Monday, January 13, 2014

OPI Mariah Carey Collection Holiday 2013 Swatches and Review

OPI Mariah Carey Collection Holiday 2013

 OPI All I Want For Christmas (is OPI)

 OPI All Sparkly and Gold

 OPI Cute Little Vixen

 OPI In My Santa Suit

 OPI My Favorite Ornament

 OPI Sleigh Ride for Two

 OPI Ski Slope Sweetie

 OPI Underneath the Mistletoe

 OPI Visions of Love

OPI Warm Me Up

OPI Wonderous Star

The collection also includes a special, large-particle hologram glitter called I Snow You Love Me.  I find that it's too sparse to apply directly from the bottle as a topcoat, but works very well as a jewel accent when you place the glitter on the nail with a toothpick or nail art brush:

You can do something quick and simple like this,

Or add more pieces for something a bit flashier.  The clear polish base acts like glue so the pieces stay right where you put them.  Just be sure to let the clear polish on the dots dry before adding topcoat or else they might slide around a bit.

The formula on all of these was perfect.  Application was so uneventful that there's nothing I can really say other than that they all apply exactly how polish should.  I did three coats of each polish (only the glitters and Ski Slope Sweetie actually needed three) and dry time was very fast. 

My favorite of this collection is My Favorite Ornament, but I'm also really into Ski Slope Sweetie.  It's a lot like China Glaze White Cap from a few years back.  It's sheer enough at one coat to use as a color-transforming topcoat over various base colors (it adds gold, yellow and green iridescence and glass fleck shimmer), but I love how it looks all by itself at three coats. 

This collection also includes six new shades of OPI Liquid Sand textured polish, which you can see swatched here.

Mariah Carey Holiday is limited edition and can be purchased 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. Just when I thought I had all of the polishes from this collection that I NEEDED you post swatches D:

  2. I passed on Underneath the Mistletoe because I already had a few red jelly/glitter polishes that look similar, but oh man am I drooling over it here in your swatch!!

  3. I was expecting to like Wonderous Star the most out of this collection, but my favorite turned out to be All I Want For Christmas (is O.P.I). It's not a unique color at all, but it's just such a perfect red.

  4. I have Underneath the Mistletoe and I'm considering buying I Snow You Love Me because I have a weakness for holographic glitter. :D I'm definitely going to buy Emotions from the liquid sands too.
    Overall this collections looks very nice based on your swatches but most of the polishes seem quite similar to the ones I already own.

    Great swatches, as always!

  5. Their pretty I like Underneath the Mistletoe, it reminds me of China glaze ruby pumps :)

  6. As usual, you make me want things I didn't want before! I love these golds! Wow!

  7. Oh my gosh the way you paint your nails... so jealous!

  8. everyone stated what i thought as well, your swatches are the best , hands down.

  9. I like Ski Slope, Visions and Ornament and your swatches are as enticing as ever, but I do feel it's nothing we haven't see before from Opi. Santa suit looks like one from the Bond collection, remind me?

  10. Yes! I also thought it was like CG White Cap which I own! In the end, decided not to get OPI Ski Slope Sweetie but it was real tempting. :)

  11. WOW..stunning colors. I love personally the OPI Visions of Love


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