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Mariah Carey Holiday OPI

“All I want for Christmas is you baby!” This song has been on repeat inside my head as I blogged and swatched this collection! Unlike the first Mariah Carey Sand collection, I am a huge fan of this new one. This time, OPI decided to add glitter to the sand effect to make it pop! Of course the only thing missing from the original Mariah Carey OPI collection, was glitter. Mariah is Glitter! So it was only fitting to incorporate it into this new holiday collection.

OPI It’s Frosty Outside

It’s Frosty Outside is my favorite polish from the collection. It’s a frosted silver shade that leaves a crushed diamond effect on your nails. It has the sand texture of course, but the added flecks of glitter powers over the matte effect. It looks stunning! I did pack on three coats to get it to high sparkle capacity!

OPI Kiss Me At Midnight

Kiss Me at Midnight is also another favorite of mine. It’s a frosted ice blue that sparkles like icicles. It also has a gorgeous glitter effect that illuminates the ice blue base color. Because the base color was darker than the silver in It’s Frosty Outside, I only needed two coats on this one!

OPI Emotions

Emotions is described as a coal black sparkle. It lacks the sparkle effect compared to the other swatches and really only showcases the sand effect. It’s definitely a different take on the standard black polish, but nothing too spectacular here. I also used two coats.

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Mariah Carey Holiday by OPI

*Photos courtesy of OPI

Pumpkin

Lately I’ve been oding on pumpkin! I mean it’s been pumpkin coffee, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pie, pumpkin this and pumpkin that! If it comes in pumpkin flavor, I’m ordering it! So naturally, after seeing this news report about all the different pumpkin facials spas are offering, I decided I wanted to try a pumpkin facial right now!

Then I thought, how could I make a homemade version? And that’s when I went to my pantry and started mixing up a recipe! Pumpkin spa day here I come!

I mixed some Libby’s pumpkin puree (about 1/8 cup) with 1 tablespoon of sugar and a pinch of cinnamon. You could also go the super old fashioned way and boil down pumpkin and water to create your own puree. The pumpkin alone has tons of benefits for your skin. It’s loaded with vitamins A, C, and E, which have been proven to improve the appearance of skin. Pumpkins also have carotenoids that help fight free radicals and wrinkles. Cinnamon helps plump your skin and gets rid of acne by bringing blood and oxygen to the surface of your skin. Sugar, of course, is a great natural exfoliator.

After exfoliating my skin, I applied a pumpkin face mask. I used equal parts pumpkin puree and facial moisturizer. I worked it in and soaked up all the vitamins for about 20 minutes. I rinsed and re applied moisturizer. My skin felt great afterwards and it gave me a nice glow! Now I’m off to go get me a pumpkin latte, I just can’t get enough!

Happy Thanksgiving Beauties! Gobble Gobble!

(photo via Tumblr)

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