Roughles {Ruffles} By Nicole by OPI

ROUGHLES, pronounced as ruffles :)
The first time I saw these polishes I thought, why would you call a textured polish rough-less, then it won't be textured anymore.. ha ha.   
On the store one day, I decided to illegally swatch a textured polish on my nails. I have not been much of a fan of sand-paper like nails, but the constant barrage of advertisement (uhmm) made me curious.  Smooth and glossy was my best preference. 
Then came this pretty pastels.  Pastels have always been my fancy.  I think they are beautiful, very apt for spring time.  Anytime, really... like an ode to subtle beauty and quiet happiness.  So, I gave in and gave this babies a try...

After wearing this for a little bit, I find that the texture isn't as harsh as I thought it would be.  It is still sand-like, but very fine.  The peaks are also smooth rather than sharp.  So, although I am almost always (subonciously) touching my nails with my finger-tips, the texture didn't bother me as much.

First up, "on what grounds."
Very light, baby blue color with speckles of red and darker blue shares. China Glaze's "Sand Dolla Make You Holla," was a great compliment on the ring finger as it has similar speckles.  (Okay, you caught me, Sand Dolla was my first textured polish.  Although I did not wear it as such, I applied about three coats of top-coat to achieve a smooth finish :)  I am quite pleased with this color the most.  It's so refreshing to the eyes, makes for a light, cheery mood.

"Sand in My Shoe"
has red speckles which makes the yellow pastel pop up a bit more.  I thought of complimenting that secondary color with an accent nail polka-flowers.  What do you think?  I would love this color for nice sunny days. 

"I'm Stucco On You"
Periwinkle! That was my first thought... This is a very pretty purple with dark blue and red speckles which make it a good match for quite a few other complimenting colors.

Here's  a photo with no flash to make the speckles more defined.

"Rock The Look"
A little bit on the darker side of the family of pink-pastels with more red speckles than it has darker blue.  On this swatch, I applied top-coat on the two middle fingers.  With two coats of top-coat, the texture was almost completely smoothed, defeating the purpose of the polish.  Although the little speckles still make a good design/color effect.

In conclusion, I'm glad I got to try textured polishes.  I was thoroughly pleased with these ones.  It makes me think of the days at the beach when one had been playing in the sand a bit and a film of dust is left on the skin. Strange as it may seem, it reminds me a lot of the beaches.

Trying out things for the first time is great indeed.  It worked for this one.  I am quite glad that I have another textured polish to try - Nicole by OPI's "Candy Dandy" coming up next.

Have you tried textured polishes?  What do you think about them?  Any favorites?
If you have made any designs using textured polishes, I definitely would want to see them ;)

Please show me some love and leave me a comment below :)

Enjoy being a girl!


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