Monday, January 7, 2013

Manicure Monday: OPI Liquid Sand "Get Your Number"


I'm not sure why it is that I torture myself with trying to share with you guys the most difficult-to-capture polishes for my Mani Mondays, but today is yet again another polish that wows so much in person that photos of any kind simply don't do it justice. It's not just my photos, it's literally every photo of this polish on the internet. Still images just don't twinkle like Get Your Number from OPI's new Liquid Sand collection! It's a whole new look and texture compared to every other polish I've tried and I was pleasantly surprised by it.


I recently got to try out this frosty polish which belongs to my sister. She got the entire Liquid Sand collection and each one she tries, she has lovingly sent me cell phone pictures, going on and on about how unexpectedly love and unique each one is. I must say I was intrigued.


3 coats of this true blue polish were applied over CND Stickey Base with no top coat to retain the natural glitter-sand-matte effect. I thought it was a little pretty and a little weird on the first two coats but by the last one it really grew on me. Although I'm not typically a fan of this shade of blue and find it's actually quite unflattering on my skintone, it's the execution of the finish that really impressed me. It's a serious glitter bomb! Like the I-keep-staring-at-my-nails-in-traffic kind of glitter bomb. Like freshly fallen snowflakes glitter bomb. That coupled with a soft-concrete texture makes for a fun new nail experience.


I was actually a really huge skeptic when I heard about the entire "liquid sand" concept after being so disappointed with matte polishes in the past (Zoya Savita made it on 2010's Naughty List). The promo pics didn't look that appealing, I'm not too swayed by Mariah Carey being the star of the line, and I like my nails to be glossy, thankyouverymuch. Now? I'm eating my words. I'll be begging my sister to bring over the other 3 colors in the collection so I can share them with you. ;)

OPI's Liquid Sand Collection, as well as the rest of the Mariah Carey collaboration polishes will be available at retailers sometime this month. If you've seen them in stores already, please let me know!

Readers, what do you think of the Liquid Sand concept? Is it something you'd try? Do you like experimenting with polish finishes? What's your favorite finish? Let me know in the comments!



36 comments:

  1. Ohh that's a lovable polish! I'm thinking of buying a liquid sand polish as well, but we'll see when the collection releases over here in Holland :)

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  2. Wow! That is such a neat color! It's hard to believe that it could look any more awesome in person, but I'll take your word for it! I am usually a fan of just plain gloss finishes in nail polishes...I love glitter polish but hate the removal process. I'm not sure that I would purchase this polish because of my love/hate relationship with glitter polishes but wouldn't be adverse to trying it if someone brought it over like your sister did! :D

    Hill
    http://thebugthatfleeps.blogspot.com

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  3. They sell these at Ulta already. I wasn't impressed with the swatches they had in stores. The Zoya Pixie Dust collection is something I would like to try out though.

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  4. Oh wow, this finish is kind of new to me, seems so interesting! Love it! Thanks for showing (:

    ♥♥♥

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  5. wuaaah I can't stop looking at the swatches, it looks so oceany and beautiful>.<

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  6. Very stunning! If someone were driving next to me with the same polish I'd stare at their nails through my car!!! LOL I'd be interested in trying this polish out. Hoping to see more from this line in your next few Mani Mondays! ^_^

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  7. LOOOVE the look of that polish! I'd be curious to give it a try :)

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  8. This is so pretty, your hands are so nice the nails look almost false...or are they? lol

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    1. LOL! Dang I wish I had a hand mannequin to do the hard work for me! :D

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  9. Unrelated comment to your post, BUT! I went to Sephora upon your recommendation on the Cannonball mascara. Love!!! Thank you again!

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    1. You're welcome! It was a surprise love for me when I first tried it since I never heard anyone talk about it before so I'm really happy to share that little gem! :D

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  10. I love how it looks!! But is it hard to remove? D:

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    1. My sister had another Liquid Sand on when she came over and it seems like it's as hard to remove as other glitter polishes, which sucks, but I actually use a technique to remove glitters. I should make a video on it! :)

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  11. Hi jen..h'v u ever heard 'bout mizon snail cream?? i h'v combination oily skin, acne prone skin... i'm thinking to get juju Aquamoist 100% hyaluroid acid like yours as well... what do u think, which one better for my skin?.. i'm break out easily :( or should i combine 2 of those products??thx...really love ur blog...

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    1. I've never tried that product before so I can't say... If you try 2 new things, introduce them to your routine one at a time to make sure you know what is working or not working for your skin though!

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  12. This looks so cool! I would love to try it, but I myself am also a "glossy" nail kinda gal. But who can say no to sparkles? lol

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    1. Yup, that's what I thought at first too but this one is *actually* cooler than it sounds. ;)

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  13. omg this looks absolutely glamorous! love the full on glitter effect!

    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow I need to get myself this nail polish! It looks amazing!

    http://zahraakhan.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Yes I think it's very difficult to take nice pictures of this type of polish. I've taken a pic of a glitter manicure once...very hard to make the pic match the reality^^
    Holographic polishes are very hard to swatch too...
    I'm not sure to like it if it's textured.

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  16. Wow, the nail polish looks amazing! I absolutely love blue nail polishes and I am intrigued by the effects. Hopefully I'll be able to get my hands on some of these Liquid Sand polishes. Thanks for sharing!

    http://nhyc.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. it looks really great and goes beautifully with your skin tone!

    xoxo

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  18. Wow! That looks awesome, gotta try it =)

    <3 KellysKouture

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  19. Such a unique polish and I love how blue it is. But does it snag on clothes and does it chip easy? Thanks for the post Jen :D

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    1. This particular one doesn't have any snagging problems for me since the particles are smaller, but the pink/red version from the collection snags a bit from its star-shaped glitter. It's VERY anti-chipping, even with no top coat!

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  20. Wow that is such a pretty color. I could totally wear it on a special occasion or even when I want to be wild. hahaha. Gorgeous color!

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  21. it looks lovely!! but is it hard to remove with nail polish remover?

    shiningalanys.blogspot.com

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  23. i totally agree with you. actually, im not a textured-polish lover, but this liquid sand do attract me a lot! its just awesome!
    Im a super polishes maniac, this one is highly recommended! mostly the 'get your number' btw, it looks super awesome over black polishes, ;)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4944285161564&set=a.1959772070602.114479.1131794721&type=1&theater
    (but well, the photo doesnt catch the 'awesomeness' :( )

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