OPI – Liquid Sand – Stay The Night


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?

Miss BB

FYI: I buy my OPI from very.co.uk



  1. 16 February, 2013 / 7:39 pm

    Thanks for this review! I was gunna buy one of these the other day and after having seen your swatches and read you review I’m glad I didn’t now because O.P.I is quite expensive and this doesn’t look like how I thought it would 🙂 so thanks again!

  2. 16 February, 2013 / 9:26 pm

    There is a beautiful Barry M polish with black and pink glitter in it that looks gorgeous with a super shiny top coat you might like that its very similar to the bottle in your picture! Xxx

    • missbudgetbeauty
      19 February, 2013 / 7:57 pm

      ooh thanks I will absolutely try that!

  3. 16 February, 2013 / 9:32 pm

    I’m still not sold on textured polish either. The shinier the better in my opinion 🙂 I quite like the red and black combination in this though!

    Nicola xo

  4. 17 February, 2013 / 2:24 am

    I was only able to get my hands on the blue one (sold out around me very fast) looks cool but I found the same problem with it:) x

  5. 17 February, 2013 / 9:11 am

    Looks like partially hardened lava 🙂

    • missbudgetbeauty
      19 February, 2013 / 7:56 pm

      well observed, it absolutely does!

  6. 17 February, 2013 / 11:10 am

    I don’t think I’d like to wear this either, I think it would annoy the hell out of me, but it looks SO pretty! I’m hosting a giveaway on my blog at the moment if you fancy popping over 🙂 x

  7. 17 February, 2013 / 7:18 pm

    I got this polish and ‘Get your number’ and I love it, but I really don’t like this one. I found that it peels so easy, whereas my other one didn’t chip at all. I don’t know if its me, or what. I also found that the redness of the glitter faded and turned silver, as if the glitter just lost its colour? I love the effect while it lasts, but given I spent £11.50 on it, I expected much more!

  8. sarah
    17 February, 2013 / 10:37 pm

    khila have you tried lubu heels by china glaze?thats a red glitter suspended in a black base but its not a thick, textured glitter. i think barry m have one that red glitter in a black base also but the particles are bigger xx

  9. Antonia
    12 May, 2013 / 6:13 pm

    Hi just came across your blog and read you buy opi from very.co.uk – try out nailpolishdirect as you’ll get them £3-4 cheaper. Do you know where to get cheapish Essie polishes from? Antonia 🙂

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