Until I purchased these China Glaze Texture nail polishes, I hadn’t experienced texture without glitter.
But i have been waiting for these girls to launch for what seems like forever! These Texture polishes were the first ones I ever saw - I spotted them at Cosmoprof last summer, but out of courtesy to the brand, I did not write about it or share pictures because they were not ready to go public with the line yet.
Even though I’ve experienced a couple different textured polishes since then, I got giddy when I spotted them at IBS New York, on sale from a beauty supply vendor. I immediately snatched them up and could not wait to wear them and swatch them!
How about we just get right to the pictures, the good stuff?!
Bump & Grind:
Bump & Grind is a hot pink gritty polish. I debated leaving the in-the-shade picture off the post because it’s not very good, but you can see how hot the polish still is, despite the lack of sun!
Unrefined is a beautiful light bubblegum pink texture. This one was one of my favorites.
Of Coarse! is a kiddie pool blue texture. Another one that I loved. I love the summery brightness of these textures.
Toe-Tally Textured is a bright orange texture. It honestly reminded me of an orange skin! Love.
Itty, Bitty & Gritty:
Itty, Bitty & Gritty is a coral texture. That second pic might be a bit more color-accurate than the first. it’s definitely a bit brighter than it appears. In the sun, this polish just wanted to blind my camera! Another summery pick.
In the Rough:
In the Rough is a gorgeous tennis-ball green. This is another one of my favorites!
What struck me about applying these vs. applying the Zoya, OPI and Jesse’s Girl polishes, is that despite the lack of glitter, they still have grit in the formula. I guess I didn’t realize they would (duh!) until I saw them in a creme base. They were pretty easy to apply.
For the polishes I swatched, I waited a bit for each one to dry before taking the pictures, because I didn’t want to take a pic before the effect was fully developed. I still noticed a bit of a gloss to them, not entirely matte. I love the finish on these.
The ones I wore, seemed to hold up pretty well. I think the gritty, stiff nature of these polishes helps them to wear better than traditional matte polishes.
I would love to see China Glaze do a fall Texture collection. I could see some vampy colors really working, taking the trend into a new season! I love the glittery textures, but I really enjoyed the more creamy base of these ones, too.
What about you – do you like the China Glaze Texture collection?! Which ones do you like best?! I think my loves are Of Coarse!, Unrefined and In the Rough!
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