I recently hauled the 6 piece China Glaze Texture collection from Nailsupplies.us for only $2.99/bottle and was very anxious to try them out. Since it's spring I decided to apply the bright green color, In the Rough, as my accent nails for today's mani. This mani is different than my usual mani in that I did not stamp a design over my accent nails because I want the textured polish to be the focal point. I chose to polish the other nails in a bright coral-orange color, Orange Impulse by Sally Hansen InstaDri, as a contrasting color to make the bright green textured polish pop. Both hands are polished exactly the same and stamped with an abstract design in white.

Here's what I used:

  • Base coat: Seche Recondition
  • Base color 1: Orange Impulse by Sally Hansen InstaDri
  • Accent Color 2: In the Rough by China Glaze Texture Collection (bright green)
  • Top coat 1: IBD UV Top Coat - I apply this before stamping, if I mess up I can remove the design without removing the base color
  • Stamp colors: White by Konad
  • Top coat 2: IBD UV Top Coat cured under a 54 watt UV lamp for 2 minutes
  • IP: Dashica Beauty Shop - Dash 18

The IP I used today is by Dashica Beauty Shop, but from her newest line of IPs called Dash. The Dash IPs are much smaller than the Big SdP (the largest IPs - 42 designs/IP) and the XL SdP (small IP - about 15 designs/IP) IPs; although the IP is physically smaller the full nail designs are the same size as those on the larger plates and the same phenomenal quality. These IPs also have some really cool and unique designs.

Quickly, Orange Impulse is a really pretty color, not unique by any means, but the formula is not so great. It was thick, and not in a good way, gloopy and not easy to work with. Now this could be because it is old, I bought it on clearance at Ulta for $0.49 and I have never seen it at any other stores with the regular colors.

In the Rough is a beautiful, bright lime green-yellowish color from the new Texture collection by China Glaze. The color is not unique either, but I didn't buy it for the color, but for the texture. The application was really great, but with the tiniest bit of patchiness, but still great and almost completely opaque in 1 coat. In comparison to the OPI Liquid Sand polishes it is different in that there is no glitter and the since it is a creme formula the look is quite different. Personally, I prefer the China Glaze because it doesn't have glitter and it is much more opaque than the OPI version. For only $2.99/bottle I was glad that I bought the entire collection, plus for 1 bottle of OPI you can get 3 bottles of the China Glaze. If you are into the textured polish, I highly recommend the China Glaze Texture Collection.

If you have tried any of the textured polishes I would love to hear what you think of them...CG, OPI or Zoya Pixie Dust. And are there any other brands that have textured polish?

Polished At All Times...By Lo'Rain