OPI Mariah Carey Collection: Featuring Liquid Sands, Swatches and Review

Good Morning everyone, Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  We finally had some cooler weather which I enjoyed very much.

Today I have the  OPI Mariah Carey Collection to share with you.  The liquid sands are quite interesting.  I'll let you know what I think of them at the end of this post.

OPI Mariah Carey Collection, featuring Liquid Sands
  See single swatches after the jump...

                                                              ~Studio Shades~

                                       OPI A Butterfly Moment
A Butterfly Moment, a pretty vintage pink with golden shimmer.  It's a very nice neutral color and great to wear as a palette cleanser I quite like it.  A great formula I used 2 coats. 

OPI Pink Yet Lavender layered over A Butterfly Moment  
Pink Yet Lavender, holographic micro glitter with pink and lavender hexagons in a clear jelly base.  It was a bit thick so I dabbed it on.  I think these two were meant to be together.  It's a very elegant look.  

OPI Sprung
Sprung, copper and gold foil shimmer it's amazing. My photos doesn't give it justice.  I used 2 coats but next time I'll add one more coat to give it a bolder look.  The formula was a bit thin but it built up nicely.

OPI Anti-Bleak
Anti-Bleak, a dark red purple creme, it's saturated I could have gotten away with one coat  I use two coats.  Nice formula flowed on the nail evenly.
Here is one coat

~Liquid Sands~

OPI Get Your Number   
Get Your Number, a sheer blue base with holographic and silver glitter.  I used two easy coats I should have used three coats to cover my nail line better.

with topcoat

OPI Can't Let Go
Can't Let Go, grape purple base with purple micro and purple hex glitter.  I used two coats.

with topcoat

OPI The Impossible
The Impossible, red base with red and silver glitter also some silver star glitters in the mix.  I turned my bottle over for about an hour before applying.  The stars pretty much stayed on the bottom, two of them managed to come out and play look real close at my middle and ring fingers. I used two coats.

with topcoat

OPI Stay The Night
Stay The Night, black base with bright pink glitter.  The pink glitters sparkle.  It's beautiful and it's my favorite from the liquid sands.  I used two coats.

with topcoat

Overall:  The studio shades are nice.  No problems with the formula.  The liquid sands great formula on all.   I like the sandy gritty look and I like them with topcoat.  What I didn't like about them they took some time to dry to reach a  full matte sandy look.  For these photos I let each one dry for 15 mins and I still could see some shininess to them.   They do feel gritty but not to the point where they will snag on your clothes.

I'm wearing Stay The Night as a notd.  My left hand is with the matte sandy look and my right hand is applied with two thick coats of seche vite topcoat.  I asked hubby which hand did he like and I was surprised that he liked them both.  So far after one day no chipping or tip wear.

                                                               One day of wear

What are your thoughts on the liquid sands?  Love them, hate them? Will you give them a try?

These are available at  Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer. For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

*OPI product sent for review*

Until next time please have a great nail polish day. (✿◠‿◠)


  1. Great swatches! I love the liquid sands!

  2. Anti-Bleak looks GAWGEOUS on you! Pink Yet Lavender is so girly and pretty! Great job on the swatches!

  3. Really love the liquide sands, for sure the turquoise is my biggest fav :D Great swatches :)

  4. Awesome swatches! I love the liquid sand polishes, even though I think they look better with topcoat.

  5. I love the liquid sands! I am currently wearing Stay the Night. The Impossible is my favorite even though I wasn't able to get a star.

  6. Anti Bleak needs to be Mine!!! The Sand polishes look better with a topcoat in my opinion. Great swatches.


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