If there’s one beauty product you won’t catch me without, it’s definitely nail polish! Manicured, glossy nails are one of my favourite things to sport so I’ve tried out a ton of formulas over the years. Whilst some of them have chipped within a day, I’ve found some incredible ones that deliver long wear and amazing pigmentation. Here are the details on my preferred formulas!
1. Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color
When I first came across this nail lacquer, I was a bit skeptical at its claims. However, you will now find me toting a bottle of it to almost every pedicure appointment! The long-lasting formula delivers a shiny coat of colour and incredible pigmentation in just two swipes. If you are a fan of red nails, I would highly recommend picking up a bottle of ‘Scarlet Red’.
2. OPI Nail Lacquer
Who here hasn’t heard of OPI? The brand literally produces nail polishes in every colour you can think of, without sacrificing on quality. With an easy-to-use brush and buildable formula, this lacquer is great for when you need to give yourself a manicure. Whilst I’m a fond of a ton of shades from this line, I have a weak spot for the unusual hues like ‘Dreams Need Clara-fication’, which is beautiful periwinkle blue. If you prefer a clean and minimal vibe, I would suggest getting your hands on ‘It’s In The Cloud’, which is a creamy white shade.
3. Chanel Le Vernis
No one does luxury quite as well as Chanel does. The brand’s array of nail paints deliver a smooth layer of colour that stays glossy and chip-free for days. ‘New Dawn’, a deep brownish-mauve, is one of my favourites when I’m opting for a sophisticated look.
4. Essie Gel Couture
Whenever I’m about to travel, I always turn to this range. Not only are the colours super pretty, but the longevity also rivals that of a gel nail polish. Since I can’t be bothered to touch-up my tips (especially when I’m on vacation), this line is ideal for me. You will often find my nails coated in ‘Sit Me In The Front Row’, which is a berry pink colour, or ‘Spool Me Over’, a soft apricot hue.
5. Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear
This is another range that does funky colours well! Apart from being chip-resistant and ultra shiny, the formula also delivers on beach holidays as it’s water-resistant. I’m a huge fan of ‘Iris Illusion’, which is a shimmery lilac lacquer.
Are any of these brands your favourite as well? Let me know in the comments below.
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