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9 Best Drugstore Nail Polishes

A salon-quality manicure is only a drugstore-stop away, thanks to these reader-approved polish picks
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The best drugstore nail polish should be long lasting, have a gorgeous selection of colors and work just as well as their high-end counterparts for a fraction of the cost. But figuring out which drugstore nail polishes deliver on those promises can be tricky — after all, there are tons of nail polish brands out there and even at drugstore prices, it would cost one person a fortune to test them all.

That's why we turned to our trusty reviewers for a little help finding the best drugstore nail polish. We scoured hundreds of product reviews to find the affordable nail polishes our reviewers swear by to create a chip-free, glossy, professional-looking manicure. Get ready to add these to your cart.

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Best Drugstore Nail Polish No. 9: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel, $9.99
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 7.5*
Why it's great:"I can't rave about this enough," says one reviewer. "This is the longest-lasting nail polish I have ever used." Another reviewer says this is a "lovely nail polish with fantastic shine... it's easy to apply and looks beautiful."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Sally Hansen Miracle Gel here.

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Best Drugstore Nail Polish No. 8: Revlon Nail Enamel, $5.99
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 7.8*
Why it's great: "This polish goes on evenly and smoothly," reports one reviewer. "It dries fast and resists chipping." Other reviewers add, "the colors are pigmented...and come in fashionable shades." Overall, reviewers "love this polish."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Revlon Nail Enamel here.

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Best Drugstore Nail Polish No. 7: Essie Nail Polish, $8.50
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.4*
Why it's great: This classic polish earns top marks among reviewers because it "has a rich formula, is easy to apply and resists chipping for a long time." One reviewer calls it "her favorite polish ... the colors are classic and suitable for any season...the other brands just do not compare." To sum up: "Tons of colors, does not chip and a good price."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Essie Nail Polish here.

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Best Drugstore Nail Polish No. 6: China Glaze Nail Lacquer with Hardeners, $7.50
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.9*
Why it's great: "The thing I like best about China Glaze polishes is that they come in so many vibrant colors," says one reviewer. "It brushes on smoothly and dries quickly." Another calls them "simply the best...I only need one coat to cover my nails."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for China Glaze Nail Lacquer with Hardeners here.

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BY ALLIE FLINN | MAY 24, 2017 | SHARES
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