Hey There Polished People!!
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Today I finally have a nail polish to share with you that I’ve had for a couple of weeks. When the Mariah Carey collection from OPI came out in the PR releases I was thinking, “Ehhh this is kinda boring.” I didn’t quite understand the “Liquid Sand” thing, I didn’t find the other polishes interesting… I just wasn’t a fan. Then I saw the Liquid Sand swatches come out and I thought they looked gritty as heck. They looked like sandpaper, they looked like they’d snag on everything… I just thought “Ew.” I am not a fan of texture. I hate when my glitters are curly and therefore catch on everything; I hate when my nails are rough and catch in my hair. I kept seeing the Liquid Sand swatches and kept hating them in my head and then I saw Mary from Swatch and Learn saying that if you got one Liquid Sand, Get Your Number would be the one to get. She said it was more interesting and multi-faceted than the rest and it was her first choice. Then I saw Cynthia’s review on Of Life and Lacquer of Get Your Number and Can’t Let Go and that was it. I decided I would give it a go. Let’s see how I fared!
OPI Liquid Sand Get Your Number
Get Your Number is a pretty, pretty medium blue. It has some holo glitter in it, but it’s mostly small blue glitter in a blue jelly base. When this dries it is the prettiest sparkly yet matte blue polish. Mary described it as looking like a rock… those pretty sparkly rocks you might find with pretty veins of color running through them… and she’s exactly right. It really looks like a piece of quartz or something. The texture isn’t too rough at all! It’s really like sand. You can walk through sand and it’s not rough on your feet, you can rub it between your fingers and it doesn’t scratch you- this is exactly how Get Your Number is. It’s not like sandpaper at all.
The formula of Get Your Number is excellent and builds up nicely in about three coats. I did not find that it dried lighting-fast like many people report, but as long as I used a super thin layer of base coat and apply the polish in thin coats it worked just fine and dried relatively quickly. When I used a thick layer of base coat, after an entire hour of “dry time” this happened:
Yes, Please! or No, Thank You:
YES, PLEASE!!! I looooooove this polish!! It’s actually something DIFFERENT from a mainstream brand! It’s sparkly, textured and matte, it’s eye catching and holographic, it’s just awesome! If you think you’ll hate the texture of this polish, I highly suggest you give this a try. I really think that if you try it you’ll like it. C’mon, give Get Your Number a chance!! 🙂
Have you tried Get Your Number? Are you a fan of texture or not so much? What do you think about this new texture trend, do you think it’s going to stick around or do you think it’s going to quickly go by the wayside a la “crackle?” Let me know in the comments below. As always, thanks for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!! 😀