Nail Polish: The Inside Scoop


Nail Polish

This summer sandals are officially in, so ladies, it’s time to break out my favorite accessory… nail polish!  Sometimes selecting a good nail polish brand can be a bit overwhelming because there are simply so many different options. These brands will last a little bit longer, and certainly make your nails sparkle in the summer sun!

Sinful Colors is carried in Walgreens drugstores and is ridiculously cheap, only $1.99! But don’t let the price fool you, this nail polish lasts much longer than any other low cost nail polish. Check out the “Felling Great” color shown above, it gives a great pink shade that’s not too over the top.

Sally Hansen Insta Dri, another Walgreens brand, has beautiful bold colors that are easy to apply for a smooth looking, manicured finish. If you’re feeling adventurous try out the “Lightening” color, it’s yellow! Wear it with a somewhat simple outfit, perhaps jeans and a cute ruffled top? It will make you stand out in any crowd. But proceed with caution-avoid clashing!

OPI will always rein nail polish supreme, but check out this AMAZING price, marked down from $8 to $4.25! OPI makes every color you could possibly imagine, is used in upscale spas, and lasts significantly longer than any other brand I have encountered.  If only I had found this price before…

I will include Chanel’s Le Vernis nail polish just because I own it and am absolutely obsessed, but in general this nail polish doesn’t last as long as OPI, and is way more expensive. For those who have been on the prowl for a navy blue nail polish, consider the “Blue Satin” color to be a beautiful, yet overpriced option ($23 AHHHHH!). If you are a bit apprehensive about wearing black nail polish to a formal event, and don’t want to highlight your nail color, then navy blue is the perfect solution!  Chanel also came out with a new summer line called Robertson Exclusive which has fun, bright colors.

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Try navy blue with some hot new SaleSpot bargains:

Marc Jacobs ‘Tiered Dress’, Reg: $548.00, Now: $383.60

Juicy Couture ‘Crown Button’ Clutch, Reg: $158, Now: $118.50

Steve Madden ‘ Slammer’, Reg: $179.95, Now: $116.95

And don’t forget the topcoat! Use Sally Hansen Double Life Base & Top Coat to preserve your nail color and to prevent chipping.