Who would have thought that white polishes would be back in fashion? *raises hand*
Sheer nudes and off-whites are the colors I applied on my nails when I got my first mani/pedis, which explains my attachment to these shades. There are five simple reasons explaining why white polishes are the shizz:
- they make your hands look tanned.
- they give your hands and nails a well-groomed, clean, and elegant look that screams “I get a manicure every two weeks”.
- no one can tell when they start to chip.
- when it comes to matching with your makeup/outfit, they’re the best passe-partout.
- they look great throughout the year.
A good sheer white is always my first choice when I’m not in the mood for classic reds or extravagant and weird colors. Some of my favorites are…
Moonlight by China Glaze
I find the name perfect for that shade: the color is not too sheer, yet not to opaque – just right. Moonlight is my favorite white polish as you can play with its intensity by adding extra coats. It dries into a very soft look. Love it!
Marshmallow by Essie
This shade is a bit whiter than Moonlight. Another gorgeous soft (just like a marshmallow, get it? get it??) off-white that can be built up through extra layers.
Studio White by Vinylux by CND
Studio white has the least “cloudy” feel to it. It’s not a full-on opaque white, but it’s definitely more in-your-face than the others. I absolutely love the Vinylux line by CND. Their polishes last for a ridiculous amount of time! I’m wearing Studio White in the picture above. You can read more about Vinylux here.
Ballet Slippers by Essie
Although Essie’s very famous Ballet Slippers is a bit pinkish, I had to include it in this favorites list. The sheer pale pink tends to have an off-white look that I just love. I sometimes like to layer Mademoiselle, also by Essie, on top of it. My nails end up looking really healthy when they’re actually crying for more nourishment and hydration.
So basically, white polishes are life savers. Enough said.
What do you think of white nail polishes? Which ones are your favorites?
– Zein xx