Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Nicole by OPI's On What Grounds?

If you're subscribed to Ipsy's Glam Bag, you might have received this polish in your March Glam Bag. For those of you who don't know what Glam Bags are... Ipsy is one of many subscription-based companies that distribute beauty bags of 4-5 random beauty products every month, or every so often for some. I may make a blog series on subscription beauty boxes. We'll see. =P

I actually didn't get this nail polish in my bag. My sister, though, generously gifted me hers from her glam bag since she's not using nail polishes at the moment.

Nicole by OPI's new collection is called Roughles. They feature these unique texture polishes in pastel colours. This one is called On What Grounds? and is a pastel turquoise colour.
They are comparable to OPI's line of Liquid Sands Polishes, and have a thick glittery texture. With Liquid Sands, I can get an opaque application with two coats. This polish was opaque with one coat. I applied it over Avon's Nail Strengthening Basecoat. This one is specifically extra grainy when dried. When first applied, they have a bit of a shine that offsets the grit a bit. It does feel and look like coloured dirt... I really don't know how to explain that, but that's impression on this one. On What Grounds? has big sand particles in the formula that appear brown and dark teal. As with a few of these liquid sands, it does feel like your nails are wearing individual hats (like you're wearing too much polish).
The texture is fun, but it doesn't last very long. This is after a few hours of wear. The polish looks even grittier than when first applied. The shine is completely gone, leaving a matte and unflattering look. It's like coloured cement. I didn't leave it on for very long after.

Simply put... fun, but not for long.

Thanks guys!