Nail Art for Novices | Textured Nails

Nail Art for Novices Textured Nails


I’m not a hand model.  I don’t have fabulous nails.  Bu that doesn’t mean I can’t play with polish!  I’m sharing my latest Nail Art for Novices discovery – textured nails.

Recently, I’ve sampled some of the latest textured nails products from Sally Hansen – Fuzzy Coat, Gem Crush and Sugar Coat.  I was lucky enough to be gifted some samples of Fuzzy Coat nail polish.  I discovered Sugar Coat on a chemist trip, which came with a fab Gift with Purchase containing Gem Crush and Crackle Overcoat, amongst other goodies.  Can you resist having a little look at the beauty products whilst you are waiting for your script?  Me neither!


Textured Nails | Metallic


Textured Nails

I layered Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat in Peach Fuzz, a pretty peachy and yellow confetti, over Hello Darling Mrs Reynolds, a gorgeous rose gold lacquer, to create bronzed golden sparkly textured nails.  I really like this look with the complementary tones of the different textures and colours.


Textured Nails | Confetti

Textured Nails

With this look, I applied two coats of Hello Darling Superbass, a really glossy lacquer in a gorgeous rich bright pink-purple creme.  Then I started to experiment!  I layered one coat of Sally Hansen Gem Crush in Lady Luck, a gorgeous rich berry glitter polish, on my thumbnail.

For a complete contrasting look, I layered one light coat of Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat in Peach Fuzz on my pointer finger, and one coat of Fuzzy Coat in Tweedy, chic black and white confetti, on my remaining fingers.

The instructions recommend two coats, which would create a more uniform textured appearance, but I quite like the contrasting base colour peeking through in a random fashion.


Textured Nails | Sugar Frosted


Textured Nails


Next up, Sally Hansen Sugar Coat, which comes in a fabulous range of sweet as sugar pastels.  The sugar also refers to the textured finish, which resembles sugar frosting.

After the first coat of Sour Apple, a minty green aqua colour, I had to admit I was a little concerned as it looked a bit like I was painting chunky green Twink on my nails.  By the second coat, the fun sugary texture came into its own.

Once applied, this product dries really quickly, so is a great idea if you’re in a hurry.  I would also recommend making sure the brush isn’t overloaded.  Because of the texture, a quick file around the tips will smooth any rough edges, and a layer of top coat will help smooth it whilst retaining the sugar frosted appearance.


Textured Nails | Texture on Texture


textured nails


Finally, I decided to amp up the texture by layering Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat in Fuzz-Sea over the Sally Hansen Sugar Coat in Sour Apple.  The bright blue and yellow confetti in the Fuzzy Coat in Fuzz-Sea worked back beautifully with the minty aqua of the Sugar Coat in Sour Apple.

I think this might be my favourite textured nail look.


Textured Nails


Are your nails in tip top condition?  Click here to read how I put myself through Cuticle Bootcamp, plus my manicure tips, as well as Nail Romance’s road test of a macadamia oil DIY treatment recommended by Heather of Hello Darling.

Do you like textured nails?  What are your favourite colour combinations?  Do you always remember to wear gloves for the dishes and gardening?


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  • Sonia - 26 November 2013 - 10.39 am

    I am utterly hopeless at doing my nails. Nail art? No way! However these textured nails are a great way to mix up plain polish that even a nail novice like me could handle.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Mckenzie - 21 November 2013 - 2.13 pm

    Looks great and yes I am a nail polish junky and cannot resit a look around Priceline while waiting for my scripts!
    Do these polishes feel textured Kimba cause if they do I am one of those weird people that cannot stand it,it makes my blood run cold,I tried those decal things once and had to take them off they creeped me out.ReplyCancel

  • Melinda - 21 November 2013 - 9.11 am

    I’m not all that into nail art but I DO love nail polish and a huge fan of a nail art ‘feature nail’ 🙂ReplyCancel

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