Barielle Dare To Wear

My Favorite Nail Polish Brands

Friday, February 13, 2015nail a college drop out

Purchased by Me|Press Sample In real life, I'm often asked what my favorite brand of nail polish is and my response is always, "I like different brands for different reasons." So today I'm gonna tell you my favorite brands and why it's always such a loaded question.

Let's get to it, shall we?

Drug Store
Sally Hansen X-treme Wear

Hot Tamale | Babe Blue | Tango-rine | Mellow Yellow | Tan Lime | Perfect Pear-ing
Lacey Lilac | Pixel Perfect | Purple Craze | Big Teal | Mint Sorbet | Pacific Blue
  • $2 drug store brand
  • fun/on-trend colors
  • most of them have a great formula  
Neon & Glitter
LeChat Dare To Wear

 Spot Light | Violetta | Anonymity | Honeysuckle
  • 1-2 coats neons
  • with the exception of Happy Hour, none require a white base color 

Icing (pre-summer 2013)

Glamourous  | Candy Shop | Rave Royalty | Lime Martini | Birthday Beyotch | Pampered & Primped
  • .6fl ox bottles
  • always BOGO ½ off.
  • decent dupes & vibrant neons over one coat of white 
  • creative glitters
Summer 2013 Icing did some re-branding, changed bottle sizes, increased prices, and lowered the amount of polish per bottle. That's why I stopped buying them.


High Marks | Gotta Have Fate | Surf's Up
Head of the Class | Peach Popsicle | Life of the Party | Green Apple Chew
  • I can honestly say I've never been disappointed with any of their crémes


Stevie | Nyx | Vespa | Godiva | Tomoko
Carter | Sunshine | Liberty | Chita | Solange 
  • the original Pixie Dusts are still my fav texture polish 
  • Zoya is almost always running  a great promo
  • You can find a ton of Zoya's (Pixie Pust and otherwise) on clearance for $2.99 at Lengths. 

Nomad | Cameo | Noble | Speckle
Prosperity | Obsess | Lament | Gamma
  • By far, my favorite luxury brand. Sadly, their no longer carried by anyone in the United States--unless you wanna pay an arm and a leg on evilBay.
  • But whatever you do, do not buy Load. Worst. Formula. Ever. --All the other Illy's I own are fine though

Now that--after almost four years of blogging--I've finally spilled the tea on my favorite nail polish brands, let's talk about it in the comments.

What are your favorites? Any lacquers/brands I should get my hands on?
Tune in. Drop out. Love polish.
*Barielle products are press samples that have previously been reviewed

Purchased by Me|Press Sample

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