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16 Things You Never Realized You Could Do With White Nail Polish

Alabaster beauties.

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1. You don't even need a base to make minimalist, high-fash designs. This grid art is so subtle and so edgy.

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For some tips on doing the perfect grid, see here.

2. Crosshatch designs stand out particularly well with white paint.

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For this design, create an inverted triangle, then draw fine lines with a nail art pen or brush.

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3. And simple striping is a great motif for any outfit or season.

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You can use thin pieces of striping tape to achieve the perfect line.

4. A white base can be a really cool background for a number of nail art designs.

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Think about things that you'd ordinarily need to paint in with white — like a traditional eye design.

5. See how easy it is to do a dice design?

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So cute.

6. If you're into jewel or crystal accents, you can use any color without having to worry about matching your polish.

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White goes with everything!

7. Take inspiration from the French manicure, then add a bit of edge.

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It's a cool twist on an old design.

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8. Perhaps you never realized how much an accent nail stands out against white?

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Literally any color becomes the star of the show.

9. And you can mix it with any color to create candy-like, marbled designs.

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Check out this tutorial on marbling!

10. A more polished way to do white nail art is to work with a nude polish base.

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How cool is this design? It's like the center of a peace sign.

11. Linear cutouts look exceptionally cool in white.

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This is also best achieved with striping tape.

12. And a mix of cutout shapes rocks even harder in white.

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Find out how to do a cutout heart here.

13. Textured designs look even more detailed in a pearly hue.

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You might need a professional's help, but it's well worth it!

14. A simple white manicure tends to make jewelry pop.

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Layer on those gold rings!

15. And any use of black on a white background becomes especially dramatic.

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Use a super thin tool to get those fine lines.

16. And while white looks great in all seasons, it's especially complimentary with summery flash tattoos.

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Nailed it.

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