With prices often soaring into the high teens and above, nail polish can be a pretty expensive habit — but it doesn't have to be. Luckily for us all, there are tons of great nail polishes available in the drugstore aisle. And you don't have to sacrifice quality for price, either: According to nail artists and experts, these budget-friendly options include some of the best nail polish formulas in town. Keep reading for 8 great manicurist-approved nail lacquers, all available for under $10.
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Zoya Nail Polish, $9
"Compared to more established brands like OPI or Essie, Zoya offers toxin-free and natural ingredients in their products," says celebrity nail and makeup artist Fei Zu. Plus, as she points out, Zoya's products all 7-free, making them safer, especially for children or pregnant women. And with over 400 color choices, she explains that you'll have plenty of options to keep you inspired and feeling beautiful every day.
Orly Nail Polish, $2.49 to $9.59
"Orly is known for its amazing gripper top, which makes opening stuck polish caps a breeze," says Tracy Lee Percival, international nail artist and beauty expert. In addition, she explains that Orly nail lacquers are super pigmented, making manicures a breeze with full coverage in one coat.
OPI Infinite Shine, $4.99 to $10.99
"This two-part system (color coat and top coat) gives a gel-like shine and extended wear," says Percival.