31 Day Challenge – Day 6: Violet nails

Hi everyone!

Finally, we reach my favourite nail colour: Violet, which means I get to use PURPLE polishes!

textire5AND I used a textured polish, yay! As I have mentioned before, when I couldn’t find liquid sands anywhere near me, the delightful Michelle over at Ordinary Misfit got them for me and posted them to me! How amazing is that?

I started off by doing a gradient of Essence colour & go Absolutely Blue, Essence colour & go Oh my Glitter! and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Cherry, Cherry, Bang, Bang! Excuse the messy cuticles, I didn’t clean them up yet since I still had to add the texture.


I taped them up like this:

striping tape

And then I went crazy with some texture! I used OPI Mariah Carey Liquid Sand in Can’t Let Go.


I have seen similar nails on a couple of other blogs, but I think they used a single colour beneath and then created a textured gradient. The gradient is much more subtle in this case since the texture covers most of it, but I still liked this look.


It’s really great for me to see textures being used for nail art. I love them and this makes them so much more versatile!


Tomorrow is black and white nails and I’ll be showing my blog’s first water marble 🙂


And be sure to take a look at what the other ladies have done:

  • http://OrdinaryMisfit.com OrdinaryMisfit

    Wow this is gorgeous!!! I love the gradient. I also really love the textured look used in nail art. You can get really special looks by using texture polishes.
    Love this and really looking forward to your water marble!

  • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

    Thanks! Textured polishes are the best 😀

  • http://thepolishinfluenza.wordpress.com/ The Polish Influenza

    I love how you incorporated texture here, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that done before. Great job!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks! I really want to figure out other ways of incorporating textured polishes in nail art, I am just loving textures so much 🙂

  • http://madnessnails.blogspot.com/ Thea Madness!

    Awesome stuff lady! This came out beautifully!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my blog 🙂

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