OPI Solitaire Swatches & Review

OPI Solitaire Swatches & ReviewOPI 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 Bond Girls Collection Liquid Sand

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OPI Solitaire Bond Girls Collection Liquid Sands

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Solitaire by OPI White Liquid Sand Bond Girls Collection


OPI Solitaire

OPI Solitaire Swatches

All swatches have:

    • Essie First Base (Base Coat)
    • 2 coats of OPI Solitaire
    • No top coat!

Sunlight Photos

(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.)

OPI Solitaire Swatches & Review

OPI Solitaire Review & Swatch

OPI Solitaire Swatch & Review

OPI Solitaire Swatches, Review & Photos

Natural Light Photos

OPI Solitaire Swatch Bond Girls Collection Swatches

OPI Solitaire Swatch & Photos

OPI Solitaire Swatch, Review & Pics

Solitaire OPI Bond Girls Collection Swatches, Swatch & Review

Solitaire OPI Bond Girls Swatches, Swatch & Photos

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Flash Photos

OPI Solitaire Swatch & Review

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OPI Solitaire Review & Swatches

OPI Solitaire Swatches & Review

Solitaire OPI Bond Girls Collection Swatches


√ Diamond-sparkling white

Key Notes

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!

OPI Solitaire with Top Coat


  • Pearly snow white with silver glitter
  • Glitter catches the light & can look either light silver or dark grey
  • Liquid Sand finish has a cool texture
  • Dries quickly
  • Easy to remove

  • White nail polish can bring out the redness in your hands (i.e. the Lobster Hand Effect)

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? 


27 thoughts on “OPI Solitaire Swatches & Review

  1. Tiffany

    Wow, I love this one with the topcoat! It’s like a snowglobe (having said that, now I’d be tempted to try painting cheesy miniature trees for a Christmas mani…).

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Tiffany!

      Yes, good description, hehe, even if I don’t want to think of snow or of winter. 😉 It does have that magical snowglobe quality. I think I like it a little more now that you mentioned this.

      1. Tiffany

        Agreed! I have a few more days away from Saskatchewan, then I have to go shovel myself back in… 🙂 I’m trying to re-look at this polish more like coral-derived beach sand or diatomaceous earth with glitter…

        1. Mary Post author

          Diatomaceous! Being a writer, I’m always impressed when people have a strong command of the English language. Great word! (I’m nerdy like this.)

  2. Melissa

    Love this one. This is the one that I’ve been waiting to see. This will be really nice to were in the summer. Thank you for showing this one. You did a great job as always. I will be buying this one for sure. Keep up the great work. :~)
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Melissa!

      Aww, thank you so much! Glad that you enjoyed this blog post so much. I know that a lot of readers were looking forward to seeing this one, and I was a little nervous to try it. White nail polish is really tough for me to pull off.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Karrie!

      I have Solitaire on my phone, and sometimes I’ll play it before bed when I need to tire myself out and sleep. 🙂 Haha, and I have it set so that every game is a winning game. I know…cheaterrrr! 😉

  3. Cindi

    That is the one color from this collection that is on my wish list. I don’t care much for the virgin versions of this, maybe because I am not a fan of the textured polishes, and nearly took it off my wish list, until I saw the last pic with the top coat. Now, THAT’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Cindi!

      Yeah, it’s really gorgeous with a top coat. 🙂 But the texture is interesting, too. The only reason I’m not in love with it is because this white makes me look like a Lobster. 😉

  4. beachgal

    Not been a fan of the liquid sands or any of the texture polishes – but then I really hate grit – I cannot even use sandpaper or an emery board! But there are a few shades in this group I do like! I might try one finally and see if I can deal with my issues over grit! I got over it with some glitters and would use those more if they were not such a pain to remove!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey beachgal!

      The Liquid Sands are so different than the usual grittiness you get in glitter polishes. You might be surprised how much you like it. (I didn’t think I’d like the texture, either. But…Get Your Number changed everything!)

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Cal!

      I only applied one layer of top coat. However, this polish eats top coat, so if you want it to remain shiny like that for days, you’ll probably need to use more than one layer. And if you do that, I suggest using a first top coat that’s regular (i.e. not fast-drying) and then your final top coat can be fast-drying.

  5. Bathelen

    Am I the only one who thinks that this one should have been called Tiffany Case (the Bond girl from Diamonds are forever)?

    Maybe its just my inner Bond geek being fussy I would have though that the Diamond Smuggler would have the diamond colour 😉

    Either way, its lovely! Looks like I’m going to have to buy all six …
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    1. Tiffany

      I know, right? It’s like anything Tiffany has to be the (kind of meh, imo) Tiffany-the-jeweler colour. Ask me how I know…
      [I tried to like the Tiffany Case polish more than the Get Your Number, but that frosty blue just doesn’t cut it for me. I even showed my husband Mary’s comparison post, hoping he’d pick the Tiffany, but he likes Get Your Number better too!]

      1. Bathelen

        So unimaginative =P Aww shame! I imagine you get the Tiffany jewellers thing a lot, does everyone just assume you’re like Audrey Hepburn when it comes to diamonds? Well at least you get nice blue colours, only colour named Helen is a boring nude by Zoya. give me a black or a green anyday!
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    2. Mary Post author

      Hey Bathelen!

      You know your James Bond movies! I’m not as familiar with all the Bond Girls, so I wouldn’t know. But if Tiffany Case was the diamond thief, yeah, it would make sense that she should have a white Liquid Sand. Hmm!


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