OPI Mariah Carey Holiday Collection 2013 – Liquid Sands




If you follow me on facebook, you probably saw my post yesterday about receiving the OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 Collection. As soon as these babies arrived, I was trying to figure out the best way to tackle this massive 18 bottle collection. Yes, 18 bottles!!! Well, I decided to swatch the 6 Liquid Sands for this collection first which is what I have for you today. I was debating whether I should even swatch these since they will have to be the dreaded three-finger swatches. I guess I should stop being such a turd about it and just deal with it, but it annoys the bejeesus out of me. If I wait the 2-3 weeks for my nail to grow a bit, I will be super behind so I’m just going to put my big girl panties on (literally) and suck it up. I’m not going to talk about each polish individually because they all had the same formula except for the black one which I will discuss at the end.  Let’s take a look at the new holiday Liquid Sand offerings.

OPI It's Frosty Outside 1OPI It's Frosty Outside 2OPI It’s Frosty Outside

OPI Silent Stars Go By 1OPI Silent Stars Go By 2OPI Silent Stars Go By

OPI Make Him Mine 1OPI Make Him Mine 2OPI Make Him Mine

OPI Baby Please Come Home 1OPI Baby Please Come Home 2OPI Baby Please Come Home

OPI Kiss Me At Midnight 1OPI Kiss Me At Midnight 2OPI Kiss Me At Midnight

OPI Emotions 1OPI Emotions 2OPI Emotions

That is a whole lot of sparkly Liquid Sands! I’ve been a huge fan of the Liquid Sand polishes, and I like the quality of these polishes but I am NOT a fan of the colors. I live for vibrant polishes so these left me underwhelmed purely because of the color selection. I would have loved to see a hunter green or a santa red but there are so many neutral type colors here that I just felt sad. I do love Kiss Me At Midnight (big surprise!) and Emotions is just a little strange. Actually, I ended up liking it and I am kind of obsessed with how this looks at one coat: you get a wash of black and lots of black flecks like cracked pepper. So what do you think? Are you a Liquid Sand lover? What about the color selection of these? Let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon.

Additional Info:

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 is available now 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. For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!
As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.

14 thoughts on “OPI Mariah Carey Holiday Collection 2013 – Liquid Sands

  1. Color me a little underwhelmed for this whole collection. It’s Frosty Outside reminds me of “Solitaire” from the Bond Girls collection – do you know if they are as similar as they seem? The only one I really like is “Baby Please Come Home”, that seems to have a golden/purple-y color to it. I can’t wait to see the rest of the swatches! 🙂
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  2. I really like Silent Stars Go By and Make Him Mine! I love rose-gold type colors and they both fit into that category, though I think Make Him Mine is prettier.

    I tend to like muted neutrals, so most of these are really pretty to me! 😀 I hope I can get my hands on a few of them.

  3. I also adore the liquid sand polishes and was really looking forward to seeing these swatches! I’m a little sad that there’s not a green in here, I think a green liquid sand would look amazing. But I do really love Make Him Mine! Great swatches as always 🙂

  4. Where’s the gold? Where’s the green? And red? The CHRISTMAS COLOURS!!!!
    I feel the collection is a bit boring. The blue is the real stunner for me and the black is very interesting but the rest are nice and forgettable.

  5. I think, for the first time, we have opposite opinions! 😉 I like all of these for the same reason you’re underwhelmed by them (that they’re mostly neutrals). Although, I don’t like Emotions, which you do like, haha.
    Since I intensely hated the Liquid Sand that I tried (it wasn’t really the polish’s fault…more so my fault), I’m reserving judgment until I try the other two I have (which I also purchased with you, haha).

  6. I love them all!!! I really do. I love that their unexpected, more like a formal Christmascollection. Is love Elven green white and red but I think these are great choices!!

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