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What's your favourite nail varnish brand?

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GinBunny Tue 26-Jul-16 23:26:38

I do love Nails Inc. It's pricier than I want to pay but it goes on well and lasts forever without chipping. I can't find the colour I want at the moment though, a matte salmon pink.

I have just bought a lovely colour by Rimmel but it needed 3 layers, doesn't look smooth on and has chipped within a couple of days (this is on my toes if it makes any difference!). I gave them a second chance because of the colour, the last one I bought went straight in the bin because it was like coloured water and would have needed about 10 coats to get even close to the colour in the bottle!

What brands do you use/would recommend?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 26-Jul-16 23:27:51


Just5minswithDacre Tue 26-Jul-16 23:29:29

OPI or Revlon. Revlon were the first to formulate a bendier lacquer and I still love them for it. 20th century nail varnishes were pretty crap.

MarklahMarklah Tue 26-Jul-16 23:29:41

I like OPI - great colours and not too expensive.

Just5minswithDacre Tue 26-Jul-16 23:30:39

(Rimmel are still stuck in 1991, recipe-wise, I think )

gaggiagirl Tue 26-Jul-16 23:30:55

Nails Inc.
Miss sporty
The poundworld ones

All as good as each other.

wibblywobblytummytumtum Tue 26-Jul-16 23:33:02

OPI and Essie for me

DelphiniumBlue Tue 26-Jul-16 23:37:55

Revlon, by a mile. Lasts even longer with Sally Hansen top coat.

Rifleponyandme Tue 26-Jul-16 23:39:52

Layton denny

DangerQuakeRhinoSnake Tue 26-Jul-16 23:41:52

Chanel or MAC.

LilQueenie Tue 26-Jul-16 23:44:47

nails inc and can honestly say I have never spent full price on any of them. Glamour magazine often have them as a free gift and it only costs 1 or 2 pounds. TkMaxx also do them for around £3.99. or currently £14.99 for a pack of them. I also get them off ebay for a couple pounds.

GinBunny Tue 26-Jul-16 23:50:48

Oh. I've just realised that Rimmel and Revlon are different companies. I think I have had Revlon in the past and they were good and I thought they had just gone downhill recently blush
OPI - yes, I have heard of them, they use them in salons don't they?
Thanks for all the comments!

Argeles Wed 27-Jul-16 00:02:47


Nabootique Wed 27-Jul-16 00:32:03

ILNP. Have you tried the colour you like from a brand you like, and then just put a matte top coat on? Or did you mean matte like creme finish?

Chicinwellies Wed 27-Jul-16 06:57:56

By a mile Revlon with no7 stay top coat. I've been a nail polish lover since the 80s and this is hands down the best combo for shades, durability, and price x

B1rdinthebush Wed 27-Jul-16 07:19:23

I really rate Barry M! The choice of colours isn't massive but they are a good price and last really well. I use Seche Vite topcoat on top of the Gelly formulations and it looks like Shellac.

ArnieChops Wed 27-Jul-16 07:21:30

Orly is a really good make, again quite pricey sometimes but they have some really nice colours.

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Wed 27-Jul-16 07:23:31

No 7 gel polish seems to last an age on me
Barry m does the best colours hands down but only last about 3 days on me

Onynx Wed 27-Jul-16 07:27:47

Sally Hansen - lasts ages without chipping and lots of colours.

Onynx Wed 27-Jul-16 07:29:08

Sally Hansen - lasts ages without chipping and lots of colours.

FrogTime Wed 27-Jul-16 07:33:04

OPI are brilliant, I like that the brushes are slightly fatter which makes application more even. China Glaze is also brilliant, great colours and the best black I've ever had (Liquid Leather) really shiny, possibly my favourite.

ICanSeeForMiles Wed 27-Jul-16 07:40:39

For Nails Inc, OPI and Leighton denny, buy them off Qvc. They always do fantastic value sets. And if you don't like them, send them back.

MadisonMontgomery Wed 27-Jul-16 09:19:20

Essie, OPI and China Glaze.

poppym12 Wed 27-Jul-16 10:07:17

barry m or china glaze.

Only1scoop Wed 27-Jul-16 10:09:08

essie fab

Opi love

I don't rate Revlon

Rimmell ok

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