Mariah Carey by OPI Collection – Review & Swatches

A couple of weeks ago OPI teased us with their next celebrity affiliated collection.
Let’s all forget Nicki Minaj, it’s all about Mariah Carey this year! .. well next year, when this comes out. Oh the irony, OPI I love you for doing this. After all the craziness that has been happening on the American Idol set, This is just too good.

OPI’s PR team sent me four of the new Mariah Carey polishes, including two of the brand-spankin’ new Liquid Sand™ polishes. Now let’s just stop blabbing and move on to the swatches.

O.P.I Liquid Sand™ Nail Polish “Can’t Let Go” – 2 coats
“Can’t Let Go” –
There it is. In all its glory. “Can’t Let Go” is the first Liquid Sand™ polish I have for you today. Let’s start off by saying that this is very new. It’s like OPI wanted to give us the Ciaté Caviar polishes, without actual caviar balls, and a whole lot less of mess.

I think with these you either love or hate the effect. I’m leaning towards loving it. The finish is very unique and it looks like you have little glittery deserts on your nails. The color is stunning too.

O.P.I Liquid Sand™ Nail Polish “The Impossible” – 2 coats
“The Impossible” –
Here’s the second Liquid Sand™ I received. Oh, was I excited when I saw this in my little parcel. Hot fuchsia/Red with glitters and stars(!). I drooled a little. But then swatched on my nails it kinda lost its magic. Is this super duper fun? Yes. Then what’s the problem? I miss the stars! I shook this bottle until my arms almost fell off… No stars on my nails.

Color wise I think this is very fun. However some of the glitters look very dark in some light. I’m not sure if I’m a huge fan of that. The finish is exactly the same as “Can’t Let Go” which I like, a lot. Oh P.S. don’t try putting top coats over these. It won’t work, trust me!

O.P.I Nail Polish “A Butterfly Moment” – 2 coats
“A Butterfly Moment” –
This is just too elegant and gorgeous. I’m just not too much of a fan of it on my hands.
It’s almost the exact same color as my skin-tone. Meaning this would be awesome for a nude mani. The shine in this is beautiful, it reminds me of NARS’ “Albatros” highlighter.

O.P.I Nail Polish “Pink Yet Lavender” – 3 coats
“Pink Yet Lavender” –
I la la love this glitter. The color of this is so elegant, chic and just…. aaah <3
It’s glitter but not in your face glitter. It’s a subtle yet booming glitter.
I can go on and on and say the word “glitter” another 40 times!

I bet this will look stunning on “A Butterfly Moment” – I wonder why I didn’t try that while swatching these… Anyway! This is love!

Overall I think this collection is so much fun, and the Liquid Sand™ polishes are really cool and innovative. I want more of these OPI and please someday make them permanent! *bats puppy eyes*

Mariah, you’ve done it girl. You outshined Nicki with this collection ;)

OPI Polishes retail for €14,25 each and are available at Sephora and selected Dutch drugstores (

Mariah Carey by OPI collection is available mid-January, 2013

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22 Responses to Mariah Carey by OPI Collection – Review & Swatches

  1. Laurence says:

    Great swatches! I’m quite excited by these, the sand texture looks great, particularly the “Can’t Let Go”! So editorial, high fashion yummy! The darker parts of “The Impossible” are what I noticed first, it kind of looks like something got stuck on the nail, like when you put your hand in your pocket JUST after painting them (every single time!).
    I would most likely get “Can’t Let Go” out of these 4!
    Thanks for the post!

  2. Norma says:

    Jammer dat ze zo duur zijn maar wat zijn ze verschrikkelijk mooi

  3. Well… First I didn’t like the two Liquid Sand. But I kept looking at your pics and then… I WANT one ! It’s quite unique. Does the texture feel weird on your nails? I absolutely want the red for Christmas, it reminds me the decorations <3 But I'll have to wait… Maybe next Christmas =)
    I'm disappointed not to see the stars, just as you :(
    Kisses from France.
    Au revoir !

  4. Kim says:

    WOW! That’s so beautiful! :-D

  5. Eva says:

    I love Pink Yet Lavander, its absolutely fab!

  6. Ellen says:

    Hele mooie lakjes! Vooral de bovenste :)

  7. Mariana says:

    I’m such a Mariah fan, obviously I’m über excited to get these on my nails!!! But the liquid sand doesn’t do much for me, so I’ll probably get “A butterfly moment” and “pink yet lavender”. So pretty!!! :D

  8. Marlotte says:

    I love ‘can’t let go’ it’s so pretty!!

  9. I loooooooove it! Definitely gonna buy Pink Yet Lavender!

  10. Mietta says:

    I definitely will be looking to buy the sand ones! I haven’t bought into the Caviar nails or Velvet nails of Ciate but I might give this a try! xoxo

  11. Sylvia says:

    I was thinking that A Butterfly Moment and Pink Yet Lavender would look really nice with each other too! A Butterfly Moment is sooo a Mariah color lol.
    I really like the idea of the ‘sand’ finish on the nails; it looks really funky! I like the IDEA of the Ciate Caviar sets but I never bought them because I knew they’d be a disaster/waste/wouldn’t last. I’d definitely prefer something like this!

  12. Lisa says:

    This looks amazing! <3 I really like your blogposts, you always make them so much fun to read! Keep up the good work!

  13. anyanwuidoru says:

    1. Pink yet Lavender and Butterfly Moment (I am chocolate colored) so it will work beautifully. Thanks for the swatches, I will be adding these to the wish list. I originally came looking for info on that Lit cosmetics glitter from one of your recent tutorials…
    This will make my elves shopping easier :)

  14. Beautytalk says:

    Really Love “can’t let go”!! My favorite!

  15. Kim says:

    Ik ben geen fan van deze kleuren.

  16. Michelle says:

    Wauw die eerste twee zijn echt heel apart, mooi!

  17. Ashley Benet says:

    I luv u vids there so cool I’m 14 and I really don’t like make up but it’s still awesome to watch u so I can no when I want to where make up I can do it right!

  18. Will Sheehy says:

    i LOVE nude manicures so i definitely love “A Butterfly Moment”

  19. Madyson says:

    I recieved the Mariah Carey mini collection for Christmas and I absolutely love it! The polish is great in quality as well as consistancy. I cant wait until the big bottles come out so I can purchase “Pink Yet Lavender” and the other bottles that dont come in the mini collection. Thanks for the swatches!
    ~Madyson :)

  20. Farrah says:

    The Mariah Carey mini set comes with, Get Your Number, Can’t Let Go, The Impossible, and Stay The Night. At Ulta they had the set already out (Before Christmas) and so I got Pink Yet Lavender, and it’s absolutely AMAZING! You will not regret buying it!! (Nor the other polishes) :)

  21. Wow, amazing! thanks so a great deal in support of the effort in posting this.

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