The 12 Top Nail Polish Brands Of 2024

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Best Nail Polish Brands

Could your nail polish collection use some new members? There's no doubt that the key to a long-lasting at-home manicure lies in the products you use. If you want to experiment with some new color combinations, this is your sign to start shopping!

The right nail polish brands will have an assortment of creative colors to choose from, from tangy tomato red to pastel periwinkle. Expert stamping kits and highly pigmented polishes will make it easy to turn your at-home manicure into a salon-worthy masterpiece.

At a Glance

  1. Maniology
  2. OPI
  3. Sally Hansen
  4. Chanel
  5. Essie
  6. JINsoon
  7. Deborah Lippmann
  8. Dior
  9. Manicurist
  10. Olive & June
  11. Nails Inc.
  12. Sundays

From holy-grail picks like Maniology to luxury brands like Chanel, keep reading to discover the 12 best nail polish brands of 2024.

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#1. Maniology

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This cozy "Sugar + Spice" nail polish from Maniology is just one of hundreds of shades available on our website. However, this isn't your run-of-the-mill nail polish formula. This nail lacquer is designed to make nail art stamping a breeze, with an easy-to-apply formula that goes on smoothly.

Nail stamping is an innovative approach to self-expression, allowing anyone, regardless of skill level, to enjoy salon-worthy nail designs at home. Whether you want to create delicate and dainty snowflake designs or a dual French tip, there's no limit to your creativity potential.

Additionally, Maniology's colored nail polishes are full-coverage and highly pigmented. They're also 5-free and cruelty-free and always get tested on our own hands before they end up in yours.

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At-Home Nail Art Stamping

Maniology's all-encompassing nail polish collection is one to be reckoned with. But that's not all we have to offer. In fact, our pride and joy are our nail stamping kits, all-in-one bundles that give you everything you need to start your at-home nail art journey.

The centerpiece of these kits is the nail stamping plates. These nail design templates allow you to copy and paste your favorite designs directly onto your nails in any color you choose. Our "Simply Classic" nail stamping kit is just one of the many options you can choose from.

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This all-in-one set features our "Stargazer" nail stamping plate, a bottle of royal blue nail polish, a smudge-free top coat, a mini scraper card, and a silicon cube stamper.

To use your brand-new kit, start by painting a thin layer of polish over your chosen nail design. Scrape away the excess polish with your mini scraper card, and then swiftly roll your cube stamper over the pattern to pick it up. Lastly, transfer to your nail and viola! Your at-home manicure is complete!

Need some more help? Watch this YouTube video below for a quick-start guide so you can start stamping ASAP!

You don't need to be a veteran nail technician to know how to nail stamp. Even if you've never painted your nails before, it's a hobby anyone can pick up!

#2. OPI

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Most likely, you've heard of OPI. In fact, you probably have a bottle of two of their polishes hidden away somewhere in your bathroom. This brand is a staple in salons and homes alike and has been around for decades.

Most people love OPI because of their long-lasting shades and impressive color variety. They also have a knack for releasing trend-setting shades. But the real kick comes from the ability of their products to self-level - that means that there are no globs, even if you apply it thick!

Though OPI has a lot of standard nail polishes, you'll likely see their GelColor products at salons. These long-lasting, non-streaky formulas don't chip easily, which will allow you to enjoy your DIY gel manicure for a longer period of time.

#3. Sally Hansen

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If you've dabbled with OPI nail polish before, then you definitely have with Sally Hansen. Sally Hansen is one of the more affordable options for nail polish, but that doesn't mean you'll need to sacrifice quality. These rich and vibrant colors remain richly pigmented and lasting.

However, some people do complain about the application. Sally Hansen can sometimes tend to go on thick and goopy and even leave behind streaks.

Sally Hansen gel polish remains a popular choice for newbies and experienced nail artists alike. One of the best parts about Sally Hansen's gel products is that they don't require a UV lamp. This means that you'll just need to take extra care when applying nail polish so that the layers are exceptionally even.

Sally Hansen also recently launched a new plant-based, 16-free, vegan nail polish in 65 different vibrant colors. When it comes to drugstore nail polishes, it's hard to beat the price tag and color choices of Sally Hansen. But if you're looking for something a bit more luxurious and high-quality, keep reading!

#4. Chanel

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Chanel is known for more than their 2.55 Handbag and N°5 Parfum. This iconic fashion house also has created some very beautiful and bold nail polishes. From their terracotta red Fabuliste to their aubergine Oiseau de Nuit, Chanel's collection of gorgeously glam nail polish is quite impressive.

Plus, the longevity and smooth application of these formulas give nail art enthusiasts just one more reason to love Chanel polish

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#5. Essie

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For over 35 years, Essie has been a staple in beauty and self-care. Even the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has been seen wearing these ultra-glossy polishes. Essie's formulas are vegan and go on smooth, which is perfect if you're creating a dainty and delicate everyday look.

Keep in mind that you might need to apply a few coats (unless you're going for a sheer, opaque look). A couple of shades won't be enough for full coverage. Just be sure to always apply a base coat like our Brightening Base Coat before going in with a vibrant cyan blue.

#6. JINsoon

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Too many chemicals in your manicure aren't healthy for your nails. Unfortunately, many lacquers are loaded with harsh chemicals that can leave you with brittle and stained nail beds. All of Maniology's products are 5-free for this exact reason—we only create polishes that are free of five of the most popular toxic ingredients in most popular nail polishes.

Jin Soon Choi, one of the most sought-after manicurists, created a 10-free nail line free from harsh chemicals in 2012 inspired by her experience in fashion and knowledge as a salon and spa owner. These rich and rewarding shades from JINsoon go on silky smooth and don't take too much product for full coverage.

#7. Deborah Lippmann

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Deborah Lippmann is well-known in the beauty industry. Made with high-quality ingredients and limited harmful chemicals, these nail polishes are known for their longevity and durability. You can easily enjoy a long-lasting manicure with minimal chipping!

Deborah Lippmann is also pretty committed to ethical business practices. Many of their lacquers are either 5-free or 10-free, in addition to being vegan and cruelty-free.

The gel polishes from Deborah Lippmann are also excellent nail products, going on smoothly and drying pretty fast. They also don't require a UV lamp, which helps make the process feasible for nail art newbies. However, some do note that their gel polish isn't as long-lasting as gel polishes from other brands.

Just be sure to always use a base coat and seal your nails with a top coat when complete.

#8. Dior

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This is the best luxury pick when it comes to high-end nail polishes. The nail polishes from Dior are a great way to accessories a look made with their fashion-forward apparel and bags. Dior's lacquers are just as luxurious and stunning as their handbags!

#9. Manicurist

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Gel polish is best if you want your go-to color combination to last a long time. Though your standard nail lacquer is best when you want to craft some nifty designs, it's hard to beat the durability of gel. However, that longevity doesn't come without a price.

Gel polish can be damaging to your natural nails, especially if you don't remove it properly. The only downside to a long-lasting gel manicure is the removal process—no matter how much acetone you use, it always seems nearly impossible to swiftly restore your natural nails.

That's where Manicurist comes into the picture. Their Green Flash polishes go on smooth like gel, dry in a split second under a UV lamp, and can be taken off with acetone in less than a minute.

You might think that such an easy-to-remove gel polish can't possibly last that long, but that's far from the truth. You can enjoy a Manicurist chip-free mani for up to 10 days!

#10. Olive & June

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Olive & June, like Maniology, is on a mission to make a salon-worthy manicure accessible at home. With various kits and systems available for purchase, you don't need to take a trip to your nail tech anymore.

From foil accent stickers to peony pink press-ons, Olive & June has a wide variety of nail art items that go way beyond nail polishes. But if you're just looking for a couple of cute lacquer colors, their nail polishes are an impressive 15-free.

#11. Nails Inc.

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Nails Inc. is a British brand that often collaborates with other well-established brands. A staple in beauty and fashion, Nails Inc.'s collection of gorgeous nail polish colors is one to be reckoned with. The formulas have a thick yet smooth consistency that requires minimal coats for a full-coverage mani.

#12. Sundays

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Sundays is unlike other traditional polish brands, as they put a great deal of emphasis on wellness and nail health. Their salon-quality formulas are known around the world for their exceptional coverage and longevity. Plus, they're 10-free in addition to being cruelty-free, non-toxic, and vegan.

The founder of sundays is a firm believer in the self-healing power of nail care. A trip to the salon is about more than pampering your fingertips and toes. It's a moment to treat yourself while feeling comfortable - a feeling that can be multiplied when you DIY your nail art at home.

With a cult-like following, this self-care-centric brand has a wide range of polishes in countless chic shades. Just browsing their nail polish page reminds us of a sweet and serene spring afternoon. If you like anything pretty or pastel, then you should check out what they have avaliable!

Final Thoughts

The best nail polish brands have a wide assortment of colors that go on smooth and silky. You deserve to make your DIY manicure session an enjoyable and creative endeavor! That's the power of the perfect polish. 😉

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At Maniology, we believe your nails are opportunities for adventure, fun, and unrestrained artistic expression. Our nail stamping plates and nail accessories are here to help foster your self-expression in the hopes of building a community of individuality. For more nail tutorials, subscription box updates, and designs, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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