I Changed My Mind... I Freaking Love Them!

Hello gentle readers.

About what, are you asking yourself, did I change my mind and what is it I now love?

OPI Liquid Sand polish, baby. I did some reviews of the Mariah Carey Liquid Sand polishes for Spring a while back and I was, in a word, underwhelmed. So much so that I was ready to consign them to the crackle/magnetic scrap heap.

It turns out that I didn't give these polishes a fair chance to show what they can do. When I was swatching them for review, I treated them like regular polish, not like the special snowflakes that they are and I didn't let them dry thoroughly. They only got to a lumpy, kindasorta rubbery not sandy, at all, weird texture that I did not like all that much. Then, one day I was trying to decide what to paint on my nails (you would think that would be easy, given how many polishes I own, right? Turns out, it isn't!) and I thought that I might as well give the Liquid Sand polishes one last chance before I lobbed them.

Boy, am I ever glad I did! I grabbed OPI The Impossible (pink) and Can't Let Go (purple) and applied them to random nails. I applied two coats of each over base coat, no top coat and allowed them to dry thoroughly. They were so different from my swatches. Rather than disappointing, they were fantastic. Dry, sugary, sparkly, sandy. Fantastic. I freaking love OPI Liquid Sand polish. Seriously. And I am definitely going to have to treat myself to a couple more. I have my greedy eyeballs on one or two in the Bond Girls Collection.

These polishes have a great formula. They are so easy to apply and control. They don't run or pool or drag or streak. There is no bubbling or other nonsense. Dry time is decent but you need to have a little patience and let this formula dry completely to allow it to achieve that delicious sparkly, sugar sand texture. Once it does, it holds up very well to wear. I got a solid four full days of wear from this manicure.

Removal of Liquid Sand polish is a breeze. I was expecting it to be a nightmare but it isn't. This stuff comes off just as easily as any shimmer polish.

Have you tried OPI Liquid Sand polishes, yet? What do you think of them? Like? Love? Think you may need to get some more? Please do tell,

Thank you so much for popping in and reading. Have a great day and may your polish never bubble.


  1. So far I have only tryed one Liquid Sand polish from OPI. I liked it a lot but the Pixie Dust polishes from Zoya are even more sparkly and sugary.

  2. I am reading good things about Zoya Pixie Dust. I am going to have to acquire a couple and test drive them. :)

  3. knowing that removal isn't a nightmare definitely encourages me to go out and get one of the liquid sands!

  4. Looks so pretty! I have yet to try texture polishes but I want to, lol.

  5. These sandy polishes are great. I didn't like crackle and magnetic. Blech! But I love, love, love the sparkly sandy polish. Give 'em a try. :D

  6. I was so pleasantly surprised at how easily these remove. I was expecting them to be a pain in my bootay. I hope that people aren't not trying these because they are afraid that they are hard to remove. :)

  7. Yay! I felt like you at first but decided to give it a try anyway and I'm in love. Letting the polish dry thoroughly really does bring the beauty out in them. I'm wearing a textured polish now, Julie G Tangerine Dream and it's sooooo pretty :)

  8. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who misjudged these beauties, at first. I have heard nice things abot the Jullie G Gumdrops polishes. I see them on Groupon for a good price, I should grab them, some time. :D

  9. Thank you. They really are. :D

  10. I have Tiffany Case by OPI and "Love" is an understatement! I keep gazing adoringly at my nails when I wear it and I've gotten so many compliments on it.

  11. I knew you'd come to the textured side eventually! :D I love both the OPI ones and the Zoya ones.

  12. So I've been wondering about all the hoopla with these textured polishes. Being out of the polish game...I'm a bit rusty. I think you've sold me to give some a try as I was underwhelmed myself. The final selling point? Removal. I was afraid these would be a tinfoil nightmare to remove. I'm now going to have to break down and make a purchase in the near future. I look forward to more reviews of any textured polishes you pick up. Happy Day!

  13. wow these two are gorgeous!!

  14. I like them a lot - if you like pink try Pussy Galore - it's gorgeous!

  15. Pussy Galore is on my wish list. :D

  16. Thank you. I love them and they are so fun together. :D

  17. Yay! I'm glad that you are going to give them a shot. You never know until you try, if you will love a polish or not. Honestly, I didn't think I would like sandy polish as I don't usually like "alternative" finishes but I freaking love sandy finish. :D The fact that they are not hard to remove is a definite bonus. :D

  18. Heh heh. It had to happen, eventually, someone had to come up with one that I would spark to. :D I need to pick up a couple of the Zoyas, I have read wonder things about them, too and I adore Zoya. :D

  19. Tiffany Case is on my Lust List along with Pussy Galore and Jinx from the Bond Girls collection. The swatches I have seen have me drooling. :)

  20. Thank you, :)

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