Today, in chapter #857,209 of "Sarah Is Obsessed with Textured Polishes," I have swatches of the OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 Liquid Sand shades. I'll be honest: I was initially unsure if I would like these ones. A few of these Sands have metallic finishes, and I've never really gotten excited about standard, nontextured metallic polish. But who am I kidding? We're talking about textured polish here. I ended up loving all of these! Baby Please Come Home is a dusky purple metallic textured polish. The metallic finish looks really cool when it dries down with the texture - I'm definitely a big fan. I love the deeper tones of this shade. It's very glamorous! Two coats.
Emotions is a black textured polish. It also has some medium black glitter, which caught the light at certain angles! Some of you may be concerned that this one is similar to the "beaded" effect polishes from other brands, but I can report that it wasn't chunky or odd-looking on the nail at all. It looked like carbon to me! Three coats.
It's Frosty Outside is a tinseltastic silver metallic textured polish. This is the first one that I wore in the collection; I couldn't get it out of my mind! It's SO holiday appropriate and the medium silver glitters provided just the right amount of visual interest. Two coats.
Kiss Me At Midnight is a cornflower blue textured polish with silvery white glitters. In addition to the medium glitters, this one also has some larger pieces scattered through (you can see a few on my middle fingernail). It looks really cool dried down, and I was pleased to see this pop of color in the Sands. Two coats.
Make Him Mine is a rose metallic textured shade. I'm actually wearing this one now as I write this post, and have had it on for three days now (PS - no chips to report). It makes me think of wrapping up in a soft blanket and sitting by a fireside, though I'm not sure why! It can look a little paler depending on the lighting. Two coats.
Silent Stars Go By is a champagne metallic textured shade with just a touch of pink. Imagine yourself at a holiday party, holding a glass of bubbly, with this on your nails... It's perfection, no? Two coats.
These shades took me by surprise. While they aren't the traditional red, green, and gold of Christmas, they are definitely holiday appropriate without being in your face. The metallic shades bring just the right bit of glitz and glam, and the long wear time means you can rock them during your busy holiday season without needing to constantly change your manicure.
Mariah Carey Holiday is available now at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, & ULTA. You can also shop this collection online via ulta.com. Each lacquer retails for for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN).