Tuesday, 5 February 2013

OPI Can't Let Go - Liquid Sands

I'm sure you've seen these by now but if you've been living under a rock and haven't, or if you are on the fence about them then I thought you might like to see another swatch.

OPI Liquid Sands from the Mariah Carey collection are a unique set of polishes which have a very textured effect to them, a bit like a sand finish. They dry gritty and matte but not in the same way that hungry glitters dry, they have a real sparkle to them which shines out through the matte effect.

Although I hadn't quite made up my mind on the finish I've been really excited to try these and I was lucky enough to get one in a birthday packages this month so straight on it went.

For this mani I used 2 coats of  OPI Can't Let Go, which is the purple Liquid Sand in this collection and no topcoat. The polish dries pretty quick, I actually painted my nails at the train station because I ran out of time on Friday and couldn't go out with bare nails. The effect was stunning. I was worried the Liquid Sands were going to be too rough but they weren't, yes they have texture but they are not the same as a gritty glitter thankfully.

As for removal, I was expecting the worst but thankfully it was absolutely fine. I used my usual glycerine and acetone mix with cotton wool and it came off easily. Not quite as easily as a creme but certainly not as difficult as a glitter. What a pleasant surprise!

I'll certainly be picking up the rest of these and I've also ordered one of the Zoya's to try. I hope I don't fall in love........

After a day I had to add some topcoat to see what difference it would make. I used 3 coats of HK Girl topcoat which made it completely smooth. This really changed the polish a lot and gave it a lot of depth, it's almost like 2 different looks!

Which look do you prefer?


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  2. Stunning!! I think I actually prefer the matte, but I love the fact that you can do either!

    1. Me too Debbie. The texture on these is great!

  3. Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous! Usually I absolutely love a glossy topcoat but with this I oddly prefer it without! both beautiful though| x

    1. I know Charlotte, I think I do too! I cannot wait to get the other ones! x


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