When some of you young ‘uns see Mariah Carey, you probably see this middle aged lady who argues with Nicki Minaj and likes very short tight dresses and Hello Kitty.
Well, to us (or me) who grew up with her in the 90s – Mariah was a goddess. All her songs, even the ones with the overly complicated lyrics (she ‘incessantly’ and ‘nonchanlantly’ does things, regularly), the ones with lots of screeching and woah woah woahhhhhs – they were anthems when I was a teenager.
DREAMMMLOVERRR COME RESCUE MEH, TAKE ME UP, TAKE ME DOWN, TAKE ME ANYWHERE YOU WANT TO BABY NOWOWOWOWWWW
We turned the volume up to MAX, we sung our hearts out, but when we turned down the boom box, we sounded…TERRIBLE. We were no Mariahs. Volume cannot diminish a Mariah.
So then I hear about a Mariah Carey for OPI Collection. I am thinking – this will be fun.
EFFERVESCENT – BRIGHT CANDY PINK WITH UNICORN HORN SHAPED GLITTER
ELUSIVE – BRIGHT ROSE PINK WITH CAT WHISKER SHAPED CRACKLE
ABANDONEDLY – LUMINOUS ORANGE WITH HEART SHAPED HOLO FINISH
What we actually get is:
8 New LE Shades including 4 OPI Liquid Sand Lacquers – these give a textured matte finish with reflective sparkle. I have no idea what that even means, but there you go. Matte but sparkly? Hmm.
“To pay homage to her iconic status, we wanted to launch her collection with something completely new and exciting. OPI Liquid Sand nail lacquer offers a never-before-seen look with a pebbled finish that lightly shimmers with fine glitter particles. Worn without top coat, Liquid Sand lacquer gives nails a unique textured matte finish worthy of a superstar.”
Here we go:
A Butterfly Moment – Frosted Nude Tan (meh)
Sprung – Shimmery Copper (Would Mariah actually wear this shades?It looks so80s like when girls wore crop tops and had too dark lipliner)
Pink Yet Lavender – Pink Glitter and Lavender Shimmer (This more like it!)
Anti-Bleak (!) – Deep Creamy Purple (Quite nice but not enough glitter)
Liquid Sand Colours:
Get Your Number (Stage 1 of dating Mariah Style) – Matte Blue with Sparkles
Stay The Night (Stage 2 of Mariah dating) – Matte black with red glints (interesting but this is Mariah this should be PINK with LIGHT PINK)
Can’t Let Go (Stage 3 of Mariah dating…well you did stay the night) – Matte purple with sparkle
The Impossible (Stage 4 of Mariah dating – I’m pregnant) – Matte Fuchsia with Star Confetti.
I like the look of:
Get Your Number
Pink Yet Lavender
Although only the latter screams MARIAH YOU’RE ON FIRE to me.
As with all OPI Nail Laquers, Mariah Carey by OPI nail lacquers contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Each Nail Lacquer is retails for €10.50/£9.50 on www.cloud10beauty.com
Are you a fan of Mariah’s collection? Did you ever want to be her on Stars in Their Eyes?