Thursday, March 14, 2013

OPI Liquid Sand Swatch & French Tipped

Howdy y'all!

I'm trying out my first texture polish today, and also have my first swatch! This is Stay the Night, one of the Liquid Sand polishes from OPI's Mariah Carey collection. This is a black base with red glitter flowing through it. I decided on this one after seeing it on some other blogs and how amazing it looks when it's top-coated. 

I decided to make it a bit more nail arty by adding some freehand chevron tips. The red I used for these is Chelsea from NYC's In A New York Minute range. I was hoping the tips would show up a bit more, but I was putting it over black, so I'm not sure why I was expecting it to stand out more (duh, Marilyn!).

I top-coated Stay The Night with two coats of Seche Vite before adding the tips, and I added one more coat after the tips were dry. These textured polishes eat top-coat though, after a few hours of drying, my nails still had a slightly rough texture to them.

I haven't worn this in its natural state for a long period yet, so I'm not sure if I'd like having the rough texture on my nails permanently, but I'll report back once I've had a chance to live with it for a while. I do love this one with topcoat though, the glitter really stands out.

I think I like this textured trend. I think the OPI and Zoya collections look best though, as they have added glitter, which I think sets these apart from other brands. The others just tend to look like your normal polish that's been slept on before it's fully dried. I do have one from 17 that I haven't tried yet though, so maybe that will change my mind. I'll post some pics of that one soon.

Thanks for reading!

Ciao for now x


  1. Pigs ear my bottom - your nails are fab!

    1. Aw, thanks, you're always so nice! These ones aren't to bad, although they look a little fat, due to all the layers.