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Move Over Metallics, It’s All About Pearly Nail Paints

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If you find it hard to get over your va va voom metallic nail hues, we feel you. After all, there’s nothing like a swipe of your trusty silver nail paint to turn your night around. However, with the new season rolling in, we propose a manicure switch; ‘cos umm, who wants to wear the same color every season? Snooozeee. Enter icy pearly hues that have been gaining popularity as a major nail trend since a while now; think dashing whites, creamy ivories and elegant eggshells in a range of delicious textures—ranging from luminescent pearls, smart mattes and iridescent glosses for that extra edge. Now, just because one kinda white hue is never enough, we have rounded up the best shades out there to add to your beauty closet ASAP.

If we hadn’t seen how wallet-friendly this one is, we would have had a hard time believing it’s such a great bargain. This superior nail lacquer with light reflecting pigments delivers intense, long lasting color with a high gloss, gel-like finish; oh, and this one’s contains a UV filter to prevent discoloration making it last longer than your regular polishes. We promise!

Been swooning over marble nail arts all this while? Then this one is just what your manicurist ordered. Unleash your inner artist with Colorbar ArtEffects-Jersey – Hacci that will give you gorgeous, Instagram-ready nails at home. Brownie points for the chip-resistant and non-yellowing formulation that keeps your tips on fleek—minus the need for all the upkeep.

O.P.I’s Nail Lacquer - Alpine Snow is classic for a reason; lots of shine, no drying time, and not having to worry about chips, most importantly. Taking it one step further, it’s made of nail-friendly ingredients (minus DBP, Toluene or Formaldehyde), that nourish your tips. Apply two coats to watch the magic unfold!

Looking for all the pros of a flawless gel manicure, sans the pesky removal process and sometimes nail damage? Then make this nail paint from Chambor your best friend. The white nail polish is crisp, clean and fresh—AKA everything you want to switch up your manicure, while the superior formulation offers the gorgeous gel finish in just one coat. Did we mention that it’s flattering on all skin tones?

Nah, you don’t need to wait till summer to don the lovely white hue. The icy hue from L'Oreal Paris can be worn all year round¬—whether you are sun-bathing at a beach or ushering in Fall in your new boots. The perfect white hue aside, it’s also highly pigmented; so, one swipe is all you need to get that perfect look. What more could you want?

What makes this shade such a solid choice is how buildable and versatile it is. The formula bonds to the nail proteins providing ultra-durable protection and shine and forms a Calcium-rich mineral layer on the nails to prevent chipping, Plus, it promises to dry within 60 seconds, so you don't have to worry about those dreaded post-painting smudges.

For those looking for a subtle take on pearly white nails, opting for a hue with a playful pink edge is a good option. Swipe on one coat for a sheer finish with oodles of shine; or build it up for more opacity. You can also use this as a base or mix-n-match to create your own version of the French Manicure.

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