Tuesday, 11 December 2012

OPI Mariah Carey Liquid Sand polishes - this time glossy!

I swatched and reviewed some of the OPI Liquid Sand polishes earlier here, and a few people requested glossy swatches. So here are Can't Let Go, Got Your Number and The Impossible again, this time with a thick layer of Essence Gel Look Top Coat, followed by Seche Vite.


Can't Let Go when glossy has so much added depth. It's probably my favourite of the collection.



Got Your Number - the glossy topcoat really brings out the holo sparkle, which is subtle indoors and super rainbow goodness in the sun. My photos don't capture how shiny and happy this is!


The Impossible is also gorgeous with glossy topcoat, with a lot of added depth yet again. There's a bit of holo sparkle in the sun, but nowhere near as much as Got Your Number.



I love how these polishes are 2-in-1 - the glossy and "liquid sand" looks are quite different. In general, the glossy topcoat darkens the polish, and brings out a lot of depth in the glitter. Can't Let Go is a surprise favourite in this collection - it's a sophisticated glitter both in Liquid Sand and glossy forms, interesting without going anywhere near garish/tacky territory. It flattens out quite easily with topcoat with no roughness detectable using this combo, and in hindsight the Gel Look topcoat mightn't have even been necessary.

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24 comments:

  1. Oh, wow. These look so much nicer glossy - at least in photos! You can actually see those stars this way.

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    1. I think I like them more glossy too! But the Liquid Sand is so different :)

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    1. They are! I'm loving the 2-in-1 nature of the polishes :)

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  3. Oooh I definitely like these way more when glossy :)

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  4. Can't let go is so gorgeous, it's my favorite too ^_^

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    1. It's lovely! So much depth for a one-colour glitter :)

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  5. I think I like the idea of the liquid sand polishes, but I'm not sure. It's good to know that they look nice glossy too.

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    1. Yes, and it's lucky they don't eat topcoat!

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  6. Omggg so pretty glossy!!! Just like I imagined!

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    1. The glossy version basically makes your nails look like the bottle - a tad darker than the Liquid Sand finish :)

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  7. Not a fan of these in the liquid and texture but really like them with the glossy top coat..did they eat the top coat? Will read again to see if you mention what top coat and how much it took...

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    1. They were actually ok topcoat wise - hidden away at the beginning of the post I put down what I used - Essence Gel Look and SV ;)

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    1. They are! I'm very impressed by this collection :)

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    1. I'm on the fence - I love textured nails! Rubbing them gives me a dopamine rush I think :P

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  10. All three are so gorgeous I like them better glossy :D As usual blue is my favorite of the bunch but the purple one comes really close

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