I bought OPI's Can't Let Go from the Mariah Carey Collection forever ago, but it took me a while to work up the courage to try it out. And could I try it out like normal people and just wear it plain? Absolutely not...I wanted to see how it stood up in a design. So I got to playing in the sand.
For this design, I started off with a base coat of China Glaze Whimsical. This is a really pretty neutral duochrome that I thought paired well with the deep purple of Can't Let Go. Here it is with 3 thin coats on it's own.
I like this polish, it would be great as a neutral wear on its own, but if you aren't careful the brush strokes show. Next I layered in striping tape in different designs, then quickly brushed on 2 coats of the Liquid Sand polish. The result was great.
I really like how this turned out. It was one of those can't stop staring manicures. In fact it was a can't stop feeling manicure as well. I did the same designs on the opposite hand as well.
As you can see, I'm a little derpy trying to hand model (hahahaha) for you with my dominant hand. I just couldn't get my fingers to line up right. Trying to take pictures with the opposite hand wasn't so easy either.
:-/ Sorry for the blurriness.
Overall, I like this look. The texture still weirds me out, but I like it in a strange way. Also, the purple is just such a gorgeous color.
What do you think about texture finishes? Yay or Nay?
Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
*all polishes featured in this post were purchased by me