29 January 2013

Mariah Carey by OPI ♥ Swatches and Review Part Two

Mariah Carey by OPI ♥ Swatches and Review Part Two
Pin ItYesterday I showed you the 4 “Studio Shades” from the Mariah Carey by OPI Collection, and today I have the 4 Liquid Sands polishes! 

One of the things I truly appreciate when it comes to being a blogger and reviewing collections for brands is the ability to try polishes I would not normally buy.  I would have skipped the Liquid sand polishes altogether because I hate bumpy glitter!  Turns out they weren’t as bumpy as I though!

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OPI Stay The Night_thumbOPI Stay The Night 2_thumb

Stay the Night was the first Liquid Sands polish I tried.  I wore it for a few days without top coat and couldn't believe the fact that it didn't drive me crazy!  It really wasn't as bumpy as I thought it would be.  Then I applied top coat and fell in love!  I showed it to my husband and he said (and I quote) “that looks like a darker version of Ruby Slippers.”  I ABOUT FELL OVER.  I could not believe my husband could remember the name of a polish!

OPI The Impossible 2_thumbOPI The Impossible 3_thumb

The Impossible is a bright red “gritty” base with large red hex glitter and pink stars.  To be honest the stars were “impossible” to get out, even after I flipped the bottle over for a few days so that the stars would come to the top!  When I finally did manage to get the stars on my nails I wore the polish without topcoat for a few hours and I was impressed by how well the stars “stuck” to my nail!  I didn't like this polish very much with top coat, but with top coat it was amazing.

OPI Can't Let Go_thumbOPI Can't Let Go 2_thumb

Can’t Let Go was a polish that I wanted to love but truly didn’t like.  The blurple base wasn’t opaque after two coats and the purple hex glitter did not appear smooth, even after a layer of top coat.

OPI Get Your Number_thumbOPI Get Your Number 3_thumb

Get Your Number is my favorite of all the Liquid Sands polishes.  I already love most blue polishes, so loving a polish comprised of a blue base with holographic glitter and silver micro glitter wasn't that hard!

I really wanted to see just how shiny I could make this polish with top coat, so I used my How to Smooth Bumpy Glitters method, with two layers of Barielle Manicure Extender and one layer of CND Air Dry.  I wore this look for days!  With the top coat on it reminded me of a blue version of China Glaze Atlantis, the first glitter polish I ever fell in love with!  I wore it again on its own without top coat below, layering it over a navy blue crème.  Love!

OPI Get Your Number (over a navy creme) 2_thumb[3]

For those of you who have questions about the removal of this polish, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is easier to remove than normal glitter polishes!

Did you pick up any of the Liquid Sands polishes?  Which ones are your favorites?
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Mariah Carey by OPI is available beginning January 2013 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.  For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!