Favorite Nail Polish Brand?

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Registered: 01-16-2013
Favorite Nail Polish Brand?
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Mon, 03-18-2013 - 12:19pm

What's your favorite brand of nail polish? I keep picking up new brands at the drugstore but I have yet to find anything I love (that lasts without chipping for more than a day or two!). Any recommendations on a long lasting brand?

~ Ashley ~

~ Expecting Our First in SEPTEMBER! ~

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Mon, 03-18-2013 - 3:13pm

My favorite brands are OPI and Butter London.  OPI has the most consistent application.  Butter London has terrific colors, though some go on more intensely than others.

I find that my nails chip more depending on what brand of base coat & top coat I'm using.  I've used OPI Start to Finish as a base coat and OPI Top Coat for years, and they work terrifically.  Lately I've also been using Essie Good to Go Quickdry Top Coat as a final coat to harden the whole thing. 

I keep my nails short because they chip more if they clatter against a keyboard all day.  I also do a touch up after 3 days of wear:  fill in any chips, put on another coat of lacquer, then another top coat.  Keeps them looking fairly decent for the rest of the week.

Congratulations on your pregnancy BTW!

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Registered: 01-16-2013
Tue, 03-26-2013 - 11:27am

Thanks so much for your response and for the congrats!  We are super excited!

I went out and picked up some OPI polish and I just love it! In fact I love it so much that I'm going to get the base coat and top coat too.  Where have you purchased Butter London before? I don't think I've seen it in stores here...

~ Ashley ~

~ Expecting Our First in SEPTEMBER! ~