Out of the thousands of flavours rolled out to satiate the bubble tea craze, taro milk tea is one of the summer’s hottest drinks. Creamy, mellowly sweet, and a dreamy pastel purple colour, this drink is truly a foodie’s dream come true.
But while we’re obsessed with its flavour, indulging in this beverage on the daily can be rather unpleasant for our health. A beauty lover’s solution? Taro tea nails!
A beautiful, milky lilac — taro-coloured nail polish adds a refreshing touch of mystique and enchantment to your look, and appeals to those who don’t fancy a stark white or bright purple.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of the prettiest taro tea nail polishes that you can get your hands on for a taro-fic summer manicure.
Taro tea nail polishes to try
GELCARE UV Gel Nail Polish 'Taro Tea'
The OG taro tea nail polish, this sorbet-like shade will get you feeling as pretty as the tea itself. What’s more, this polish is cruelty-free and 10-free, meaning that it is not formulated with the 10 most harmful chemical ingredients commonly used in other gel polish lines. Layer on three coats for an opaque finish.
GELCARE UV Gel Nail Polish ‘Taro Tea’ retails for S$26.
Le Mini Macaron Gel Polish 'Creme de Lavande'
Le Mini Macaron’s latest release, this smooth milky pastel purple polish is a 3-in-1, combining base coat, colour, and top coat all in one bottle. Within just 30 seconds of curing under a UV lamp, you’ll get a salon-quality gel manicure from the comfort of your home at a fraction of the price. On top of that, it is vegan, cruelty-free, and 9-free — truly the crème de la crème of polishes!
Le Mini Macaron Gel Polish ‘Creme de Lavande’ retails for S$22.21.
O.P.I Nail Lacquer 'I Am What I Amethyst'
Unlike its name, this shade is a unique mix of pale blue, lilac, and dove grey that is still pastel enough to evoke the milkiness of a taro milk tea. Look forward to an easy, streak-free application that delivers a highly pigmented swash of colour in two layers.
O.P.I Nail Lacquer ‘I Am What I Amethyst’ retails for S$16.
NCLA 'Barbie Dreamhouse'
Even though we can’t own a Barbie Dreamhouse in real life, we sure can settle for some Barbie nails instead. Packaged in a limited-edition miniature Barbie box, this creamy nail lacquer will give you the prettiest pastel purple nails in just two coats. Each bottle is made with love in California, 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and 7-free.
NCLA ‘Barbie Dreamhouse’ retails for S$23.
Zoya Nail Polish 'Marley'
Marley is stunning taro tea shade but with a unique twist. On top of the pale, milky lavender colour, it has subtle silvery pearl finish that will effortlessly jazz up your manicure. As evidenced by its 5-star review, its formula goes on like a dream and requires only two coats to be completely opaque.
Zoya Nail Polish ‘Marley’ retails for S$12.
Sephora Collection Color Hit Nail Polish 'L129 Lilac Fantasy'
Sephora’s Color Hit Nail Polish gives you a quick and easy manicure with a shiny finish that just lasts and lasts. Swipe this on for glossy lilac nails that scream all things spring.
Sephora Collection Color Hit Nail Polish ‘L129 Lilac Fantasy’ retails for S$8.
Essie Nail Lacquer 'Ruffle Your Petals'
Part of Essie’s limited-edition midsummer 2020 collection, this creamy lilac polish is everything our midsummer dreams are made of. High-shine and glossy, you’ll be obsessed with its formula that is also chip-resistant and long-lasting. And of course, it comes with Essie’s signature easy glide brush for a quick and even application.
Essie Nail Lacquer ‘Ruffle Your Petals’ retails for S$12.50.
Jello Jello Premium Gel Polish 'Iced Lavender'
A cult-favourite Korean nail polish, ‘Iced Lavender’ will give you a taro-tea manicure that looks like it has been professionally done. Plus, it is packaged in an aesthetic one-coloured bottle that will doll up any vanity counter.
Jello Jello Premium Gel Polish ‘Iced Lavender’ retails for S$18.42.
Canmake Foundation Colors 'Sheer Lilac'
It doesn’t get more low maintenance than painting your nails with a sheer polish. Canmake’s Sheer Lilac is a limited-edition delicate purple that has a translucent finish to create the effect of healthy, natural nails. You can even use this as a base coat to smooth out nail irregularities or conceal yellowness for an even application.
Canmake Foundation Colors ‘Sheer Lilac’ retails for S$15.39.
Rosalind Gel Polish '3045'
One of the top-selling polishes on Shopee, Rosalind Gel Polish cures in just 30 seconds under an LED lamp. 3045 is a yummy light lavender that goes on evenly in a single coat and delivers a long-lasting, chip-free manicure.
Rosalind Gel Polish ‘3045’ retails for S$4.
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