I work in the nail industry and I know how important a shining ,long-lasting nail polish is for me and my clients. that is why I’ve decided to write this post, so you all can benefit from my experience and choose the best nail polish for you.

women who wear artificial nails know that almost any nail polish will last a pretty long time on their nail enhancements, of course there are better nail polishes that also go on smoothly and don’t require a lot of layers in order to get the required color effect, but we also know that not all polishes will last a long time on natural nails, and this is really a challenge to actually make the nail polish last more that 2-3 days, in good condition and without chipping and making your nails look worse than without a nail polish at all.

Here I will list my favorite nail polishes that from my experience, last the longest on natural nails as well as on artificial.

 

#10 Chanel Nail Polish

The Chanel nail polish is great, it is easy to apply and goes on smoothly ,but some colors are relatively hard to apply and sometimes leave marks, this nail polish stays on natural nails for about 3 days, I recommend using a good top coat to make it last longer. this nail polish is pretty expensive. it get a lower score only because of its price.($27-$33!)

SCORE:

COLOR- 8

DURABILITY- 7

EASY TO APPLY- 7

DRY FAST OR NOT- relatively fast – 7

PRICE- 3

OVERALL SCORE – 6.4

#9 COLOR CLUB Nail Polish

This nail polish has vibrate colors, and it’s pretty cheap, but some shades are hard to apply and tend to leave marks (lines) on the nails when applied, this nail polish dries pretty fast (depends on the color) but it also dries in the bottle, so eventually you’ll have to throw the nail polish it you won’t use it a lot. the durability of this polish if average. price – $3

SCORE:

COLOR- 8

DURABILITY- 4

EASY TO APPLY- 4

DRY FAST OR NOT- yes – 7

PRICE- 10

OVERALL SCORE – 6.6

#8 REVLON Nail Polish

The Revlon nail polish has rich texture, the color is very vibrant and I really like how it goes on , it lasts forever on artificial nails, but on natural nails it starts to chip after 2-3 days, what you can do in order to make it last longer is to use a good top coat and re-apply it every 2 days. price -$4

SCORE:

COLOR- 9

DURABILITY – 6

EASY TO APPLY- 8

DRYS FAST OR NOT- NO – 4

PRICE- 7

OVERALL SCORE –6.8

#7 Essie

Essie Nail Polish is a good nail polish, most of the colors apply very nicely, but almost all the light colors like the pinks, purples, white and yellows tend to leave ugly lines when applied, they also don’t dry fast and you need 2-3 coats in order for the polish to be as vibrate as it appears in the bottle. The price of this polish is reasonable, and it lasted on natural nails for 3 days before it started to chip, apply a good nail top coat in order to make it last longer. price-$8 (average)

SCORE:

COLOR- 6

DURABILITY- 7

EASY TO APPLY- 7

DRY FAST OR NOT- yes – 7

PRICE- 7

OVERALL SCORE – 6.7

#6 Le Chat

This nail polish is very similar to the color club polish, and it’s pretty cheap,  some colors are hard to apply and tend to leave marks, it dries pretty fast but also dries in the bottle, the durability of this polish if also average. the black and white are great though, and they are also great if you want to use them with the stamping system. price $3.99.

SCORE:

COLOR- 8

DURABILITY- 5

EASY TO APPLY- 5

DRY FAST OR NOT- yes – 8

PRICE- 10

OVERALL SCORE – 7.2

#5 Orly

The Orly nail polish is a great nail polish, its price is reasonable, most of the colors apply easily and dry fast, you only need 1-2 coats in order to get the color that you see in the bottle. It’s a durable nail polish but it’s recommended to use a good top coat in order to help it last longer on your nails, it usually lasts 3-4 days without chipping, lasts forever on artificial nails. This polish doesn’t dry fast in the bottle. price- $5.99 (average)

SCORE:

COLOR- 9

DURABILITY- 8

EASY TO APPLY- 9

DRY FAST OR NOT- yes – 10

PRICE- 8

OVERALL SCORE – 8.8

#4 Nfu.Oh

This nail polish is very unique, the bottle is shaped like a woman’s body wearing a gown (so adorable!), the colors are very vibrate, and it applies easily, stays on natural nails for about 4-5 days without chipping, a good top coat can only help this great nail polish to last even longer. it dries fast on the nail surface but doesn’t dry in the bottle, I have 5 Nfu.Oh nail polishes that I owe for 3 years now and they are still as good as new, didn’t dry at all. with this nail polish you only need one coat and  you will never get ugly marks when you apply it, even the light colors are great quality. the price of this polish is $12.50 (and up) ,it is relatively expensive for a nail polish, but the quality is superb.

SCORE:

COLOR- 10

DURABILITY- 10

EASY TO APPLY- 10

DRY FAST OR NOT- yes – 10

PRICE- 5

OVERALL SCORE – 9

 #3 CND

 

The CND nail polish is one of the best polishes out there, it applies easily, you only need one coat of it, dries fast but doesn’t dry fast in the bottle, it lasts on nails for about 4-5 days without chipping, with a good top coat it will last even longer, the price is great – $5.5(average).

SCORE:

COLOR- 10

DURABILITY- 8

EASY TO APPLY- 10

DRY FAST OR NOT- yes – 10

PRICE- 8

OVERALL SCORE – 9.2

 #2 OPI

 

Everybody love the OPI nail polish, OPI it a great company that makes not only nail polishes but also professional nail products like professional acrylics and gels, hands and feet treatment products and many more, their nail polishes are considered to be the best on the market, they apply easily, colors are great and vibrate, you need only one coat of it and it lasts on nails for about 5 days, they also don’t dry fast in the bottle but do dry fast on the nail surface, most of them anyway, there are some pinks that don’t dry as fast as the others. price-$6 (average)

SCORE:

COLOR- 10

DURABILITY- 10

EASY TO APPLY- 10

DRY FAST OR NOT- yes – 10

PRICE- 8

OVERALL SCORE – 9.6

 #1 China Glaze

This polish is wonderful, there is a great variety of colors to choose from, lots of collections, they even have a magnetic nail polish that is very easy to use and has a great quality, the durability of this polish is great,it lasts easily for at least 4-5 days before chipping, doesn’t dry fast in the bottle but does dry fast on the nail, easy to apply thanks to its special brush, it goes on smoothly, the price is only $5 (average, in some places you can find them even for less).

SCORE:

COLOR- 10

DURABILITY- 10

EASY TO APPLY- 10

DRY FAST OR NOT- yes – 10

PRICE- 10

OVERALL SCORE – 10

 

 TOP COAT

A good manicure, whether professionally done or DIY, won’t last without a great nail polish top coat. And the good news? You don’t have to pay a lot for one that’ll keep your nails chip-free for days!

I recommend the” Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat“, it will give your nails a glossy layer that will make them shine even more, will protect your polish, and it dries super fast, 5 minutes and you’re out the door! if you want your nail polish to last longer, re-apply the top coat every couple of days. The price of this product ,by the way, is only $4.40.

 

 

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