Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Textured Skittle Mani - China Glaze Texture & Sunsational Nail Art

With no real design plan in mind, I started playing with some textured nail polishes today. What I ended up with is this absolutely random mish mash of colours and designs.


The base colours here are all cremes from the recent China Glaze Sunsational Collection. Starting at my index nail there's Too Yacht to Handle, Neon & On & On, That's Shore Bright and Highlight of My Summer. Then, since I knew I wouldn't be top coating the final design, I applied a coat of Seche Vite to smooth everything out before adding the textured elements.


After allowing that to dry completely, I grabbed a few of the shades from the China Glaze Texture Collection and just did some random designs on each nails. Let's break them down one by one:

On my index nail I used striping tape to block off a couple of sections and then filled them in with China Glaze Bump & Grind.

My middle nail, which is my favourite of the bunch features a drippy design done with China Glaze Of Coarse!. I'm definitely going to redo this one as a whole mani because I love how nicely the colours go together.

My ring nail (and also my thumb nail which isn't pictured) has just a few simple polka dots done with a dotting tool and China Glaze Unrefined.

Finally, on my pinky nail I just drew a couple of chevron shapes using China Glaze Itty, Bitty & Gritty. I actually had to redo this nail because my first choice for the textured polish was In the Rough, which is a light chartreuse shade. But boy oh boy, it did not look nice over Highlight of My Summer!


I'm still loving the textured trend and I'd actually really like to see China Glaze do more of these textured cremes.

Thanks for looking!

18 comments:

  1. Wow this is really cool! Great ;)

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  2. So cool! Love it!

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  3. I'm pretty sure you couldn't do a bad mani even if you tried :) My favorite is the drippy nail as well!

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  4. Wow, i love this!

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  5. wow the textured polishes look awesome used like this. esp love the drip effect.

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  6. Wow, it's beautiful <3

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  7. Ooh, I didn't like these as a full mani but used this way? Awesome!!

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  8. Briana NailACollegeDropOutJuly 10, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    i life the textured drip on your middle finger

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  9. Omgosh! These are fantastic! I loved them so much! So fun and fun and just very splendidly fun! You've done a great job in pairing the colours! They simply look so good together! LOVE!! ♥

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  10. I love this so much. Well done.

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  11. i love this combo of gloss and texture :)

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  12. Rainbow ColoratoJuly 10, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    It looks amazing! I love it :)

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  13. nails done by a blimboJuly 11, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    great job. these really stand out

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  14. Great! I also want to try something like that - some nail art with textured polishes. Nice job! ;)

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  15. That looks fantastic!

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