Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Purple Sands - OPI Can't Let Go

  Hello all!  Today I want to share with you one of the OPI Liquid Sand shades from the Mariah Carey collection.  When I first saw the photos of these polishes I honestly wasn't too sure about this finish, but it's kind of growing on me!  We'll see how the trend continues throughout the year...

Without top coat
  OPI Can't Let Go is a deep, blue-toned purple full of purple microglitter as well as purple medium hex glitters.  The liquid sand shades are meant to be worn without topcoat, and dry to a matte, rough finish.  It is bumpy to the touch but not quite as gritty as I thought it would be.  The look is kind of cool, and it really does look somewhat like purple sand on your nails.  That said, I had to try it out with top coat!

With topcoat
  I liked this polish matte, but I love it with top coat!  It changes the color to a deeper and more vibrant purple and really makes that glitter shine.  I feel like this means that I am missing the point of the liquid sand somehow... but it is still super pretty, and that is all that matters!  It applied fairly well in two coats and the formula was not all that thick, which I thought it might be.  As is to be expected, it eats topcoat like crazy, so be prepared!  I am pretty excited now to try out the rest of the liquid sands (and the Zoya PixieDust collection).  I'm interested to hear what you all think of this trend?  Are you loving it or do you think it will pass quickly?  Let me know what you think!


  1. I love this collection- I've ordered all collection!
    I prefer sand finish but You are right: with top, with glossy effect, mani looks amazing, too!

    1. I really like the sand finish as well, but something about the shine with the top coat.... Next one I wear perhaps I will have to try wearing it without topcoat for awhile... Although it will be hard for me to resist the urge to glossify it, haha!

  2. Nice! I really wanted to see a swatch of the new liquid sand from OPI. It looks really nice with the top coat.


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