China Glaze’s Texture collection

28 Mar

China Glaze recently released this Texture collection. Texture has six bright colors in this collection.


I’m loving the colors. They’re bright and perfect for the warmer weather that’s coming our way. All of these pictures have NO top coat. These polishes dry to a glossy finish and I felt like a top coat wasn’t needed for this type of textured polish.

Itty, Bitty & Gritty is a bright coral slash melon textured polish. It looks a little bit neon but not as neon as a hot pink would be. It looks so lovely on my nails. Formula was great. Two coats to full opacity.

Here’s a close up showing the texture for Itty, Bitty & Gritty.


In The Rough is a lime-green textured polish. I LOVE how this color looks on my nails especially with my skin tone! I can foresee myself using this color often. Formula was good. Two coats to full opacity.

Here’s a close up of In The Rough.


Toe-tally Textured is a bright highlighter orange on the neon side textured polish. It’s actually almost tangerine. I am not sure how I personally feel about this color. Maybe it would look better if I had a tan. Regardless, it’s a gorgeous bright color. Formula was a tiny bit different from the others. It was slightly thick (not thick enough to cause an issue). It could’ve been a bad bottle. Two coats to full opacity.

Here’s a close up of Toe-tally Textured.


Of Coarse! is a bright blue textured polish. This exact color reminds me of the Paper Mate Erasemate pens I had back in the 90s. You know.. One of these blue erasable pens. This is the same blue! Formula was good. Two coats to full opacity.

Here’s a close up of Of Coarse!


Unrefined is a pink cotton candy slash barbie pink textured polish. Talk about girly color to the max! It’s refreshingly bright and I find this hue of pink irresistible! Formula was great. Two coats to full opacity.

Here’s a close up of Unrefined.


The last textured polish from this collection is Bump & Grind.
Bump & Grind is a hot pink with slight red hues. It is very vibrant color. Formula was good. Two coats to full opacity.

Here’s a close up of Bump & Grind.


I hope you like seeing those swatches. Here are my thoughts on China Glaze’s Texture polishes. Colors were great. I appreciated the vibrant bright colors. It was a nice welcomed change. Formula was great with all of these. Although, Toe-Tally Textured (tangerine one) was slightly thick but it was a non-issue in the end.

In the bottles, Texture polishes seem to be like creme but they aren’t. When you first paint the textured polish on, it doesn’t seem as textured but as it dries, the more “gritty” it becomes. It was interesting to watch the transformation. I loved the quick drying time! What girl wouldn’t?!

These also seem to be more “gritty” and textured than Liquid Sand by OPI. OPI’s Liquid Sand are completely different from China Glaze’s Texture polishes.

China Glaze’s Texture
Finish: glossy textured, very “gritty” or textured. No glitter.

OPI’s Liquid Sand (Mariah Carey collection
Finish: matte textured, less textured and there is glitter. It appears to be as textured because of the glitter but it actually feels LESS gritty.

I could go on discussing more but seeing is believing. I thought a picture comparing the difference would be able to tell you more.

Here’s a close up comparing the difference between China Glaze’s Bump & Grind and OPI’s The Impossible (from the Mariah Carey collection).


Some of you have already asked me about the removal. China Glaze’s Texture polishes remove easily like a regular creme polish would. There isn’t any of that hassle that is associated with removing glitter polishes.

Would I recommend this collection? Only if you’re into textured polishes. I do understand that not everyone will like textured polishes. I give this collection 4 out of 5 stars.

For more information on this collection, go to

4 Responses to “China Glaze’s Texture collection”

  1. PolishPals March 29, 2013 at 12:50 am #

    Love these swatches Rica! ❤ Thanks so much for them! (I wonder how they compare the the Zoya textured.. Sooo many haha!!) I love the orange and green the best. 🙂 They look really good!

    • justricarda March 29, 2013 at 12:52 am #

      Thank you!! I will have to compare these with Zoya’s Pixie Dust ones when I get them! The In The Rough (lime green) was my favorite and I also loved the Unrefined (light pink).

  2. Vicky.L March 29, 2013 at 3:59 am #

    Amazing post. I love these colours & actually like the way all the brands have slightly different textures. I love the textured effect & seriously need to order these.

  3. Baby May 6, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    Bump&grind looks soo great on you! ❤

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