My First Textured Polish: OPI Liquid Sand in Alcatraz... Rocks


I never really got on board with the trend of textured polish when it first came out.. It just didn't seem to interest me and I never saw a shade that I liked enough to try - until now, that is! Today I have Alcatraz... Rocks by OPI, which uses their 'liquid sand' technology. It's from their new San Fransisco collection and is one of the three Liquid Sand polishes featured.


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?

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