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Mariah Carey to launch nail polish range

The new American Idol judge’s first collection will hit shop shelves in January

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Mariah Carey smiles during a news conference announcing that she will be the new brand ambassador for the weight-loss program Jenny, formerly known as Jenny Craig, in New York in this November 8, 2011 file photo. Pop star Carey will join Fox television's "American Idol" singing competition as a new judge next season, network executive Kevin Reilly said on July 23, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE) SOCIETY)

Singer Mariah Carey will create two nail polish collections, and is excited to begin work on them.

Carey has signed a deal with OPI Products Inc for the venture, and is upbeat as she has always loved doing manicures, reports

“I actually went to beauty school in 11th grade, so I could have something to fall back on, so believe me, I’ve done my share of manicures as well as getting them,” said Carey.

“OPI knows that the polish you use makes a big difference not only in the look but in the care of your nails,” she added.

The special ranges will be launched next year, with the first collection of eight shades hitting OPI’s global distribution of salons, spas and retailers in January followed by another later in the year.