Do you love nail polish? I’ve been painting my nails for years, but I just recently started trying out different brands to see which ones work best. Although I’ve tried brands not on this list, I have found these to be the best nail polish brands I’ve tried so far. This list includes drugstore brands and more expensive brands.
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#5 Best Nail Polish — Essie
Essie was one of the first brands that I purchased because you can buy it at your local grocery store or drugstore.
One of the things that I like about Essie nail polishes is the variety of colors you can purchase. There are hundreds of colors to choose from.
Essie is also pretty affordable compared to other nail polishes.
I have found that Essie has great nail polish brushes that allow the polish to go on smoothly.
The polishes also dry relatively quickly, so that is another plus.
For the price range, I think Essie nail polishes last a decent while. They do chip, but they’re not too bad.
I like using the base coat (far right in the picture) under all my nail polishes. It dries quickly and gives me a smooth base to start with.
Check out Essie’s website to see all available options and prices.
#4 Best Nail Polish — OPI
I heard about the brand OPI years ago, but I just started using it this year.
The nail polishes pictured are mini versions of regular nail polishes that came in a gift box.
OPI is another nail polish that is easy to purchase because it is available in many drugstores and grocery stores.
OPI has hundreds of colors and products to choose from which is really nice.
I like how long the nail polish lasts too.
One thing that I did not like about these nail polishes were the brushes. They didn’t apply the nail polish very smoothly.
These nail polishes cost a little more than Essie, but they are higher quality.
Visit OPI’s website for more color options and other products.
#3 Best Nail Polish — Pretty Woman
I discovered the brand Pretty Woman through my Ipsy makeup subscription.
There is a lot to like about this brand. They are vegan, cruelty-free, 10-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free, petrochemical-free, GMO-free, and triclosan-free.
They have a decent amount of colors to choose from.
I like that the nail polish goes on smoothly and is long-lasting.
#2 Best Nail Polish — Nail Medic
Technically, Nail Medic isn’t really another brand because it’s made by Pretty Woman.
I am separating it though because the nail polish is quite different from regular nail polishes by Pretty Woman.
This was another nail polish that I discovered through my Ipsy makeup subscription.
Nail Medic nail polishes are infused with different things to make your nails stronger and healthier.
Although there are only a few shades that you can purchase, I love the quality of these nail polishes.
They are quick to dry, long-lasting, and they apply smoothly.
You can feel better about painting your nails when you use these polishes because of the benefits they have for your nails.
Plus, because they are created by Pretty Woman, they are cruelty-free, vegan, and don’t have all the harmful chemicals that other brands use.
You can purchase them from Pretty Woman’s website, and they are the same price as the other Pretty Woman nail polishes.
#1 Best Nail Polish — Sundays
I discovered this brand a couple months ago when I received this nail polish in my Ipsy bag.
It quickly became my favorite nail polish brand ever!
Sundays is a higher quality brand than the others on this list, which is why it’s also the most expensive.
However, the price is very much worth it because of how long the polish lasts. I wore this nail polish without a topcoat, and I had ZERO chips for an entire week! Even the chips that I got after a week were tiny and not very noticeable.
If you use this nail polish, you won’t have to paint your nails as often!
The brand is also great because it is vegan, cruelty-free, non-toxic, and 10-free. This polish is very safe to use on your nails.
They currently have 50 different shades to choose from, so there’s definitely a variety.
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What are your favorite nail polish brands?
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