On Thursday I just happened to drop in at the UK OPI distributor, Lena White, in Watford Hertfordshire, on my way back from work. I actually wanted to have a look at the OPI San Francisco collection but what to my wandering eyes should appear???? The OPI Holiday 2013 Mariah Carey Collection!!
Now, I had seen the press release OPI had put out and although I really do love OPI I couldn't help feel a little cold and disappointed towards this collection. In real life it was totally the opposite, they enchanted me. I had told myself I didn't need any more liquid sands, boy was I wrong!
This collection features 12 glitters/cremes/shimmers and 6 liquid sands. The only one I didn't buy was the black liquid sands (Emotions) because I knew I really wouldn't wear that one.
I thought I'd show you the liquid sands first as these were the first of the collection I had tried. In true OPI liquid sands formula they are great to apply, wear like iron and aren't too bad to remove.
I photographed these in a light box first and then in natural light so you get a better idea of what they will look like. I tend to find they are much more sparkly in natural light.
All swatches were done with 2 coats of the liquid sands.
OPI Silent Stars Go By:
This blush of textured pink has parades of sparkle
OPI Make Him Mine:
But make this textured glistening rose mine first!
Baby Please Come Home:
Can't wait to see you in..... this textured and sparkling lilac
It's Frosty Outside:
This frosted silver is so icy it's hot
It's time to fall in love with this frosted ice blue.
All in all I really like this collection. I wasn't even going to get any more liquid sands but these convinced me. I think my favourite has to be Make Him Mine, it was just so flattering, but I really did love them all.
I'll be back tomorrow to post more of the OPI Holiday 2013 collection so keep an eye out!
Which is your favourite?