Textured polishes seem to be very hot right now. I mentioned my absolutely love for Zoya PixieDust a while ago and there are quite a few other textured polishes available. Today I have the OPI Liquid Sand from the Mariah Carey collection. (Set of mini polishes)
The first one is Get Your Number.
Get Your Number is a gorgeous blue. It is dries to a matte textured finish with glitter. The glitter in this polish is quite big and clearly visible. I absolutely love the colour but I had a bit of a hard time painting this onto my nail. I have a strong suspicion it might just be the mini bottle and small brush but it didn’t make it a whole lot of fun. This was also the first one I tried. I found it to be quite sheer on the first coat. This is 2 coats with no top coat. I still feel like my index finger is a little sheer but nothing another coat wouldn’t fix. Still looks beautiful though. If you apply topcoat, it turns into something just as special.
This is Get Your Number with 2 coats of topcoat. It definitely loses the matte textured look but the glitter just goes nuts.
Can’t Let Go:
Can’t Let Go is a beautiful purple packed with glitter that dries to a matte textured finish. This also has the big and clearly visible glitter. I had similar issues with this polish about the application. It was during this polish that I thought it might be the small brush. I still don’t know if it is. It wasn’t a nightmare but it certainly isn’s as easy as I am used to. Can’t Let Go was also a little sheer on the first coat but with the second coat it evened out really well and dried perfectly. This is 2 coats with no topcoat.
This is Can’t Let Go with 2 coats of topcoat. Again, the glitter sparkles like crazy with topcoat. The loss of the textured matte has a pay off in the glitter that pops. Depending on what look you are after you can completely change this polish.
The Impossible is a lighter red / fuschia polish packed with glitter that dries to a mette textured finish. This polish is described as “..matte fuschia with star confetti…”. I can not see any star confetti unfortunately and I suspect that might also be a victim of the mini bottle and small brush. I have seen them in other swatches though so I know they do exist. Nonetheless, this is still a very pretty polish. This is the least favourite for me out of the bunch. It’s not my favourite colour and it was also the most sheer out of all of them. This is 3 coats with no top coat. It does sparkle though. A lot! It’s pretty but not a favourite.
This is The Impossible with 2 coats of topcoat. Unfortunately I liked this even less than the textured version. Again, the sparkle of the glitter is even more vivid with the topcoat and I can’t deny that the glitter is amazing.
Stay The Night
Stay The Night is a black polish with red glitter that dries to a textured matte finish. This baby is quite unique. It is very dark and vampy but absolutely gorgeous. The red glitter sparkles like little gems in the black textured polish. It is really very pretty. I still had the little bit of difficulty applying this polish. At this point I was more convinced it was the small brush and had started adjusting how I apply to compensate. I can not say with absolute certainty my struggles was because of the small brush but I am pretty sure it is. Maybe I will have a full sized polish of one of these one day and can then see if it is better. Anyway, this polish is gorgeous. This is 2 coats of polish with no topcoat.
This is Stay The Night with 2 coats of topcoat. Absolutely exquisite and the glitter is amazing! Vampy, beautiful, sparkly, gorgeous.
I am very happy to have these polishes and they are all very pretty. Of course, I can’t help but compare them to the Zoya PixieDust I got to try out a while ago. They are the only other textured polishes I have tried so far. If it matters, here is my opinion.
The textured feel of these two polishes are different for me. Zoya PixieDust was a little more textured than the OPI Liquid Sand but in a softer way. I don’t know if that even makes sense. The glitter in the Liquid Sand is big whereas the glitter in the PixieDust is finer. More like micro glitter – or real pixiedust to be honest. I also had an easier time applying the PixieDust but because I am so sure that my issues were with the small brush I don’t think it is relevant here. I also didn’t find PixieDust to be as sheer on the first coat as Liquid Sand was. Again, it evened out well on the second coat so it might also be neither here not there. I am very happy to own both because they are both beautiful in their own way. They are both textured but still quite different. I like that. If I had a gun to my head and I had to choose only one…… It would probably be PixieDust. But I am happy to have both and that I didn’t have to make that decision 🙂 I am ONLY comparing look and application here. Zoya will always win because of being the best green polish ever and also cruelty free.
Have you tried OPI Liquid Sand or any other textured polish? Do you have a favourite here? I would love to hear your thoughts or even if you have any questions. Pop a comment off and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
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