I am just getting into the polish addiction. I would love to know everyone's favorite brands and why. I really don't have a favorite yet. I do like China Glaze a lot. I have some Zoya polishes but I haven't used them yet. So like I said, I would love to know what everyone thinks.
I'm a nail artist designer =). I recommend: China Glaze, Sally Hansen, Pure Ice, Color Club, Maybelline, Colorama those are high-end and very nice, at least I've tried them and loved the results!
Check out my nail art channel to see how I use them! =)
O.M.G. honey, once you start look out the sky is the limit. I have used those brand and I do like them but they are a bit pricey. I have been painting nails for 30 years, around my kitchen table with my kids running around, all the ladies drinking tea. The, if I can say cheaper, brands are sometimes just as good. Sally Hansen, I like because it doesn't chip as fast, Essence Color and Go I also like because you don't have to put more than 2 coats and you get your color. I could go on and on but I do suggest you do give the department store brands and also brands like Revlon (like this one too) a chance.
My favourite brand right now is Flormar, because it's very cheap and it gives amazing results, lasting a long time without falking or anything
@Lena Payne Sally Hansen is mainly in my np collection..it's affordable, comes in a huge color range and doesn't chip fast...good to see the other girls mentioning that as well, b/c I thought no one cared for Sally Hansen anymore, esp with OPI, essie, china glaze, etc. being so popular, lolz
The most important thing is to be healthy and not to apply dangerous chemicals, these won't only hurt your nails only, but the environment as well!
When any girl is going to buy a Nail Polish read the ingredients and these ones MUST not be in the bottle:
What do they do?
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) is a plasticiser to prevent chips and cracks. DBP is an oily liquid that is soluble in fat and slightly soluble in water. It is not very volatile so it does not evaporate readily into the atmosphere.
Over 75% of DBP is used as a plasticiser in polymers such as PVC, 14% is used in adhesives, 7% in printing inks and 3% in other miscellaneous uses, including sealants and grouting agents used in construction as well as consumer products such as cosmetics.
Formaldehyde does not exist in nail polish. It is used in some nail hardeners but not in the actual polish. A resin, tosylamide/formaldehyde resin, makes the polish tough and resilient. While the resin is manufactured from formaldehyde, once the product becomes a resin, the formaldehyde is chemically changed and essentially no longer present. So while formaldehyde is grouped in with toluene and DBP in marketing statements and considered one of the Big 3, it isn’t actually an issue unless you have a reaction to the formaldehyde resin.
The bottom line, you should be aware of formaldehyde in your treatment products, not polish.
Toluene (methylbenzene, toluol, phenylmethane) is a solvent that makes the polish easy to apply. It is an aromatic hydrocarbon commonly used as an industrial solvent for the manufacturing of paints, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and rubber.
Toluene is found in gasoline, acrylic paints, varnishes, lacquers, paint thinners, adhesives, glues, rubber cement, airplane glue, and shoe polish. At room temperature, toluene is a colorless, sweet smelling, volatile liquid.
Why are they bad?
I’m not convinced that they are bad. I really think this is something each person should decide for themselves. There are risks and effects caused by exposure to each of these chemicals. But, whether or not limited exposure to polish will actually result in those effects is yet to be determined. I don’t feel it is my place to make that call so I choose to present you with the info I’ve found so you can make up your own mind.
US FDA Office of Cosmetics and Color’s report on Using Nail Products
Professional Beauty Association’s Facts About Salon Nail Polish Products for Consumers
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Environmental Working Group’s report The Dangers Of Phthalates Industry Spin vs. Fact
California Proposition 65
Are Polishes Just As Good Without Them?
The not so fun answer is, it depends. While some brands have been Big 3 free for years and have top notch formulas, some of the brands jumping on the band wagon don’t have it quite right yet. The best thing I can tell you is to experiment. I’ve noticed that with OPI’s newest collection, Night Brights, it’s hit or miss.
Who makes polishes free of the Big 3?
Avon, Butter London, Dashing Diva “Extra Virgin”, HoneyBee Gardens, Lippmann Collection (newer collections), NailTini, NARS (new formula), Nocti, Nubar, OPI(Australia collection & newer), Revlon, Sally Hansen, Vinyl Deborah Lippmann,Zoya
I've learnt all of this from here: http://www.alllacqueredup.com
Hope this helps to learn more! XOXOXO!
I really love OPI, Essie and Sally Hansen.. but there're a lot of variety to choose from!!
i like Flormar, Essence and Opi :)...but i dont know in my opinion all the nail poslish are the same :)
My favourite is Maybelline and Sally Hansen..I love the colors they have..all trendy and some classic too
I really like sleek and maybellines 40 second polishes. Also a big fan of models own.