Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bright White


When she was in high school, my sister wore white polish all the time.  I couldn't find a white polish, so I picked up OPI Mod About You to attempt to duplicate the look as close as I could.  Now that my polish collection is much bigger than it was then, I have a few great white polishes.  Today I am wearing Nailene's french manicure white, which goes on pure, bright white and dries surprisingly fast.  I love the all-white nail look, especially for summer. It looks so chic!

PS: I noticed that Blake Lively had fabulous white nails in the July issue of Glamour, plus Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere wore white polish with her Summer Whites look last week!  Talk about trending.  How do you feel about summery white nails?

10 comments:

SwatchAndLearn said...

I think that white nail polish looks good as long as the finish isn't chalky.

For some reason, it makes my hands look redder than they actually are. But it looks great on you!
- Mary

rmcandlelight (nailsbeautiqued) said...

It looks great on you :)

Xoxo ☺ said...

I like the color looks pretty. Xo

Whitney @ ElementalStyles said...

I like the look on longer nails, but I don't know if I could pull it off! I get close by trying the super light pinks :)

imfeelingnail-venturous said...

I like white nails, but I can never find a polish that goes on well. It always goes on streaky and the clean up is hard for me with white polishes for some reason. Your mani looks great!

beachgal said...

I agree with SwatchandLearn. I like white polish if it's not chalky looking. Finding a good white is hard. I'd like to see Deb. Lippmann make a white polish because I think she could do it right, correct finish, and it would never be chalky. I also think it makes my hands look ruddy when I have white on. But I can wear it if I do a decal or do the tips in a really slight silver or gold liner pen like So Easy Stripe Rite.

lafemmeroar said...

The white polish looks nice. I'm a big dork so eons ago when I was young and silly I painted my nails with White-Out when I was bored at work. Needless to say the White-Out lasted longer on my nails than I did at that job.

Kimberly said...

It shows your polish skills being able to make a white creme look so perfect. White polish looks classy to me.

kittypolishnbags said...

As long as it's not chalky and it goes with the outfit, LOVE white!

Brooke said...

Thanks for all of the great comments - and you all raise a really good point - a white is ONLY good if it isn't chalky - and that is SO hard to find. We need these polish companies to make a great, non-chalky white! This polish is actually a french manicure polish (above), although I feel like I have a true white that isn;t chalky in my collection... I think.

Thanks for the kind words Kimberly - that really made me smile!

lafemmeroar - the white out polish! I used to do that too!! And I used to color my nails with hi-lighters (and once with a permanent marker - I learned that "permanent" really is permanent!). :)

beachgal, I agree 100%!! Calling Deborah Lippmann!!

Thanks so much I'mfeelingnailventurous!

Swatchandlearn, I felt like it made my hands look a little tanner - I feel like my hands look like lobsters when I wear bright red polishes though!

 
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