I hope you're all having a great week so far! Mine has been busy and unfortunately things won't slow down before a week or so. I really can't wait for my training year at work to be over, hopefully I'll have much more spare time by then ;D
Today I have the OPI Mariah Carey Collection to share with you. I know I'm late to the party but with all the Liquid Sands / Pixie Dusts / Sugar Mattes / ... released lately, some of you might still want to jump on the bandwagon.
Stay the Night is a matte black textured base with small red glitters. It's hands down my favorite from this collection, that's why I'm showing it first haha. It's dark, obviously, but the red pieces really enlighten it, LOVE! I used 2 coats in the swatches below, no topcoat.
Can’t Let Go is a matte purple textured base with medium lavender hex glitters. I wasn't really sure about this one at first because of the larger pieces of glitter but it ended up looking hot! I also used 2 coats and no topcoat below.
Get Your Number is a matte medium blue textured scattered with holographic glitters. I really wish the holo pieces translated in my picture because they add a whole new dimension. I also loved this one and wore it for 4 days in a row, which is pretty exceptional if you ask me! Two coats and no topcoat here as well.
The Impossible is a matte fuschia textured with medium silver holo hexes as well as a few silver holo stars. I was afraid it would look way too girly for me but it was't that bad. I actually kind of liked wearing it LOL. I had some fishing to do to get a couple of stars on my nails but I think it works better with fewer stars anyway so I didn't mind. Excellent coverage and formula, 2 coats and no topcoat here.
Sprung is a super vivid and sparkly brown shimmer. I'm not really into browns but this one is so bold that I couldn't feel meh about it. It's such a complex brown! Formula was a bit more sheer than the previous ones but offered a lot of control. Complete coverage and full depth at 3 coats plus topcoat below.
A Butterfly Moment is a rosy nude with gold shimmer. I was afraid it would be a grandma shade but it's not bad at all! I think it looked great with on my skintone. Formula was outstanding : great opacity for such a light shade and an extremely glowy finish. Two coats plus topcoat below.
Pink Yet Lavender (shown over A Butterfly Moment here) is a mix of light pink hexes, small lavender glitters as well as a few holographic pieces. It's not really my thing but I think that it looks gorgeous over A Butterfly Moment. Glitter payoff was perfect and you're looking at just one coat of Pink Yet Lavender below.
Anti-Bleak is a very warm purple creme. It's the only one that seems out of place in the collection, I mean it's just a creme, right? I'm not really attracted to this type of purple but it still looked nice on the nails and more importantly, offered excellent coverage and application. Two coats plus topcoat in these swatches.
I wasn't sure about the textured trend at first... I thought I couldn't stand the gritty surface but the Liquid Sands really grew on me. As mentioned above, I wore Get Your Number for 4 days straight and barely experienced any tipwear, it really did wear like iron! As for removal, it was somewhere between regular polish and glitter but nothing that would ever keep me from wearing them again ;-)
What do you think about this collection? Have you tried the Liquid Sands yet?
*products provided for review*