Sunday, 8 September 2013

Weekend Mani #3


So I know I'm way behind in the textured nail polish trend but I have actually owned one of the O.P.I liquid sands since they were first released last year.  The Mariah Carey collection had four liquid sands of which I own one but now kinda want the rest! 

This is 'Get your number' and its a gorgeous, multi-dimensional blue.  The picture is of just one coat on the nails and it provides pretty darn good opacity for a jelly type base. I'm also quite pleased at how neat this hand is as my right hand is my dominant hand *pats self on back* I think my perseverance is starting to pay off.

The polish dries reasonably quickly to a mostly matte finish.  There is a variety of different glitters within it and it has a holographic sparkle to it aswell.  

In the photo above, I have used the flash to try and capture the holo.  The index finger and ring finger have seche vite topcoat applied to give a glossier finish.  I didn't mind the texture feel of the polish but I love the effect adding the topcoat had, it was almost as though it was lit from within.

We went out for tea and the lighting was quite good so I couldn't resist sneaking a wee pic! Again, this shows off the holo a bit more and I really feel like the holo adds an extra dimension.

All in all, I really like this polish although I am slightly biased when it comes to OPI! I couldn't stop looking at my nails the whole time I was wearing this and the texture was something I quite enjoyed.  It didn't look too gimmicky either, which is good if you just want a slight break away from the usual mani but don't want to go too wild!

Have you tried any of the liquid sand polishes?

How do you feel about textured nails?