OPI Mariah Carey - have you tried it?

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OPI Mariah Carey - have you tried it?
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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 10:28am
OPI Mariah Carey swatches are up today! Have you tried any of the Liquid Sand polishes yet?

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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 10:55am

I liked the colors at the top, but the glitter ones ("Liquid Sand") looked unpleasantly rough, kind of like when you use nail polish that bubbles up when it dries.  Maybe I'm thinking that way because this week I decided to use a bottle of "Lincoln Park at Midnight" which must be at least five years old and it bubbled.  Got to remember to throw the bottle out and *not* put it back in my polish cabinet.

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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 3:17pm

I don't like glitters anyway. They are incredibly had to remove. Plus, they remind me of wearing nail polish when I was a kid LOL

Bubbling can be caused by shaking the bottle too vigorously or if the nail polish is old. When shaking the bottle just roll it in your hand gently.

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Fri, 01-25-2013 - 9:50am

Yes, that can do it.  It definitely happens more when the bottle is old too.  And some brands just seem to bubble no matter what.  I tried Avon about 10 years ago because it was so much cheaper than OPI but every single bottle bubbled when it dried. 

I've noticed that nail technicians always shake the bottle vigorously!  And they usually use many tiny little strokes on each nail, and they glob on the top coat, all of which is supposed to cause bubbling and uneven application - yet it always comes out perfectly when they do it!  Me, I roll the bottles gently, stroke on the polish using three even strokes per nail, and apply a thin layer of top coat - and it NEVER looks as good!

Kelly

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Fri, 01-25-2013 - 5:02pm

You are so right! Nail techs do shake the bottles vigorously. How strange, huh? My bottles have bubbled only because they were old. Have you ever used a nail thinner? I've used those in the past but I tend to think it diminishes the quality of the nail polish.