Sunday, 22 June 2014

NOTD #5 - OPI Alcatraz...Rocks Liquid sand ♥

Hey everyone, 

Today I thought I would write a post and show you how my nails are painted and what I used. I haven't painted my nails in such a long time but painted them around about last week and I'm very impressed by the longevity of my nail varnish and how they haven't chipped yet which they usually do. I fancied wearing a darker nail polish for a change even though we are in the summer and dark nails aren't that popular right now.

(pictures above were found on google)

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Below are what my nails look like after about a weeks wear. 

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I have quite a few nail varnishes that I don't use that often... this being one of them. I honestly don't know why I don't use it more often because I love the colour and the texture is very unique. 

If you were wondering... I got this as a Christmas present and it's from OPI... called 'Alcatraz...Rocks', its one of their liquid sand nail polishes. 

The texture of it once it has dried definitely feels although its been dipped in sand and is very rocky. I personally love this texture but if you didn't like it you could add a top coat which would even out this texture and create a smooth finish.

The colour of the nail varnish is also very pretty because in the sunlight as you can see to the left, their are tiny shimmers of blue and purple that look very pretty and make the dark nail varnish feminine. The colour itself is a mixture of many shimmers including gold, green and dark blue glitters. 

As mentioned before, this nail polish has really impressed me on how well it has lasted and not chipped. This may be due to it being a thicker texture but I would've thought that with bumps it would've chipped easier but that wasn't the case. 

I've looked up this nail polish online and you can get it for about £7 - £8 depending on which shop you are buying it from.

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Before I applied my nail varnish, I coated my nails with another nail polish from OPI which I have used for so long... their 'Nail Envy'.

Nail Envy acts as a food for your nails and hydrates them so any damage caused by removing old nail varnish is made healthy again. It also prevents nail polishes from staining and creates a smooth canvas for you to apply your colour on.

I've repurchased Nail Envy many times before and I got this one to the right from Christmas and it came in a set of three polishes. But you can buy it separately online or in shops for about £11 - £12. 

If you wanted to prevent nail polishes staining you could use any top coat or base coat that you have... it doesn't have to be expensive.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post... I'm really enjoying writing blog posts recently and changing the way I lay stuff out. Tweet me a picture of your nails at @fgeorgiaa or tell me below what you have on your nails at the moment...I would love to find some more nail polishes xx

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  1. Oh my, this colour is perfect! I really want this now :P
    Also, I've nominated you for the Lovely Blog Award, which I posted here:
    :) xx

    1. Thank you so much! I'll post about it soon in the future as I've just posted about The Versatile Blogger Award xx