Good, Cheap, Nail Polish Brands?

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Jul 31, 2012

Emma B.

So I'm in love with nail polish, but I still don't know what brands to buy. Suggestions? I need cheap, but quality brands.

Jul 31, 2012

Kristina A.

China Glaze, sinful colors, l.a. Colors, Sally Hansen... 

Sally Hansen is decent and cheap. Revlon is ok. Wet n' Wild is pretty decent too.

Jul 31, 2012

Kirsten K.

I use O.P.I and it is pretty cheap at like the dollar store and also sally hansen.China Glaze is the best because it is cheap and with a top shiny coat you get glazy looking nails :)) 

Jul 31, 2012

Magan R.

Wet n wild and NYC are good I also like the ICE from Walmart 

Jul 31, 2012

Amanda B.

Sinful Colors I get them at walgreens and CVS they have great colors especialy the neon colors and I think here they cost 1.99

Jul 31, 2012

Bria K.

I have been loving sinful colors and wet'n'wild fast dry colors this summer. Both are about $2 (usually less)

Jul 31, 2012

Emma B.

Thanks guys. :] I'll check em out

Jul 31, 2012

Salma S.

Insta dry, Santee , china glaze , Santee works really good and you can get it from most liquor stores

Jul 31, 2012

Maddie L.

Sinfull colors and Sally Hanson and any sales at Walgreens are good

Aug 01, 2012

Myka A.

Sinful colors doesn't last long and some dark colors will stain i go for sally hansen and nicole

Aug 01, 2012

keri k.

I use china glaze, ulta3, nyc and essie!

Aug 01, 2012

Emma B.

Sally Hanson sounds good, and I think I'll check out china glaze. Thanks:]

Aug 01, 2012

Shawna G.

I have found that I really like L.A. Colors Color Craze. I spotted it wandering through dollar tree one day, bought only one since I'm skeptical of inexpensive nail polishes (they are either too sticky or aren't opaque enough). I find the L.A. Colors Color Craze is very easy to apply and dries fast with awesome pigmented colors ... Two coats normally does the trick :) Dollar tree also offers Art Deco nail polishes too =)

Aug 01, 2012

Kaitlin K.

Jordana and Sinful colors :)

Aug 01, 2012

Erica S.

Sinful Colors are the best ♥ 99 cents or $1.99 at Walgreens

Sinful Color is affordable but I think even wet and wild nail polishes are good..With a good base coat and top coat...it will last.

Aug 01, 2012

Erica S.

i agree ♥

Aug 02, 2012

Emma B.

I borrowed my friends sinful colors, and I loved it. Thanks guys.xxx

Wet n wild and NYC. I've also tried Essence cosmetics nail polishes and the pigmentation was pretty decent.

Aug 02, 2012

Brooklynn C.

Sally Hanson and elf and revlon! 

Aug 03, 2012

Victoria E.

Maybelline

Aug 03, 2012

Olivia C.

Sinful colors is really good and cheap and Essie is a little more expensive but it's the best!!

Jul 23, 2013

Janet D.

I really like Wet & Wild (0.99-$2.99!) polishes, invest in a good base & top coat , they'll wear beautifully. Also an overlooked "gem", Spoiled nail polish. You can find this brand at CVS for $1.99 regular price & it goes 50% off all the time! Like the WnW Megalasts (not WnW shine) the brush in Spoiled n/c is kind of big, they call it a "professional" brush. Nope, I've never seen a nail tech use a polish with a brush THIS SIZE before. But with quality & amazing color selection it's worth it to suffer the so called "pro-brush".
Milani also has good nail polish, many finishes & colors, all usually around $5 per bottle.
China Glaze is good, but unfortunately is going the way of OPI, CND & Piggy Polish, meaning while its great polish a bottle will set you back $8-$9 easy. But for favorite colors, splurge on these brands.
Sinful nail colors are good enough, but I DESPISE the bottles shape. It's the ONLY nail polish bottle that I've had slip out if my hand & more than once! I put this down to shape as its NEVER happened to me before.

At Walgreens Jordana n/c is good, nice shade & finish selection for $1.99-3.00 & surprisingly Claire's. if you have 1 in a mall near you check out their polish. It's cheap, $2.00-$4.00 per bottle & has an abundance of trendy fun shades. Downside is that it's sometimes hard to find a bottle some tweenager has not "sampled" & it can at times thicken fast.
LA Color Craze- I too was drawn in by the bright, fun colors in the collection AND the 0.99 price tag. I bought 3 colors, a mustard yellow-y shade, a metallic navy-royal blue-ish & a bright candy pink. I put the yellow on my toes & the pink on my fingers, using Poshe basecoat & Seche Vite quick dry top coat. The toes? They wore well, going on week 2 with no chips, though I did do a hot pink French tip on them, but the finger nails? I had chips on several nails at day 1! Even w/ Poshe base coat & Seche Vite top coat! I can't help feel that if I had to pick up stuff w/ my feet my toenails would be similar...

That's my (word-y) take on best inexpensive n/c, there are some nice ones out there. But I would recommend that you splurge on a good base coat (I like Poshe & OPI natural nail $8-10 per bottle), top coat (my faves are CND quick dry <-hard to find FYI & Seche Vite quick dry $8-9 per bottle) and polish thinner. These things are worth it...my favorite polish thinner is Seche Vite Restore, $12-14. The bottle is small but you need only 3-4 drops typically. I've had the same bottle over a year whereas I ran through the much larger Poshe nail polish thinner in no time. The Seche however IS in a glass bottle w/ a glass dropper, so do keep the box to store it.
Good luck!

I just did my mani last night w/ Wet N Wild & Spoiled n/color, here's a pic to show how good they look. Wet N Wild SBTB collection (oldie but goodie) Pom Pom Kelly and the accent nail is Spoiled n/c in Club Rat.
I know this is an old post, but I LOVE n/p so I thought I'd still share:-D

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