OPI Mariah Carey 2013 Holiday Collection Swatches and Review

by Lisa Heath

Tonight I have the entire 18 piece OPI Mariah Carey 2013 Holiday Collection to show you!  These look so amazing in person, you have no idea!  All of the Liquid Sand shades are unique to my collection!

This is a picture heavy post, but lets get started!

The Liquid Sands first!



Emotions is a basic black matte texture polish.

Kiss Me At Midnight


Kiss Me At Midnight is a vibrant icy blue texture with medium silver hex glitters.

It’s Frosty Outside


It’s Frosty Outside is a metallic silver texture with medium silver hex glitters.

Silent Stars Go By


Silent Stars Go By is a blush pink texture.

Make Him Mine


Make Him Mine is a stunning rose gold texture.

Baby Please Come Home


Baby Please Come Home is a metallic lilac texture.

All Sparkly And Gold


All Sparkly And Gold is a densely packed gold glitter.

My Favorite Ornament


My Favorite Ornament is a densely packed champagne glitter.

I Snow You Love Me


I Snow You Love Me is a clear base with large holographic silver circles within.  The base is a little on the thick side, but I was able to get about 3 glitters per dip.  The glitter is heavy and tends to sink, so I gave it a decent shake before applying.  I used 1 coat of I Snow You Love Me over All I Want For Christmas (Is OPI).

All I Want For Christmas (Is OPI)


All I Want For Christmas (Is OPI) is a classic red creme.

Cute Little Vixen


Cute Little Vixen is a deep red violet with shimmer.

Underneath The Mistletoe


Underneath The Mistletoe is a candy apple red with gold micro glitter scattered within.

In My Santa Suit


In My Santa Suit is the perfect holiday red with shimmer.

Visions Of Love


Visions of Love is a deep burgundy.

Sleigh Ride For Two


Sleigh Ride For Two is a rich chocolaty brown with red shimmer.

Warm Me Up


Warm Me Up is a deep brown with gold shimmer.

Ski Slope Sweetie


Ski Slope Sweetie is a gorgeous pearly white packed with gold micro shimmer.  I used 3 coats for this photo.

Wonderous Star


Wonderous Star contains densely packed gold glitter with small black hex glitters.

I ended up REALLY liking this holiday collection!  I used 2 coats for all the photos (except for I Snow You Love Me and Ski Slope Sweetie).  I had no application issues at all and these are great holiday shades!

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

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Adventures in Polishland October 13, 2013 - 6:19 pm

Wow! I agree, fabulous collection! My favorite is definitely Kiss Me At Midnight, and I’m especially loving the liquid sands.

Lisa Heath October 14, 2013 - 9:13 pm

The Liquid Sands in this collection are definitely some of my favorites that OPI has come out with so far!

Kelly R October 13, 2013 - 6:22 pm

I am loving this collection. And your swatches are completely gorgeous!

Lisa Heath October 14, 2013 - 9:20 pm

Thank you! I absolutely LOVED your swatches as well!

Emily Lacquerologist October 13, 2013 - 6:26 pm

Beautiful swatches, Lisa! I have been fighting this collection since I saw the press releases, because I am not a big red fan, but your swatches make me excited to see it in person (hopefully soon!) and try these shades!

Lisa Heath October 14, 2013 - 9:20 pm

I cannot wait to see your swatches of them! You will love them!

Toria Mason October 13, 2013 - 6:31 pm

These are all gorgeous and perfect for the holidays! I love Underneath the Mistletoe and In My Santa Suit best but I also love the glittery ones…and well, all of them. haha I’ve been curious about how these would look and I’m impressed. :)

Lisa Heath October 14, 2013 - 9:36 pm

I was definitely much more impressed seeing these in person!

peter purple October 13, 2013 - 7:03 pm

I love Wonderous Star and Sleigh Ride for Two!

Lisa Heath October 14, 2013 - 9:45 pm

Aren’t they pretty?!

Kimberley October 13, 2013 - 11:06 pm

These are really pretty!

Lisa Heath October 14, 2013 - 9:45 pm

OPI did a fantastic job with this collection!

Jess Scull October 14, 2013 - 4:09 am

I LOVE this collection! Fabulous swatches!!!!

Lisa Heath October 14, 2013 - 9:46 pm

Me too! Thank you! <3

Shipra October 14, 2013 - 5:13 am

I LOVE a few of these! :)

Lisa Heath October 14, 2013 - 9:50 pm

Me too ;)

Phyrra October 14, 2013 - 3:48 pm

I love that silver and rose gold

Lisa Heath October 14, 2013 - 9:56 pm

Those are definitely two of my favorites!

Erika October 14, 2013 - 4:15 pm

Nice swatches! I have made my list. It is long. My wallet is screaming. LOL

Lisa Heath October 14, 2013 - 9:56 pm

I think my wallet packed up and left a few years ago from the abuse!

TheFabZilla October 14, 2013 - 4:41 pm

Wow, this is the ultimate nailfest! I love everything, especially the rose gold!

Lisa Heath October 14, 2013 - 9:57 pm

The rose gold one is so much prettier in person! I adore it!

Miranda @ Slashed Beauty October 14, 2013 - 4:49 pm

These are the first liquid sand polishes that I actually like the look of!

Lisa Heath October 14, 2013 - 9:57 pm

These are definitely my favorite of all the Liquid Sand polishes OPI has made!

Sheila (Painted Ladies) October 14, 2013 - 9:04 pm

I see so many in here that I would love to own! Good job, Mariah Carey!

Lisa Heath October 14, 2013 - 9:57 pm

Yes! This was definitely a great collaboration!

Briana @ Nail A College Drop Out October 17, 2013 - 5:32 pm

your swatches are always great but i think opi should step outside the box and do less shades of red and more shades of anything else

Andrea December 19, 2013 - 8:39 am

If you are using the liquid sand do you need to do a color underneath or are your pics just the liquid sand? They are so pretty!

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