Five Reasons I’m Currently Loving: White Nail Varnish

When I was told last Summer that white nails would be hot for Spring 2014, I couldn’t help but cringe and hope it was a trend that would swiftly pass. White has always reminded me of Essex, the 90’s and summertime, rather than a shade to bring an outfit bang up-to-date and catwalk ready. However, this spring I’ve fully embraced the white nail trend, thanks to the prominence of super chic white shades available on the high street. My current favourite is this slightly pearlescent shade from Rita Ora’s collection for Rimmel London, which provides a bright white hue and a streak-free finish. These are my top five reasons why white polish is the best thing for your nails this Spring.

1. White Goes With Everything
There’s nothing worse than feeling like your nail colour doesn’t match your outfit. (Or is that just me?) I used to change my nail colour every other day and try, as much as possible, to match my outfits to my hue of choice. The benefit of white is that it goes with everything, regardless of season or occasion, making it a safe choice for all and a bit more exciting than a nude. 

2. Pastel Without Being Girlie
Although pastel shades are massive news for Spring, if you don’t fancy a girlie pink or a baby blue, then a white nail can provide you with a tougher take on the trend. It’s still light and bright, but without the candy base colour of some of the other shades doing the rounds right now.

3. Monochrome Is Hot
Black and white is a classic combo, making a huge comeback in 2014 thanks to brands such as Victoria Beckham. White nails can add a subtle punch to a LBD, or add a brighter detail to a structured pencil skirt and sweater combo. A white nail will instantly update an all-black outfit; just add a statement necklace for added wow factor.

4. Elongate The Nails 
While dark shades can make nails look short and stumpy, bright and pale shades can help elongate the nail and make your hands look elegant. If you’re struggling to grow out your nails, or suffer from flaking and broken tips, then white polish can give the illusion of a longer and more refined nail bed. 

5. Powerful Yet Simple 
If you’re not a fan of nail art, or prefer to keep things simple, a white nail can make a powerful statement without being too much. There’s no need for fancy nail art or textured topcoats, because the strong white colour does all the talking for you.

Are you loving the white nail trend? Why is it your polish of choice? 



  1. Lubka Christova
    March 5, 2014 / 10:29 am

    I like the new white colours with a hint of glitter or a shade in them. They gave a unique flare which help them not to look as a wall paint splashed on your fingers ;)I recently heard that the Essex trade mark are the white heels and I still can't understand why would they do that?! I guess I just haven't been in this country for long enough to learn.Lu,

  2. Kelly G
    March 5, 2014 / 11:03 am

    Love it, as you say looks pastel without being overly girlie. Does slightly remind me of tippexing my nails at school though. x

  3. Vivian Yuen
    March 5, 2014 / 11:10 am

    I agree, bold and simple!LIVE . IN . LOVE ✞~

  4. Aerin Downs
    March 5, 2014 / 2:24 pm

    I love white polish 🙂 Im wearing it now :)Berrie-Blogs | Beauty Blog x

  5. alicekatex
    March 5, 2014 / 7:16 pm

    I love white nails! I find Essie's 'Fiji' to be a good one for a super pale pink that almost looks white.alicekatex ♥

  6. Niksi McCready
    March 5, 2014 / 10:55 pm

    I adore white nail polish. I grew up in the 80's/90's and donned the white digits almost constantly. I think white is a Marmite colour – you either love it or you hate it! I recall in the early 90's that there wasn't a really good white polish available, so we used Tippex of all things (to get a really opaque colour). Things have come a long way over the year's. Great post. x

  7. French RitaBot
    March 6, 2014 / 1:14 pm

    Please can you help me ? I want to buy The Collection of Rita Ora from Rimmel, but I live in France, I found that Superdrug have it, but I can't buy it because I don't live in UK ! Please help me !!!

    • Hayley Carr
      March 7, 2014 / 10:07 am

      Why don't you contact their customer services or tweet them? If all fails drop me an email and I'm sure we can send you some!

    • French RitaBot
      March 7, 2014 / 4:38 pm

      I tweeted yesterday but they didn't answer. I don't know how can I do, because I want the collection for my birthday it's the 15th of March

  8. Stephanie
    March 6, 2014 / 5:58 pm

    Your nails look incredible in white polish! It just doesn't suit me! :(Stephanie

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