“White On White is the kind of polish that requires patience and time.”
China Glaze White On White (14ml / 0.50 fl oz) is a soft, warm-toned off-white crème polish with the tiniest hint of grey.
Etude House CWH901 is cool-toned and stark.
Application & Consistency
Although the consistency is slightly on the thinner side and I had issues like pulling / bald patches and slight pooling during application. The polish is pretty sheer + application of each layer must not be too thick otherwise bubbles will form, so layering is a must.
5 thin coats works best for full coverage.
I did 4 tests to find out which thickness of polish for each layer works the best:
1. 2 thin coats + 1 medium coat—the final medium coat layer caused bubbles and the final look was uneven.
2. 2 medium coats—bubbled like hell but the final look was the most even.
3. 5 thin coats—no bubbles and the final look was slightly uneven.
4. 1 thin coat + 1 coat of matte top coat + 3 thin coats—no bubbles and the final look was more even compared to 5 thin coats.
Drying Time & Finish
It takes as long as the average polish to dry to an almost high gloss finish with a slightly uneven surface. Top coat is recommended for a super glossy finish and to smooth out the surface.
Longevity & Removal
It wears well for almost a week with tip wear at the free edge and no chipping. Removal is easy with gentle nail polish remover.
Tips & Tricks
Application – Working quickly while applying in a room with no / not much wind works best as each coat has to be thinly applied. Plus light pressure strokes and waiting for each coat to be at least dry to touch before layering will help reduce pulling and uneven surface issues.
Layering 1 coat of matte top coat after the first thin coat of White On White will help to achieve a more even final result.
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