Hindsight being 20/20.. I don’t know why I bought this (I actually bought 2 – another post will follow), I dislike textured nails and absolutely prefer super glossy shine so why on earth I thought I’d enjoy something called ‘Liquid Sand’ is beyond me. I think it was the Mariah Carey association (it’s her collection) that swing it but really.. not for me. That being said we shall give it a fair, objective review. First of all the colour in the bottle looks lush and if it was shiny I would be going crazy for it.. but it’s not and no amound of top coat will give a glossy finish, I’ve made my peace. I really like the contrast of the black with the ruby glitter and given the texture the glitter is much more visible that I’d imagined. I think infact that it’s the dull base that makes the shiny glitter stand out so much. What you see swatched here is 2 coats, and it dries super fast, this is a massive plus and although I don’t love it it’s something I will pull out when I don’t have alot of time as 3 coats plus a top coat can take hours! Unfortunately the removal is not so quick, it’s basically the same as full glitter nails but it’s equally as chip resistant so, swings and roundabouts.. if you don’t mind taking to time to remove you will get a few days worth of no chips with this.
My biggest issue with the texture has to be that it picks up dirt, the picture above for example shows marks after applying my foundation which i didn’t even know were there until I started taking photos. It’s more of a problem with a dark shade like this but none the less, textured nails just aren’t for me.
Have you tried these?
FYI: I buy my OPI from very.co.uk