Hello Lovely Ladies!
It was a FREEZING weekend here in London Ontario- honestly, so cold that you could feel it in your bones. We didn’t do anything revolutionary this weekend, but as Sunday came to a close I realized that I didn’t have ANY blog-posts written up *gasp*. I had photos, but none of them were cropped and the posts were not written… but have no fear, with a cup of tea in hand I managed to get a few posts queued up for this week
Starting with OPI’s newest Liquid Sand What Wizardry is This from the Oz The Great and Powerful collection (out this March 2013):
“The new Liquid Sand nail lacquer – What Wizardry is This? – features OPI’s groundbreaking technology for a textured, matte finish infused with reflective sparkle,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “This rich taupe hue was designed for James Franco’s character, the great Wizard of Oz, and is sure to make a bold statement this spring.”
What Wizardry is This? is described as a taupe, but it looks more like an olive green/antique gold against my skintone. While it still has the enchanted Liquid Sand formula where the surface is gritty – on purpose – , and quite pleasant to the touch… (yes, I’m guilty of petting my own nails), the ‘sand granules’ are actually much finer than those in the Mariah Carey Liquid Sand collection.
What Wizardry is This? applies easily and is fully opaque in two coats. It will dry to a matte finish with some shimmer/glitter; because you are not advised to use a topcoat with this polish (topcoat would eliminate the sandy texture), you should give this polish at least ten minutes to dry/settle- you will know when it is ready because it will turn matte
I generally do not like textured polish, but I am a HUGE fan of the gritty-while-still-being-pleasant-to-the-touch (aka, fun to pet ) finish. I do admit that I miss the larger bits of glitter that we saw in Stay The Night. This slight change in ‘formula’ gives What Wizardry is This? more of an overall textured tarnished gold/antique gold finish rather than a pure matte finish with gold-bits (I hope that makes sense?). As a payoff though, this shade is both durable to wear AND quite easy to remove (no stubborn large glitter bits to make removal a challenge).
I am also not too certain that this olive green/gold/taupe really suits my pink-skin tone as a full manicure BUT, I knew that What Wizardry is This? would ROCK as an accent nail feature
As an accent nail, What Wizardry is This? is sure to wow regardless of what it is put against and regardless of your skintone
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Ring Finger: two coats Cult Nails wax finish Fetish (now available for pre-purchase HERE) with a gold Cult Nails stud.
Middle Finger: one coat Essie Good As Gold and Gals plate GA08
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So, have you been sold on the Liquid Sand formula? Are you as wowed by it as I am? (trend/fad or not, I adore the textured polish that OPI created and will certainly wear it again and again)
THANK YOU FOR READING!
* product sent for honest review consideration *