This is Nails Inc Noho, from the Leather Effect Collection. This polish was actually first released in a kit that came with various studs that you could attach with included nail glue. It was a great idea! Especially with the leather effect of the polish, it gave your nails that edgy look.
The painted accent is another great way to go if you have multiples of textured polishes. This is China Glaze Unrefined and China Glaze In the Rough from their Textured line. These are great because the formulas match up (I recommend using polishes from the same brand) and the colors go great together. They are both bright and stand out, not taking away from one another but still standing out.
Ok, so, pictured here is the entire Summer Zoya Pixie Dust collection. This design was first created by Instagram user @nosylae. She did an amazing and beautiful thing and I was determined to recreate it! I used a simple, everyday makeup sponge, painted the colors on and sponged it right onto the nail. I did notice that some of the color would get saturated into the sponge so I would go over the nails lightly with each color to brighten them. It looks a lot harder than it was. Though, I will note that the clean up was a pain! Tape those cuticles off beforehand!
OPI was the front runner in releasing their textured polishes, Liquid Sand, and they are some of the best. They featured some photos in their Instagram that showed off Liqiud Sand in What Wizardry is This? designed with a yellow and an orange polish, all to help you get 'festival ready'. I was really itching to try out the design for myself. First to see how Liquid Sand would look with nail art and second to see how sweet it looked in real life! The yellow is Zoya Darcy and the orange is OPI A Roll in the Hague. This was easy to do. Textured polishes are actually easy to control and smooth to apply, so this is an easy and fun design to do!
What do you guys think of some of these looks? Which one is your favorite. I loved wearing the Zoya Pixie Dust Gradient. It was the most eye catching and fun one!