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Finding the Perfect Not Quite White Nail Polish

Not Quite White Nail Polish Colors

For a while now I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect white nail polish. I wanted it light, super light. At least a few shades lighter than my own very fair skin. But it couldn’t actually be white, that felt a little bit too much like a school girl using White Out as nail polish, and the look is a bit too jarring. Add a touch of pink or nude, and the effect is a modern white nail polish rather than a harsh white.

Today I’m sharing some of the best white nail polishes that I found, have you tried this color? It feels very light and airy after the brights I’ve been wearing all summer. I can’t wait to wear them this fall with tans and burgundy clothes!

Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in Pre-Show Jitters

Dolce & Gabbana Innocence
White creme with a touch of pink

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish in Sheer Nirvana
Just barely pink once applied

Deborah Lippmann Amazing Grace

Chanel Blanc White

Smith & Cult in Regret the Moon

Morgan Taylor Potts of Tea
A little bit irridescent

The best white nail polish

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  1. 8.17.17
    KarenH said:

    Great idea for a post! Which color are you wearing in the picture? I am very fair as well and would love to find a “white” polish as you did.


    • 8.17.17
      15mins said:

      That’s pre-show jitters, though I’ve been wearing a lot of them on rotation

  2. 8.17.17
    Rebecca said:

    Which polish are you wearing in the picture?

    • 8.17.17
      15mins said:

      I forgot to mention! That’s the Essie, Pre-Show Jitters šŸ™‚

  3. 8.17.17

    I’m totally going to try this Deborah Lippmann color. I feel like none of the white polishes I have have good coverage, but I do love the DL brand and willing to try again šŸ™‚ Sounds like a perfect mani color for my tropical vacay later this year.

    • 8.17.17
      15mins said:

      I think it’s so fresh and clean in a hot climate. I’ve loved it this summer!

  4. 9.7.17

    I like a little pinkish white and that Sally Hansen in sheer nirvana is Perfect. I will try that and the regret moon. You’re nails looks great by the way

  5. 10.25.17

    These are great. Looking good with that nail polish.