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The Best Nail Polish Brands  

Kristin Swift
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List Rules The highest quality nail polish brands.

What are the best nail polish brands? Some of the best polish brands are cheap but high quality. For nail polish fans, you don't have to spend a fortune to have gorgeous nails. This list of excellent nail polish brands includes the inexpensive drug store brands and some of the higher end brands sold in specialty makeup stores. Vote for the brands you like the most, and certainly vote down any nail polish brands you hate (and feel free to say why you voted the way you did in the comments).

What makes for a great nail polish brand? One that offers a wide variety of beautiful colors, in flattering shades, for one thing. Nail polish is a great accessory, and some enthusiasts change their polish colors almost daily. Great color variety is key. Another factor that sets a nail polish brand apart: quality. The best nail polish brands offer great product with excellent consistency. A great polish brush paired with a high quality nail lacquer makes for a perfect manicure.

Cheap nail polish brands and more pricey offerings are listed here. Which polish brand gives the most bang for your buck? That's for you to decide, with your votes. Also, if you have a favorite nail polish brand, drug store or otherwise, that isn't listed here, feel free to add it.
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OPI is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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Essie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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China Glaze Co. Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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Sally Hansen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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Nicole by OPI is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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Orly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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Butter London is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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Revlon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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Zoya is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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Chanel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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NARS Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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L'Oréal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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deborah lippmann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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Lancôme is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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Estee Lauder Inc is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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Rimmel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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Maybelline is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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Cover Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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Sinful colors is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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Avon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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Hard Candy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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UV-NAILS is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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Elizabeth Arden, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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Red Carpet Manicure is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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Piggy Polish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands