Wednesday, 5 December 2012

OPI Can't Let Go - New Liquid Sand Polish!

Today I have a really exciting polish to share with you! OPI is collaborating with Mariah Carey for a new collection, which will be available January 2013. This collection will include 4 "liquid sand" shades, which is a new formula, "featuring groundbreaking technology for a textured, matte finish infused with reflective sparkle." I absolutely love Mariah Carey, I think she's an incredible artist, and she was actually the first concert I ever went to. I know a lot of people either love her or hate her, but regardless of that, the polishes from this collection are beautiful :)

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I didn't really have any expectations for this liquid sand formula, but I was excited to try it out. I needed two coats for an opaque finish. This formula is different from any other polish I've tried before, although it looks like a standard glitter polish in the bottle. The end result is a matte, textured (bumpy/gritty) finish. It really does feel like you have sand on your nails!Can't Let Go* is a really nice purple shade with blue undertones. Aside from the liquid sand bits, there is also some small hexagonal glitter pieces. 

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This formula actually reminded me of OPI's Suede line from a few years back. Both the suede and liquid sand polish have a matte, textured finish, but the liquid sand formula also contains glitter. You aren't supposed to wear a top coat with the liquid sand polishes, but this slipped my mind as I was painting my nails. So, in the pictures in this post, I am wearing OPI's Top Coat. I don't think that the top coat ruined my nails or the texture in any way. I'm not a huge fan of matte nails, so I prefer the added shine that the top coat provides. 

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If you're looking for a long-lasting formula, the liquid sand line is probably not for you. I found that I had quite a bit of tip wear within the first day of wearing this polish. But, if you love the effect that this polish gives, the tip wear is easy to fix. 

Overall, I do like this polish, but I don't necessarily think that it's anything incredible or ground-breaking. I think it's a lot of fun, and something new to the polish world. I'm really excited about the Mariah Carey Collection, and I have a few other shades to share with you :)

Will you be picking up any of the shades from the Mariah Collection in January? What do you think about the liquid sand polishes? 

2 comments:

  1. what a gorgeous shade!


    Im doing a giveaway on my blog, youre welcome to participate, there is one opi product :)

    http://holaflo.blogspot.com.ar/2012/12/christmas-giveaway-100-followers.html

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