OPI Liquid Sand in Alcatraz…Rocks Swatch and Review


I am extremely late on this trend I know, but I was on the fence for an extremely long time, I’m more of a glossy girl to be honest. I was so unsure of buying a sand polish. The whole no top coat threw me off.

OPI Liquid Sand in Alcatraz...Rocks, liquid sand, opi texture, alcatraz rocks,

In a post soon to come I had the biggest issue with a gel manicure, it was late at night and I didn’t have the time to start over. This was in my box of untried. I decided to give this a whirl since I heard these had fast dry times. 

True to its promise within 10minutes after the second coat it was completely dry and I could finally go to bed. 


  • Easy to apply, going on like normal polish 
  • Dry time is extremely fast 15 from start to finish
  • It’s beautiful to look at with its multicolored glitter 


  • Lasted 2 days before majorly chipping
  • Rough texture – yes I know that this is the point of textured polish

Honestly I just think textured polish is just not for me. I prefer a smooth polish in my nails. I didn’t like the feel of how rough it is. It’s such a shame because its such a beautiful polish. The pictures just don’t do it justice. 

A navy base with purple, green and silver fine glitter in the mix it’s so lovely to look at in the sun. 

Verdict: This polish is gorgeous to look at but unfortunately textured polish is just not for me.  Pass, sells for $9

SIDE NOTE: I just want to let everyone know of the changes soon coming to my blog. I am in the process of changing my name to The Beauty and The Business. I’m doing this change because I realize I won’t be in college forever and I think it’s best to do the change now. So I hope everyone will bare with me. I’m also working on getting my own domain name soon. Tons of big changes happening! So excited to share them with you all! 

I’m currently working on moving my blog to here: https://www.abeautyandthebusiness.com/ keep a lookout for more to come!!

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