Sunday, January 20, 2013

NEW 31DC: Texture

I have to be honest, right out of the gate. I HATE anything even remotely texture-y on my nails. I will never do a caviar or velvet mani. I'm not remotely interested in the spun sugar technique. I will definitely not be buying the OPI Liquid Sand polishes. That said, I really had to wrack my brain to come up with something for today that would fit the challenge and still be "me".

Matte is definitely a texture- score! I don't care for the feeling of wearing matte polish, but it looks cool, so I do on occasion. Here, I started with a base of Sinful Colors Black on Black and topcoated with Seche Vite for high shine. Once that was dry, I freehanded a French tip with NYC Matte Me Crazy topcoat. Then I used a dotting tool to make matte dots on the shiny part of my nail, and Seche Vite to make dots on the matte French tip..

I do actually really like this look- I think it's sleek and sophisticated and edgy, all at the same time! I wish I had left off the dots on the tip, though. Too much.

Do you hate texture as much as I do? Or are you a texture junkie? Make sure to check out the rest of the challengers in the comments below!

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