White nail polish can look fresh and modern. On the surface, every white nail polish may seem like it looks the same, but from shimmery to creamy to classic, you'll find a number of different white polishes to perfect your milky nails manicure. The best white nail polishes provide variety in shade and finish and feature nontoxic formulas. Here are a few things to consider when shopping.
All of the nail polishes on this list are nontoxic, but each varies in terms of the number of potentially harmful chemicals it keeps out of its formula. A three-free nail polish is free of formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate, otherwise known as the "toxic trio." Eight-free formulas are free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, triphenyl phosphate, ethyl tosylamid, and xylene. A 10-free nail polish doesn't contain the above ingredients and is also free of parabens, and tert-butyl hydroperoxide. And there are even 12-free nail polishes (including one on this list) that don't contain any of the chemicals listed, and are free from animal- derived ingredients and gluten.
All nail brushes are not created equal. A wider, square brush provides more polish coverage with one stroke, as does one with thicker bristles, but it may not be the best option if you have tinier nails. A flat, skinny brush is easy to maneuver and can create sharp lines. A more narrow brush or a shorter, stiffer brush is ideal for detailed work and for nail art or French tips.
Whether you prefer opaque, sheer, shimmer, or a classic French manicure, these white nail polishes are highly rated and beloved by nail gurus everywhere.
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