Thursday, August 29, 2013

OPI Mariah Carey Holiday Winter/Holiday 2013 Collection Preview

OPI Joins Mariah Carey to Launch 18 New Limited Edition Holiday Nail Lacquers

OPI announces the launch of 18 new limited edition holiday nail lacquers inspired by recording artist and international superstar Mariah Carey. This seasonal promotion includes an assortment of red, burgundy, maroon and chocolate brown hues, along with glitter-packed gold, bronze and pearl shades. 

Mariah Carey Holiday also features six new Liquid Sand™ lacquers, ranging from icy blue to frosted pink to sparkling graphite. Each of the Liquid Sand shades showcases OPI’s groundbreaking technology for a textured, matte finish infused with reflective sparkle.    

“Mariah Carey is truly synonomous with the holiday season,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “People around the world listen to her festive, iconic songs – ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ is a personal favorite – and these 18 lacquers evoke the warmth, beauty, energy and positive spirit that’s present in Mariah’s music.  

“This holiday season is all about red, glitter and texture for nails,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “With 18 shades, there’s a perfect hue for every occasion. The 12 crème and glitter lacquers include classic reds, champagne gold, and warm burgundies, while the six Liquid Sand shades should be worn without top coat for a matte finish in icy, frosted colors.”  

Mariah Carey Holiday includes the following (*Liquid Sand shade):

My Favorite Ornament  
Make this champagne glitter your new personal favorite.     

All I Want for Christmas (is OPI)  
This marvelous maroon is present-ly my top choice.

Cute Little Vixen  
This deep red violet has foxy written all over it. 

Underneath the Mistletoe  
Is my kiss as spicy-sweet as this candy-apple red?

In My Santa Suit  
This generously pigmented red is worth staying on the “nice” list.  

Visions of Love  
I see this rich burgundy in my immediate future.  

Warm Me Up  
This spiced coffee hits all the cold spots.    

Wonderous Star  
This gold-flecked shimmer has heavenly shine. 

All Sparkly and Gold  
What more can we say...the name says it all.  

Sleigh Ride for Two  
There’s only room left for this dark hot chocolate. 

Ski Slope Sweetie  
This golden pearl is everybunny’s favorite.

I Snow You Love Me  
Just like I snow you love this disco light confetti. 

Silent Stars Go By*  
This blush of textured pink has parades of sparkle. 

Baby Please Come Home*  
Can’t wait to see this textured and sparkling lilac.

Make Him Mine*  
But make this textured glistening rose mine first!

It’s Frosty Outside*  
This frosted silver is so icy it’s hot.

This dramatic sparkling coal has got me feeling fine.

Kiss Me at Midnight*  
It’s time to fall in love with this frosted ice blue.     

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 for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.              

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  1. I can't wait to see swatches of some of these! Visions of Love and Emotions might have to be mine no matter what they look like, since they're my favorite Mariah Carey songs. :-)

  2. The collection looks rather disappointing. I'll have to wait and see swatches, but I find these a bit dull.

  3. Holy crap, 18 polishes is ridiculously huge for a holiday collection.... Or any collection, for that matter! but some of those liquid sands look pretty awesome.

  4. Cute Little Vixen and I Snow You Love Me look the most intriguing to me.

  5. Warm me up looks promising..the others I will pass on

  6. In my santa suit, It's frosty outside and Make him mine are the ones I'm curious about :)

  7. Looking forward to see swatches! :D

  8. I think all I need is I Snow You Love Me. The rest of the collection.... eh?

  9. I like that spiced coffee color, but the burgundies/reds seem fairly predictable and YAWN-ish.

  10. Way too many reds. I was expecting something different. Definitely like the first MC set way better. I only see about 3 polishes in this set that look interesting enough to take a second look. If the swatches look nice enough I'll get them.

  11. Ohhh, they look nice! Some not so unique, but I'm liking the Liquid Sand selection.

  12. Hmm, pretty nice I think. Some not so original, but I'm liking the liquid sand selection :)

  13. Too many reds, although there are some pretty colors overall.

  14. Some of these caught my attention, so good enough for now. I'll wait to see swatches of course, but I have a feeling I'll wind up with something from this one.

  15. 18 polishes for a HOLIDAY collection and not one green polish? :( Yet they have a ton of reds... sign. Hopefully the other polish companies will come through for us green polish fans.

  16. What do you know about the mini´s? I cand find pictures with both 3 and 4 polishes in a pack, and aparently there are 3 different packs to this collection?
    Also, what about the topcoat that was supposed to be in this collection, that was like TMWTGG?
    I did find a few other blogpost about this, but I only trust yyou!! :)

    1. I haven't heard anything about them yet! I'll ask and see if I can get some pics!

    2. I saw the OPI Mariah Carey Pure 18K White Gold & Silver Top Coat on two different e-tailers for $40! I know I won't be getting that but I'd love to see it in action.

  17. The plain ones look very blah & rehashed versions of other colours but I've become a liquid sand fiend, I can't wait to see swatches of these ones!

  18. This looks like the most boring holiday collection that I've seen in years. And the quote “Mariah Carey is truly synonomous with the holiday season” made me laugh. I know that when I think think of the holidays the first thing that comes to mind is Mariah, not food, friends and family.

  19. This collection does seem quite different from all the glitters and bright colors that come out during the holiday season. It does seem a bit boring but it seems like a different take on winter - this reminds me of hot chocolate and fireplaces! I'm waiting to see swatches of Cute Little Vixen - the glitter in that dark base looks promising.

  20. Cute Little Vixen, I Snow You Love Me, Baby Please Come Home and Kiss Me At Midnight are the ones I want. I may want more when I see swatches.

  21. These all look pretty promising and are getting me excited for the upcoming holiday season! Hopefully you'll get the chance to swatch some of these but I can already tell I'm going to love some of the glitters, especially Wonderous Star and My Favorite Ornament!

  22. Definitely see a few purchases there! :) x

  23. Wonderous Star and I Snow You Love Me look very fun
    I've never tried a liquid sand before but It’s Frosty Outside looks like it would be a fun one to try.

  24. I can't wait for these, especially three of the textures!

  25. I think OPI hve mixed up the pictures of the reds. It seems to me 3 of the pictures show the same polish o.O.
    Other than that, I'm looking forward to seeing swatches of these! Will probably skip most of the reds, but I Snow You Love Me and Warm Me Up are definitely going on my wishlist.

    1. All of the bright reds ARE the same picture. I opened them in separate tabs and switched between them and there's absolutely no change. Maybe there isn't 18 different polishes here, but they couldn't decide between 3 names for some of them.

      Also, there's no way the one listed as Underneath the Mistletoe could be described as "candy apple red", no matter how far you stretch the words. Pretty sure that they mixed it up with Sleigh Ride for Two, which could not be described as chocolatey.

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  27. After paddling through the pictures for like 20 times...I still can not find the wow-factor! Perhaps seeing the swatches will change that?? I just think this collection misses an oddball, a funcky green, a happy glittermix, a special effect. It's just all too goody-goody and matchy-matchy for me I guess >sigh, I'm spoiled<

  28. I just looked closely at these pictures and I've never looked enough at OPI pics to realize just how photoshopped these pictures are. :-| You'd think they could afford actual pictures of actual bottles. Every one is the same bottle, just different colors. And it's not even realistic shopping. None of the words curve the way they should on a round surface.

    Between that and the silly selection in this collection I'm seriously side-eyeing OPI right now.


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