3 Reasons To Try Textured Nail Polishes

August 1st, 2013 By  |  2 Comments   


Spice up your lacquer life (and save time!) with textured nail polishes. I’m wearing Zoya’s Carter here.

Textured nail polishes are a quick and easy way to update your wardrobe of nail treats for tips and toes.

Unlike traditional nail polishes that dry to a slick, smooth finish, textured polishes dry to something rougher and bumpy.

It sounds a little weird, I know, but they can also look and feel very cool — like you dipped wet nails in a bowl of sugar.

1. You can skip the top coat

And they shave minutes off my manis and pedis because with textured polishes, you purposefully skip the top coat, since adding one would sort of defeat the purpose. In this case, we don’t want something that’s going to smooth the nail’s surface.

2. Spectacular wear time

I’ve noticed that when I wear a textured nail polish, it lasts forever!

Okay, not forever. But a long time — long like a glittery nail polish, which are famous for how they latch onto nails and won’t let go! Generally, textured polishes last longer and chip less than regular nail polishes, and that means being able to go longer between times when I paint my paws.

3. You can skip a base coat, too

With a textured polish, you can also ditch your base coat if you’re really pressed for time. Base coats can even out the ridges on the surface of your nails, but since there really aren’t any discernible ridges when I wear a textured polish, where the edges are purposefully rough and uneven, I’ll usually skip it (the base coat, that is).

This fall, textured polishes are getting lots of love, and quite a few lines have released them. If you’re unsure where to start, here are three of this year’s standout shades to try.

OPI Alcatraz…Rocks Liquid Sand Nail Polish ($9)

If you like edgy nail polish colors, try OPI’s Alcatraz…Rocks Liquid Sand Nail Polish ($9), a glittery black in OPI’s new San Francisco collection (Bay Area represent!).

Zoya’s PixieDust Polish in Carter ($9)

One coat of Zoya’s purple PixieDust Polish in Carter ($9) will leave you feeling like royalty.

Zoya Tomoko ($9)

Looking for something more subtle than that? Check out Zoya’s delicate golden Tomoko ($9).

What do you think of textured nail polishes? Do you think they’re here to stay or just a fad?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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