Mariah Carey is the latest celeb getting her hands on the giant nail art industry. She collaborated with OPI and released an 8-shade collection. Four of those are something called Liquid Sand. These are nail polishes that literally feel like sand. Allow me to explain: it’s a textured polish with glitter that dries to a matte finish. No topcoat is needed. In fact, wearing a topcoat ruins the effect. I tried on Stay the Night, which is a matte black base with red glitter and I have to say I don’t hate it. Applying it wasn’t hard at all. It all it took were 2 coats. The first one goes on pretty sheer and I was thinking it was going to be a bust, but the 2nd coat gave me the look that describes it on the box…matte black with red glints, and liquid sand texture. This is definitely a texture/look you will love or hate. I don’t love glitter polishes but I love dark mattes. It’s the texture that I can’t get used to. Deborah Lippmann’s Mermaid’s Dream is the same thing. Here are some shots where I tried to show the dimension and texture.
I think it looks pretty cool but I can’t stop rubbing my nails. Ivory picked up the mini set that includes all 4 Liquid Sand shades. They are:
Get Your Number-matte blue with sparkles
Can’t Let Go-matte purple with sparkles
The Impossible-matte fuchsia with star confetti
Stay the Night-matte black with red glints
Availability: Amazon $8.55
What do you guys think? Would you wear Liquid Sand on your nails?