If you follow me on Instagram, you already saw a sneak-peek photo of OPI Can’t Let Go well in advance of this blog post!
It took me some time to crop the photos, but it’s finally done and ready to go. 🙂
I have worn all of the OPI Liquid Sands. The review on the last one (the red polish called The Impossible) will be coming soon. Keep your eyes peeled like a banana!
OPI Can’t Let Go is from the Mariah Carey Collection, and it’s the 3rd Liquid Sand polish I wore.
If you’re a purple lover, you’ll probably like this one. I sure did!
OPI Can’t Let Go Pictures
OPI Can’t Let Go Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 2 coats of OPI Can’t Let Go
- No top coat!
Natural Light Photos
√ Matte purple with dazzling sparkle
- Name: OPI Can’t Let Go
- Collection: Mariah Carey by OPI Collection 2013
- Press Release: Click here to see the Mariah Carey by OPI press release
- Colours Available in the Collection: A Butterfly Moment, Sprung, Pink Yet Lavender, Anti-bleak, Stay the Night, Get Your Number, Can’t Let Go & The Impossible
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $6.25 CAD
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select spas & salons
OPI Can’t Let Go Review
Can’t Let Go by OPI is a medium purple that reminds me of Grimace from McDonaldland. It’s bright enough to never look black. This is exactly the kind of saturated purple that pulled me in when I first got into collecting nail polish more seriously in 2008.
Out of all the Liquid Sand polishes, I feel that this one is the safest. Think of it like your entry-level Liquid Sand. So, if you aren’t sure about going full throttle, but you would like to experiment with something to ease you into the new finish, I suggest trying this. It gives you a little taste of the awesomeness that is the Liquid Sand finish!
While this polish is very interesting, it’s not as complex as the other Liquid Sands. For one, it is predominantly purple and doesn’t have holo glitter like Get Your Number or high-contrast glitter like Stay the Night.
The Liquid Sand finish has a noticeable texture that feels gritty without being sharp. When you look up close, you’ll see that it’s matte, yet it really does seem like there’s wet sand on your nails. It has a stone-like quality in that parts of it have a subtle sheen like how you can sometimes see flecks on a rock.
There are large hexagons scattered throughout, as well as small glitter and very-fine glitter. Together, they help keep the polish from looking flat.
Like all Liquid Sands, this one dries super fast. And since you don’t need to wear a top coat, you can really finish painting a manicure in no time flat!
Also, surprisingly Can’t Let Go by OPI was easy to remove. It’s not as tough as chunky glitter. I recommend putting some acetone-based polish remover onto your cotton ball and holding it onto your nail for a few seconds. After that, rub a bit. It’ll come off pretty easily.
I think the reason why it’s easier than expected to remove is because the base has almost a ‘matte jelly’ finish.
Application & Formula
Although the polish had so much texture, I found it was very easy to apply. I didn’t have to spend any time fussing with the brush or the formula.
With just 2 coats, I was able to get full opacity.
With a Shiny Top Coat
Some of you probably aren’t a fan of the texture, but I urge you to give it a shot! I didn’t think I’d fall in love with it, but I did!
However, if you really want to slick on a shiny top coat, here’s what it looks like…but beware – it eats top coat like a Hungry Hungry Hippo!
Final Verdict: 8/10
Can’t Let Go by OPI is a great addition to the Liquid Sand family. It may be simpler than some of the other Liquid Sands, but I still think it’s pretty and worth owning.
Which Liquid Sand did you or will you try first? Did the Liquid Sands make a believer out of you? What Liquid Sand colour would you want to see OPI make? (I’d say GREEN!)
Edit: YAY! Trade Secrets retweeted my tweet about this blog post!