OPI: Alcatraz… Rocks – San Francisco Collection Fall 2013

Hi loves!

It seems that the textured ‘trend’ is still going on. I don’t mind, I love them ūüėÄ So here’s Alcatraz… Rocks by OPI:OPI Alcatraz... RocksThis is the only textured polish that I’ve picked up from this collection. Not only because I think this is the prettiest one out of the three, but also because Jemma from Eeeek! Nail Polish! has made me buy it with her gorgeous swatches.
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OPI: Jinx – Bond Girls / Liquid Sand

Good day lacquered friends!

I bet OPI’s Bond Girls Collection hasn’t passed your attention, right?! It consists of six brand new Liquid Sand shades. The ones that immediately caught my eye are Pussy Galore, Solitaire and this one, Jinx: opi jinxJinx is the orange/coral textured shade of the collection. I’m in love with this one. The formula is great. I used two coats here. opi jinx1A while back I showed you ANNY’s Desert Glam Collection which includes, among other, She’s amazing. As promised I compared the two to see how similar they are.compJinx is more coral while She’s amazing is darker with strong magenta undertones. No dupes, but I think when you have one you don’t need the other. What do you think? Which one do you prefer?comparisonI doubt whether I should pick up Pussy Galore and Solitaire too… Decisions decisions… Should I or not?

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OPI The Impossible – Liquid Sand / Mariah Carey Collection

First I have a confession to make. It was my intention to buy only one of the Liquid Sand shades that are part of OPI’s Mariah Carey Collection. So I did buy only one,¬†Stay The Night.¬†But then I saw¬†¬†many swatches of the three shades that I didn’t have and just can’t resist buying another one.¬†Decision made… but¬†then the hardest question: which¬†one needed¬†to become part of my stash? I chose The Impossible because I¬†think it’s a¬†great shade for Summer ūüėÄ

And here it is… taaadaaahhh:opi the impossibleThe Impossible is the fuchsia Liquid Sand shade. I’ve used two easy coats. The formula is lovely. It has very fine holographic glitter in it but also¬†hexagons. There are even star sequins in the mix. I had a hard time ‘catching’ some stars on my brush but I managed to fish two of them out of the bottle. There’s one on the nail on my middle finger and one on my thumb nail ūüôā They all sink to the bottom. That doesn’t make this polish less pretty. I love it!opi the impossible1
And here’s how it looks with two coats of Seche Vite:opi the impossible2
One more…opi the impossible22Unlike¬†Stay The Night, which I¬†also love with¬†top coat, I love this one more¬†how it’s meant to be, without top coat ūüėČ

Did you know that all four Liquid Sand shades are part of my GIVEAWAY?!
Go try your luck ūüėČ

COMING SOON: OPI Oz The Great And Powerful

OPI announced the launch of¬†their spectacular soft shades inspired by the Disney movie “Oz The Great And Powerful“, including a new liquid sand shade!
image010Get ready for a trip where monkeys can fly, witches bewitch and a yellow path lead to the emerald city. The film tells the story of a relatively unknown illusionist who becomes the big powerful wizard of Oz.

OPI is super excited to begin the journey with Disney says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “The magic of Oz The Great And Powerful is the inspiration. This SoftShades Collection consists of three spectacular glitter polishes, white, gold and silver. Also found in this collection are three soft transparent shades, white, beige and pink. The “nude” trend will continue in 2013! These shades are great for brides too.”

The revolutionary technology of the new Liquid Sand shade, What Wizardy is This?, creates a special texture and matte finish with reflective particles on your nails. This rich taupe shade is created for the personage of James Franco, The Great Wizard Of Oz, which guarantees a cheeky appearance this Spring.

To create an extra sparkling look you can layer one of the glitter polishes over one of the nude shades.

                                               What Wizardy Is This?Oz NLT62_WhatWizardryisThis


Don’t Burst my Bubble
Glints of GlindaI Theadora You
opi oz soft shades opi oz 2Lights of Emerald CityWhen Monkeys Fly! Which is Witch?
 
Note: as with all OPI’s, the polishes of this collection are DBP, toluene and formaldehyde free. And of course they all have a fantastic Pro Wide brush!

The Oz The Great And Powerful collection is available in stores from mid¬†March 2013. There will also be a mini set available ūüėČOz DCP21_Oz_Mini

Which one(s) caught your attention?

OPI Stay The Night – Liquid Sand / Mariah Carey Collection

opi stay the night4Today I show you OPI’s Stay The Night, one of the four Liquid Sand¬†shades belonging to their Mariah Carey Collection.
opi stay the night..It’s a black jelly-ish base with pink microglitter. Formula is a bit on the thin side, but manageable. I’m really impressed by this polish ūüôā This is definitely not as gritty as expected. I chose to purchase only one of the four Liquid Sand shades because I thought it would be way too gritty. And I thought the removal would be a big pain. Even that has exceeded my expectations, in a good way!
opi stay the nightThe instructions say that you need two coats of Stay The Night, without top coat. In the above pictures you can see the matte textured finish.

I also like it when it’s finished with top coat. Beware though, it needs two coats of top coat because the polish just eats the first coat. Below you can see how it looks with two coats of Seche Vite.¬†Look at the¬†depth! Lovely, just lovely!
opi stay the night 2..opi stay the night 2Now I doubt whether I should buy the¬†purple one (Can’t Let Go) too.

What do you think of the Liquid Sand shades?