The OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 features eighteen new shades including six new Liquid Sand colors.
As you might expect, there are a heavy number of red shades here (six in all), but they are quite different from each other. Also included are some festive glitters and a gorgeous deep pearl shade.
The formula was really great with nearly all of these. I used two coats for most of them, with a few exceptions. There was only one of these where I had any issues and that was I Snow You Love Me. That one has large round holo glitter suspended in a thick clear base. The glitter definitely wants to stay at the bottom of the bottle and it’s extremely hard to get even a couple pieces into the nail. This is one you will want to use with a toothpick or something to place the glitter on, otherwise it’s a thick mess.
All I Want For Christmas (two coats)
In My Santa Suit (two coats)
Cute Little Vixen (two coats)
Sleigh Ride For Two (two coats)
Underneath The Mistletoe (three coats)
Visions Of Love (three coats)
Ski Slope Sweetie (three coats)
My Favorite Ornament (two coats)
All Sparkly And Gold (two coats)
Wonderous Star (two coats)
Warm Me Up (two coats)
I Snow You Love Me (one coat and I had to place the glitter where I wanted)
It’s Frosty Outside (two coats)
Silent Stars Go By (two coats)
Make Him Mine (two coats)
Baby Please Come Home (two coats)
Kiss Me At Midnight (two coats)
Emotions (three coats)
Overall: Nice collection and it definitely gives off a festive holiday vibe. I do have some favorite shades that I just think are more interesting than others.
Sleigh Ride For Two is so pretty, it’s rich, velvety and it glows.
Underneath The Mistletoe is really pretty and sparkly. It’s different looking than many other red shades.
Ski Slope Sweetie is so pretty! It’s this beautiful shimmery gold/white with so many sparkles.
Wonderous Star is another one I like because of the addition of the black glitter specks. Much better than just plain gold.
Warm Me Up is another one I really like. It might be my favorite one here actually. It’s a really unusual brown/grey shade and it’s super smooth and rich.
Make Him Mine is a really nice rose gold Liquid Sand shade.
Kiss Me At Midnight is a vivid blue Liquid Sand and I don’t think I have another textured polish in this shade.
Availability: October 2013 at Ulta, Trade Secret, Pure Beauty, Dillard’s, etc.
So now I want to hear from you! What do you think about the OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 collection? What do you love here?
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