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Nail Polish - can anyone recommend a brand that applies well, dries fast and looks good for more than just 1 day

(34 Posts)
MmeGoblindt Thu 08-Oct-09 08:58:38

I have tried expensive ones, cheap one, and lots inbetween.

Any suggestions?

And do I really have to do several coats? I hate that, it always smudges.

Montifer Thu 08-Oct-09 09:04:57

I'm no expert and only a toe painter.
I like the Rimmel 60 second stuff. Dries quickly (as the name suggests) and I only do one coat.
Seems to last a while even though I'm often bare foot and a frequent toe stubber.

southeastastra Thu 08-Oct-09 09:07:20

nails inc but only the lighter shades ime!

buffing nails and beveling the edges are meant to help too

purplepeony Thu 08-Oct-09 09:07:40

Ditto above- Rimmel seems to work and is cheap.

Tillyscoutsmum Thu 08-Oct-09 09:09:13

Chanel is the best I've tried (and I'm not normally a sucker for expensive products). It just goes on like a dream though - especially if you keep it in the fridge

MmeGoblindt Thu 08-Oct-09 09:12:59

I bought Chanel in the summer and it has gone all stodgy. Don't know what happened there. Will try the fridge next time.

I hope I can get Rimmel here, will look when I go shopping.

fishie Thu 08-Oct-09 09:14:27

bourgois (sorry i can't remember how to spell it)

PCPlumIsMyHomeboy Thu 08-Oct-09 09:15:41

Creative Nail Design is fab, but only available in salons, not Boots etc.

Only needs 2 coats-but the key with all nail polish is to lave enough time between coats, otherwise the bottom one isn't dry, and you inevitably end up buggering ti up.

LibrasBiscuitsOfFortune Thu 08-Oct-09 09:21:40

Another vote for Chanel here, but I find No 7 quite good as well.

Tillyscoutsmum Thu 08-Oct-09 09:22:15

Keeping any of them in the fridge really does help - prevents them getting clumpy

SoonInTheSunshine Thu 08-Oct-09 09:23:08

I use the Avon nail polish, not expensive, and really does last. I do tend to do two coats although I think you could probably get away with one!

SardineJam Thu 08-Oct-09 09:38:34

Can definitely recommend Rimmel, even with hands in and out of water all day. To be fair I wasnt impressed with Bourjois, despite claiming in the name to be 1 second drying, its 60 seconds but took longer than this to dry and needed a double coat

101handbags Thu 08-Oct-09 10:00:44

I am a nail varnish addict and have tried loads of brands as well. In my opinion the best one is Revlon, every time. Goes on really smoothly and lasts.

ABitBatty Thu 08-Oct-09 10:03:38

I add my vote for Rimmel too. Had it on my toes recently...lasted for AGES!

OnlyWantsOneFartleBerry Thu 08-Oct-09 10:06:06

Im a rimmel girl - have the whole collection. Love the 60 second stuff.

I find if you put a base coat on (obv on well filled and buffed nails) then 1st coat of colour - leave for 5 mins till very dry then 2nd coat.

Once this is completely dry - I add a layer of gloss over the top.

I did mine on Friday night - and I only have one small chip. (Think its rimmel perfect plum)

I dont like number 7 as it takes an age to dry.

mumzy Thu 08-Oct-09 16:42:07

boots no7 stay perfect range

whoisasking Thu 08-Oct-09 16:44:51

Chanel, Chanel, Chanel.

or NARS.

lilysam Thu 08-Oct-09 18:03:20

Rimmel here too! Put it one while reading a book in bed, or before dashing out and it dries in no time. Lasts ages too

bodycolder Thu 08-Oct-09 18:04:56


poppy34 Thu 08-Oct-09 18:12:24

Reckon or Essie if you want to splurge

CybilLiberty Thu 08-Oct-09 18:15:15

I've always rated Rimmel, with top coat .OPI also good, as long as top coat applied

FABIsInTraining Thu 08-Oct-09 18:19:11

Rimmel 60 second is crap as it goes gloopy unless you use it all up in a short space of time.

I despair of ever finding a polish that is easy to apply, dries fairly quickly and lasts more than a minute or ten.

YouLukaAmazing Thu 08-Oct-09 19:20:41

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wahwah Thu 08-Oct-09 20:22:54

Sally Hansen is the only one I bother with. Well worth the extra pennies.

mum2bagain Thu 08-Oct-09 22:20:10

Jessica - I swear by it. Mostly used in salons but you can buy it from the salon!!

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