NAIL TREND: Liquid Sand Textured Finish

By Lauren Salapatek | 10/24/2012 11:43:00 AM


click image to zoom Textured finishes in the nails category have been a trendy topic this Fall 2012, and according to OPI they predict it’s going to continue through Winter 2012, too. Recently the nail giant has announced the launch of eight new limited edition shades inspired and hand-selected by multiple Grammy Award winning recording artist, Mariah Carey. These shades include four new OPI Liquid Sand lacquers featuring technology for a textured, matte finish infused with reflective sparkle.

The pebbled finish that lightly shimmers with fine glitter particles is a new look in the nail industry—if your clients choose to wear it without a top coast, the lacquer gives nails a unique textured matte finish.

The Mariah Carey by OPI collection includes four Studio Shades, ranging from pink glitter to rich plum crème and four Stage Shades, each featuring the new textured finish. Shades include: A Butterfly Moment (frosty tan nude), Sprung (shimmery copper), Pink Yet Lavender (pink glitter with lavender shimmer), and Anti-bleak (deep, creamy purple).

Stage Shades include: Stay the Night (matte black with red glints), Get Your Number (matte blue with sparkles), Can’t Let Go (matte purple with sparkle), and The Impossible (matte fuchsia with star confetti.)

According to OPI, their Liquid Sand polishes should always be worn without top coat. For more information visit

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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