Top 10 Must Have Nail Polishes

By: TaLesha Oliver


Purses, earrings, necklaces and bracelets can all make a statement, but your nails say a lot about who you truly are. There is nothing like a fresh mani or pedi; whether you go to a nail salon or do them yourself.

When choosing a nail color, you have to let the color pick you, and it’s best that it be “in” season. Here are some of the top 10 must have nail polishes, which can be purchased at your local drug or beauty supply store.

Wet – n – Wild Megalast


This affordable nail polish lasts longer than higher end brands. This brand has a reputation of being highly pigmented and comes with an easy–to–use brush. You can find this polish for less than $3 at the drug store.


Zoya is known for having so many colors to choose from for so many different personalities. They are also vegan and cruelty free. They retail for $9.

China Glaze


Not only is the price budget friendly, but it has a special formula that includes nail hardeners for people with thin fingernails. China Glaze retails for less than $8.



RGB is known for having long lasting color and creating a natural look. This brand is also cruelty free and the prices range from $12 – $32.



This brand is used widely by nail techs. The formula has a technology that makes the polish last longer than a week without chipping. The prices range from $6 – $15.

Sally Hansen


Many brands try to duplicate Sally Hansen. They make nail protection polishes that make your nails healthier and stronger. They retail from $5 – $15.



Orly is known for its tiny packaging and also wide variety of colors, from pastels to bold colors. They retail for $3.99



OPI is known for their bold and vibrant colors with a smooth finish. They are also long-lasting and are chip resistant. They retail for $9.50.



Essie, my personal favorite, has so many different colors that are long lasting. They also range from highly pigmented to opaque. They retail for under $10.



This brand is very well known in the beauty industry. They have cosmetics and personal care merchandise. Their nail polishes have good coverage and protects the nail also. You can purchase these for as low as $3.

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