Mani Monday: Textured Polishes for Top Tips

By  June 30, 2014

Until recently, textured nails seemed like a faraway concept that could only be achieved in a salon or on the runway. But as nail art became a big beauty boom, lacquers grew so advanced and diverse that you could try a series of eye-catching looks at home–no nail tools required! We’ve rounded up a few of favorite formulas that will ensure your tips and toes look glam all summer long:

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1. NCLA Candy Coat Matte Diamond Glitter, available at Beauty.com for $16
Diamonds on our nails? Yes please! This polish adds a fine shimmer, making your nails look like a million bucks. Plus, it dries to a matte finish to add a sophisticated spin.

2. Nails Inc. Floral, available at Sephora.com for $11
Get a sweet floral mani with this polish, which deposits little flowers along with a little color, leaving them looking like little bouquets.

3. Zoya Pixie Dust in Jesy, available at Zoya.com for $10
This shade embodies our tangerine dreams, complete with a gorgeously intense sparkle that certain to catch everyone’s eye.

4. Essie Luxeffects Nail Polish, available at Zappos.com for $8.50
This classic chunky glitter polish can add a dazzling touch to your tips when layered over a dark base coat.

5. Sally Hansen Sugar Shimmer Textured Nail Color, available at Target.com for $5.99
Guilty of a candy obsession? This polish will leave your nails looking positively decadent, with a colorful sugary finish. Just don’t eat them!

6. Ciaté ‘Caviar Manicure Cotton Candy’ Set, available at Nordstrom.com for $25
Ciaté’s ‘Caviar Manicure’ has taken 3D nails to a whole new level. The cotton candy set has caviar beads that resemble sprinkles and will make you nostalgic for summer carnivals and fairs.

7. Urban Outfitters Crushed Shell Collection Nail Polish, available at Urbanoutfitters.com for $6
Urban Outfitters has been killing it with its beauty game, and their nail polishes don’t disappoint. This radiant lacquer has bits of crushed shell, and when layered over an opaque base coat, looks positively magical.

8. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ultra Matte Top Coat, available at Sephora.com for $10
Not one for glittery nails? No worries. OCC’s ultra matte top coat on over any base color will remove the gloss from your manicure for a subdued, sexy look.

9. Revlon Tweed Texture Nail Enamel, available at Ulta.com for $5.99
Tweed looks great in clothing, but on our nails? Who would’ve thought? Let your mani look as polished as your boucle jacket with this lacquer, which will replicate the classic textile.