Hi, I love your blog and find it really inspires my own imagination when it comes to nail art! Im thinking of going on a bit of a nail polish hoarding spree and wondered if you could point me in the right direction of the best nail polish brands? I've been looking at Essie, O.P.I, China Glaze and models own, have you ever used these? Which would you recommend? Thanks! X
"Nail polish hoarding spree." Is there any other kind?!
You’ll have a ton of fun, but you’ll have even more fun if you find a nail supply store. There, you’ll usually find at least OPIs for WAY under their normal selling price. Since you mentioned Model’s Own though, I’m wondering if you’re in the U.S. If you’re not, my advice on a nail supply store may be moot. Check though, just in case.
OPIs and China Glaze are my recommendations. They’ve both been around for so long and offer the most variety when it comes to color and type (cremes, shimmers, metallics, glitters, etc.), in my humble opinion. Essie is also a fantastic polish though, so don’t steer clear of it or anything. I personally just own the most China Glaze and OPI polishes, whereas I only have a few Essies. I don’t own, nor have I ever tried Model’s Own.
China Glaze is my absolute favorite at this point. I have an entire collection floating somewhere in the mail right now, coming my way. My favorite collections are Up & Away and Anchor’s Away, which I just realized both sound very similar. Odd.