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Hello lovelies,

I've done some more nail art with textured polishes, this time OPI Liquid Sands. It's almost impossible to use a tape on textured polishes so I've drawn the cross freehand, using the nail polish brush.

I have used OPI Vesper, Pussy Galore and Born Pretty Store studs. (use LUHH10 for 10% discount).

 

Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Nail art
Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Nail art
Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Nail art
Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Nail art

 

The studs come from a stud wheel from Born Pretty Store which offers a great variety of shapes and sizes. You can use my 10% discount code when shopping at BPS, it's LUHH10.

 

Lucy's Stash - Born Pretty Store Stud Wheel

Are you still into textured polishes? There will be more collections coming out in the Autumn so this trend is not going away! ;)

*PR sample

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