Wednesday, January 8, 2014

OPI Mariah Carey Collection Holiday 2013 Liquid Sand Shades

 OPI Liquid Sand in Baby Please Come Home

 OPI Liquid Sand in Emotions

 OPI Liquid Sand in It's Frosty Outside

 OPI Liquid Sand in Kiss Me at Midnight

OPI Liquid Sand in Make Him Mine

OPI Liquid Sand in Silent Stars Go By

The formula on these is very good.  They're thin, which makes it easier to apply thin, even coats, which in turn enhances the Liquid Sand finish.  If the polish is applied too thickly, the gritty look of the sand and glitter gets covered up and smoothed over.  I have the best results when I apply very thin coats, waiting until each is mostly dry before applying the next one.  I used three coats of each and all the shades needed three to achieve opacity.  Since these are meant to be textured, they are worn without topcoat.  If you'd like to wear them as shiny, smooth glitter polishes, a minimum of three coats of topcoat are required.

Some of the colors in this collection feel like repeats and duplicates of existing Liquid Sand/textured polishes (namely Emotions, It's Frosty Outside, and Kiss Me At Midnight). Aside from that, all the shades are very pretty on the nail.  I really like the sparkly, sugar-coated look for winter.  It mimics the texture of snow and gumdrops and candied fruit and it just seems so cute and festive to me.  Emotions doesn't quite fit with the rest of the shades in the collection, and it's not bad looking, but a glittery gold or red Liquid Sand would have had more of a holiday/wintery feel. 

For the full OPI Mariah Carey Holiday collection review with swatches, please click here!

The OPI Mariah Carey Holiday Liquid Sand polishes are limited edition and are available 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. 

(collection provided for review)


  1. My fave is Kiss Me At Midnight! I loved it so much after getting a manicure with it that I went to buy a bottle the very next day. :)

  2. I don't normally go for neutrals/pinks, but oh gosh, I want Make Him Mine! It's so pretty!

  3. I've had an obsession with Baby Please Come Home for the last month or so. Probably my favorite polish of 2013.

  4. I bought my two favourites of this bunch: Kiss Me At Midnight and Make Him Mine. :)

  5. How do these compare to the Zoya Pixie Dusts? I wanted to like the pixie dusts, but they're not textured enough for me.

  6. How do these compare to the Zoya Pixie Dusts? I wanted to like the pixie dusts, but they weren't textured enough for me.

    1. You know, I'm not sure! I don't have any Pixie Dusts, I should probably pick them up to try 'em out!

  7. The Sands are the only shades that didn't disappoint me in this collection. I'll probably pick up all but the black!

  8. I am loving all of these fabulous polishes. New colors I can add to my collection. Great Post!



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