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Jan 10 2013

OPI Mariah Carey Collection

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When I was a tween, I played Mariah Carey’s debut album over and over again in my portable cassette player. “Someday” and “Love Takes Time” were my favorites from the album.

The pure magic and beauty of her voice made me feel emotion in the songs she sung, and wonder at how someone could sing like that. I was taken like that by Mariah until her album “Butterfly.” It’s not that I stopped being a fan, I just wasn’t as into her albums and songs as I was up until the song “Fantasy” came out.

I still adore Mariah, and I’m debating watching American Idol again as she’s supposed to be a judge come the new season! Because of my love for her early music, I was absolutely excited when I got the press release that OPI was working with her for a collection.

“OPIis thrilled to work with Mariah, an industry icon who loves nails and considers lacquer one of her favorite accessories,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director, in a press release. “With her magnetic personality both on and off the stage, Mariah serves as a great inspiration for beautiful, bold colors.”

I picked up seven of the eight colors in the colleciton, including all four Liquid Sand shades; Liquid Sand is described by the brand as a “texturized matte finish influse with reflective glints of light.

How about some swatches of the pretties?!

A Butterfly Moment:

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A Butterfly Moment is a gorgeous pearly pink peach. It’s super feminine, I love it. I used two coats.

Sprung:

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Sprung is a pretty copper shimmer with hints of rose gold. It’s a beautiful foil-like finish. I used two coats.

Pink Yet Lavendar:

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Pink Yet Lavendar has a collection of hex pink glitter with small holo glitter in a clear base. I didn’t pair it, but this would look beautiful over A Butterfly Moment!

Now onto the Liquid Sand shades!

The Impossible:

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Sorry – more engagement ring photos – I can’t help it I’m still in love lol Anyway! The Impossible is a gorgeous bright pink with holo stars and other pink glitters. I was surprised how well two coats of this – with no top coat – held up. I did dishes repeatedly, house chores and it didn’t chip at all. Color me impressed!

Stay the Night:

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Stay the Night is black with red glitter. I thought this one was absolutely stunning. I really didn’t think I’d love the texture as much as I do. It wears better on me than the Suede colleciton ever did.

Can’t Let Go:

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Can’t Let Go is a purple jelly base with … purple Liquid Sand? And purple glitter. All my Liquid Sand posts are two coats each.

Get Your Number:

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Here’s an intentionally blurry shot to show off that holo glitter:

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Here’s a picture of Get Your Number with top coat, because it looked like a Slushy – something I saw Katherine from Manicure Addict say on Instagram and I completely agree with! I wanted to see what it looked like wet!

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Get Your Number is one of my favorites from this collection. So unique and beautiful! I loved it!

Something that surprised me with the Liquid Sand polishes was removal. It required less elbow grease than some of the glitters I wear. I didn’t need the foil method to remove these puppies.

When I’d done my nails with Stay the Night, I invited Mike to touch my nail to see what he thought. He thought it was neat.

mike says

“It feels like sandpaper.”

So have you seen the Mariah Carey Collection in stores yet? Picked any up? What do you think of Liquid Sand?! Share your thoughts below, I’d love to say hi!

  • The Brown Side of Life

    Hi Judy. Loved this post and a couple of others. I think the colours look very pretty on your nails. Plus, you apply them so well! I wanted to know (if you don’t mind) which camera you use coz the snaps are really good. – Fellow beauty-blogger.

    • http://beautyjudy.com BeautyJudy

      Hi – thank you very much! I use a Nikon, but don’t have it with me so I’m not sure of deets. I have to find out the model later tonight!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you so much! I thought I had answered a couple days ago but my coment didn’t post. I use a Nikon Coolpix!

  • http://260daysnorepeats.blogspot.com Iris

    The first three remind me of the, the others don’t. Sand hmmm… not sure I can get on the boat with that.

    • BeautyJudy

      I imagine it won’t be everyone’s thing – I was really shocked how much I liked it, because usually unusual-feeling finishes drive me a little batty LOL