A few wallet-friendly nail polish picks I’ve recently discovered and loved.
Sally Hansen makes some fabulous nail polishes and treatments and is one of my favorite ones at the drugstore. The Color Therapy ($7; target.com) is a recent launch and fabulous if you have a polish chipping problem with most polishes. The top coat works great with the line and the cuticle oil is light and quick to use. The polishes come in some gorgeous colors - Berry Smooth and Red-y To Glow being two I’m currently loving for spring. The Miracle Gel ($7; target.com) is a great alternative to traditional gels and has a great color range as well. The top coat works with most gel-like polishes and adds a lovely shine.
The Beauty 360 No-Light Gel Polish ($4.99; cvs.com) is a new launch from Beauty 360, available at CVS. The polishes come with a base and top coat and in some nice colors ranging from pastels to brights and vamps. They are also 5-free. I tried out Pebble, a murky light grey, very understated and beautiful and Eggplant, a vampy purple. Both great formula, although needed three coats for full opacity. They lasted a good 2-3 days on me with minimal tip wear and chipping.
Dermelect’s ME Peptide Infused Nail Lacquer ($14; dermelect.com) is another range of nail polishes I love, especially their cremes. They are fully opaque in one coat and go on super smooth even without a top/base coat on. The Spring’17 lineup has some very beautiful colors. Right as Reign is a light grey-blue, perfect for this time of the year, while Coquette is a medium coral and one I’ve worn quite a lot already. While the brush is quite thin and small, I like it for my small-ish nails and how easy it is to work with.