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Mannequin Hands with OPI Samoan Sand

By on January 5, 2010
in Mannequin Hands, Nude, OPI

Mannequin Hands is a new series featuring ALU Fanatics showing off their “mannequin hands” shade.  The one polish that best gives that elongated, flesh-toned look to their hands.

Today’s mannequin hands are courtesy of Shew from  Shew is a MAC NC30 and perfectly captured the look with OPI Samoan Sand.


To add a twist, she added a layer of Essie Matte About You top coat.


Did my NC30 Fanatics find their hand twin today? Where are the Samoan Sand fans out there?

Don’t forget, you have until January 15th to share your Mannequin Hands with the group. CLICK HERE for more details.

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  1. fuwari says:

    Oh, wow!! This looks so much like mannequin hands that it’s scary!! The matte one is crazy spot on! :D Congrats Shew!

  2. Grace says:

    Nicely done! I think this one might be my match, as well. It seems like opacity is really the key to this look, and it’s so tough to find opaque nudes that aren’t a streaky pain in the butt to apply.

  3. Micha says:

    Heeey : ) That

  4. Laura says:

    It’s a pretty close match for me too (NC20-25), but I haven’t bought it because this look just isn’t my thing.

  5. SalvagedExpression says:

    Great mannequin hands! I was experimenting a while ago and was tempted to try a matte top coat (didn’t have one at the time) and now I think I might!

  6. Ana says:

    Yay I’m an NC30 and I love this on her. I like the opacity. How many coats did she do?

    • Micha says:

      When I use samoan sand I have to do at least three coats. to completely get rid of any vnl I have to do four. Luckily it dries fast and is worth the effort!

  7. Ann says:

    Ahhh Shew’s my twinsie! I’m wearing this color right now – last night I finally (after two plus years!) “unstuck” my bottle of Samoan Sand using the tips you posted a few days ago. This color is almost a perfect match for my skin tone as well :) Neato!

  8. Bree says:

    Beautiful nails to begin with, great shape for mannequin-like hands! This is a great color, and I love it matte too.

  9. Marble Arch says:

    I like this posts!
    I’m NW20 and looking for my perfect nude, which i’m hoping fot to be opaque in 2 coats only! that’s a dream!:)

  10. Jackie S. says:

    Wow! definite mannequin hands…. Good job!

  11. Arrianne says:

    When they are matte they look freaky! Very mannequin like. I think this might be my match as well.

  12. Suzanne says:

    Samoan Sand used to be my absolute favorite. I totally forgot about it but I am thinking I might need to put this color on tonight and remember the good times we had.

  13. All Lacquered Up says:

    Wow, such raves for Samoan Sand. I’m going to have to get a bottle now.

  14. rijaH says:

    Gonna check out some of my nudes at home.. haha well nude hand pics ;) i dont have the other thing :P so ill send you some :D

  15. ainamakeup says:

    it looks fantastic with the matte finisher!! I love it!

  16. M Sheree says:

    I LOVE that shade on her. Any suggestions for darker tones? With MAC, I’m a NC 45.

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      I’m hoping by the time the series is over, we’ll have submissions that cover a wide range of skin tones so stay tuned.

  17. Shew says:

    Wow thanks Alllacqueredup! Thanks everyone for all the compliments too :)

  18. TLM says:

    I’ve loved Samoan Sand for many years as a neutral. I think it creates a very nice “done but not TOO done” manicure. Unfortunately, I had to stop wearing it when I started doing corrective acrylics just on my thumbnails. Unfortunately, you can never get sheer shades applied over acrylic to match the same shade applied on a natural nail. I opt now for opaque neutrals like Finger Paint’s “Putty In My Hands.”

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Oh I’ll have to check out Putty In My Hands. Adding that to my list of shades to try.

  19. AJ says:

    Awesome look! Samoan Sand is my go to nude color, even though I’m black. It matches beautifully my nail beds and doesn’t look washed out thanks to the creamy undertone in it. Fantastic color.

  20. elle says:

    I love the matte look with the mannequin hands!

  21. Andrea says:

    The matte pic is amazing. This is a really good Mannequin Hands look!

  22. Chaunte' says:

    Too funny!!!! That’s my color too!!!! I love it when I’m going for a “bare” look!!! = ) Thanks again, OPI!!!

  23. Miss D says:

    my god. i thought i came up with this mannequin hands thing and now i see its a fashion phenomenon! my fav is samoan sand for this. tres chic!