All I want for Christmas is OPI! Well, some of it anyway. “This season is all about red, glitter and texture for nails” – so says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI executive VP & Artistic Director. If that’s true, then the brand-spanking-new OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 Limited Edition collection is bang on. Almost.
The OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 collection features a whole whack of reds, a couple burgundy shades, and a big bunch of Liquid Sand polishes. We don’t think you’ll need the whole collection. There are two or three shades we think are special, but we’ve swatched all of them for you so you can make your own decisions. Without further ado, we’re wicked chuffed (too chuffed to wait for Monday) to bring you the first images of the entire OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 collection – that’s right, all 18 bottles.
OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 Collection — The Red
OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 Collection — The Burgundy
OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 Collection — The Glitter
OPI Wondrous Star: My first look at the bottle brought high hopes. But I’ve done three coats there and it simply reminds me of black pepper. Maybe I should have done five? And then I had this really great idea…
OPI I Snow You Love Me: I pulled out the brush, looked at the size of the three bits of confetti that came up, and decided that instead of trying to paint it on, I’d use a pair of tweezers and make a disco ball accent nail. Don’t judge – I’m a nail painter, not a nail artist. It’s pretty in the bottle but I just have NO idea what to do with it. (See my glitter-placement inspiration here at chalkboardnails.com — that woman is An Artist.)
OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 Collection — The Other Two
OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 — The Liquid Sand
OPI Make Him Mine Liquid Sand (left) and OPI Silent Stars Go By Liquid Sand (right) You’re looking at this image and thinking exactly what I thought, right? On my left hand is Make Him Mine (OPI uses the word “rose” to describe it) and on my right, Silent Stars Go By (OPI uses the word “pink” for this one). I use the words “too much the same, why stick both into one collection, OPI?” to cover both.
OPI Emotions Liquid Sand: And finally, to round it all up and leave you with what I think is the best of the whole shebang, it’s OPI Emotions Liquid Sand. It’s flat black and it’s textured, it’s coal-like and somehow magical. It.Is.Stunning. Gimmie That.
Now you’ve seen it all, let us discuss this 2013 Mariah Carey Holiday collection from OPI. Come on, you know you wanna.
The OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 collection ($10.95 each) is available from professional salons, spas and TradeSecrets.
Manis’n’photos by Karen Falcon (sometimes she wishes she had an extra hand) © 2013 imabeautygeek.com. Image of Mariah Carey courtesy of OPI.