Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Punk Vectors - Texture and Glitter Combo


You probably know of my deep-rooted and unending love for texture polishes, but one area of the trend that I haven't really dove into yet is creme textures. These polishes are a single flat color with no sparkle, glitter, or shimmer, but with the same texture effect that you know and love. Opinions seem to be pretty mixed on these; many people just don't like the finished effect. I thought I'd give them a fair shot and incorporate one into an edgy, punky manicure to see if I could make it work.


The yellow-green texture polish I've used here is Deborah Lippmann I Wanna Be Sedated (Amazon, Deborah Lippmann). I gotta give props to Deb for taking a risk, not only in making a creme texture but for also making it in such an weird color. I keep going back and forth between loving how interesting this shade is and being unsure about how it actually looks on me. As far as application, it went on easily, needing just two coats.

On the two outside nails I've used three coats of Dandy Nails Bound to Fall as the base. This polish is a beautiful medium-dark grey with a flecked appearance. As far as grey polishes go, this one is a winner! Then I added one coat of Cirque Vectors over the top. Vectors has different shapes and sizes of black matte glitter plus just a touch of sparkle. It's really great and the glitter is plentiful.

I finished the look with two coats of American Apparel Hassid to my thumb to create the grounding black accent.


I love when a manicure makes me think twice. This ugly-pretty texture might be a bit too much on its own, but I do like the way it works in with the other elements of this manicure.


What do you think: too weird for you or just edgy enough?
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33 comments

  1. super edgy!! I really love it - textured and weird color in one polish?! sounds like a winner to me! Incidentally, Bound to Fail is one of my fave polishes in my stash. The flecks almost make the polish finish look fuzzy? I really love it.

    This mani is perfect ;)

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  2. So glad you like it! Bound to Fall is really beautiful, I imagine it will become one of my favorites, too.

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  3. I love the color combo you used. Also, I am usually not a huge fan of yellow anything, but this textured polish is gorgeous!

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  4. Love it. I'm not generally a fan of textured polish, but this one really appeals to me.I like that it isn't shimmery or glittery and just lets the texture and color do the work.

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  5. I like the contrast between the bright texture and the grey polish - I am not a fun of creme textures but somehow in this shade it works!

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  6. Love it, but i've seen some texture creme polishes by china glaze. I think it would look good on its own

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  7. Stacy Plowman-PennockJanuary 22, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    OMG, I'm in love! I Wanna Be Sedated is almost like a texture version of one of my TOP 5 POLISHES OF ALL TIME (yes, for real!), OPI, Don't Talk Bach To Me! I absolutely adore these "ugly" greenish yellows and to add texture just pushes it over the top. I don't own any DL polishes because they're a bit over my price point but I might have to make an exception for this one! I love your pairing it as you did, it really pops and hi-lites the texture!

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  8. Marieta García LópezJanuary 22, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Wow! i like it, I want it, I need it, I love it!

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  9. I love it!!! I don't have a green texture polish like that, but I want to recreate this with a non-textured weird green! Thanks for the idea!!

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  10. Love! My fave green of all!

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  11. I was like you and didn't think the crème textured polishes were going to be something I liked. But I got a few neutral colors (black, white, tan) and they changed my mind! This color is gross and awesome at the same time! I like it :)

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  12. I actually really love that DL polish it's gorgeous!

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  13. Oh I thought that was the China Glaze textured ones. Eh, still not on board with those! I think the best part of texture is the matte sparkle. Plus this color just keeps reminding me of guacamole. I realllly love that Vectors glitter though and the grey base. Mmmm!

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  14. I am quite liking the whole look. ESP the DL, although I don't quite the green-yellow, I thinks it's looking very pretty on your nails .. !

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  15. This was just adorable, great color and polish combo! I love textured polishes, especially ones like these, unglittery, they feel so edgy. :) I really liked China Glaze's textured collection and I just bought Jordana's to see if I like those too (which I probably will..duh!) ;)

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  16. I love the look! It's so edgy and the weird yellow-green color is really interesting. Haha...I'm attracted to weird colors. It looks really good on you. :)

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  18. Wow! :D The colors complement each other :D

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  19. i'm usually not a fan of star shaped glitter but Cirque Vectors is really intriguing

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  20. I love the Deborah Lippmann I wanna be Sedated color! The texture looks great too. Great mani :)

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  21. Izabela LAKIEROWE ABECADŁOJanuary 23, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    I love this manicure, especially this yellow-green Deborah...wow!

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  22. I think if I just saw the polish swatched, I wouldn't like it. But of course, you find the perfect way to incorporate it into a manicure! I love this! Just perfect!

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  23. Oh my goodness! I need that texture polish! It's just the right amount of fugly that I love! And I am loving this mani! :)

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  24. WOW i am in love with that polish, its so unique! i love how you wore it!

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  25. Weird enough for me! Love this shade on you, but is always makes me lobster-y..

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  26. I am intrigued by the textured polishes. I have a black and a white, and I've swatched them, but not worn them yet. I think I would be touching my nails all day, lol! I like the creme textureds. I have been thinking it would be neat to do nail art over the textured effect. That would help with the color issue, I think. I like your take on this one, pairing it with the grey, black and glitter. Well-done!

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