Glitz, Glitter and Glam Steal the Spotlight in the OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 Collection

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OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 Collection

The new 18-piece OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 collection

You don’t have to admit to watching Glitter, Mariah Carey’s cinematic tour de force, to love the new OPI Mariah Carey Holiday Collection, but an appreciation for sparkly stuff certainly helps.

The new limited edition collection glistens with glitter, and gobs of it. Fifteen of the 18 bottles blaze brighter than the twinkle in Mimi’s eye when she’s in the spotlight, as giant stage fans whip her hair into full-on diva mode, and she does that thing where she sings along to the high notes with her hands.


You know what I’m talking about. 🙂

Yeah, I’ll come clean. I saw Glitter in the theater…ON OPENING DAY! And yes, I’ve seen Mariah in concert (I even wore jeans that were frayed at the waistline, coupled with a crocheted crop top, BAM!), and I own most of her CDs. Even the hard-to-find remixes.

Team Mimi, y’all! — is all I have to say.

So yeah, I’m a Mariah fan, and I hummed Dreamlover when I heard about the new collection (available now at professional salons, Pure Beauty stores and Ulta, and coming soon online, for $9 a bottle, or $10.95 CAD).

The rich reds, golds and burgundies in the release made me feel plenty of Emotions as I swatched them in my bathroom today…

And because we’re talking about Mimi, of course there’s a healthy dose of glitz and glitter here, which the gals/guys who like to sparkle should welcome with Open Arms.

If, rather, you prefer textured polishes, you might find the six Liquid Sand shades Irresistible.

Take a peek down below, and let me know which of these is your number one. I’m wearing two coats of each.


OPI All I Want For Christmas (Is OPI)

All I Want For Christmas (Is OPI), a maroon

OPI Cute Little Vixen

Cute Little Vixen, a deep reddish violet

OPI In My Santa Suit

In My Santa Suit, a pearly red

OPI Warm Me Up

Warm Me Up, a dark brown-gray with pearl

OPI Sleigh Ride For Two

Sleigh Ride For Two, a dark chocolate burgundy with pearl

OPI Visions of Love

Visions of Love, a rich burgundy

OPI Ski Slope Sweetie

Ski Slope Sweetie, a golden pearl

OPI My Favorite Ornament

My Favorite Ornament, a glittery champagne

OPI I Snow You Love Me

I Snow You Love Me — clear, with large pieces of confetti glitter

OPI Wonderous Star

Wonderous Star, a shimmery gold with black flecks

OPI All Sparkly And Gold

All Sparkly And Gold, a sparkly gold

OPI Underneath the Mistletoe

Underneath the Mistletoe, a glittery candy apple red

OPI It's Frosty Outside

It’s Frosty Outside Liquid Sand, frosted icy silver

OPI Silent Stars Go By

Silent Stars Go By Liquid Sand, a sparkling blush pink

OPI Make Him Mine

Make Him Mine Liquid Sand, a glistening rose

OPI Baby Please Come Home

Baby Please Come Home Liquid Sand, a sparkling lilac

OPI Kiss Me at Midnight

Kiss Me at Midnight Liquid Sand, a frosted ice blue

OPI Emotions

Emotions Liquid Sand, a dramatic, sparkling coal

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. I definitely drooled over more than one of these shades. LOVE how OPI does up Holiday!
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  2. Aida says:

    Sleigh Ride For Two and Visions of Love look like winners to me (though I need more polish like I need another whole in my head)…

  3. meredith says:

    So many pretties! My top pick is wondrous star.

  4. hanna says:

    I’m loving in my Santa Suit
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  5. Omg I need Make Him Mine in my collection! It’s the most gorgeous rose gold textured polish I’ve ever laid eyes on!

  6. Wonderous Star looks beautiful, and so does that rose gold Liquid Sand! Rose gold is so hot right now 🙂
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  7. Thought of picking up a few bt gosshhh their collection is drool worthy the one with glitters are so pretty..!! and in the pearly finish I like Warm me up, Vixen, visions of love.. 🙂 🙂
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  8. Mandy says:

    Beatiful collection, going to pick up a few for sure! Team Mimi all the way, Dahling!!!
    And of all the blogs i read (a lot) yours is truly the best written and most fun to read. 🙂

  9. Xuvious says:

    Ski Slope Sweetie looks really good!!

  10. Preeti Kaur says:

    Couldnt choose one. All of them are gorgeous 🙂
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  11. Sunny says:

    If I purchase one nail polish from this collection, it’d be Warm Me Up! It’s such a weird-ugly-chic shade, as I’d like to call these!

  12. Danielle says:

    I’m not really a Mariah Carey fan, but there are a couple of shades here that look great!
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  13. Rachel says:

    I’ll be passing on these and wait for Gwen Stefani’s collection, can’t stand Mariah!

  14. Amanda says:

    This almost lost me at “Mariah Carey….” But wow, at first blush this looks like the prettiest OPI collection in a long time (minus the liquid sand).

  15. Aaaah Mariah, the diva of all divas… 🙂 Not bad, this collection. But somehow I had higher expectations of it. I really expected it to WOW me, you know, and it doesn’t do that.
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  16. Diana says:

    LOL. The frayed jeans at the waist and crochet crop top…I had almost forgotten about that trend 🙂

  17. OMG I want them all! Seriously! Especially all the reds and burgundys! The silver, rose and pinkish colors are amazing too! Def gonna go look for these 🙂 xx
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  18. Rosemary says:

    My first comment here. When I read “Warm Me Up, a dark brown-gray with pearl” as “Warm Me Up, a dark brown-GRAVY with pearl,” I figured it was time to tell you how much I enjoy your blog, Karen. My two Siamese would send greetings to Tabs, but they think, er, know, they’re royalty and are reclining on their blue velvet pillow at the moment. 😉

    I’ll pass on the polishes. Even the one with gravy.

  19. Steph says:

    I LOVE these colors! The liquid sands especially…

  20. Carrie says:

    I love Mariah, too! Her Christmas albums are awesome, so it makes sense for her to have a holiday collection. It’s huge! My favorite shades are Kiss Me at Midnight, Underneath the Mistletoe, I Snow You Love Me, Ski Slope Sweetie & Warm Me Up.

  21. StrayCat says:

    I say “NO!” when it comes to Mariah….but I will be saying “YES!” to a couple of these varnishes!

  22. Barbara says:

    Underneath the Mistletoe is very Christmassy!

  23. Allison says:

    I want…all of these. Love Mariah, love Glitter, need all of the polishes.

  24. Maggie says:

    Hi Karen: would you call Underneath the Mistletoe a jelly? It kind of looks like it…

  25. fancie says:

    This collection is SO pretty && so Mariah! Love it! I want like everything lol. Especially Visions of Love && I Snow You Love Me
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  26. denise S says:

    Pretty polishes! I like cute little vixen and ski slope sweetie. I’m going to buy a couple of these to wear during the holidays!

  27. Make Him Mine looks really flattering on you, Karen!

    I was surprised by how much I loved My Favorite Ornament on my nails because I don’t often wear golds or champagne hues. Plus the texture on that one is an added bonus, since I’m of a fan of textures!

    Thanks for the great swatches! Have a great Monday!
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  28. Rosemarie says:

    LOVE those colors! Hope you can make another post like this when Gwen Stefani’s OPI collection launches in January!

  29. Liz says:

    Warm Me Up is just Gawjus!

  30. Rachel P says:

    I love the clear snow-globe looking one, with the enormous flecks of glitter! Too fabulous!

  31. Karen says:

    I ended up getting 4 from this collection. I would be really interested in hearing your thoughts on application & wear from this release. My favourite by FAR is My Favorite Ornament.

  32. vanessa says:

    I like all the liquid sands one except for the black.. Seems like a normal nail polish but with lots of bubbles :/

  33. Maria Therese says:

    Gorgeous nails! When I was a teen I would give anything to be or meet Mariah Carey..
    (your probably bored by my bombarding you with comments today but I just found your blog and I love it!!)

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