There’s been a huge trend for nail adornments, toppers and textured manicures over the last year or two, with everything from feathers and pearls to flowers and baubles being added to a slick coat of varnish. Although Ciate seem to have cornered a huge part of the nail market, Rock Beauty are starting to give them a serious run for their money. These new textured manicure kits are exclusively available in Topshop and are available in three super cute variants, providing a striking and unusual manicure that will see you right through until Summer.
Each kit contains a nail varnish and corresponding topcoat, both of which contain the same tones and hues. There’s a bright orange with teeny tiny bows and heart shapes, a lilac shade with shimmering pastel coloured stars, as well as a deep pink with pale pink butterflies and stars. Although the nail varnishes are quite thin and runny, with a couple of coats they leave a good colour result and a texture which works well with the nail toppers; it’s not gloopy enough to cause a mess, just thin enough to stick to the adornments and hold them in place as they dry.
I love the fact you get a big pot of sparkles and shapes to ensure you get a huge number of looks from each kit, as well as the fact you can easily mix and match all three. The adornments are great quality and can be individually placed on the nail, or simply applied by dipping wet polish into the tub. To ensure they stay on and don’t catch, adding a thick layer of topcoat can minimise risk and help them stay in place much longer. The little foam butterflies, bows and hearts are quite fiddly and require holding in place individually so they don’t curl, so ensure you take your time to apply them carefully and fix in place with a topcoat.
Each little kit will set you back £6.99, which although isn’t a fortune is relatively costly for a polish and some toppers. However, if you team up with a couple of buddies and buy all three, you can split the toppers and get the best of all the adornments for a third of the price! That way it’s a bargain and a nail statement all in one. Just remember to push the boundaries and team these fab little treats with a multitude of shades and varnish textures.
The Nail Rock ‘textured manicure’ kits are exclusive to Topshop and cost £6.99 each.