Friday, January 24, 2014

L.A. Girl Sand Blast Textured Nail Polish in "Sandy Beach" & "Quicksand": Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
Hey everyone, today I have two amazing textured polishes from L.A. Girl's Sand Blast Collection. I admit that I haven't been a big fan of the textured polish trend or tried a lot of textured polishes (only two Zoya PixieDusts) but these two L.A. Sand Blast polishes definitely changed my mind!
So if you want to see more pictures and read my review (or rave-view, in this case), click.......

First up is "Sandy Beach". This one is a simple yet bold royal blue textured polish. I don't know if these are actually called matte textured polishes but basically they don't have any shimmer or glitter in the formula, just straight up texture and color.
The formula was thin but pigmented, I used two coats for my swatches. The application was very smooth and though there are sand particles in the polish, the polish applied as through it were a normal cream polish.
The drying time was incredible and I love that the texture is noticeable but very fine. Unlike the Zoya PixieDusts that I reviewed before, these polishes didn't have any trouble with being so chunky that bits fell off the nails. Gah! I just love how it looks!

Next up is "Quicksand". Identical in formulation to "Sandy Beach", this one is a cool tone dark rich purple. Another stunner!
Aside from the super hassle-free application, these polishes dry very very quickly so I can't think of a polish more perfect for a super impatient person like me.
So that review turned into a polish addict rave but that's really because these polishes are awesome. I think if you are into textured non-glitter/shimmer polishes, you definitely need to check these out!

Each polish is sold for $5 online on L.A. Girl's website (free shipping for orders $25 or more) and in American drugstores such as Right Aid.

Are you a fan of non-glitter/shimmery textured polishes? Let me know in the comments below! Thanks for reading!
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