But I picked one up anyway. It was purple (hello, favorite color!) and sparkly and so pretty in the bottle. I brought it home and ignored it for a couple of weeks. When the Ibiza went wrong, I decided I'd give the Liquid Sand a spin. First up, two coats in bright sun, then in natural, indirect light.
Day 1, that was the texture. It was rough. Pointy. Like a heavy 30-grit sandpaper, for those of you who have ever had to deal with sandpaper before. It was scratchy and annoying. I hated it.
Day 2 was...different. It was still textured, don't get me wrong. But it was textured the way an orange peel is textured. It was a softer surface. Not as pointy and rough. Still obviously textured, but it was almost like being shoved in and out of pockets and through repeated hand washings and dryings and a trip through the shower had sanded down the grittiness. And I kind of, sort of...loved it. Enough that I'm considering picking up a couple of the other colors.
Here's what happened, though. Four days later:
The left hand was ok. A little tip wear, but there was no way I could deal with wrapping the tips on a textured mani. I have a hard enough time with it on a regular old plain creme polish (but that's another story altogether). The right hand, though? Yikes. Chipping, major tip wear, and also more chipping. Sigh. And removal had me swearing at all the tiny glitter EVERYWHERE. Including on my kitten's head, because I didn't really notice it until after he'd demanded a mid-removal ear scratchin'.
|One hex left right on the end of his nose. Aww!|
Still. SO PRETTY! =oD
Definitely pick this up, kids. If texture doesn't bother you, you'll love it.