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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

OPI Liquid Sand Collection

I cannot tell you how much i have been dying for this collection, ever since i saw the press release agggges ago i HAD to have them. I am a huge Mariah fan...more back in the day than i am now.  She is a legend in my eyes...ahhh music box remains one of my fave albums.  So of course i needed these! I kept going on at my beauty supplier here in the UK and they promised to phone me as soon as they had them....huraah i got the call yesterday before they even unpacked them, within the hour i was there with my liquid sands in my hands!


Before i move onto the swatches i am going to say a foreword about all 4 of these polishes so i don't repeat myself.  All 4 i found were on the thick side, not unworkable by any means though.  They were all fantastic coverage...2 coaters, but i used 3.  Dry time was definitely longer on these, but not silly dry time.  Now onto the swatches, i have shown you both without top coat and with top coat.  

GET YOUR NUMBER.  Omg what can i say, this is the one i was most excited about and the one that blew me away.  My pictures can never do this justice!  Without the topcoat the effect is one i adore, its matte and sparkly at the same time, its just wow!  Worn alone this is a lot lighter in colour, the holographic glitters sparkle against the grittiness.  Add a topcoat and it completely changes the look of the polish....a deep beautiful blue where the holo comes to life...all traces of the 'sand' gone...absolutely stunning.  This is without a doubt my favourite of the collection and will go down as one of my must haves for this year!







THE IMPOSSIBLE.  Yup this name does this polish justice...impossible to capture accurately on my camera.  I cant decide if this is red or pink..each leans slightly toward each other to be honest.  What ever colour it is, it sure is pretty but a bitch to capture!  This polish has hex glitter and star glitter in the mix but be warned the stars cling crazy to  the sides, i had to swirl my long nail art brush around the sides...even then i struggled to find the stars (they are in there but refused to get on my brush!).  When a topcoat was applied it didn't change the overall look half as much as the GYN.








CANT LET GO.  Awww one of my favourite songs!  This is the purple glitter number of the bunch, very very pretty with cute purple shiny hex glitter.  This one reminded of GTN by the way it dried, very pretty and just had this little something else that makes it stand out.  With topcoat, again the polish was transformed into a deeper more vibrant purple..again it turned smooth as a button with generous topcoat.  Totally stunning polish!








STAY THE NIGHT.  Now for the surprise of the bunch.  I have seen pics of this polish and didn't think i would like it very much, i only really bought it because i wanted to own the set.  I loved it in the bottle...stunning doesn't come close...i knew i would love this top coated...i had seen the pictures so it wasn't a surprise to me, but i didn't expect to like it worn alone...i did!  This is definitely a unique polish and in the flesh i think it looks so much better than my camera could do.  This is a black polish with super beautiful fuchsia contrasting glitter.  It is such a beautiful combination, one that i didn't think would work so well but so does!  Topcoat completely transforms it into a glossy vampy stunner. 






So there we have it!  Opi in my opinion have totally outdone themselves here.  The liquid sands are not something i have seen before with any other textured polish, let alone be as pretty even without topcoat... can only hope they show the same imagination for upcoming collections.  Even when these nails were totally dry they didn't feel half as gritty as they look and removal wasn't as bad as anticipated.  My favourite is no surprise, get your number is my pick of the collection....but each are in their own right worthy of a place in my beautiful collection!

11 comments:

  1. Lovely! I just got the mini set today but haven't tried it yet. And they are SO different with topcoat...I probably wouldn't have even thought of putting topcoat on them (wouldn't it ruin the point of them being sand?!) but now, I may try it!

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    1. ahhh you must try them asap Cazzy, they are beautiful. I loved them worn both ways and i aored the fact you get 2 4 1 looks from the same polish ;) xxx

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  2. Gorgeous!!! I was totally going to post swatches of these tomorrow but I'm not liking the way my pics turned out -_- But they look absolutely stunning on your nails lady!!! :)

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    1. awww you're such a sweetie Kristine, thank you so much xxx

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  3. i love all 4 of these... nice swatches hun ..xx

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    1. bless you thank you my lovely dimpal xxx

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  5. I haven't tried any of these, but the swatches I am seeing are gorgeous...I'm not sure how i will feel about them once I try them though :D

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    1. im sure you will love them jenna, so gla you like my swatches xxx

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    1. thank you roxana, you are such a sweetie xxx

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