Manicure Monday: OPI Liquid Sand "Stay The Night"9:00 AM
Hey everyone! So today's Manicure Monday is quite appropriate for the month of February because, whether you are spending Valentine's Day with a loved one or your best single ladies, it can totally match both moods. Just like the previous OPI Liquid Sand polishes I've tried (here and here) this one has an asphalt-textured, glitter matte finish however I find this shade to be much more age-appropriate for a variety of women and wearable than the both previously worn. How different is Stay The Night compared to the other two? Let's take a look.
Stay The Night is another OPI Liquid Sand polish from the Mariah Carey collection which looks like textured rubber with red glitter embedded in it. If you think about textured polish it seems like it would feel rough but these polishes actually have a rather nice feel to them. It's kind of like when you touch fabric and you can feel the grain but it's kind of soft at the same time.
Here I have 3 coats on over CND Stickey Base with no top coat. It did take a little longer to dry than the other two, not because it will smudge out of place but because it starts off with a slightly glossy finish which seems to evaporate after a couple minutes before it turns fully matte. Even in the close-up photos here I can see a barely-visible glossy sheen whereas my nails now have no gloss whatsoever. Keep this in mind when looking at swatches online! The best look for Stay The Night is definitely 100% matte. ;)
Here you can see the wicked red glitter in the polish bottle. In fact, the bottle makes it seem like it will be a red or vampy polish! The glitters are definitely in the polish just not as saturated as it may seem since the matte black is the dominant factor here. It's also interesting that after being worn a couple of days some of the red starts to wear off and silver glitters start to appear, which I found to be a fun transformation.
Out of all the liquid sands, this one is surprisingly my favorite because it's classic like black polish but the red glitter gives it some femininity and takes the edge off the harshness of total matte black. It matches every outfit I've worn as well so I can see myself wearing this again and again, even after the "liquid sand" trend is over.
Readers, have you tried any Liquid Sand polishes? Do you think black is a "classic" polish color? Let me know in the comments!