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Best nail polishes?

(42 Posts)
daimbardiva Tue 26-Jul-11 10:24:31

Hi, can you recommend a nail polish that a) is easy to apply b) has good coverage and staying power and c) is under a tenner?

I love Nails Inc, but recently tried No 7 stay perfect and was really disappointed

CarrieOakey Tue 26-Jul-11 10:25:21

I was going to say Nails Inc but you have already discovered them!

oiwheresthecoffee Tue 26-Jul-11 10:26:07

Opi is pretty good.

BulletWithAName Tue 26-Jul-11 10:47:38

Opi. I can't afford it though angry

steben Tue 26-Jul-11 11:00:03

I would highly reccommend Rimmel Lycrawear - really good coverage and usually lasts a good few days, i use two coats though and also a top coat. Excellent value as well...I have a few Jessica polishes and it matches up well to them

Jazzicatz Tue 26-Jul-11 11:06:25

OPI is just fantastic and lasts amazingly well!

chipstick10 Tue 26-Jul-11 14:58:47

Another shout out for opi

ClaireDeLoon Tue 26-Jul-11 15:05:50

Rather predictably it seems I'd like to suggest OPI.

MooMinCow Tue 26-Jul-11 15:48:56

spend the money on a decent quick dry top coat like Nails Inc or Seche vite. they make any cheap nail polish look glossy and expensive. otherwise I would say OPI, nails Inc, Rimmel and ( believe it or not ) Aldi are the most hardwearing IME

EdithWeston Tue 26-Jul-11 15:53:14

Avon. It goes on well, lasts well, the speed dry one's really are quick, and they're often on offer so even cheaper that the headline price (which is usually no more the £7 in the first place).

Gastonladybird Tue 26-Jul-11 15:55:00

Essie are best but not in budget- if not then revlon or bourjois

SarahScot Tue 26-Jul-11 16:36:19

I was going to say Rimmel Lycra too. It lasts well and is foolproof to apply thanks to the fab brush.

BulletWithAName Tue 26-Jul-11 16:39:40

I like Barry M, as well, for the money it's great and the colours are fantastic.

BlooCowWonders Tue 26-Jul-11 16:44:44

agree with both nails inc (best), and no 7 (disappointing).

Have you looked at QVC? They're always doing Nails inc collections, and the prices per pot are v good.

Pippaandpolly Tue 26-Jul-11 16:51:57

Jessica beat OPI and Essie for quality and staying power in my opinion.

Gillybobs Tue 26-Jul-11 17:01:00

Rimmel Lycrawear is fantastic

sedgiebaby Tue 26-Jul-11 17:44:20

OPI has the edge for me but a base coat and top coat will help with any brand also swiping the free edge with each coat extends wear.

With OPI it is not too expensive if you know someone with a sally's trade card, they are 4.75 plus vat and each month they have a VAT free day normally a Thursday

lawnimp Tue 26-Jul-11 17:49:41

nails inc doesn't last very long at all for the price ime!

which is a bugger as they have the best shades by a mile

iloveeverton Tue 26-Jul-11 19:25:41

i like barry m

Karbea Tue 26-Jul-11 19:38:01

I used to only use poi, but my new beautician uses Jessica and I'd say it is much better, more hardwearing, although opi has nicer colours.

TheThingUpstairs Tue 26-Jul-11 19:46:14

Barry M.

Macaroona Tue 26-Jul-11 19:47:35

Rimmel Lycra one. Not the 3 min one, that's rubbish smile

RichTeaAreCrap Tue 26-Jul-11 20:30:05

OPI is longer lasting that Jessica imo. I like OPI, Essie and CND, all great.

ByTheSea Tue 26-Jul-11 20:31:37

I like the Rimmel Lycra one as well. A base coat, 2 coats and a top coat lasts me a week on my fingers or almost 3-4 weeks on my toes.

ClaireDeLoon Tue 26-Jul-11 20:43:43

I find OPI lasts longer than Jessica but it's not a huge difference. I do like Jessica base coats though.

OPI just have great shades and names though.

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