Mariah Carey Launches OPI Nail Polish with Lackluster Names

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Mariah Carey Launches OPI Nail Polish with Lackluster Names
Mariah Carey and OPI premiered a new collection of nail polishes in the UK yesterday.

The limited edition shades are available in eight colors, four of which are the new OPI Liquid Sand lacquers that showcase a textured, matte finish that pretty lives up to its “liquid sand” sand.

She barely released a new hit this summer, the underwhelming “Triumphant (Get ‘Em),” which she also barely sings on, and suddenly Mimi snags a new collaboration with nail beauty giant OPI? Looks like that “American Idol” hosting gig that hasn’t even aired yet is already working! Bling it on, Mariah.

In OPI tradition, the nail polish names are part of the marketing draw featuring eight titles inspired by the Grammy Award winning singer’s eight octave range that together read like a mixed tape of Mariah’s music. Side A (the liquid sand side): “A Butterfly Moment,” “Sprung,” “Pink Yet Lavender,” “Anti-bleak.” Side B (the matte side): “Stay the Night,” “Get Your Number,” “Can’t Let Go,” “The Impossible.”

Um, sort of obsessed with “A Butterfly Moment” because that’s so blatantly Mariah, though I have to admit I’m slightly disappointed with these names. Any true Mariah fan knows that for a pop singer she boasts an SAT vocabulary in the 1500s, so I would’ve expected more names like “Effervescent Awakening,” “Insistently Incessantly Yours,” “Glitter with the Antonym of Despondency,” and other names that could’ve slayed at any county spelling bee circa 1995. Or at least a “Heartbreaker, But Not a Nailbreaker,” natch.

It’s only over seas right now, but surely this’ll hit US shores once “America Idol” is on air in January. Now I just wish Mariah would spend more time writing hit songs and not nail polish titles.

Photo Credit: Mariahconnection.com

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