Manicure: Blue textured leopard print nail art with Sally Hansen Sugar Coat nail polish

Manicure: Blue textured leopard print nail art with Sally Hansen Sugar Coat nail polish
I finally bit the textured nail polish bait. Truth be told, I wasn't impressed by the Barry M textured nail polishes one bit. After trying my fair share of the polishes that separated into gritty and watery parts, I was prepared to dislike all textured polishes for life until I came across the Sugar Coat nail polishes in the Sally Hansen counter. An O.P.I. snob for most part, I love Sally Hansen's base coats, but had not really tried their nail polishes.
The moment I swatched the Sugar Coat nail polishes, I changed my mind, picking up a few of the shades. These are even, like concrete but not gritty and give you great opacity with a thin coat and do not separate into grit and liquid. And the texture shows up (feels up?) only once the polish dries, so you can apply it just like a normal nail polish.

Here is a blue textured leopard print nail art with Sally Hansen Sugar Coat nail polishes and more on the Sugar Coats.

Swatch of the Sally Hansen Sugar Coat Nail Polish in Razzle-Berry

Manicure: Blue textured leopard print nail art with Sally Hansen Sugar Coat nail polish
I love blue nail polish and this is a super-bright blue. However, bright blue polishes can stain the nails and this is no exception, so make sure you apply a stain-proof base coat before this one. All photographs in natural light.
I wanted to go in for textured polishes throughout, so I applied rough patches with Barry M Textured Nail Paint in Atlantic Road. This is a light blue textured polish which I find makes a better layering polish than a base, unless I slather on three coats.
Manicure: Blue textured leopard print nail art with Sally Hansen Sugar Coat nail polish
Finally, I outlined the light patches with Sally Hansen Sugar Coat in Lick-O-Rich which is a rich black textured polish that I cannot stop raving about. I also applied this on the tips.
I did not 't apply a topcoat, as this would ruin the texture. Have a look at that concrete finish! It won't ruin your skin -  this is not as rough as it looks and I have not noticed any chipping or tipwear.
Manicure: Blue textured leopard print nail art with Sally Hansen Sugar Coat nail polish
This is my submission to the Nail Art For Nubs link-up hosted by Leticia of Cosmetics Aficionado. You can get the Inlinkz code here and participate as often as you like.

  1. Cute! I love anything animal print :)

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  2. Very cute!! I think I missed the memo on animal prints this week!! I love these colors. One of my favorite combos!

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    1. Lol thank you - the animal print thing was sheer coincidence! I'm getting back to nail art after two months of peeling and breakage and thought it was the easiest thing to do!

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  3. Lovely art :)
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  4. That's really pretty and I like the color combo with the leopard print. I would never thought of doing leopard print on textured polish.

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    1. Thank you! I think the trick is to use textured polish over textured polish for any nail art. I tried making stripes over textured polish with ordinary polish and it bombed.

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  5. Wow! You gave done it so beautifully :)

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  6. nice.. blue sugar coated nails looks so good

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  7. I agree with Sharika S :D Love the sugar coat!!

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  8. I love sugar coats! Thank you for this idea.

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    1. Anytime! They're the pick of all the textured polishes I've tried xx

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