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chorltonloveswheelies Wed 06-Jul-16 10:00:53

Can't afford to get gels done at the mo, so just looking for recommendations on reasonably priced varnish. Thanks

notagiraffe Wed 06-Jul-16 10:04:48

Maybelline. Goes on well. Colour is accurate. Dries quickly. Doesn't chip easily.

Aquamarine70 Wed 06-Jul-16 10:09:45

I've sways liked Revlon. The consistency is always nice & thin & it dries fast. Lots of nice colours too.

Aquamarine70 Wed 06-Jul-16 10:10:01


HopeArden Wed 06-Jul-16 10:13:28

M&S nail polish is really good too.

PinkyPlumet Wed 06-Jul-16 10:23:29

Barry m gel polish. Lasts around 5-7 days for me!

burnishedsilver Wed 06-Jul-16 10:49:19

I've had most success with rimmel - the type in the smaller bottles, not the wider bottle.

dottyaboutstripes Wed 06-Jul-16 10:52:06

I love Chanel and Dior but recently bought Barry M gelly (2 for a fiver in superdrug) and I'm amazed! It's really good!

Aworldofmyown Wed 06-Jul-16 10:52:25

If you can stretch to it buy Seche Vite top coat £9 in boots.

It makes even rubbish nail polish stay on, drys super fast and leaves that lovely gel shine.

pippinandtog Wed 06-Jul-16 10:52:36

Another one for Revlon.
And one which I tried and was pleasantly surprised: Asda's George all-in one polish: only tried it on toenails so far, but it lasted really well.

ijustwannadance Wed 06-Jul-16 11:05:13

Agree with pp about the top coat. Make any varnish last much longer and dries hard in minutes.
The seche vite is great as is the nails inc caviar top coat.

TwuntingCat Wed 06-Jul-16 11:06:54

I really like Topshop nail polish and they have a huge range of colours, they also do a gel effect top coat which makes them look quite professional.

bloodynoris Wed 06-Jul-16 11:09:27

I really like models own and they are normally on offer in either super drug or boots and I think it's 6 for £20 at they bottle stores at the moment

Brandnewbrighttomorrow Wed 06-Jul-16 11:10:58

No 7 gel look.

BigGirlsDontCry1 Wed 06-Jul-16 11:21:29

I bought a gel starter kit from Amazon. Includes uv lamp, basecoat, top coat and 2 colours plus prep and wipe wipes. Cost around £40. Got my money back once I'd used it twice!

I would however go for an led lamp if I was buying again just to speed up the process.

ephemeralfairy Wed 06-Jul-16 11:39:20

Barry M
L'Oreal Colour Riche
Butter London, Ciate and OPI are more expensive but all good.

ChowNowBrownCow Wed 06-Jul-16 14:42:40

Essie everytime

HeyMacWey Wed 06-Jul-16 14:45:46

I'm really rating Essie after they started sticking then in my local superdrug.

Goes on well with the wider brush and long lasting with their hard as nails top coat.

My last set of hand nails lasted about 10 days before starting to chip.

Cakescakescakes Wed 06-Jul-16 14:52:14

I tried some Barry M recently too and am amazed at how long it lasts chip free. Have a Speedy Dry and a Gelly. Two for £5 in Boots at the minute. They need 3 coats for perfect coverage but with 3 coats plus a quick dry top coat (Sèche Vite or Poshé are the best) I get minimum 5 days pretty much chip free.

DroopyTulips Wed 06-Jul-16 15:17:31

Barry M, Revlon and Essie would be my choices. But you definitely need a base coat and a good top coat. Try Beauty UK's Speed Dry Base Coat (from Superdrug) and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat (in a red bottle) from Superdrug or Boots.

Lndnmummy Wed 06-Jul-16 15:17:43

Sally hansen are amazing

101handbags Wed 06-Jul-16 16:10:10

And another for Revlon. Or the Rimmel 60 second one.

theclick Wed 06-Jul-16 16:11:49

Barry M is good

MiniCooperLover Wed 06-Jul-16 17:18:36

Rimmel have started to do a gel varnish. Two coats of polish followed by their gel polish and a home made shellac type manicure

nickdrakeslovechild Wed 06-Jul-16 20:16:08

Seche vite is cheapest on amazon if you have prime or adding it to an order. Always around £5.50. Been buying mine on there for a couple of years. Best top coat out there.

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