Textured Nail Art: Love It or Leave It?

Augusta Falletta
Textured Nail Art: Love It or Leave It?
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When you’ve become bored with a single shade manicure, it’s only natural to start dabbling in nail art. Where do you go though, when you’ve become bored with 2-D nails? Many fancy-nailed ladies have begun turning to textured nails, using anything imaginable from sprinkles to feathers and everything in between. A 3-D manicure certainly takes longer to execute and tends to not last as long as a flat polish, but for the nail art aficionado, the newest trend seems like a must-try.

Like most new trends, there are good, bad and ugly parts. We’ve poured through Pinterest, searching for the best, worst, and please make them go away nails. Certain add-ons, like lace and studs, are very much in for fall and we can’t get enough of them. Other textured nails featuring giant bows and caviar have us peeking through our fingers as we go through our browsers. Flip through the slideshow of textured nails above for all of the latest textured nails trends.

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Velvet Nails seem like a logical concept for fall, but in reality, this manicure looks unkempt and juvenile at best. 

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Sprinkles Nails just seem like a bad idea all around. They barely last longer than a cupcake, and if you pass by any puppies, they're going to attack your sugary fingers. 

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Talons with Add-Ons tend to look overdone. The talon trend, popularized by Rihanna, is best done with one or two colors of polish. The gems and other add-ons that look like they came with the board game "Pretty, Pretty Princess" should be left in the game's box. 

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Mini Studs with a single polish color, arranged in an organized fashion, come together for a nice "grunge meets girly" look. 

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Giant Bows like these are making us a little nauseous. How can anyone move with these nails? 

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Mummy Nails look like the nail equivalent of having toilet paper stuck to your shoe. These aren't really our cup of tea. 

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Feather Nails need to happen more often. They take a bit of time, but we're absolutely in love with this manicure. Plus, the colors are right on trend for fall. 

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Lace Nails are elegant and fun all at once. These can either be done with real lace, or you can cheat and buy the Sally Hansen Salon Effects version. 

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Studs Plus Art has made us fall in love with a manicure. We can't get enough of these nails! 

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Caviar Nails were all the rage when they first arrived on the scene, but they're a classic case of good in theory, bad in practice. 

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