Sunday, 10 June 2012

Nail Varnish; The off-whites.

While everyone around me seems to be reaching for intense bold blues and pastel pinks, corals and orange, bright sea green and canary yellow nail polish, something within me has rebelled completely and is choosing the off-whites almost everytime. You know, those colours that would look like white nail polish (tippex) if it wasn't for their subtle injection of colour. I'm loving the nude & the subdude on my nails at the moment. I'll wear a bright colour for a day then strip it off to replace it with a neutral off- white.
These are the three colours I've been reaching for most lately:

Models Own 'Utopia' (£5)
This is a very easy to wear colour that is white with a pink lilac hue running through it. The warm lilac takes the edge off the stark white and makes it a joy to wear that will suit almost anyone.

Essie 'Fiji' (£7.99)
This was one of my buys from the new stand of the diffusion line in Marble Arch Superdrug a while ago. The way they're displayed would make it so easy to come away with 5 or 6 but I refrained and got two! They apply like a dream and although seem to be prone to chipping a bit easier than others I've used, they seem to last better the more coats you apply. This one is the most white of the lot, but has a lovely baby pink accent to it, again this softens the bright white and makes it more wearable and unique.

Essie 'Sand Tropez' (£7.99)
This was the second of the buys and I've worn this the most over the last couple of months (seen in my May favourites video). It's sophisticated and neutral, perfect for any outfit and any makeup look. It coordinates well and is flattering against the skin. I suppose it's an off beige, but the pastel element to it means its got that 'off white' feel to it too. I keep reaching for it, it's my favourite polish of 2012 so far, well done Essie!

What are your favourite colours at the moment?


  1. I've had a thing for white nails lately, I've just been painting my nails with a normal white like O.P.I Alpine Snow. I usually hate how stark white looks but I cant get enough.

    Fiji is gorgeous, its on my list :)

  2. Essie Fiji is one of my favorite nail colors right now too!
    I Shop, Therefore I Am

  3. I usually never go near nude nail colour, but I recently purchased Models Own Utopia and I can't get enough of it. It's nice to feel kind of sophisticated for once haha.

    Charlotte xo

  4. Love that Essie Fuji, think I'll have to purchase. lighter shades make you look more tanned :)

  5. I'm loving off white polishes at the moment - especially for work and with a good tan!
    George |

  6. These shades are gorgeous, I don't tend to go for off whites instead go for beiges but might have a look at a few :)


  7. I love nude colored nails and this post has some of my favorite shades. You have a very nice blog!


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