Alcatraz... Rocks is a gorgeous smoky purple with loads of pretty glitter and sparkle. When I first saw swatches of it I just knew that I had to have it!
I used two coats here (as OPI suggests) which gave opaque and full coverage. Application was smooth and easy, and it didn't take long at all to dry down into a textured finish. I was a bit wary of said textured finish, but it's not too gritty. To me it just feels like sandpaper.. This could be a little annoying as my nails could snag on clothes when I tried to change or on towels when I tried to dry my hands after washing them. I'm sad to say that after I washed and dried my hands for the first time after applying this that I got a few chips on the tips of some nails. I guess that would be my only negative..!
OPI also says not to use a topcoat with the Liquid Sand polishes, but I did apply one afterwards to see the difference..! It didn't take away from the textured finish (or make the nails smooth to touch), just made the polish a bit glossier.
What do you think? Have you tried any textured polishes?