Micro Nail Trend: Texture

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Textured nails are a thing, now and next season. We spotted them backstage at the AW14 shows (our favourite was at the Libertine show in New York).

A quick trip to the beauty cupboard and a rummage through the box labelled 'Nails, New' only confirmed this for me. Within seconds I had pulled out five textured nail lacquers. I couldn't choose a favourite, and quite frankly who needs to when you have five nails on a hand and a whole bunch of bottles up for the trying? But which will come up on top?

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From left to right:

Barry M, Atlantis, £3.99 (Out September - try Mermaid or Treasure Chest in the meantime)

Good coverage thanks to huge hunks of glitter; slightly garish colours.

 

 

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Nicole by OPI, Be Awesome, £7.99 at Superdrug

Glitter-to-polish ratio is off, I managed to get six oblongs of glitter onto my nail before giving up. Better for an accent than full coverage.

Sally Hansen, Color Frenzy in Spark & Pepper, £5.99 (Out July)

Teeny monochrome specks of glitter are mingled with larger slivers. Makes for an interesting texture.

 

 

 

 

 

Ciaté Paint Pot Mosaic Madness, £9 (out July)

Claims to be mosaic, looks like mosaic. Job done.

Deborah Lippmann, Part of Celebration 3 Piece Collection, It’s My Party, £25 at Selfridges (out September)

Another good mix of small, large, round and square glitter in the same selection of colours as the Ciate polish.

 

 

 

 

 

Winners: It's a close call - the Ciate and Deborah Lippmann gave the best effects and fast.

Note: Base shade used is Nails Inc Gel Effect Polish in Porchester Square, £14

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