Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Textured Nail Art #2


Here are the last two ideas I have for you for things to do with your textured polish :) (other than throw them in the bin where they belong :p ).

If you want to have a look at the half moons and stripey manicure I did in part 1, you can check out the post here.


My idea was to have a gradient of creme and textured polish of the same shade.  Barry M do some shades that are pretty similar to their textured polish, but there is actually a bit of a difference.  I think it still works though.


I used Barry M Mint Green and Ridley Road.  Sorry about the hideous break on my thumb - sometimes I wish I could give up my square nails because the corners are always snapping!  Anyhoo, to ensure good coverage I painted on Ridley Road to half of my nail.  When that was dry, I sponged on a little more just to blend the two colours together.  Sponging worked really well with the textured polish actually - it kind of just picks up the texture-y bit which is quite cool.

Accent Nail

Ahh, our old friend the ring accent.  Probably the simplest way to jazz up your textured mani a little.


I used Barry M Matt White and Kingsland Road.  I used a dotting tool to paint on my heart - I'd recommend using a brush to show up more of that texture.

Have you had a go at any nail art with textured polishes?  If so, I'd love to see them!  Leave your links in the comments :)


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    1. Thanks :) Seems to be a little easier to get a good gradient with textured polishes, normally I'm terrible at blending the colours together!

  2. Here's my take with them http://hens-nest.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/oh-take-me-back-to-start.html
    I quite like them, but not in pastel colours! It just doesnt seem to work for me :(

    1. Haha that really made me laugh about them turning out to be an actual flag.

  3. Cute ideas!! I wasn't a fan of the barry m textures but you've made these look adorable :D x

    1. Don't get me wrong, they're still disgusting. And they get filthy lol. I made the mistake of cooking tea before photographing one of the manicures...that was not pretty.

  4. The blue nail color is awesome.