5/30/13

China Glaze Texture Collection: In The Rough (Pictures, Swatches, & Review)

Today I am wearing one of the new-ish polishes from the China Glaze Texture collection.  It seems each brand has tapped into the texture trend lately (OPI Liquid Sand and Zoya Pixie Dust to name a few---even some drugstore brands as well!). I thought that these would be very similar to the others that I've tried, but I found this breed of texture to be quite different. First off, there is zero glitter to these and they are extremely matte--zero shine or shimmer. Second, upon application of the first layer of polish, I could visibly SEE the grit in the formula. Other textured polishes go on all glossy and smooth, and then dry down to a textured finish--you sort of get an idea of what the polish would look like if you put top coat on it afterwards . These China Glaze ones are pure texture, right out of the gate.

As I was completing my first polish layer, I was muttering to myself something to the effect of, "Hellz no....nope. Not diggin' this. Nuh-uh".  However, after I finished the second layer, something shifted inside of me. It looked really COOL!  This reminds me of a crazy colored "popcorn ceiling". Wouldn't you agree? In The Rough is a light chartreuse, yellowy green:



What do you think of this amount of texture on your nails?  I don't mind the slight roughness that textured polishes bring, so this was no biggie for me.  Are you growing tired of the texture trend, or are you still loving it?


11 comments:

  1. I don't have any of the China Glaze but I do have the Milani ones. They have that popcorn texture as well. I need to go ahead and swatch them to see if I like them. I do like the glittery ones though.

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    1. Ooh, i forgot about Milani! I haven't tried theirs yet, but they seem similiar!

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  2. I have been MIA in the polish world for about 6 months so this is a new trend to me! I have to say it gives me the weeby-geebies. Makes me itchy, LOL. Not sure I could pull this off.

    Hope you are well!! :)

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    1. Yay! So happy you are "back" ;) You need to try some of the textures and see for yourself- in person, they are very comfy!

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  3. i LOVE these, they're actually my favorite textures i think! do love the sparkly ones too of course, but i am hoping for some more colors in the plain cremes!

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    1. I'm so loving the texture thing- they last SO long as well (wear time wise) Super awesome!

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  4. I thought I would really despise the roughness on my nails but it turns out I am crazy about textured polishes, especially the ones that have glitter! And I totally see the popcorn ceiling connection here--knew CG's textures reminded me of something! :)

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    1. I really thought that I'd get sick of these (like Shatter,etc) but I hope this trend is here to stay. The glitter ones are my fav too!

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  5. I actually like the way China Glaze did their textures, perfect for summer with bright colors and sand-usage.

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  6. Ooh yea! It does look like the popcorn ceilings! haha. This looks awesome!

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  7. I'm liking the look of the popcorn ceilings :)

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