Polish Perfection – OPI Liquid Sand

OPI Liquid Sand collectionI am totally obsessed with OPI’s Liquid Sand nail lacquers. These give a matte pebbly finish to the nails which is matte and so totally different from your usual nail look, and textured enough to be super interesting and fun to wear.

If you’re into this as much as I am, you’ll want to check out the OPI Bond Girls collection which has OPI’s Liquid Sand polish in six new colours! The polishes are super fun to wear and once you try them, it’s hard to get enough. I’ve already decided that this is the only nail polish I want on my nails right now – I know it won’t match my pastel clothes, but I’ve never been a matchy-matchy kind of girl anyway.  The colours are totally on trend and no matter which one you pick, everyone will be looking at your nails.

The colours are:

Solitaire
This diamond-sparkling white is totally engaging.

Jinx
This mesmerizing matte coral has lucky sparkle.

Honey Ryder
Take a ryde on the wild side in this shimmery gold.

Vesper
A mysterious and intriguing deep purple.

Tiffany Case
A classic light blue worth investigating.

Pussy Galore
This light feminine pink has the purrrfect amount of shimmer.

I got my hands on these when it was cold and rainy outside, and so the first colour I tried was Vesper. Think of it as the under cover cousin of Lincoln Park After Dark. I applied two coats because I felt that just one was a little sheer.

Vesper has a purple base with dark purple and shimmery white pieces of texture in it.

The next colour I tried was Honey Ryder.  I always wear gold accessories so this was the perfect colour to match.  Although the polish is a little shimmery for my tastes, I still felt like this was kind of a nude colour.

Solitaire is a colour that I normally wouldn’t gravitate towards but with the white nail polish trend that’s going on these days, this was a perfect addition to my nail polish collection.  It’s white (especially with two coats) but different enough that you don’t feel like you’re just jumping on the bandwagon.

Tiffany Case is pretty much a tiffany blue and I feel like it’s the most sparkly of the bunch because the base is a shimmery light blue with pieces of blue glitter.  The final effect is a sandy one but it’s still very glittery.

Jinx is an awesome colour for the summer – it’s a nice reddish coral with gold sparkle.

Pussy Galore was going not one of my favourite colours, but it’s turning out to be a best-seller.  This is a light pink that’s very easy to wear.

Because the finish of these polishes is supposed to be matte, OPI recommends that you don’t put a top coat on them. I always always put a base coat so that my nails don’t get discoloured, but I did find that the polish stuck to bare nails better.  I also tried them with a matte top coat (not in the pictures), but I didn’t find that extended the wear of this nail polish.  I find that the polish is very long-lasting: you can usually get a week of wear with minimal chips, however it tended to chip very easily when I went swimming – obviously that is a special case and if you weren’t in the water that much then I don’t think this polish would chip as easily.

Like most glitter nail polish, the OPI Liquid Sand polish can be tough to remove, but here is the one way you can take if off easily.  Take a cheap nail file to the polish and lightly buff.  Then go ahead and use your regular nail polish remover and you’ll find that the polish will come right off!  You heard it here first!

These polishes retail for $10.95 and are available at salons everywhere.

…as posted on Stylelist.ca.

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