I originally did this mani a few weeks ago for Digit-al Dozen Texture Week, which I then had to drop out of. I still can't decide whether I truly like it, but it does come with an interesting tale of caution.
First of all then, the details - this features 3 China Glaze Texture polishes - Unrefined, Bump and Grind and Toe-tally Textured. All 3 are gorgeous and vibrant and play well together.
I've done Fish Braid manis before, mostly (but not always lol) successfully, but let me tell you, fishbraiding with a texture is totally different.
It's not impossible, but it's trickier, and that's why you'll see some bumps and divots in my mani. Key things I learnt -
* textures dry differently
* don't try to go over what you've just painted whilst it's wet because it will drag and create bald spots
* don't try and go over what you've painted when it's dry either!! This is because the texture flattens out on the 2nd application
Summary - it's a one-shot mani. You need to do thickish swipes, and get them right first time lol. I think the pay-off is worth it though, it just needs a bit more practice!