OPI Announces Collaboration with Multi-Platinum Selling International Superstar Mariah Carey

LOS ANGELES – August 10, 2012 – OPI Products Inc. announced a collaboration today with multiple Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum selling recording artist Mariah Carey. A five-time Grammy Award winning global superstar with over 200 million records sold worldwide and 18 Billboard No. 1 singles (more than any solo artist in history), Carey will be the inspiration for a line of OPIlimited edition nail lacquers that will launch January 2013.

“OPI is thrilled to work with Mariah, an industry icon who loves nails and considers lacquer one of her favorite accessories,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “With her magnetic personality both on and off the stage, Mariah serves as a great inspiration for beautiful, bold colors.”

About Mariah Carey:

With a distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting and producing talent, Carey has defined the modern pop performance. As a singer/songwriter/producer, she has been recognized with five Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” to name a few. Mariah has written seventeen out of her eighteen Billboard No. 1 singles and has two consecutive and unparalleled Billboard “Song of the Decade” titles “One Sweet Day” (with Boyz II Men) and “We Belong Together,” further marking her massive presence on the charts since her 1990 song debut “Vision of Love.” Mariah became the second artist in history and the first female performer to have a song debut at No. 1 with “Fantasy” (1995), the groundbreaking collaboration with O.D.B. of the innovative rap group Wu-Tang Clan. Carey’s original holiday classic “All I Want For Christmas is You” redefined its place in pop culture as one of the greatest holiday hits of all time when it reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts in 2011, seventeen years after its debut. Mariah’s influential and stellar contribution to the music industry spans multiple genres and is showcased through a multifaceted hit catalogue as well as a long list of diverse collaborations.

Carey’s ongoing impact transcends the music industry and has left an indelible imprint upon the world at large. She recently made a substantial mark in film with her critically acclaimed role as a social worker in “Precious,” the 2009 film based on the novel “Push,” by Sapphire. A Congressional Award recipient, Carey has generously donated her time and energy to a range of domestic and international philanthropic causes near to her heart including The Fresh Air Fund/Camp Mariah (a retreat where inner-city children explore career development), Save the Music Foundation and Make-a-Wish Foundation among several others.

Mariah is currently in the studio, writing, recording and executive-producing her next album for Island Def Jam Music Group; the lead single “Triumphant (Get ‘Em),” is now available on iTunes. Recently Carey made worldwide headlines with the exciting news that she will join the judges’ panel of FOX’s American Idol when the series returns in 2013.

About OPI:

As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.

Mani’s, Muppets & Moi with Bliss Spa

Tomorrow the long awaited Muppets movie “The Muppets” hits theatres and I was amongst the first to see it.

Thanks to Bliss Spa I attended a screening premiere last night in NY with my hubby as part of a Twitter contest @BlissSpa sponsored. I was thrilled because I’ve been a huge Muppets fan since I was a kid.

When I entered the theatre we were greeted with Sofia Mini champagne and brownies. AND mani’s! Yes you heard me right Bliss Spa brought in their talented manicurists to give all the guests mani’s with the new Muppet’s collection by OPI. I opted for Pepe’s Purple Passion. I love the deep dark purple with little flecks of glitter. It’s perfect for the holidays! All the colors from the new collection were gorg it was hard to choose just one.

Pepe’s Purple Passion from OPI’s Muppet Collection

The film itself was better than I could have ever imagined. I loved the weekend’s growing up as I would sit with my hair in curlers, eating popcorn while watching The Muppet’s on TV. The guests, the banter between Kermit & Miss. Piggy, the music, I loved it. This film reminded me so much of why I loved them to begin with.

Since kids nowadays aren’t as familiar with The Muppet’s as us thirty- something’s I thought it was a great introduction to The Muppets for kids these days. It introduces the characters in a newer way. The film also recaps on things we recall from watching it on TV and also adds lots of pop culture references and includes a plethora of surprise celebrity guests. The Muppet’s are back! And better than ever in this new film. My hubby and I loved the movie!

Swag

Bliss Spa also provided us with a swag bag filled with their famous Lemon & Sage Body Butter, Dale and Thomas Kettle Corn, Glaceau SmartWater and a recipe for Lemon & Sage popcorn. Yum!

Start off the holiday weekend right and take a lil break and check out The Muppet’s tomorrow!

A special thanks to Bliss Spa for including moi in the night’s festivities.