The 10 Nail Polish Brands We Could Use Until the End of Time, No Complaints


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Keeping your nails in tip-top shape can definitely be a task. Ahem, especially if you're also on a major budget. I'm guilty of dropping over $100 at the salon per visit, and I have to admit that there are times I wish I were good at doing my own nails so I could save some time and extra dollars. I may not be the best-at-home manis myself, but I know some of you out there are and need a few polish recommendations. Don't worry. I've got you. 

Even if you're like me and don't necessarily have the skill to do your own nails, these polishes are still great to keep top of mind since, according to nail artists and editors, they're the best in the business. Whether you're ready to DIY or are looking for the perfect shade to bring to your next salon visit, you're going to want to keep reading below. Celebrity nail artist Julie Kandalec shared a few of the absolute best nail polish brands she uses time and again. I also snuck in a few editor favorites. Keep scrolling.

1. Essie


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2. Chanel


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3. Lights Lacquer


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4. CND


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5. KBShimmer


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6. OPI


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7. Tenoverten


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8. Zoya


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9. Deborah Lippmann


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10. Olive and June


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This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Shawna Hudson
Associate Beauty Editor

Shawna Hudson has worked in editorial for over six years, with experience covering entertainment, fashion, culture, celebrities, and her favorite topic of all, beauty. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in journalism and has written for other publications such as Bustle, The Zoe Report, Byrdie, Elite Daily, Mane Addicts, and more. She is currently an associate beauty editor at Who What Wear and hopes to continue feeding her (completely out-of-control) beauty obsession as long as she can. Stay up to date on her latest finds on Instagram @shawnasimonee.