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Nail varnish brand?

(32 Posts)
PeteMe Thu 02-Nov-17 19:37:47


Can anyone recommend a nail varnish brand please? I'm a complete newbie to nail varnish and would like something gorgeous that is really easy to apply, and looks great to of course.


CountessofGrantham Thu 02-Nov-17 19:54:05

Essie gel couture, my current favourite. Sporting ‘Surrounded by Studs’ at the moment!

PeteMe Thu 02-Nov-17 20:06:40

@CountessofGrantham ooh that is a gorgeous colour! Do you use a top coat as well?

AnnabelFan Thu 02-Nov-17 20:11:38

I love Barry M..I've tried many more expensive ones but haven't found any as good for colour range, application and not chipping. Their colours are amazing and only about four or five pounds.

LuxuryWoman2017 Thu 02-Nov-17 20:15:04

I'm the kind of person who when it comes to clothes and cosmetics uses a mixture of high end and cheap as chips depending on things I have found to work for me - I'm devoted to Rimmel 60 second dry varnishes but finish them with a Revlon quick dry topcoat. with care I can have perfect nails for 6 days (I like a day of no varnish - just have a crazy idea nails need to rest and breathe!!) I choose a new colour every week but the quick dry formula means I'm done in 5 minutes.

CountessofGrantham Thu 02-Nov-17 20:18:26

Pete yes I use the gel top coat that goes with it but at the moment I’m using another Essie one, As Gold as it Gets so it’s navy with flecks of gold on. I love it!

CountessofGrantham Thu 02-Nov-17 20:19:46

Looks like this!

Pumpkintopf Thu 02-Nov-17 20:48:19

O.P.I is good with seche vite topcoat

Pumpkintopf Thu 02-Nov-17 20:48:47

Those nails look fabulous Duchess

OfficerGrant Thu 02-Nov-17 20:57:20

Maybelline nail varnish color show is fantastic! Hardly chips it's brilliant

EugenieG Thu 02-Nov-17 21:04:26

I like Chanel for their colours, even though they often chip after a few days (with top coat, sigh). Am also a fan of Rimmel, Barry M and Hema polishes.

WhoKn0wsWhereTheSlimeGoes Thu 02-Nov-17 22:31:48

Essie and Rimmel for me. I don't share the Barry M love though, I think they are poorly pigmented, thin brushes, chip really easily.

LittleG69 Thu 02-Nov-17 23:05:59

I love A England. An indie brand; amazing colours and really long lasting

Only1scoop Thu 02-Nov-17 23:07:07


pineappleeyes Thu 02-Nov-17 23:12:20

Opi is my fave...

Barry m are good too

AnnabelleLecter Thu 02-Nov-17 23:12:36

Barry M is my favourite too.
Brilliant range of colours.

Mascarawandlady Thu 02-Nov-17 23:14:23

I use orly professionally (beauty therapist) but love rimmel 60 second for personal use. Dries so quick and lasts well.

MushroomSoup Thu 02-Nov-17 23:14:52

Barry M for me too!

Shenanagins Thu 02-Nov-17 23:17:22

Barry m. Used to be Chanel but will never go back to paying those prices for something that chips within days whereas cheap as chips Barry M lasts and lasts.

GoingRogue Thu 02-Nov-17 23:26:45

Barry M gel range with Seche Vite top coat (from eBay).

eloisesparkle Sat 04-Nov-17 21:16:29

The Sally Hanson brush is ace.
I use Rimmel 60 second one also. So quick.
I don't bother with top coat or undercoat. I just take it off the next day.

Bombardier25966 Sat 04-Nov-17 21:54:07

OPI and Nails Inc, and the best top coat I've found is Essence at Wilkinsons, £2 ish and lasts forever!

JaceLancs Sat 04-Nov-17 22:02:07

OPI and Estée Lauder here
Chanel n guerlain were rubbish
I tend to do gel polish more now though n use cnd

fuckinguseless Sat 04-Nov-17 22:05:06

OPI or Essie.

SinisterBumFacedCat Sat 04-Nov-17 22:05:54

Barry M and Avon are my favourites for colour and long lasting. Also love a glitter top coat.

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