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Hello lovelies,

the texture polish trend is not dying out, on the contrary. Right now I have here another texture polish collection, this time from Nicole by OPI called Gumdrops.

From the Press release: “These shades are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Co-Founder & Artistic Director.  “By combining groundbreaking texture technology with some of the hottest trends including matte and shimmer finishes, Nicole by OPI has created a new line of lacquers for cutting-edge manicures.  Worn without top coat, Gumdrops lacquers dry to a textured matte finish to give nails a “sugar” coated appearance.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Gumdrops Collection

My Cherry Amour - dark cherry textured base with multi-coloured glitter. The polish is absolutely gorgeous in the bottle and while it's glossy but once it dries into a matte texture it is not so much. Don't get me wrong I still like it but the glossy version is just amazing. Two coats were fully opaque.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI My Cherry Amour
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI My Cherry Amour
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI My Cherry Amour
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI My Cherry Amour

And here is a version with topcoat. It beautifully sparkles with rainbow coloured glitter in the sun and the colour looks much richer.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI My Cherry Amour with topcoat

A-Nise Treat - charcoal black textured base with silver glitter. It's chic rock chick look and I like it! It applied easily and two coats were fully opaque.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI A-Nise Treat
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI A-Nise Treat
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI A-Nise Treat
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI A-Nise Treat

Blue-Berry Sweet On You - lavender blue textured base with silver glitter. This polish has a slight foil-like shine to it and it doesn't feel as gritty as the other ones. The formula was slightly thicker but manageable and two coats were fully opaque.
 

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Blue-Berry Sweet On You
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Blue-Berry Sweet On You
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Blue-Berry Sweet On You
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Blue-Berry Sweet On You

Candy Is Dandy - medium pink textured base with holographic glitter and silver particles. It's a pretty pink and I like the bigger holo glitters, they stand out nicely and shine in the sun. It is a bit sheerer so I've had to apply two thick coats.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Candy Is Dandy

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Candy Is Dandy
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Candy Is Dandy
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Candy Is Dandy

Cinna-Man Of My Dreams - bronze brown base with silver, blue and bronze particles. It's an interesting colour combination. It is not completely brown, it is leaning towards red plus the blue particles thrown into mix make it really unusual. I'm wearing two coats.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Cinna-Man Of My Dreams
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Cinna-Man Of My Dreams
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Cinna-Man Of My Dreams
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Cinna-Man Of My Dreams



I Lilac Gumdrops - lilac base with big silver flecks. The formula of this polish was slightly thicker yet manageable. I needed two coats for full coverage.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI I Lilac Gumdrops
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI I Lilac Gumdrops
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI I Lilac Gumdrops
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI I Lilac Gumdrops

Overall, this collection offers some nice textured polishes with extra sparkle. They all applied easily and were opaque in two (sometimes thicker) coats. The drying time is longer than with normal nail polishes, the texture needs to dry and harden properly otherwise it can be ruined easily. But once it's completely dry it can last without chipping quite long. The removal is somewhat difficult as with glitter nail polishes. 

My absolute favourite is My Cherry Amour, especially the topcoated version!

This limited edition collection will be available beginning May 2013 for $7.99 each at retailers including select Walmart (May 2013), CVS (June 2013), Rite Aid, Kmart, Kroger, Ulta, H-E-B, and Duane Reade locations (August 2013), In Canada, these shades will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada (July 2013), Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug (August 2013).

*PR sample

*PR sample

Hello lovelies,

OPI has introduced more Liquid Sands polishes in the Bond Girls Collection and I have swatches of all of them for you! the collection consists of six Liquid Sand polishes and each is named after a Bond girl. So let's have a look at them:

Lucy's Stash - OPI Bond Girls Liquid Sand Collection

Lucy's Stash - OPI Bond Girls Liquid Sand Collection



Honey Ryder - champaign gold glitter texture. It's a pretty and office-friendly shade which I liked wearing. It applied easily and two coats were enough for full coverage.

Lucy's Stash - OPI Honey Ryder
Lucy's Stash - OPI Honey Ryder
Lucy's Stash - OPI Honey Ryder

Jinx - orange-coral base with gold glitter. The finish is very sparkly and bright, perfect for Summer! Two coats were enough for full coverage and the polish applied very nicely.

Lucy's Stash - OPI Jinx
Lucy's Stash - OPI Jinx
Lucy's Stash - OPI Jinx

Pussy Galore - light baby pink base with fine fuchsia glitter. It's a gorgeous girly shade with blue undertones. Pussy Galore felt smoother to touch than some other Liquid Sands. It had good and easy to apply formula and I needed just two coats for full coverage.

Lucy's Stash - OPI Pussy Galore
Lucy's Stash - OPI Pussy Galore
Lucy's Stash - OPI Pussy Galore

Solitaire - pearl silver white with silver glitter. Solitaire is very sparkly and not overly gritty. It applied well and I'm wearing two coats.

Lucy's Stash - OPI Solitaire
Lucy's Stash - OPI Solitaire
Lucy's Stash - OPI Solitaire

Tiffany Case - aqua blue base with silver glitter. This is my favourite of al the Bond Girls shades, I love how sparkly it is and the bigger silver glitter nicely stands out. I'm wearing two coats that were fully opaque.

Lucy's Stash - OPI Tiffany Case
Lucy's Stash - OPI Tiffany Case
Lucy's Stash - OPI Tiffany Case

Vesper - eggplant purple jelly base with black glitter. The colour is very dark and rich in real life, my pictures don't seem to capture the true beauty of this polish. I've applied to thicker coats for full coverage.

Lucy's Stash - OPI Vesper
Lucy's Stash - OPI Vesper
Lucy's Stash - OPI Vesper

I feel that this collection of Liquid Sand texture polishes have much improved if compared to Mariah Carey collection. The finish is gritty but not too sharp. They all applied easily and were opaque in two coats. The drying time was rather average. The polishes look dry and gritty within 5 minutes but they are not truly hardened so be careful in the next approximately 30 minutes.

The removal is similar to glitters so let them soak properly otherwise the glitter particles stick to the skin. All polishes also look very nice wit topcoat but you'll need at least two thick coats.  

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