MANI MONDAY: TRUE GRIT
meet opi's liquid sand, the next generation in nail polish. whoa.
If you're anything like us, you love the constant evolution of nails--which might be why you'll be as obsessed with OPI's new Liquid Sand polish. Consider it the latest in finger innovation: Though it looks like normal polish in the bottle, apply two coats of this glitter-infused formula and, as the instructions point out, omit a top coat, and suddenly you've got a polish that is somewhere between matte and shiny, with a texture that when dry lives up to its name--yup, it totally feels like you've got hundreds of sand particles on your fingertip.
I played around with the Liquid Sand shades that come with Mariah Carey's latest collection for OPI, out this month, and among many favorites I fell hard for Stay The Night, a matte black with just enough flecks of red and silver glitter to make it way cooler than anything I ever wore in 2005 (remember the great black polish revival during the mid-aughts?). The secret really is to follow the directions--base coat, two coats of the Liquid Sand polish, and then skip the top coat--which makes for a really quick at-home mani session. And best of all? When you're ready to try a new shade, the Liquid Sand glitter comes right off with a swipe of remover. Now that's some serious innovation.