1.09.2014

OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 Liquid Sand Mini Trio # 1 Light Review

After falling in love with the OPI The Bond Girls Collection Liquid Sand Mini Set last year, I couldn't resist picking up all of the shades from the Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 Collection Liquid Sand. I rarely make it through a full bottle of nail polish, so I opted for the two Liquid Sand mini sets. Today I'm reviewing the Mini Trio # 1: Light; and in the next week or so I'll be reviewing the Mini Trio # 2: Dark.

Two coats of OPI Silent Stars Go By from the Mariah Carey Holiday Liquid Sand Collection. Taupe / Nude Champagne.

Silent Stars Go By is office-apropos glitter. It's a shimmering take on the typical neutral, mixing taupe / nude shades, adding a mauve / pale pink undertone, and tossing in the perfect amount of glitter to make the combo sparkle like champagne.

The second coat is where the mauve hue truly comes into play. Coincidentally enough, the second coat also serves as the finale for opaque bliss.

Two coats of OPI Make Him Mine from the Mariah Carey Holiday Liquid Sand Collection. Soft Rose Gold.

Make Him Mine is like jewelry for your nails. The color is absolutely breathtaking - think a perfectly flushed, fresh-from-the-slopes ski bunny cheek mingling with fine silver sparkle. It's a shade that manages to maintain that rosy glow without crossing into pink territory. Formula was fantastic - user-friendly, long-lasting, and swoon-worthy {these are a few of my favorite things...}.

Two coats of OPI Baby Please Come Home from the Mariah Carey Holiday Liquid Sand Collection. Lilac / Lavender-Toned Charcoal Gray.

Just look at it...have you ever seen anything so pretty? The color is absolutely stunning - a charcoal gray with lilac / lavender undertones {which are not obvious in all light}, and intertwined with silver.

As with all liquid sands...the formula was fantastic. Two coats for complete opacity, and no chips, or tipwear to speak of {just the way I like it}.


FINAL THOUGHTS:
Initially I went for this trio solely for Baby Please Come Home, thinking that I wouldn't even try the two additional shades; but, I wound up loving them all. For me, Baby Please Come Home and Make Him Mine are the standout shades, and my favorites from this trio; though Silent Stars Go By would be perfect if you were looking for a neutral with kick. I thought it was clever that OPI opted for a less typical holiday collection; using pinks and charcoals as opposed to your standard reds and greens. It was a nice change; and definitely one that can be used year-round. Total love!


What do you think of the Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 Liquid Sand Mini Trio # 1 Light? Do you have a favorite shade or do you want them all?


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18 comments

ellie said...

I love the darker one in the last photo so much, but I have a feeling I'd want them all.

ivy said...

Love the texture to this nail polish trio.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I do like that these are colors you can use year round. Love them!

J. said...

Love the lavender undertones of Baby Please come Home-I can't wait to see the darker collection

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous manicures!
Love all this sparkle!

xoxox,
CC

Jenny Scott Russell said...

I love 'Baby Please Come Home' such a nice colour! x
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Carsla Peyton said...

Perfect! I love this collection! Will have to find so I can rock my party nails ;D

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Sara Gerard said...

All of these shades are beautiful! Sparkly like NYE! Might be cute also for a girls night out? GALentines day? :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Love the texture it gives!

Krystal Es said...

pretty pretty colors!

Kirby Todd said...

Ooh Baby Please Come Home looks perfect to me!

Sherin said...

I'm dying over that last colour. So perfect.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Three awesome colors!

Blond Duck said...

Love the glitter!

Imogen said...

Beautiful colours. I am so in love with this sand effect that you've been showing us recently. I want to try it so much.

ellie's desk said...

The texture looks amazing. I love the colors too. Great trend in nails!

Janet Taylor said...

Just gorgeous!

Alice in vintageland said...

I adore all the shades, they are all perfect, I could`t choose a favorite!
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