How great would it be to have a nail polish stay on for more than five minutes after applying? Amazing right! These nail polishes have a little something for everyone, including great staying power. From budget to luxury to even natural, these nail polish brands have you covered (literally and figuratively)!
1. butter LONDON
You don’t have to compromise color for nail health. At butter LONDON they are a 10/10. Literally, they are 10 free (free from 10 harmful ingredients) and guarantee 10 days without chips. They have a variety of colors to choose from, including neutrals and brights. butter LONDON offers gel polish and their award winning peel off glitter polishes besides their everyday lacquer. Check out their mini bottles which are the perfect trial or travel size.
2. CND Vinylux
CND Vinylux is going to be your new best friend this season. Their patented formula allows you to get the perfect manicure without a base coat. The two in one formula adheres to nails, giving you an awesome color with one or two coats. Use a top coat to really seal the color and get no chips for over seven days! The polish dries in as little as eight minutes per coat, and is a 5 free formula. If you have a favorite polish that isn’t CND, simply use their top coat to give it a gel polish finish!
3. Deborah Lippmann
As a well-known celebrity manicurist, Deborah Lippmann decided to create her own nail polish brand. Her training and background allowed her to create a gel polish that is actually good for nails (bless). The formula strengthens and keeps nails shiny while creating long lasting wear. The gel lab pro polish comes in a variety of colors, including some holographic. Her relationship with celebrities is the inspiration for the names of polishes. The Deborah Lippmann polish is both vegan and has a 10 free formula.
4. Ella and Mila
This polish is luxury and eco friendliness in one cute package. They have their sights on releasing new colors every month, and Ella and Mila’s goal is to have a color for everyone. With eight polish finishes, they are well on their way to accomplishing that goal. They area a 5 free formula and certified PETA safe. Check out their “mommy and me” collection sets which give you a full size of one color and mini sized trial of another color. The perfect pairing if you just want to try out multiple different colors! Their nail polish stays on about a week with their top coat.
When you love the look of salon nails, but don’t have the time or budget for them, here is exciting news. Essie makes a gel based polish that is as good as going to the salon. They created a two-step process with a base and top coat to give you pretty, polished nails. The formula of the base coat is thick enough to only require one coat! Plus their applicator brush is flat, meaning it can reach all the corners of your nails easier. This saves you time trying to get polish of the areas surrounding your nails (the worst). The moderate pricing and being nail polish stays on for two weeks without chips is sure to be your new favorite.
6. Lights Lacquer
A newer brand on the market, Lights Lacquer is doing well for themselves. They are the second polish brand from Kathleenlights (vlogger) and very similar to her old but discontinued brand KL polish. Lights Lacquer creates polish that is both vegan and has a 7 free formula! The applicator brush is flat allowing the polish to go on easier. With names like GRL POWER and HBIC they are definitely making us feel some feels. Bundle the products for the perfect color combinations! Their nail polish stays on for about seven days.
7. Olive and June
Everyone loves a good nude (get your mind out of the gutter) polish. At Olive and June they specialize in more subdued colors with pops of brights. They also have something called the Poppy. It is a round, flat attachment that goes on the lid of the nail polish bottle. It provides a better grip, giving the painter a more steady hand. Their nail polish stays on for about eight days, and even longer if you reapply the top coat! Their formula is cruelty free and is 7 free. Plus it’s named after the founder’s two grandmothers, how cute is that!
If you have ever visited a nail salon, you know OPI normally has a whole wall dedicated to their colors. They have a variety of colors to choose from, and they are budget friendly. They have a 3 free formula, which also comes in gel polish besides their everyday lacquers. The gel polish does need to be cured, but they sell a LED Light so no worries there! Their everyday lacquers stay on for about seven days or longer with a top coat. With over 240 colors you’ll be sure to find something you like!
9. Sally Hansen
The Sally Hansen Miracle Gel is nothing short of a miracle itself! The two-step process of a base and top coat leaves nails looking like you just left the salon. Their patented technology lets the polish dry quick and without a light. Their formula is 3 free and the nail polish stays on for about 10 days. One coat of polish will cover, but two gives you enriched color. Top with a matte or gloss coat and you are ready to go. As the number one selling gel polish, they must be doing something right!
When you want a good color, plus something healthy for your nails, Zoya is the way to go. They are one of the only natural nail polishes on the market. They are a 10 free polish which is also vegan and cruelty free! The nail polish stay on about nine days which is impressive for any polish, but especially a natural one at that. They also have an adaptable brush applicator that give you a fan brush style and can be switched out with any polish brush.
What is your favorite nail polish brand? Which nail polish stays on the longest for you? Comment and share with us below!
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Hi my name is Kristen and I am 26 years old. I went to Central Michigan University (Fire Up Chips!). I majored in Integrative Public Relations with a minor in Fashion Merchandising. After graduation, I worked for Macy's in a variety of positions. I love shopping until I drop and consider it my cardio! I've been lucky enough to travel quite a bit and hope to do more so in the future. I am an energetic, sassy and fun loving person who loves her family (dog), friends and donuts!