Not everyone has the time or funds to get a manicure and pedicure as often as they would like. Typically, women paint their own nails in between appointments and try to do their best to mimic the professionals. It’s no always about how you paint but what kind of polish you are using. Here are 4 brands that you can purchase at your local grocery and shopping store:

Sally Hansen: Depending on which product line you use, Sally Hansen is typically the least expensive at anywhere from $2-$6. Great thing about Sally Hansen nail polish is offers the nail products that you need from start to finish and usually fully stocked. The colors tend to be more vibrant but on a stricter color wheel base. Sally Hansen is great for quick jobs and when you need a quick dry. Chipping is more common and can be a pain if you are looking for a polish that lasts for more than 2 days.

Essie: Probably a nail polish brand that is overlooked too often because of their smaller bottles and less noticeable displays at stores, but this product should not be missed. This is by far the better of the brands offered at local stores for $7. Essie nail polish almost has an immediate different look with the first stroke. It goes on very creamy and shinier. They have a wonderful and extensive selection for those who prefer the naturals. It seems that almost every color has at least 5 different shades to choose from. When done correctly, Essie nail polish tends to stay un-chipped for at least 6 to 7 days.

OPI: Nail salons and nail enthusiasts tend to gravitate toward OPI. At around $7 a bottle, these bottles can be found anywhere. With catchy and creative names, such as ‘Who Needs A Prince’ and ‘Ski Teal We Drop’, it’s hard not to run out and grab the whole collection. OPI goes on smooth and is wonderful for when you want to make a statement. So many different colors, shades, glitters and textures to choose from, however, the rumor in the salons is that OPI is made for acrylic nails and not for natural. A good run with OPI can last you about 4-5 days before a chip.

China Glaze: China Glaze it can be seen as OPI’s little sister if you ask me because they offer just about everything OPI does on a smaller scale minus the quirky names. For about $4 -$5 you can purchase just about any color to fit your mood. As far as chipping, it runs you about 3-4 days, depending on how you use your hands and nails.

Author Bio

Nancy Parker was a professional nanny and she loves to write about wide range of subjects like health, Parenting, Child Care, Babysitting, nanny background check tips etc. You can reach her @

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