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Trend Alert: Sheer White Nail Polish

History is repeating itself once again with the return of the pale white nail. But this time around instead of being ultra opaque or iridescent, the colors are less intense and more sheer. Just the other night at the Sleepwalking movie screening, I noticed the feminine fingertips of Charlize Theron, Tinsley Mortimer and Beth Ostrosky. Here are two sheer white nail shades I think you'll really get into for spring.

White Satin by Chanel ($19) is a limited-edition shade of glossy white. The first coat is very sheer, but you can layer it to create a more potent polish. And if you're into french manicures, one coat looks beautiful over the white tips.

Barielle Nail Shades in Sensitive ($8) is sheer shell white color that has a high shine finish and claims to be salon-strength. Also, it's tolulene free — awesome.

In addition, Zoya also has a new white shade out for spring called Purity, but from what I understand it's heavier and more opaque than it is sheer.


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Dawn100 Dawn100 7 years
Im wearing white nail polish right now and It looks super chick and clean I love it!
audreyxoxo audreyxoxo 9 years
creepupmytee creepupmytee 9 years
yes I love white nails! :D
AshRalph AshRalph 9 years
I think the whites on these celebrities look gorgeous...subtle and classy
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
Hm... I'll try it... I'm not sure how great it will look on uber-pale skin. :-(
BeautyXRush BeautyXRush 9 years
White nail polish is the only color I wear. I'm pretty pale, so I don't like bright colors on my nails. In high school girls would be like, oh id never wear white nail polish. Well its not their nails lol. High school girls I tell ya.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
These are gorgeous, sheer, and pretty! I would DEFINITELY take these over the turquoise anyday and can wear it to the office, out, etc. Love it!
ddene5713 ddene5713 9 years
coincidentally i'm wearing white WHITE nailpolish now. i was thinking of giving sheer white a try with a hint of gold in it, orly brand.. but need to actually BUY it.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I'm curious as to which comes first: the color trend, or the Chanel polish? It seems like color trends always become huge Chanel best-sellers.
DearMissPriss DearMissPriss 9 years
This isn't related...but Tinsley Mortimer is such a camera whore. She just "happened" to be be getting her nails done next to the morgue where Heath Ledger's body was being kept while they were moving it.
emalove emalove 9 years
I like it...maybe I'll give it a try sometime.
liltandweave liltandweave 9 years
I am convinced white nail polish would look dingy on me within hours. I'd probably get something terribly staining (mustard, vinegar, etc) on them and that would be the end of that.
Rabbit88 Rabbit88 9 years
i bought zoya's purity last summer ... it is more opaque.. i really like it ... even though it kind of looks like white out.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I like this trend a lot more than turquoise.
SparklinSeahorSe SparklinSeahorSe 9 years
i tried white polish once, but it was opaque and i didn't like it. maybe the sheer would look better on me? i love it on charlize!
dkp102875 dkp102875 9 years
I bought a similar shade from ELF for only $1.00. It looks exactly like these and it last a few days without chipping. I love this sheer look, reminds me a lot of summer.
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