Monday, February 11, 2013

Update on Liquid Sand + NOTW

So, I changed my nail polish last night. I managed to survive a few days and a Disneyland trip with the Liquid Sand on. It drove me nuts, but I found that as the days went by, much like matte nail polish, it started to kind of turn in to a satin-y finish and almost felt smoother... or I got used to it. Either way, the grittiness got better but I still hate these polishes. I'm not sure if I will actually ever wear this again, but I probably will with lots of topcoat over it.... we'll see how it goes!

I had some time to kill last night and decided to do a Valentine's Day mani and then I realized that my best friend still has my stamping plates... and since I'm terrible at free-hand nail art, I decided I wouldn't try to draw anything on my nails freehand. I just got a bunch of Valentine's colors and mixed them together and  got somewhat of decent Valentine's mani. Its not the greatest, but with the little time I had, it works for me! Here's what I came up with:

Thumb -  OPI If you Moust, You Moust with Sally Hansen HD Byte over it
Index - OPI Excuse Moi
Middle - Color Club Hot Like Lava with Essie A Cut Above
Ring - Seche Red with China Glaze Ring in the Red
Pinky - OPI If you Moust, You Moust with Color Club Tru Passion over it

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

NOTD: Liquid Sand

Hey everyone!

I have a little bit before I head out to rehearsal for my next show, so I figured I would do my nails. A couple of days ago, I picked up a couple of the Liquid Sand OPI colors from the Mariah Carey collection. So today's NOTD is one of those colors.

Natural Light, Overcast

 Artificial Light

OPI Stay the Night - 1 coat over Wet n' Wild Black Creme
Purple glitter in gritty black base.

First, if you're anything like me and you have to have a smooth finish on your nails, this will drive you NUTS. I'm the type that uses Gelous and Seche Vite copiously over any kind of glitter. As a nervous habit, I run my fingers over my nails and the smoothness is comforting (I'm weird, I know!)

 I'm going to try to tough it out for a day or two to see what I think, but so far, its driving me insane that they're not smooth.

If you don't know about these liquid sand colors, they dry to a matte, gritty finish that literally feels and looks like colored sand.

I'm not entirely sure how I feel about these, but I don't like the texture so far. As a color, its really pretty and reminds me a lot of Julep Chloe as far as the type of color... purple glitter in the black. As a color, I love it, but I just can't get over the gritty. This is one nail fad that I'm pretty much hating!

Thanks for reading and putting up with my little rant.