We see black when no color is reflecting from a surface. Black nail polish absorbs light that hits its surface and none is reflected back to our eyes. Nail polish looks white when all colors are reflected. The color that we actually see depends on which colors are reflected and which are absorbed.
Botoero, A.R, e. at. (2011). Milady's standard nail technology (6th edition). Cengage Learning.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Mani/pedis can involve some toxic chemicals. Be sure to choose a polish that is free of the big three: DBP (dibutyl phthalate), toluene and formaldehyde.