Press Preview: Mariah Carey by OPI to Launch in January 2013 with Liquid Sand

Liquid Sand? Yep, four shades out of the eight-shade Mariah Carey by OPI collection (launching January 2013) have a nifty sand-textured matte finish... with sparkles.
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Liquid Sand? Yep, four shades out of the eight-shade Mariah Carey by OPI collection (launching January 2013) have a nifty sand-textured matte finish... with sparkles.
Mariah Carey by OPI collection_January 2013

Hey, Nicki Minaj, guess what? Mariah's collaborated with OPI now, too, for her own collection of nail polish -- and it's pretty cool. The eight-shade Mariah Carey by OPI lineup launches in January 2013, a year after the Nicki Minaj OPI set of polishes debuted. The breakdown includes a frosty shade, a creamy shade, a shimmer, a glitter-flakes polish, and four colours with a nifty "Liquid Sand" finish.

Mariah Carey by OPI collection nail polish shades

"It's textured nail polish," OPI executive VP and artistic director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann told a room full of Canadian beauty editors and bloggers this afternoon at the Trump Hotel in Toronto.

Mariah Carey by OPI_liquid sand_do not use top coat

"You don't have to do anything to it, you don't have to add anything... this is actually how it comes out of the bottle. You don't put a top coat on it because the matte look is what actually makes it unique [sic]," she said.

Mariah Carey by OPI_liquid sand_The Impossible_Can't Let Go_Get Your Number

Mariah Carey by OPI nail polish collection_liquid sand_The Impossible_Can't Let Go_Get Your Number_Stay the Night

"It does take a little bit longer to dry, probably about eight minutes or so, and then you see how the texture comes to the surface." The four OPI Liquid Sand shades are The Impossible (a sparkly matte fuchsia --sorry, looks more red here),  Can't Let Go (sparkly matte purple), Get Your Number (sparkly matte blue) and Stay the Night (matte black with red sparkles).

Mariah Carey by OPI_A Butterfly Moment_Sprung

Mariah Carey by OPI_A Butterfly Moment_Sprung_Pink Yet Lavender_Anti-Bleak

From the top, A Butterfly Moment (frosty tan nude), Sprung (shimmery copper), Pink Yet Lavender (pink glitter with lavender shimmer) and Anti-Bleak (deep, creamy purple -- and my new obsession).

Mariah Carey by OPI_The Impossible

Look! The Impossible has star confetti in the glitter mix!

Mariah Carey by OPI_Can't Let Go

Can't Let Go.

Mariah Carey by OPI_Get Your Number

Get Your Number.

Mariah Carey by OPI_Stay the Night

Stay the Night.

Mariah Carey by OPI_A Butterfly Moment

A Butterfly Moment.

Mariah Carey by OPI_Sprung

Sprung.

Mariah Carey by OPI_Pink Yet Lavender

Pink Yet Lavender.

Mariah Carey by OPI_Anti-Bleak_2

Anti-Bleak (sorry, lighting issues!).

The Mariah Carey by OPI collection ($10.95 per polish) will be in salons and spas in January.

What do you think? Can you wait until January? What shade catches your attention most?

All photos ©Janine Falcon/Beautygeeks via Fujifilm Finepix F770EXR.