The Digital Dozen Does Decades – 2010s textured polish

Painted Fingertips | The Digital Dozen Does Decades - 2010s textured colour blocking

Hi everyone!

It’s the fifth and final day of the Digital Dozen Does Decades! You might be wondering how I could do a nail art to represent a decade we are still in – well, today I am continuing yesterday’s nail art history lesson with the introduction of textured polish. Painted Fingertips | The Digital Dozen Does Decades - 2010s textured colour blocking

We have seen all sorts of innovation in polish over the past few years – plenty from indies, of course, but mainstream brands have experimented a bit as well. Crackle polish disappeared almost as fast as it appeared, thank goodness – I was never a fan of that look. Not long after that brief craze, however, there was a more successful innovation: textured polish. As best as I can tell from some Google research, the first textured polishes appeared in December 2012. It seems as though both the first OPI Liquid Sands and the first Nails Inc Concrete polishes came out then, with other brands such as Zoya not far behind. It’s difficult now to figure out who was first and some other brands may have been a little earlier – but at least we can be pretty sure the 2010s brought us textured polish. It’s almost 5 years later and even if the first excitement over texture has died down, some brands such as Zoya are still bringing out new textures and I for one still enjoy using them! Painted Fingertips | The Digital Dozen Does Decades - 2010s textured colour blocking

For this look, I started with a base of Sinful Colors Black on Black. I created some blocks using striping tape and then filled them in with Zoya Chita, Chyna and Alice, Essie Lots of Lux, and OPI Solitaire. I peeled the tape off and that was it! Painted Fingertips | The Digital Dozen Does Decades - 2010s textured colour blocking

Can you believe we’re already in the final third of the 2010s? If the 2000s brought us nail stamping and the 2010s textured polish, I wonder what nail art and nail polish innovations the 2020s will have in store!

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