So You Think You're a Polish Addict?
You've got a tub, maybe more than one, full of glitters, crèmes, jellies, sheers, mattes; organized by brand, color, or all mashed in together. Here are our favorite indie and luxury brands of nail polish to step up from the drugstore and get you a unique, standout mani.
Rescue Beauty Lounge
If you have trouble with polishes that coat unevenly or are damaging your nails, try this these pretty polishes that are free of formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin and camphor (known as 5-free). The formula is rich, and colors go on even and bright in two coats. These are a luxury purchase at about $20 a bottle.
This brand is PETA approved since it is vegan and cruelty free, for the animal lover in you, and is also 5-free. Bonus, it is made in the USA! The formulas are quick-dry if you are prone to smudging. Each Ella+Mia shade is about $11.
If you're looking for a runway-ready mani look no further! These shades have graced Fashion Week runways across the world. Priti also focuses un environmentally friendly manicure accessories. Polishes from Priti NYC cost about $15.
Try out this Etsy indie brand for an extensive array for glitters in all shapes and colors. We love the glitter color shifting holo for a rainbow effect. Shades start at $8.50. Don't forget to soak glitter polish well to remove. Strips of felt also will hold up better to a bit of scrubbing than a traditional cotton ball.