Nails represent a significant part of our body; that’s why ladies try to make them look adorable in one way or another. Whether its white french tips, marbling, water coloring, sparkles, or just non colors. One of the best ways to beautify their nails is by applying high quality nail polish from top brands around the world. The idea of having high quality, chip-free manicure for over 2 weeks without having to resort to fake nails was a mere fantasy until a few years ago.

Today, Nail polish is an essential makeover that can boost a girl’s beauty and confidence. It’s even more fun if you splash the colors you love to match your outfit. It also gives you a fine finishing for your makeup down to your fingernail. Additionally, you can always choose the color that showcases your unique style and boosts your mood and look fresh always.

This article will reveal to you the top 15 nail polish brands from around the world that will not only keep you looking beautiful but also protect your nails against elements and damage. But first, let’s take a quick run though some of the benefits of using the best quality nail polish brands as opposed to the cheap alternatives available in the market.

Protects Your Nails

A coat of good quality nail polish protects you nails from damage and wear as you go about your daily business. The layer prevents your nails from drying out and cracking. Additionally, a quality nail polish protects your nails from harsh weather conditions that can leave your nails looking torn, dull and brittle. In the event that you nails are already damaged, nail polish conceals all the signs of damage and restores your beauty as you wait for them to heal. A manicure is always a great way to protect them!

Prevents Nail Biting

If you have a habit of biting your nails –which happens at one point or another in everyone’s life –always keeping your nails beautifully painted is a great way to discourage yourself from biting them. Whenever you feel the urge to bite your nails, one glance at how lovely the freshly painted coat looks is enough to restrain you.

Improves Nail Growth

Nail polish is also a great way to speed up the growth rate of nails that tend to be stubby, short or those that become brittle and tear easily. Some good quality nail brands are infused with minerals and vitamins that strengthen your nail and cuticle, giving them the nutrients they required to grow fast and strong.

With that in mind, here are the top 15 best nails polish brands that can assure you of quality, beauty and confidence as you complement your existing makeup and style.

1. Gelish

[easyazon_link identifier=”B00FXXS37G” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]Gelish[/easyazon_link] has hundreds of wonderful color options that can easily leave you confused for choice. I understand that every girl wishes that each of gel nails colors could be long lasting; the good news is, yes, they are actually all long lasting. All the colors last up to 3 weeks. Additionally, there have been no issues reported about chipping and smudging when correctly applied. With all these colors options available, it’s a fact that the Gelish nail brands have reduced the frequent visits to the salon to re-do manicure.



2. OPI

OPI is one of the best Australian nail brands that have taken the cosmetic industry by storm. The company specializes in high quality professional nail polishes that have also been introduced in numerous shades. The OPI nail polish is known to be harmless and you can apply it as many times as you wish.

Don’t however be disappointed by its limited options in colors, you can always pick a favorite shade that matches your style and test. You can easily find OPI in salons and stores that supply nail paints. One you apply a coat or two, you don’t have to worry for at least two weeks. And with good maintenance, it should see you through three weeks without any signs of chipping. Each color comes with a unique brand name such as Rose of dawn, Dress to empress, Pinking of you, and so on.


3. Sally Hansen

Sally Hansen could definitely not miss on our favorite nail polish brands –not with all the attention and popularity it has received within the last two years. Needless to say, it’s one of the most famous nail polish brands around the world. What sets it aside is its silky smooth finish that will leave you amazed with its wide selection of paints. Due to this property, this pro gel polish will give you a flawless finish that will prove consisted even past 14 days.

Sally Hansen comes in 24 beautiful colors that you can choose from to complete your outlook and makeup. Another plus is it’s consistency in texture –it’s neither too thin nor too thick, which means applying it to your nails is an easy enjoyable task. Another property that sets this polish aside is is the fact that it can last for over 15 days with loosing it’s gloss or succumbing to chipping, and it will give you smudge-free and perfect look for your nails. Surprisingly, even its [easyazon_link identifier=”B00C9V2UD8″ locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]red color[/easyazon_link] can never be too bright for your hands, all you need are two thin coats cover your nails properly.

4. IBD Gel polish

The good thing about [easyazon_link identifier=”B007HKO296″ locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]IBD nail polish[/easyazon_link] is that it’s made of 100% gel. The best part about this polish lies in its longevity –it last up to an impressive 21 days without losing texture, gloss or getting chipped. When it comes to colors, just like the Gelish, you will be spoiled for choice; it comes in 90 beautiful colors. If you add this to the fact that it doesn’t smudge or crack and gives your nails a glossy finish, you will understand why it comes at #4 on our top 15 favorite brands. So pick your favorite IBD brands and go crazy with colors.




5. Essie Polish

This is another quality nail polish that comes in a wide variety of colors. Its package comes with a square-tipped brush and a simple handle that makes applying hassle-free. You only need two thin coats and you have a perfect cover and gloss –which means it also dries up quickly. And if you are in a really hug hurry, one coat should do the trick. All the available [easyazon_link identifier=”B01LZBFIRT” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]colors[/easyazon_link] last fairly long –well over 14 days even on the toe nails. To last this long however, you will need at least 2 coats to make sure that your color stays shiny and new for longer without chipping.

6. CND Shellac

This is a premium nail polish, almost reserved for professional beauticians. At the beginning, you could not just walk into a cosmetic store if you want this gel, neither could you order it online. However, due to the increase in its demand in the last few years, the company has now widened its distribution and you can now find [easyazon_link identifier=”B00GF1TBIA” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]CND[/easyazon_link] in major retail cosmetic stores.

CND comes in 70 different beautiful colors that offer you more than enough options to complement your style and makeup. It’s one of the most popular premium brands of gel nail polish that gives you a shiny finish and won’t chip for up to 2 weeks.


Channel retails at about $28 on the company’s website. I must however mention that [easyazon_link identifier=”B01CUAA2KU” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]Channel[/easyazon_link] is not so long lasting compared to most top brands mentioned here, however, it compensates for this by its glossy, shiny finish that does not fade easily. Its metallic shade is the longest lasting brand that maintains its beauty up to day 9. It comes in over 24 beautiful colors and you won’t miss an option that complements your style.


If you are a fun of intricate nail art, but don’t have the time to paint the teeny-tiny renditions of French Fries or Hello Kitty, this [easyazon_link identifier=”B00GHLTW6O” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]NCLA[/easyazon_link] come in handy for you. They also have a wide range of eco-friendly nail polish brands that are both very safe and easy to use. The prices range from $15 to $18.

9. Deborah Lippmann

Nail polishing started as a simple side hustle for Deborah Lippmann while she was singing, but it later busted into a full-time job. She has since released several [easyazon_link identifier=”B015JSETUE” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]musically themed shades[/easyazon_link] and collections named after some of her song titles. The kit recommends 2-3 coats but most users find 3 that three coats give a better cover and smooth finishing. However, this means that you will have to wait for a little longer for the polish to dry after application. The best part about this polish is that it lasts for up to 12 days without chipping or fading. If you decide to use three coats, be sure to use the original supplied brush and apply thin coats to prevent any intends or smudges.

10. Zoya

[easyazon_link identifier=”B00ZJ4568S” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]Zoya[/easyazon_link] retails at $10 on the website. It’s quite gentle as it doesn’t contain most of the chemicals found in other brands. However, this also means that it might fall a little short on longevity and resilience. A few users have noted that it starts receding from the ages after 7 to 9 days depending on your lifestyle. Otherwise with a little maintenance, it should make it well past 9 days while still shiny and intact.

11. Smith & Cult

Smith and Cult currently retails at about $18 on most online cosmetic stores across the internet. It’s well known for its trendy shades and fancy packaging that has some it’s way of thousands of Instagram’s timelines. The polish has a considerable longevity of up to 9 days and can last through dish-washing, swimming and package-opening. [easyazon_link identifier=”B01L6TK0IK” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]Smith and Cult[/easyazon_link] also maintains its glassy shine that often fades away within 2-3 days with other brands. By the time you notice any wear, it will be way past day 9, just the perfect time to apply some maintenance coating.

12. Butter London

This one retails at about $15 on most online cosmetic stores and across many cosmetic retails stores in the UK. The [easyazon_link identifier=”B01H37HBNQ” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]Butter London[/easyazon_link] holds on very well and first signs of recession can only be noticed at the edges of your nails past day 10 after your application. Most people tend to gravitate towards the black shade that comes with a fine glossy finish. There are plenty of colors to choose from with an option to apply 2-3 thin coats for better coverage.

13. IBD

IBD (international Beauty Design) has consistently offered quality and covetable Nail Care products for over four decades. The IBD is 100% gel polish and finishes out smoothly just like the traditional polish. The best part with [easyazon_link identifier=”B003CAHIRS” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]IBD[/easyazon_link] is that it mixes well with other gel systems and it’s not toxic to humans.

IBD also comes in a wide range of colors to satisfy your curiosity and cures quickly under the Led or UV lamp. The best part is removal takes just 10 minutes and you will be onto the next color.



14. Bio Sculpture Gel

Bio Sculpture Gel offers a perfect combination of protection, beauty and health with a little of pop of color thrown in. If you are particularly not a fun of the characteristic nail polish smell, then this odorless gel might just be the answer for you. The [easyazon_link identifier=”B01KYQH7JG” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]Bio Sculpture[/easyazon_link] can be easily applied without the base coat, bonders or primers. This allows your nails to grow faster and stronger. This attribute is what has set Bio Sculpture aside from other competing top brands in the market. It comes in flexible strong and medium finishes and when you want to try out a different shade, removal only takes 10 -20 minutes.

15. NSI Polish Pro

[easyazon_link identifier=”B004QZMTOU” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]NSI[/easyazon_link] does not only blend gel and polish, but also a wide range of ingredient designed to create resilient manicure. It has quite an impressive longevity of over 14 days without showing any signs of chipping, fading or receding. 1-2 thin coats are sufficient to offer good coverage and a decent shiny finish. The polish cures naturally within 15 to 30 minutes, but you can hurry up this process using a [easyazon_link identifier=”B015376WBU” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]UV/LED lamp[/easyazon_link] within 10 minutes. The Gel system uses a base coat, color and top coat which can be matte or gloss.

The polish cures naturally within 15 to 30 minutes, but you can hurry up this process using a UV/LED lamp within 10 minutes. The Gel system uses a base coat, color and top coat which can be matte or gloss.


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If you were wondering what are the best brands for nail polish, well, there have them. We have tried to pick the best brands basing on available user reviews, ratings, feedback and expert opinions in the nail industry. The best way to find what works for you however is to pick up a few options and try them out separately while focusing on their longevity, color, odor price and overall quality.