Random tip time!
We all love those gorgeous pastels or the muted neutral tones (I’ve personally been coveting mint green polishes lately). The challenge can be that, as a nail polish, they occasionally can get washed out or the color doesn’t appear as true as it is in the bottle. Naturally brand quality has a lot to do with pigmentation but the natural color of your nail bed can also be a contributing factor. Much like one would purchase a tinted eyes shadow primer to help get the truest color of their shadow, a white polish as a base coat can help add a little pop to your soft, neutral or even sparkle nail polish!
I took the color “Marshmallow” by Essie as my base and ran one coat of nail polish of a bright, a pastel and a sparkle polish to show how white nail polish base can be that little extra something to make your gorgeous polish stand out.
If you have a color that you love and are struggling with getting it to look right, try a white base coat! It also does well with sparkle based nail polish. Often I use sparkly polish as a top coat to a coordinating color but there have been times when I didn’t have a color that would work, like when I use gold sparkles. Using a white base coat really helped that!
PS please excuse the blurry photo of my right hand. I was taking the picture with my left hand… it was very awkward!