OPI Mariah Carey Liquid Sands

I am terrible, terrible blogger…should have reviewed this sooner but I totally forgot about it, opps! I purchased OPI Mariah Carey Liquid Sand minis from Nail Vibe last December, when Liquid Sand nail lacquers were first launched. Liquid Sand formula is a new nail technology whereby jelly-based glitter dries to a matte finish with reflective glints of light. So basically what you get is beautifully textured nails with a fine sort of roughness.

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Application is straightforward-apply base coat followed by the polish, which is opaque in 2 coats. If you wish to apply top coat, you’ll need a thick layer. But it kinda defeats the purpose of using Liquid Sand because the whole idea is to have textured nails, not the usual smooth-to-touch nails. What I like about liquid sand is that they dry very quickly (30 mins vs. 1h for normal polishes).  Also small chips can be easily touched up without any sign that you did it, thanks to the rough surface. Removal, in terms of time and mess, is in-between normal polish and glitter polishes like “Crown Me Already!”. Another plus point is that the glitter particles in Liquid Sand do not stick stubbornly to the nail like usual glitter polishes.

So let’s take a look at the colors, shall we?

The Impossible is a vibrant and fun fuchsia with diamond, hexagon glitters and star confetti. Because the star shaped particles are bigger and heavier, you may not get it on the brush every time. As you can see, I didn’t manage to get a single star confetti on my nails.  Nevertheless, the color is very pretty.

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I don’t think it looks good with a top coat…

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Stay the Night is a black jelly with bright red glitter, with semi-matte finish. To me it looks gummy, which I didn’t like at all.

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Looks tacky with top coat….

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My favorite polish in this collection is Can’t Let Go, a grape purple glitter with dazzling sparkle.

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This is how it looks like with top coat. Loving the three dimensional effect!

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Get Your Number, a jewel-tone shade, is a tad sheer. I applied 2 thick coats these pictures.

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Thanks for reading! Have a merry, merry Christmas!

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