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Is expenisve nail polish really better than drug store nail polish?

Posted by on Oct. 15, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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I only buy drug store nail polish. Are the expensive brands really better?

by on Oct. 15, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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katie314
by on Oct. 15, 2013 at 9:37 PM
I use victorias secret nail polish, it lasts at least 3X longer than the cheap nail polish. I think if you get the nicer brands at the drug store they're better than the $2 nail polishes. You get what you pay for.
eChard
by Bronze Member on Oct. 15, 2013 at 9:52 PM
In my experience, yes they are :( But I'm tough on my nails and now I only use gel polish because it's the only thing that really lasts for me.
blondiemomof2
by Platinum Member on Oct. 15, 2013 at 10:55 PM

No! I have hundreds of bottles. What makes the biggest difference is a good basecoat :)

Apr1l
by Katie on Oct. 15, 2013 at 11:09 PM
Oooh haven't tried vs polish yet

Quoting katie314:

I use victorias secret nail polish, it lasts at least 3X longer than the cheap nail polish. I think if you get the nicer brands at the drug store they're better than the $2 nail polishes. You get what you pay for.
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Apr1l
by Katie on Oct. 15, 2013 at 11:10 PM
What's your fav(s) basecoat?

Quoting blondiemomof2:

No! I have hundreds of bottles. What makes the biggest difference is a good basecoat :)

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Apr1l
by Katie on Oct. 15, 2013 at 11:12 PM
Idk it's hit or miss like butter london sometimes is not worth it. My fav formula wise is color club
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blondiemomof2
by Platinum Member on Oct. 15, 2013 at 11:14 PM
Quoting Apr1l:

What's your fav(s) basecoat?

Quoting blondiemomof2:

No! I have hundreds of bottles. What makes the biggest difference is a good basecoat :)



surprisingly it's super cheap from the dollar store. It's la colors. I liked Sally Hansen nail quenched but it's dc'd now. cnd stickey is good and seche vite isn't bad. There are a bunch that are highly recommended that I don't like but I think base coats work differently on different body chemistries. Unfortunately it's a trial and error thing :(
just.me.
by on Oct. 15, 2013 at 11:15 PM

i think some do better with your own body, oils, etc but none last w/o a good base and top coat.  what I really hate about cheap 99 cent polish is it's like INSTANT migraine, it's as bad as sniffing glue.  I can get 10 days out of Butter London, but I usually change before that. 

sophiesmom07
by Platinum Member on Oct. 16, 2013 at 10:34 AM


Quoting katie314:

I use victorias secret nail polish, it lasts at least 3X longer than the cheap nail polish. I think if you get the nicer brands at the drug store they're better than the $2 nail polishes. You get what you pay for.

I've never tried VS , but good to know! .  

pixiemg1
by Amy on Oct. 16, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Nope.  It really depends on your body chemistry how well the polish lasts.  Plus using a good base & top coat help.

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