Thursday, April 14, 2011

OPI Sand-erella

So I have to start by saying I'm not a fan of small bottles. These long nails of mine can be very thirsty and between the two hands they can easily guzzle up a lot of polish. So a while back I got this giant grab bag of polish so to speak offline and inside was a mini set with polishes from OPI's It's summer for shore collection. I thought okay cool whatever they're cute little bottles of holo goodness maybe I'll use them who knows. I found out later that they are hard to find polishes and that on ebay Sand-erella was selling for 40 Bucks!! It was time to pull out the little bottle and find out what all the fuse was about. 

At first when I saw the bottle I thought it must be like like DS Original. Just because they are both Purple Holos does not make them the same! I haven't done a post on Ds Original by itself other than using it in Nail Art (here's the link to that) so that is gonna be something i do in the future but the biggest difference between the too is that Sand-erella is more of a sleeper holo with a purple/greenish grey duochrome sheen. It's not a in your face holo like Original. From the pics you'll see yes it is pretty holo but compared to original it's more of a subdued holo. 

Application notes... I had to thin this polish out a little it was a little lumpy, it's older and in a smaller bottle so that's understandable, i did 3 maybe even 4 thin coats. Also I was shocked that the little bottles have quite a bit of polish in them. Who knew?

At the bottom of the post I've got a little treat for you guys.... The Poor-Man's Sand-erella!
I painted my left with Sand-erella and for my right I did the "Poor-Man's Version of Sand-erella and honestly I couldn't tell the difference between the two!
Tiny bottles make me feel like a Giant!
Inside with Flash
Sunlight

Part Sun Part Shade, heh sounds like planting instructions for a flower!



Sunlight


Sunlight

Poor Man's version of Sand-erella. Two coats DS Original with one coat Lavender Marquis.
Fun Fact: The Lavender Marquis is one of the few bottles I owned before I became a Manicure Addict, that's why it's so used/beat up looking.

Left to Right: Ds Original plus Lavender Marquis, Sand-erella,  DS Original. On the nail you really can't tell the difference between the two! 

9 comments:

  1. oooo so pretty! Love the little sparkles in it!!
    KatXoXO

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  2. lol i love that poor man's version you did! though i don't actually own either of the polishes, haha. i've been lemming ds original for practically FOREVER! anyway, great post! you're nails are getting wonderfully long now...=D

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  3. Sooo pretty!! Rich man's or poor, totally yummy. I totally hear you on the small bottles though. I can't say I have really long nails, but my babies are wider than a MAC truck so I use a lot in one mani as well :D

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  4. Awesome! Now... where to find Lavender Marquis...

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  5. KatXoXo.. thank you!

    Terry: you gotta bite the bullet and get a bottle of Original it is soooooo amazing, on ebay you can pick it up for around 13 bucks and that's with shipping! i might have to pick up a back up. LOVE IT!

    Loodie: yes it is totally yummy! I wish my nails were a bit wider! when they're so narrow it's hard to put any nail art on them if they're shorter!

    Lisa: I've still seen Sally Hansen's Lavender Marquis at drug stores, in fact i saw it at CVS still up for sale. That's why i felt comfortable posting about it, Both polishes are findable with a minimal amount of searching.

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  6. Wow is that a incredible polish!! Thanks for sharing it with us. :D

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  7. KatXoXo.. thank you!

    Terry: you gotta bite the bullet and get a bottle of Original it is soooooo amazing, on ebay you can pick it up for around 13 bucks and that's with shipping! i might have to pick up a back up. LOVE IT!

    Loodie: yes it is totally yummy! I wish my nails were a bit wider! when they're so narrow it's hard to put any nail art on them if they're shorter!

    Lisa: I've still seen Sally Hansen's Lavender Marquis at drug stores, in fact i saw it at CVS still up for sale. That's why i felt comfortable posting about it, Both polishes are findable with a minimal amount of searching.

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  8. Awesome! Now... where to find Lavender Marquis...

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  9. oooo so pretty! Love the little sparkles in it!!
    KatXoXO

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