Textured nail polishes seem to polarize people - I tend to only reach for them when I'm rushing out the door to go somewhere and don't feel like rocking bare nails. They are easy as pie to swipe on, forgiving on crappy nails thanks to all the pizazz and they dry really quickly, negating the need for smudge-proof top coats and the like.
They aren't always everyone's cup of tea though, and I find it a bit annoying that the glittery ones scratch at my skin if I come into contact with anything. I still can't get past a nice bit of sparkle though, so this Illamasqua Shattered Star nail varnish in Fire Rose* is easily my most reached for textured polish. Not too pale and girly, the silver glitters give just enough edge to make this the perfect pink for grown-up Barbie nails.
I've had a long-standing love affair with Illamasqua products, and have a good number of their palettes and blush pans in my makeup drawers. I've just rediscovered the Skin Base foundation and I don't really know why I ever stopped using it - either way, I'm almost at the bottom of the tube and need to repurchase soon. I only have a few of their nail shades, but have been pleasantly surprised by them and appreciate that they come out with fresh colours and ideas all the time. It's also worth noting that I've never received bad customer service from an Illamasqua counter, which is pretty amazing.
Illamasqua polishes normally retail for $23 from Myer but they seem to all be on sale at the moment, so hop down if you have a shade in mind (I'm thinking of picking up Nomad, does anyone have that colour?)
*Provided for consideration, but honestly my most reached for textured polish.