Nail art–in its over-the-top 3D incarnation, at least–is waning in popularity a bit, and polishes aimed at giving you a nail art-y feel without all the work have been taking its place.
“Texture” is the new buzzword in nail polish right now and it’s used to describe how a polish feels, or the illusion of texture it gives: There’s Matte, contrasting glitter particles, holographic effects, etc.
Click through for a review of some of the newest nail texture trends (like concrete, feathers, sand, holographic, and speckle) and what we thought of them, including really detailed pics of what they actually look like when they’re on. (Thanks to our very own Nora Crotty for being an amazing hand model, and also for offering her opinions. As if we could have stopped her.)