While textured nail polish is, without a doubt, the predominant trend for 2013, it’s also extremely polarizing. There is a hard line in the sand when it comes to the love/hate relationship we have with the look. And though sand texture has made the biggest impact, the fuzzy/feathered look isn’t far behind. Enter Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat.
In the bottle, the bar glitter looks like a whirlwind of color and on the nail like tiny feathers or fibers. But, what is the best way to wear them? Here are my three favorite ways to incorporate the Fuzzy Coats into your nail style.
Formula & Application: Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat nail polish is 5-Free (Formaldehyde, DPB, Toluene, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor). It comes in the same oval bottle as the HD and Gem Crush lines. The flat, wide brush is medium in length with dense, flexible bristles.
The Fuzzy Coat polishes are made up of a clear, jelly-textured base filled with multi-colored matte, bar glitter. The glitter is a bit sparse so, to get them opaque, expect to use 4+ coats. The base is on the thick side so apply thin coats and give ample dry time between layers.
Application tips: The glitter tends to settle over time so roll the bottle a few times prior to application. To ensure even glitter coverage, use my “Dab, Dip, Glide” technique.
To get some ideas on how to work with the Fuzzy Coat polishes, I looked to Sally Hansen Global Nail Expert, Dana Caruso.
“Texture manicures have been all the rage but the new spin that is getting the most buzz is the Sugar/Caviar and Fuzzy Nail trend. It is the hottest trend in textured fingertip couture.”
“My application tip when using Sally Hansen’s Fuzzy Coat is to begin by applying one thin and even coat of Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure in a solid color to clean dry nails. Let dry and then apply two thin and controlled coats of Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat. The best style for your chosen nail look is a nail that is on the shorter side and rounded versus square.”
Dana suggested I try some of her favorite Fuzzy Coat layering combinations; Fuzzy Coat Wool Lite over CSM Rosy Outlook, Fuzzy Coat Wool Knot over CSM Wedding Glitters, Fuzzy Coat All Yarned Up over CSM Pink A Card.
Dana’s fourth suggestion, Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat Tight Knit over CSM Hi Ho Silver is definitely my favorite. The foil metallic peeking through the matte, white and blue bar glitter brings another dimension to the look.
I’ve only ever worn jelly sandwich manicures involving sparkly, metallic glitter so I wanted to give the style a go with this colorful, matte glitter. I opted to sandwich Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat Fuzz-Sea between layers of Sally Hansen CSM Jaded, a creamy sea-foam jelly. The milkiness of Jaded gives an illusion of depth to the particles swimming inside it.
If the idea of wearing texture on every nail is a bit much, try it on one nail over an opaque base color to create a new twist on the party nail. Pairing CSM Coral Fever and CSM Wedding Glitters is a gorgeous look on its own. Adding a couple coats of Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat Peach Fuzz over Wedding Glitters takes it to a whole new level.
Note: Coral Fever was LE but CSM Kook a Mango or Get Juiced are excellent substitutes.
Bottom Line: If the grittiness of sugar texture polish isn’t your thing, give the Fuzzy Coats a try. While you can definitely feel the glitter, it’s just slightly bumpy, not sandpaper-esque. If you’re already a fan of glitter top coats, these will make a great addition to your arsenal.
Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat nail polishes are available now at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide. Find them online at Drugstore.com, Target.com and Walgreens.com. They retail for $5.49-6.99, depending on the store, for .31oz.
Have you tried the Fuzzy Coat polishes? Which ones do you have or plan to pick up? What is your favorite way to wear them?
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