Mariah by OPI Collection
Stay the Night & Anti-Bleak: £11.50*
Shades: A Butterfly Moment, Sprung, Anti-Bleak, Pink yet Lavender. Liquid Sand Polishes: Cant Let Go, The Impossible, Stay the Night, Get Your NumberMariah for OPI SS13
To be honest I don't really know anything about Mariah Carey, I couldn't even name you one of her songs, But for SS 2013 OPI are collaborating with her for a series of polishes. This collection includes four "Liquid Sand Lacquers". These use a special technology that means they have a textured finish with a matte and reflective sparkle. The finish is sort of a pebbled finish that lightly shimmers. These are to be worn without topcoats or they would loose their finish. In all honesty I think that sounds really weird and I cant say Im a huge fan of the textured nail look and I especially don't like these sand finishes. But I've not heard of anything like this so it could be fairly unique.
I tried an accent nail in Stay the Night. Frankly Im not sold, I think the finish looks gritty and dry and just doesn't look pretty at all. It just looks weird and I can't put my finger on why! It reminds me of granite kitchen work tops or a nail file. It just looks dull and really really bland! What a confusing polish!
I think half the collection is really suiting to spring summer, especial the nudes and the shimmery peach. Like I said I really don't know anything about Mariah or her personal preferences but I really do think the sand finish nail polishes are very strange and to be don't quite fit with what I'd imagine (The Daily Mail seems to tell me she's a big Diva) she'd like! The polish shades are lovely, simple and pretty and work well together. Especially A Butterfly Moment (a creamy light pink with a hint of brown) and Pink yet Lavender (a clear sparkly polish with holographic pink, lilac and silver particles). But how the Liquid Sand ones fit in I really don't know!?