Friday, July 18, 2014

White Nail Polish?

Some trends in fashion and beauty surprise me.  I initially hate them but later become converted and end up embracing them.  I suspect this may be another example of one.

White nail-polish.  What do you think?  Good or bad?


30 comments:

  1. I always think that white nailpolish looks like tippex (correction fluid). It also shows flaws very quickly. I have never become a fan of it.

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  2. In the above photo it kind of makes sense, but on the rest of us I suspect it would look like a Liquid Paper / Wite-Out experiment!

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    1. Ha, didn't see Lynn's response before I posted too. :)

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  3. I wore it back in the 80s! And yeah, it looks like Liquid Paper. I rarely wear nail polish, except on my toes, now, so I'll skip it.

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  4. I think it looks great on other people, but when I try, I look like a little kid painted White Out on my nails!

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  5. On short nails in the warm months I like it but on long nails or in the winter I'm not sure. Really people should just wear whatever they want to on their nails.

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  6. I was intrigued by it for awhile and tried it. But I agree with the other commenters that it looks kind of like white out, and when it chips, it looks horrible.

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  7. Mmm...not into it..reminds me of the girls who used to paint their nails with whiteout when I was in high school..yuck.

    Lisa.

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  8. I saw on a documentary once about 1960's fashion that it was very popular with young girls who would write telephone numbers or what time they had to be home on the white polish with black pen :)

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  9. I generally don't like any shade on my fingers, though I like to paint my toes in summer. I seem to like the look of white nail polish on other people but am not tempted to try it myself. I notice the others are saying it looks like liquid white out but I don't thin it would if it were really glossy.

    I know just what you mean about trends that intially one balks at and then grows to like. Our eyes get used to seeing them and they become acceptable or normal looking and eventually we may even find it appealing.

    Many trends look downright ugly to me when I first see them. Some become popular but remain ugly in my opinion. ;-)
    xoxo

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    1. Glad you grasp my point; you describe it perfectly. One current trend I will never think is not ugly is overalls...

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    2. Hey Ally, I must post a picture of a guy one of my friends saw in Sandton City (a very upmarket mall here in Johannesburg) who had on overalls ~ he only got a shot from the back but says that it looked even worse from the front.

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  10. I remember painting my nails in liquid paper when I was at school, so when ever I see white nail polish it reminds me of that.

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  11. I tend to like white nail polish. My girlfriends and I used to wear White-Out on our fingernails sometimes. In terms of trends, often I start out disliking them and then one day I wake up and like them, even if I don't wear them. The marketing machine and visual repetition usually win me over.

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  12. I like them. Always have. But I always ruin my nail polish after one day. So Love but not for me!

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  13. i think i stayed away from it before because white is so hard to apply. but i do love it and have been rocking it this summer. i'm really liking it, actually!

    [oomph.]
    $300 J.Crew GIVEAWAY

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  14. White to me should only be utilized for a french manicure. The entire nail is too pale. I have to agree that it looks like white out.
    Then again lately i have been seeing some odd nail polish trends, particularly the each nail a different color, or now they have just doing the ring finger nail polish. I used to keep my nails manicured weekly, and they looked great. Now that my job involves lots of physical labor, my nails really are damaged, and painting them they get ruined easily.

    But hey if someone likes it, and they are willing to wear it....i personally don't like it..

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  15. I like. I prefer black nails but white is nice too

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  16. I like them for something special. When I got married I had white nails with black swirly flowery designs on them. My dress was white with black embroidering on the bodice so they matched nicely. But just white nails does kinda look like white out.

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    1. Wow. I'd love to see your wedding photos.

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  17. Ally I like white pearlessence nail polish, it's softer and the sheen in it makes it nicer. I also like gold it's a nice color to wear to work, not harsh or too wild.

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  18. My opinion is most likely incredibly biased (as a lover of things only black), but I loathe white nail polish. It never flatters the wearer's nail beds.

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  19. I didn't know it was a trend. I have white nail polish but I've only worn it twice. Last year for red, green and white Christmas nails, and most recently for red, white and blue 4th of July nails. Never actually thought to wear just solid white alone.

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    1. That's why people come here, Hollie, for up-to-the-minute fashion advice. :-)

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  20. Makes me think of when I used to put white-out on my nails!!! I think it looks ok!

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  21. Actually I love it. I have for years. I've been having white nails for the past 7 years I'd say.

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  22. At the beginning i thought it looked tacky, like it was Liquid Paper.
    Now, I love it - in fact just last week I had my nails in white.

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  23. In general, I REALLY dislike white nails, but I think it could be done elegantly. Maybe with some texture or other kind of detail?

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  24. I love white nail polish! Sue me! I don't care what anyone says! It's great to pair with other colors for a multi-colored mani, but it's also great on its own. I like putting on my toes in the summer

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