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Hello lovelies,

I'm sure you've all already seen the Nails Inc. Bling It On Black Leather & Skulls set which is spot on trend right now! That's why I was so excited to be able to review it. It contains Leather Effect polish in Noho with leather effect cap, four crystal skull embellishments, nail glue and orange stick. There's also 'Tan' and Rebel' version of this set available. The Rebel set looks really good too!
 

 Lucy's Stash - Nails Inc. Bling It On Black Leather & Skulls

Lucy's Stash - Nails Inc. Bling It On Black Leather & Skulls

Instructions at the back of the box might come handy...

Lucy's Stash - Nails Inc. Bling It On Black Leather & Skulls

Lucy's Stash - Nails Inc. Bling It On Black Leather & Skulls

Lucy's Stash - Nails Inc. Bling It On Black Leather & Skulls

Noho - chic black leather effect polish. It applied very easily just like you would be applying any other polish. I would have thought that the formula would be thick due to lots of particles but it's not thick at all. It however could be slightly more pigmented. I have applied two thicker coats to get full coverage without any light patches. I think one coat of Noho could be applied over black polish and it would work just fine too.

The finish is nicely textured, like grainy. It is not sharp at all in comparison with e.g. OPI Liquid Sand polishes. The polish dries within 10 minutes to the point where you can touch it without ruining it. But since there's no topcoat to be applied it does take a little bit more time to dry properly. The removal is easier than glitter polish but it's not as easy as regular creme shades if you know what I mean ;)

Lucy's Stash - Nails Inc. Bling It On Black Leather & Skulls

Lucy's Stash - Nails Inc. Bling It On Black Leather & Skulls

Lucy's Stash - Nails Inc. Bling It On Black Leather & Skulls

Lucy's Stash - Nails Inc. Bling It On Black Leather & Skulls

Lucy's Stash - Nails Inc. Bling It On Black Leather & Skulls

Lucy's Stash - Nails Inc. Bling It On Black Leather & Skulls

Lucy's Stash - Nails Inc. Bling It On Black Leather & Skulls

Lucy's Stash - Nails Inc. Bling It On Black Leather & Skulls

Lucy's Stash - Nails Inc. Bling It On Black Leather & Skulls

I usually don't wear plain black polish but this one just made my hands look like I'm a rock chick! I was very pleased with the final result and I'm starting to eye the Rebel set which includes rhinestones in addition. Simple nail art with this polish is coming tomorrow!

So where can you get the Bling It On Black Leather & Skulls set and the other sets? Shop Nails Inc. Littlewoods and at Nails Inc. website. I think Sephora US carries these as well.

Hello lovelies,

It took me while but here they are, gorgeous OPI Mariah Carey polishes! The collection consists of 8 new shades, four of which are textured Liquid Sand polishes.

From the press release: "OPI Liquid Sand nail lacquer offers a never-before-seen look with a pebbled finish that lightly shimmers with fine glitter particles. Worn without top coat, Liquid Sand lacquer gives nails a unique textured matte finish worthy of a superstar.

Lucy's Stash - OPI Mariah Carey Collection for Spring 2013

Lucy's Stash - OPI Mariah Carey Collection for Spring 2013

A Butterfly Moment - frosty peachy beige shimmer. This is quite unique colour, I've never tried one like this. It has tiny tan and peach particles similar to what foil polishes have. I usually don't like flesh colours very much but this one looked just gorgeous! The polish is well pigmented, I'm wearing two coats. It applied nicely and dried quite fast. The finish is slightly streaky. I thought the small particles in the polish would cause troubles when removing it but it was ok.

Lucy's Stash - OPI A Butterfly Moment
Lucy's Stash - OPI A Butterfly Moment
Lucy's Stash - OPI A Butterfly Moment

Anti-bleak - purple creme with red undertones. In real life the colour is so much more reddish, I don't know what my camera was doing! Polishaholic's pictures of Anti-bleak are more colour accurate. The formula is absolutely excellent as I'm used to with OPI polishes. I'm wearing two coats which were enough for full coverage. it dried fast and removal was easy.

Lucy's Stash - OPI Anti-bleak
Lucy's Stash - OPI Anti-bleak
Lucy's Stash - OPI Anti-bleak

OPI Pink Yet Lavender over A Butterfly Moment - Pink Yet Lavender is a mix of big rose pink hex glitters with small holographic glitter in a clear base. It's a very pretty glitter topcoat and it looks feminine and still office friendly over A Butterfly Moment. The formula is slightly on a thicker side but it still applied quite well. There's a lot of glitter in the bottle, this is just one coat applied.

Lucy's Stash - OPI Pink Yet Lavender over A Butterfly Moment
Lucy's Stash - OPI Pink Yet Lavender over A Butterfly Moment

OPI Pink Yet Lavender over Anti-bleak

Lucy's Stash - OPI Pink Yet Lavender over Anti-bleak

Lucy's Stash - OPI Pink Yet Lavender over Anti-bleak
Lucy's Stash - OPI Pink Yet Lavender over Anti-bleak

Sprung - mix of copper and brown foil particles creating foil finish. This shade reminds me of Warm & Fozzie from the Muppets collection with its formula and shade. Sprung is much warmer though. The pigmentation is not that great, I had to apply three coats to achieve full coverage. Application on the other hand was easy. I did experience foil particles sticking to my skin while removing this polish.

Lucy's Stash - OPI Sprung
Lucy's Stash - OPI Sprung
Lucy's Stash - OPI Sprung

Can't Let Go - grape purple with purple hex glitters and small round purple glitter. It applied easily and the pigmentation of the polish was good. I have applied two coats. The drying time is a bit longer than with other polishes and removal is similar to glitters.

Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Can't Let Go
Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Can't Let Go
Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Can't Let Go
Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Can't Let Go

Can't Let Go with topcoat

Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Can't Let Go with topcoat
Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Can't Let Go with topcoat

Get Your Number - blue jelly base with lots of holographic glitter. The holo glitters shows up beautifully on the direct sun and creates nice contrast with the grainy texture. It applied nicely and I have needed two coats again.

Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Get Your Number
Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Get Your Number
Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Get Your Number
Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Get Your Number

Get Your Number with topcoat

Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Get Your Number with topcoat
Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Get Your Number with topcoat

Stay The Night - black jelly base with reddish pink glitter. The glitter stands out beautifully within the textured finish. This was my favourite Liquid Sand polish, especially with topcoat! Absolutely gorgeous! I have applied two thick coats to achieve full coverage. It applied nicely :)

Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Stay The Night
Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Stay The Night
Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Stay The Night
Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Stay The Night

Stay The Night with topcoat is stunning!

Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Stay The Night with topcoat
Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand Stay The Night with topcoat

The Impossible - reddish pink jelly with purple hex glitter and star glitter. It has slightly lower pigmentation that the other polishes, I'd compare it to the Get Your Number. I have applied two thick coats to get the coverage in the pictures. It applied easily, no problem there.

 Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand The Impossible
Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand The Impossible
Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand The Impossible
Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand The Impossible

The Impossible with topcoat

 Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand The Impossible with topcoat
Lucy's Stash - OPI Liquid Sand The Impossible with topcoat

The Liquid Sand polishes are obviously something totally new to the market and OPI is one of the first to release them. Their finish is sand-like, grainy and matte. It probably won't appeal to everybody but it will certainly make you stand out.

All Liquid Sand polishes had slightly longer drying time. I have always applied the first coat, waited about 8 minutes for it to dry enough, then applied second coat. Then I waited about 10 minutes for it to dry and get matte but I would still ruin it if I'd touch it. The removal was slightly easier than glitter but I still had to soak my nails for a while in remover on a cotton pad.

Overall, the collection is really nice, I like the mixture of bold and feminine shade as well as different finishes. I will always prefer smooth and glossy finish but I could get used to the texture. 

The Mariah Carey Collection is available now 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.


*These were provided for a reviw