OPI's recent Mariah Carey collection didn't really appeal to me. The Liquid Sand part of the collection looked interesting, but also didn't look like my kind of thing. Texture seems to be the current big thing in nail polish - there's the Nails Inc Concrete collection, and Barry M doing a new textured collection this spring too. I wasn't going to try these, but I saw a set of the minis on special offer, so I got them to try.
Here are the four minis. Left to right: Can't Let Go (purple), The Impossible (pink), Stay the Night (black and red) and Get Your Number (blue).
Today I have the blue to show you, Get Your Number.
This is two coats of Get Your Number with no base or topcoat. It's a fairly sheer blue jelly with stacks of glitter in various blue and holo shades. Initially it applies normally, but as it dries it becomes very obviously matte. Not just matte, but gritty and rough, a bit like concrete. The glitter is still quite sparkly though.
I don't like this at all! I don't like how it feels on my nails, or how it catches on things. However, if you like this sort of thing, I think it's been done really well - application is smooth, it dries quickly and evenly, and it lasts really well. The glitter is lovely, and shows up well, even matte.
However, I then added topcoat. This needed three coats of Seche Vite to even out the roughness, but oh my, was it worth it! Look how sparkly and shiny and pretty! I don't have any blue glitters like this.
I included the blurry photo to show you how many colours are in there once it's glossed up.
Like this, I do really like this colour. I like the squishiness of the jelly and the real blue-ness of it, and how mega sparkly it is.
Without topcoat, this really isn't for me. But with topcoat - wow!