Hello again everyone! I hope that everyone had a happy New Year and that your week is going fabulously. I’m super excited about today’s entry because it is my first ever beauty product review!
Before we begin, I have to let you all know that I’m a nail polish addict. Every time I have some spare cash, I head over to Ulta and buy a few bottles of OPI polish (which is my favorite brand). Yes, I know you can buy nail polish at Wal-Mart or any discount store, but OPI is a much higher quality lacquer and lasts longer than generic brands you can buy for $4.00. I highly recommend OPI products, but beware, you may develop an addiction like I did.
The product I’m reviewing today is one of OPI’s latest innovations. Liquid Sand is debuting as part of the Mariah Carey by OPI Collection for 2013. The color is called “Get Your Number” and is a glittery blue. Per the tag on the product, the lacquer “dries to a textured matte finish infused with reflective glints of light.” Directions for applying state to apply a base coat and two coats of color. The directions also advise not to use a top coat.
I started out by applying OPI’s Chip Skip and Natural Nail Base Coat. Once the base coat dried, I applied the Liquid Sand. It went on smooth like a normal nail polish.
The first coat dried and right away I noticed the texture. This stuff really does have a sandy feel to it, which is pretty amazing. The texture did make it a little difficult to apply the second coat because I wasn’t able to easily slide the brush down to my cuticle and back up. I abandoned this technique and just painted the second coat on in three sections without regard to my cuticles (sorry for the messy application).
Once the product dries, it looks amazing. The finish is matte but the glitter catches the light really well so you do get a bit of shine. The glitter also provides depth and dimension. This is my first time with a matte nail polish and I really didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t sure I’d like the texture or the finish, but I must say that I’m in love with it. The color is also great. When dry, it’s a nice shade of azure blue. If you’re still uneasy about matte polishes, you can add a top coat for extra luster.
This is such a creative product and I’m excited to see how it wears. If you’re thinking about trying the Liquid Sand colors, I encourage you to go for it. So far I’m very pleased with the texture and the color. By the way, the polish does not catch on clothes, which is something I was worried about.
You can purchase the Mariah Carey for OPI Collection lacquers at Ulta for $9.00 each. There are 8 colors total. Four shades are Liquid Sand colors and the other four are regular polishes (one is a glitter polish!). If you’re interested in learning more about Liquid Sand, you can watch the following short video by OPI:
*I also want to give a special thank you to Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite! I read her blog entry for the Mariah Carey collection yesterday. Previously, I had passed up purchasing the Liquid Sand colors, but after reading about them on Maribeth’s blog I was inspired to try them out.