Wednesday, November 11, 2015

OPI Mariah Carey Liquid Sand "Stage Shades"

It's time to get Liquid Sand-y up in here! I didn't end up getting the Mariah Carey Collection at its release, but thankfully my talented friend Algae Veronica had my back and gifted me the set. Despite being a little bit late to the game, I thought I'd share the "Stage Shades" half of the collection. It consists of four Liquid Sand polishes. I just love the way these look in photos.

Can't Let Go is a rich purple matte textured finish polish. It is accented by medium size hexes in a matching purple. I needed two coats for the opacity here.

Chalkboard Nails: OPI Can't Let Go (Liquid Sand)

Stay the Night has a textured black base with little glints of red peeking through. It reminded me of lava, with the black crust on top and the molten lava below. It's very pretty -- probably my second favorite in this set. The only thing was that I needed three coats, which did cause the matte finish to take a bit longer to dry. Worth it, in my opinion.

Chalkboard Nails: OPI Stay the Night (Liquid Sand)

Get Your Number was the first Liquid Sand polish I ever tried and my favorite from this collection. This gorgeous blue is super sparkly and fun, and I love the chunkier pieces. Two coats. It's killer.

Chalkboard Nails: OPI Get Your Number (Liquid Sand)

The Impossible is a neon red with star glitters. The star glitters were plentiful and went on easily, but unfortunately without topcoat, they were prone to snagging on things here and there. I ended up picking them off, but you may have less of an issue with them if you have flatter nails. I do really love this color though. Two coats.

Chalkboard Nails: OPI The Impossible (Liquid Sand)

Liquid Sand is the first and only type of textured polish type I've tried so far, but I've really been pleased with the results. They dried faster than I expected, they felt awesome without being sandpapery, and they really do sparkle fantastically in the light.

Have you had the chance to try out any of these shades? What did you think? Thank you Algae Veronica for sharing these amazing polishes with me!

This Limited Edition collection originally came out in January, so you may still be able to find it in beauty supply stores and salons in your area.

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