Alcatraz…Rocks is part of OPI’s San Francisco Collection. Its no secret that I love textured polishes, especially liquid sand, so when Nail Polish Direct had free P&P over the weekend, I couldn’t resist, and it was only £6.99.
Alcatraz…Rocks is a deep smoky blue, with a mixture of other colours, with pink, purple and gold standing out the most. The formula was great, and I only needed two coats, and as with all liquid sands, it dried with a matte, slightly gritty finish. I love this polish! My pictures show two coats with no top coat.
If you’re not a fan of the liquid sand texture, this polish also looks amazing with top coat. It took two coats to even it out.
I also tried out China Glaze’s Fast Freeze Quick Dry Spray when I added the top coat. I’d ran out of quick dry top coat, and they aren’t exactly cheap! So I thought I’d try this for a change as it was only £4.99 from Nail Polish Direct. I used it with a normal top coat (I’d painted my nails the day before) which I left to dry for around 60 seconds, then sprayed the liquid on my nails, holding the bottle between 3 and 6 inches away. The first thing I noticed was the smell, which reminded me of Deep Heat, but that didn’t last too long. It did make a difference to the drying time, sometimes the top coat can be tacky for around half an hour (which I hate!) but after using this spray it was touch dry within a minute or so. I will have to test it again when I use polish plus top coat.