OPI's musical artist collaboration for this spring is with Mariah Carey, and it's got more polishes than either the Katy Perry (4 polishes plus a Shatter) or Nicky Minaj collections from the past two years (5 polishes plus a Shatter). This collection is four polishes plus four Liquid Sand shades. The Liquid Sand ones seem to be getting the most attention, which makes sense since they have the more novel finish. To give the more "normal" half of the collection its due, I'm featuring just those polishes today and will have the Liquid Sand ones tomorrow.
A Butterfly Moment is a dusty peach shimmer which leans both slightly pink and slightly frosty. I was surprised at how well this blended with my skintone; in the bottle, it looked like it'd be too warm toned, but on the nail it was almost mannequin hands for me. I was also surprised at how opaque it was—these swatches are only two coats, which is great for a light color like this.
There's a golden glow to the shimmer; here it is in low light:
Sprung is a coppery flecked shimmer that leans toward being a metallic finish. This one needed three coats to be opaque.
The shimmer in Sprung is quite pretty; it's got pops of pink and gold and orange. It's very glowy in low light (below).
Anti-Bleak is a plum creme. Swatches are two coats, no topcoat. It's a fine color, a bit brighter than Casino Royale from OPI's Skyfall collection, but I'm already overstocked in this sort of hue.
Pink Yet Lavender rounds out this half of the collection. It's a mix of medium to large rose pink hex glitter and small lilac and holo glitter in a clear base.
Pink Yet Lavender looks quite nice over Anti-Bleak. I used two coats of the glitter and skipped topcoat for these swatches because it didn't really seem to need it.
I love all the colors popping off the holo glitter particles in this one.
Here's one coat of Pink Yet Lavender over A Butterfly Moment:
Pink Yet Lavender looks good over Sprung, too. I went back to two coats of it for these swatches because my default setting is "more glitter".
There's a nice variety in finishes in this half of the collection, and I think it's great that the glitter works with all of the other polishes. My top two here are Sprung and Pink Yet Lavender. I'm also oddly intrigued by A Butterfly Moment; maybe it's nostalgia for my younger days when I felt I had to wear quiet polishes to fit in at the office.
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