Good afternoon dears! I hope the day is going well for you. Yesterday I had the new liquid sand Make Him Mine to share and today I have more from the Mariah Carey Holiday/Winter 2013 collection! So exciting! This time I mixed a sand and a glitter and I love how it turned out. I'm actually stunned with how much I liked one in particular...keep reading to find out which of these 2 polishes knocked my socks off!
Let's start with Wonderous Star! OPI described it as "gold-flecked shimmer" but I'd say it is more of a heavy gold microglitter with black hexs sparsely mixed in. It has a very pretty and classy look to it. This polish makes you feel dressed up without being over the top. The gold glitters also make it feel very "holiday-esque" and I personally think this would be an awesome polish for New Years Eve because is so sparkly and shiny! I used Wonderous Star alone and the pictures below show 4 coats. I didn't mind so many coats because the polish isn't heavy or thick and it applied very easily. But if you have an aversion to more than a couple coats you should start with a base color. I used 1 layer of topcoat on the nails with Wonderous Star.
I then used the new black liquid sand from the collection called Emotions. I wasn't so sure about this polish. It looked pretty boring in the bottle and I didn't think it really fit in with a holiday collection. Well I was wrong on 1 of those counts. Dead wrong. Emotions is stunning! It's fabulously perfect, vampy and sexy. It's a pure black matte texture polish with sparkly black glitters mixed it. OPI says it's a "dramatic sparkling coal." Perfect description. The only problem I see is that I still don't know how it fits in with the holiday theme. I purchased it because I think it will ROCK with Halloween polish next month. The formula was wonderful, true to the liquid sand form that I love so much. Easy application with no problems to report. Be sure to let it dry completely though! Dry time is a tad longer than regular polish. I used 2 coats for full coverage and no topcoat.