OPI San Francisco Collection Fall 2013
Three New Liquid Sand Shades
Along with the usual set of twelve shimmer and creme shades, OPI is releasing three new colors of Liquid Sand. Two cremes and one mind-blowingly pretty glitter!
OPI Liquid Sand polish in Alcatraz Rocks.
Whoa. Look at this masterpiece of a polish. It's a deep blue base with the typical Liquid Sand/textured polish grit, but it also has tons of multicolor glitter. I think I see every color of the rainbow in here. It looks fantastic as-is, but if you don't mind doing two or three coats of topcoat, you can turn it into a glossy glitter polish with a smooth finish instead.
OPI Liquid Sand Polish in It's All San Andreas's Fault.
This one is a creme-finish medium taupe brown. Dries a shade or two darker than bottle color. Never becomes fully matte after it dries so it has a tiny bit of gloss to it.
OPI Liquid Sand Polish in Wharf! Wharf! Wharf!
Gorgeous, rich blue creme base with textured grit. Also dries a bit darker than bottle color. And the name... I know it's supposed to be woof, woof, like a dog, except wharf because it's by the ocean, but all I can think is... Wharf! Wharf!
The formula on these is a dream. Perfect thin texture. Absolutely nothing to even criticize as far as the application is concerned. One tip for applying, though: Do thin, even coats. If the polish base is too thick in some areas, it'll gloss out your sandy texture. Dry time on these is fast. They do chip faster than a normal polish, but not as fast as a true matte.
If you're only going to get one textured polish this year, seriously consider Alcatraz Rocks. It's AWESOME. The other two are cool, but seem unimpressive next to Alcatraz Rocks. It's a scene-stealer for sure.
(Collection was provided for review.)