Polish-wise I would like to get one untried number off my rack of untrieds that sits there since much too long, especially considering in how many "best of" lists it appeared and all I could do was agree to the pictures but with only an idea how I will like it on my nails. Since all has been said and written about Alcatraz Rocks without further ado on to the photos:
blurry to show off the glitter
the above pictures are taken indoors in day and artificial light, the below photo outside in the shade
I applied two coats of Opi Alcatraz Rocks over Essence Hardening Nail Base. The formula is textured perfection - no more words needed. Dry time is what we came to expect, a tad longer but I still find those textured numbers the perfect quick to go option for a mani. Side note: We saw pictures of textured polishes with high shine Top Coat left and right, I don't know about you, but I always wondered how many layers of Top Coat are needed to get a smooth and glossy result. I am testing on one of my nails of my Cinderella hand and as I type this I am at three generous coats and the result is not yet entirely smooth though at least very shiny. And no, I don't like the slight bumpiness so I will continue to wear my textured as well, textures ;-)
Final thoughts: Opi Alcatraz Rocks is indeed a beautiful textured polish and I might put myself out there all on my own but it leaves me while exited not jumping up and down. The pictures above are honestly more beautiful than what it looked IRL I find. My favorite Opi Liquid Sand is Stay the Night - still ;-).
I bought Opi Alacatraz Rocks with Manor in Basel.
I haven't shared a picture of Nell in a while - so here is His Fluffy Furiness observing the night:
Side note: Those following me on Instagram might have seen my best IG moments of 2013 Statigram - guess who was there all over? Yep Mr. Nell :-D! The photos I posted from him outranked my nails by the dozen - ehem, I might have to reconsider my nail polish picture posts there - LOL!!!
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