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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Peachy Textured Gradient - Nicole by OPI Roughles Nail Art

Nicole by OPI Roughles Textured Nail Art

Nicole by OPI recently released a line of four speckled & textured lacquers called "Roughles" (pronounced "ruffles"), and I have to say, I am a big fan! The four lacquers come in pastel hues with matte flecks of color, and of course dry down to the rough, textured finish that I am obsessed with.

In this look, I created a textured gradient look by sponging two Roughles lacquers together. The sponging technique did alter the look of the polishes; if you were to paint one of them directly on to the nail it wouldn't look quite the same. Read on for details.

Nicole by OPI Roughles Textured Nail Art

First things first. The two Roughles shades I used in this manicure are:
Nicole by OPI Rock the Look (pink)
Nicole by OPI Sand In My Shoe (yellow)

You can create the gradient by painting a stripe of each color on to a triangle makeup wedge, and then tapping it over your nail. I did two rounds of tapping for the look shown here.

TIP: This technique can be messy! Make cleanup easier by painting Elmer's glue onto the skin around your nail. Wait for it to dry and then do your gradient. Afterwards, gently scrape off the glue to reveal clean fingers! 

Nicole by OPI Roughles Textured Nail Art

Nicole by OPI Roughles Textured Nail Art

Because the sponge can't absorb the texture (but it does absorb the polish base), this method compounds the textured particles. The result is an extra textured manicure that, unfortunately, doesn't last as long. The texture has less to hold on to and can start to crumble after a few days. Still though, I got about two good days of wear out of this, and I like the super textured, almost fuzzy appearance!

Nicole by OPI Roughles nail polishes are available now in drugstores and other retailers for $7.99 a piece. Will you be picking any up? These are some of my favorite textures in a while!

29 comments:

  1. Ahh, this looks so cool! I really want to try these polishes!

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  2. Love the look of this! Even if it doesn't last long I will give a textured gradient a try!

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  3. This looks so cool! Kind of reminds me of these crystallized sugars I used to eat when I was younger.

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  4. I've been to every CVS and Kroger in a ten-mile radius and I still haven't seen these polishes! I love the way they look as a gradient, I'll have to try it (if I ever get my hands on any Roughles, that is!)

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  5. Dang, that's too bad! Just keep trying, I'm sure they will pop up sooner or later!

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  6. It does look like sugar! Yummmm...

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  7. Share your look on my FB page when you do!

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  8. Thanks! They are really great polishes!

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  9. It looks so weird! But in a good way. I had no desire to get these before I saw this; now I'm not so sure.

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  10. I was thinking it looked fuzzy all the way through your post, and smiled when you mentioned it too. Even though I'm not a fan of textured polishes this almost makes me want to experiment with them!

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  11. Hehe great minds! Textures are so fun, I definitely encourage you to play around with them!

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  12. Thank you, I agree it seems a bit strange at first. I got used to it though!

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  13. Candace Miranda PrescottMarch 26, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Love this mani !!

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  14. Just got a couple of new OPI mini sets, the Beach Sandies and Sheer Tints. I noticed how well the colors correspond--each set has a yellow, pink, purple, and blue.

    Any nifty nail art ideas? A sandy french? Sheer-to-sandy gradient?

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  15. ValiantlyVarnishedMarch 26, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    I love how fuzzy these look. They remind of a cozy sweater or slippers.

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  16. Such an interesting look. I must say I love textured polishes :)

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  17. Thanks for the glue tip! S io muxh easier than tape!

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  18. WOw thery are really beautifull!!! And thanks for the glue tip its very usefull!!

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  19. What a creative way to use the Roughles polishes!!

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  20. I really love the way these texture look!! And I'm a fan of texture gradients too, so it's nice to see I'm not the only one.

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  21. Style Those NailsMarch 26, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    Very nice sarah

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  22. I really like this kind of textured polish, they look like colored sand. What a great beach mani this would be!

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  23. Marieta García LópezMarch 27, 2014 at 5:52 AM

    I'm really into this kind of textures... Thanks.

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  24. Ummm. I love textured polishes and I love the separate colours, but in this combo all I can think of is Cheetos. :/ Not necessarily a bad thing, actually (though on Makeup Alley someone years ago famously, for Science! did truly apply cheetle - cheeto dust - to her nails. It was very much like this.) I just am hungry in a very odd way now. :) Maybe as an accent to an xbox mani?

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  25. Actually I'm thinking more fruit loops than Cheetos ;-)

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  26. wow i love this look!

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  27. This is absolutely stunning!
    Can you please check on my blog and tell me what you think? http://www.dittanail.blogspot.ro/

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  28. This is so pretty, this is a great use of the roughles polishes. Wanting them more for each time I see a great swatch like this.

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