The Residence’s Favorites : White Polishes

June 23, 2015


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:

  1. they make your hands look tanned.
  2. they give your hands and nails a well-groomed, clean, and elegant look that screams “I get a manicure every two weeks”.
  3. no one can tell when they start to chip.
  4. when it comes to matching with your makeup/outfit, they’re the best passe-partout.
  5. 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

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  • Reply Beth June 23, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    I love white polishes, especially in summer! I have really pale skin so I actually find that off-white looks best on me, I usually just layer a nude shade under my favourite white (Barry M’s Matt White, which isn’t actually matte haha) xx


    • Reply Zein June 25, 2015 at 12:24 am

      I think off-whites look great on anyone! I have to check out that Barry M shade! x

  • Reply Stephanie June 24, 2015 at 12:19 am

    I completely agree, I love white polish. I’ve been using the normal Barry M one but it’s starting to get a bit gloopy. I wish they made a white Gelly one! I might go and try the Marshmallow, though! x

    Stephanie |

    • Reply Zein June 25, 2015 at 12:25 am

      I love Marshmallow! Let me know what you think x

  • Reply Tori June 24, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    I love white polishes and these look amazing!
    I’m going to have to try one of those Essie ones I think!

    • Reply Zein June 25, 2015 at 12:25 am

      Yes! Let me know which one you prefer x

  • Reply Annabel June 25, 2015 at 2:06 am

    Cant say I wear whites too often, but think I may have to change that!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  • Reply Maireem June 25, 2015 at 3:21 am

    Love the choices! I will keep them in mind since I need a white nail polish <3

  • Reply Sylvia June 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    I’m obsessed with white nail polish <3 Whether it's in fashion or not it will be on my nails regardless~
    She Will Be

  • Reply Kamogelo June 25, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    I’m in need of a white polish. I used the Model’s Own snow white but it seems a bit too thick and annoying to apply, which is unlike any of their other polishes. I’m thinking of trying the Essie one!

  • Reply Jenn June 25, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    I’m going to get my nails done for the Holiday next week and I’m tempted to try this trend – I may start off with Essie’s Ballet Slipper because that color is gorg!

    xo Jenn

  • Reply Lizzie June 25, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Your nails look gorgeous! I love the look of white nails, but I don’t own many white polishes – I’ll have to check out some of your suggestions 🙂 x

    Peppermint and Panda Eyes

  • Reply Heather Chambers July 1, 2015 at 2:45 am

    I love white nail polish, I just think there’s something about it that is so chic and sophisticated! I’m defo going to be trying some of your recommendations, thank you! 🙂

    Heather Xx

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