OPI: Mariah Carey Liquid Sand Collection
Today I’ve got 4 polishes from the Mariah Carey Collection for OPI. These ones are the new and innovative Liquid Sand polishes! I had my qualms about these when I first heard of them. My first thought was, so basically they are really rough glitters that feel like a hungry glitter (AKA topcoat eater, which is a glitter polish that basically sucks up the moisture from whatever topcoat is applied, therefore not making the glitter polish ever feel smooth and shiny.) Then, I started seeing the swatches trickle in and I was intrigued. So I ended up getting them and to my surprise, I really really really like them!
“Can’t Let You Go” is a nice royal purple glitter with purple/blue shimmer in a purple base. This was the most opaque out of the bunch. I wore this one first and I thought that I might get annoyed of the texture and start picking at the polish by midday but it wasn’t bothersome. Granted, they aren’t super smooth but it’s also not gritty in an annoying way, like when it’s so rough, you feel like you could scratch yourself with your nail bed. I couldn’t stop staring at this when I wore it. It looks so unique! This is 2 buttery coats alone.
“Get Your Number” looks similar to a blue version of OPI “Teenage Dream” in the bottle. It’s a pretty cerulean blue with holographic bits in a blue jelly base. So so pretty! The finish on all of these is identical, matte but somehow still so sparkly. This is 2 coats over OPI “Swimsuit… Nailed It!”
“Stay The Night” is my surprise favorite from the collection. My heart is all aflutter for it! It is so edgy and it’s got this rock n’ roll appeal. The magenta glitter stands out so nicely against the black glitter. I think, had this been a normal glossy finish, I would not have liked it as much. The liquid sand effect is just stellar for this color combo! I can’t say enough good things about it. This is 2 coats over Sally Hansen “Onyx.”
“The Impossible” is so hard to explain. The base is like, the pinkest red I think you could get without the polish actually being pink. It’s very bright. And the holographic star glitter in here is really great! I often find star glitter to be troublesome because the tips of the star end up curling, but these laid extraordinarily flat. My only issue with this one is the fact that stars sunk to the bottom of the bottle. The first coat I did, I got no stars, even when trying to fish with the brush. For the second coat, I let the bottle sit upside down for about 5 minutes beforehand. I was able to get them out with much more ease. So, it’s not… wait for it…the impossible! *ba dum tsssss* (I’ll be here all week folks…) LOL! This is 2 coats over OPI “The Color Of Minnie.”
These polishes completely took me by surprise. I am truly in love with them. One of my favorite parts is that, in a pinch, you could do a really quick mani with these because they dry so quickly. But it would still look like a million bucks! OPI polishes can be purchased at so many different retailers, it would be impossible to say them all. I get mine as Ulta, AveYou.com, and Fred Meyer (which is a store on the West Coast.) Have any of you tried these already? What do you think of them?