Friday, November 1, 2013

OPI: Holiday 2013 Mariah Carey Collection, swatches and review

Yep, Mariah Carey and OPI have partnered up again for another collection! Let the holidays begin!
















This is picture heavy so go to the bathroom, grab your snacks, sit down and enjoy the show, LOL!

OPI "My Favorite Ornament"
2 coats, no top coat















Pretty champagne glitter, I love this! Festive, feminine and easy to wear..NEW YEARS EVE?

OPI "All I Want For Christmas (Is OPI)"
2 coats, no top coat















Perfect holiday red. Yes, another holiday red, pretty but forgettable.

OPI "Cute Little Vixen"
2 coats, no top coat















Red based fuchsia frost.  Applies well for a frost, but still...it's a frost. :(

OPI "Underneath The Mistletoe"
3 coats, no top coat















In indirect lighting...



 Glittah! Not bad, not the best red glitter they have made, but a nice dark red wine. Applied well.

OPI "In My Santa Suit"
2 coats, no top coat




Red shimmer, this says "Happy Holidays", it's a classic easy to wear red for any holiday event, not original, but safe.  :)

OPI "Visions Of Love"
3 coats, no top coat















Vampy goodness! This is GORGEOUS! Vampy brick red, yep this is a winner! Because it is a creme, it is most likely dupe-able and has a doppelganger out there, but I like it anyway, even if it gave me bald spots at 2 coats. :)

OPI "Warm Me Up"
2 coats, no top coat















Toasty! Lovely dark coffee brown shimmer, there are hints of copper and purple in it too! Gorgeous on hands!

OPI "Wonderous Star"
3 coats, no top coat















Not the most opaque, so I tried one coat over two coats of  "My Favorite Ornament".















That's much better!  Different...worth keeping in my stash, but it does not "WOW!" me.

OPI "All Sparkly And Gold"
2 coats, no top coat















Not bad, not unique...but not bad! Applied well.

OPI "Sleigh Ride For Two"
2 coats, no top coat














Nice shimmer, smooth and lovely. Applied well.

OPI "I Snow You Love Me"
1 coat over "Visions Of Love"














Super difficult.

2 coats over "Sleigh Ride For Two"















Soooo NOT worth the effort. NOPE! All those lovely glitters and no way of getting the out, LOL! I felt like dumping the bottle in a tub and fishing the glitter out to add to another polish of mine, LOL!

The clear base is way, way too thick. NOPE!

OPI "Ski Slope Sweetie"
3 coats, no top coat















I think this will be prettier and make me happier if it is worn over a white base.

Still here? Okay...let's bring out the Liquid Sand's.

OPI "Silent Stars Go By"
2 coats, no top coat















In indirect lighting...














NOPE!

OPI "Baby Please Come Home"
2 coats, no top coat















In indirect lighting...














Maybe?!?

OPI "Make Him Mine"
2 coats, no top coat















In indirect lighting...














NOPE!

OPI "It's Frosty Outside"
2 coats, no top coat















In indirect lighting...














Nice!

OPI "Kiss Me At Midnight"
2 coats, no top coat















WOW! That's bright!

In indirect lighting...














OPI "Emotions"
2 coats, no top coat















In indirect lighting...














I actually wore this one first, and here is how it looked after 2 days...













Keeper!  I like this one and I think I will wear it soon, really soon! :)

Overall, I am not impressed with this collection, too many reds in shades and textures we have seen before, the names don't even grab me, LOL! Too generic for my taste, but maybe you have to be a Mariah Carey fan to love these shades and names.   

The formula is perfect, as most OPI's are, except for "I Snow You Love Me". This was a serious "glitter FAIL", and a few of the liquid sand shades are too similar, and don't offer any variety for the holidays.


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. 

            For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

*Product. provided by PR for review.
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4 comments:

Nailmattic said...

lovely!!

Marisa said...

I like that there's a nice variety of colors and finishes in this collection. My Favorite Ornament is so gorgeous on you!!!

wherebeautyisfound said...

I MUST have Vision of Love. - Landa

Lola B. said...

Lovely swatches! I like a lot more from this collection than I originally thought. I think I ended up with all the liquid sands and 4 others.