OPI Solitaire is, the white Liquid Sand from the upcoming Bond Girls Collection due out in May.
I don’t often wear white nail polish, so this was certainly an interesting change of pace.
Ever since I first talked about the OPI Bond Girls Collection, many of my readers expressed great interest in Solitaire.
So, I’m finally getting around to fulfilling the request to see this unique Liquid Sand in greater detail.
Hope you enjoy this review! And, I’m curious – now that you see it close up, does OPI Solitaire live up to your expectations, or were you hoping for something else?
OPI Solitaire Pictures
OPI Solitaire Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 2 coats of OPI Solitaire
- No top coat!
(Weeeee! I was finally home and ready with my camera when the sun came out. Although I didn’t get all the usual poses, at least I can show you a few in the sunlight! You’ll notice how it really comes alive in this lighting.)
Natural Light Photos
√ Diamond-sparkling white
- Name: OPI Solitaire
- Collection: OPI Bond Girls Collection 2013
- Press Release: Click here to see the OPI Bond Girls Collection press release & quick swatches of all 6 shades
- Colours Available in the Collection: Vesper, Pussy Galore, Solitaire, Tiffany Case, Honey Ryder & Jinx
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select spas & salons (Available in May)
OPI Solitaire Review
Solitaire by OPI is a pearly snow-white Liquid Sand nail polish that’s sprinkled with silver glitter. It’s very clean-looking and, like OPI Tiffany Case, I can picture the Snow Queen wearing this when going to see Stars on Ice. 😉
But what makes Solitaire fresh is that it’s not a plain white lacquer. Aside from the awesome texture, the glitter inside is silvery, so it catches the light. Sometimes it looks lighter and blends in with the white, but other times, it appears darker and almost dark grey or black.
The more I looked at my nails when I wore it, I thought it reminded me of salt with a bit of pepper. Or maybe I’ve been watching too much Hell’s Kitchen lately…Yeah, I’ll just blame Gordon Ramsay.
Solitaire by OPI has a Liquid Sand finish that I absolutely adore. From the very first time I tried out the finish with OPI Get Your Number, I was hooked onto this unique trend.
There’s some texture, but it’s not harsh like sandpaper. You won’t have to worry about it cutting you like sharp glitter. It’s subtle texture, and don’t be surprised when you keep rubbing the surface of your nails!
(It’s funny, but when I wear regular polishes after Liquid Sands, I really miss the texture. Shiny and smooth texture is just so ordinary afterwards!)
Despite the finish looking gritty, it comes off with remover very easily – much easier than a typical glitter.
Application & Formula
I have nothing but positive things to say about the way OPI Solitaire applies! It wasn’t too thick, and it was easy to paint with. Plus the bonus is that the formula dries really fast, so if you’re in a pinch, Liquid Sands like this are the perfect choice!
OPI Solitaire with a Top Coat
Here’s what it looks like with a shiny top coat, just in case you don’t like the Liquid Sand finish as much as I do.
Look how gorgeous it is! Now, if only I could pull off white nail polish better, then I’d be wearing this way more often!
Final Verdict: 7/10
I think OPI Solitaire is very beautiful. Unfortunately, my hands have a bit of redness, so when I wore this (or when I wear any white polish), unfortunately, that’s emphasized, and I don’t feel quite comfortable.
But, if your skin tone is different than mine and/or you don’t have an issue with redness in your hands, Solitaire is pretty to wear, and I think you’ll enjoy it!
Would you wear OPI Solitaire more in the winter or the summer? Do you play the card game, Solitaire?