when your post popped up in my inbox, but I actually think this is gorgeous! Probably because in general I’m not a fan of very yellow gold and prefer white gold. If this wasn’t such an insane price I would definitely get one! I love the colour you paired it with too, they go great together. Enjoy the holidays with your family!
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  6. Everyone is flipping out over this but honesly… I’m not sure I see the appeal hey :-/
    It isn’t ugly, and yeah it is interesting but I duno? Maybe not for me.

    1. I kind of feel the same since this is the first time I’ve ever bought something like this. For the price, I am not sure it’s worth it but I do think it’s very pretty.

  7. this is one of those polishes that you use because it makes you feel wonderful, i mean you rock this world so much you use gold in your nail b*atch!
    i won’t buy it, but i don’t mind sending these swatches to my mum, xmas is around and i KNOW she wants to give me something special for xmas.


    i know what you mean about moms, they have this way to say things nicely that are not nice at all.. latin moms specially, they have this thing that makes you feel like crap in 2 secs.

  8. I bought the same top coat few weeks ago but lower price. I got it for something like 7$ on sale in store. So it was a real occasion! The effect is fine but i thought golden and silver leaves are going to be bigger. Im disappointed 🙁

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