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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

OPI Mariah Carey Liquid Sand Swatch & Review!

Hello again lovelies! 

Today I'm reviewing and swatching one of the polishes from the OPI Mariah Carey Liquid Sand collection, "Can't Let Go."

(P.s., my dumb brain forgot to take a bottle shot, so this is a stock photo I found online! Sorry about that! Total brain fart LOL) 

I actually borrowed this from my sister Jess. It is sooooo pretty you guys! 
This was my first time using a sand textured polish, and I have to say, it wasn't as rough as I thought it would it be. Which is a good thing, because even though I obviously wanted to try it, I wasn't sure how I'd feel about having scratchy nails! :p 
But they weren't scratchy at all! It's just like wearing a matte glitter, only like 20x more matte! 

Just look at this beauty! 

"Can't Let Go" is a beautiful violet purple, packed with purple and silver micro-glitters.
The formula is very good, I only had an issue with drying time, but that was my own fault. We all know I'm a little OCD about coverage, so I did three coats to make sure it was completely opaque. The problem with that is, I didn't know that you're only supposed to do two! LOL. I didn't read the bottle beforehand, I just went at it, and about 10 minutes later they still weren't dry all the way. I asked my sister if it took this long for hers to dry, and she asked how many coats I did. Thats when she said, "Oh no, didn't you read the bottle? It says you're only supposed to do two!" OOPS! :P 
It did dry, it was probably about 20-25 minutes before it was all the way dry though. 
But like I said, it was my own fault for being impatient and not reading the instructions! LOL. 

Overall this is a really good polish though! 
It did start to chip after two days, but then again that might just be because I did too many coats. 
Removal was what you expect for a glitter, not fun! LOL. But that's just because its glitter. The "sandy" parts removed pretty easily, it was just the glitter I had to scrub at. But that's glitter for you, removal is always a pain in the acetone! ;)

It's super pretty though, and I couldn't stop staring at my nails the whole time I had it on! I definitely want to try some more sandy textured polishes after this! :) 


(Disclaimer: I was not paid for this review, all opinions are my own! :)

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  1. This is really pretty! Yay for new polish! :) I'm waiting on my 3 Zoya summer Pixie dusts... they should be here by Friday!

  2. For texture polish you can do 3 coats- just don't do every coat at once. I do one coat, wait a good 10-15min, then another coat- and a 3rd if it needs it.