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The Ten Best Nail Varnishes

You won't 'varnish' into the background with our choice of nail polish.

Revlon in Midnight Affair - £6.29

Navy is the coolest shade for your nails right now. Revlon’s version of the colour has an iridescent sheen, making it an ideal evening choice and lifting it from a dull opaque finish.

www.revlon.com; 0800 085 2716

Barry Min Coral - £2.95

Barry Mero launched his colourful cosmetic brand back in the Eighties. His extensive line of over 50 nail paints includes vivid shades such as this summery coral.

www.barrym.com; 020-8349 2992

Nails Inc in Charlotte St - £10.50

Its products are just as popular as its busy manicure bars. One of Nails Inc’s best sellers at the moment is this aluminium shade polish named after London’s Charlotte Street.

www.nailsinc.com; 020-7529 2340

Rimmel in Black Cherries - £2.89

Along-lasting polish is ideal for manicured toes as you need it to withstand at least a week’s wearing. Ideally, put on a few coats of this shimmery black cherry to ensure less chipping.

Available nationwide

Nars in Rebel Yell - £13

Nars has updated its nail varnish formula to include UV protection to prevent polish discoloration. New this season is the colour Rebel Yell which is fashionably matt.


Bourjois in Noir de Chine - £4.95

Indulge yourself in the new season’s gothic trend and paint your nails with Bourjois inky black lacquer. This should finish off yourMorticia Adams look perfectly.

www.bourjois.co.uk; 0800 269 836

Chanel in Gold - £17

Be quick to get your nails into Chanel’s new limited edition shade Gold Fiction before it sells out. Your fingertips will look as chic as the chain on your quilted bag.

www.chanel.co.uk; 020-7493 3836

Essie in Happily Ever After - £8.50

With its long-lasting finish and wide range of hues, Essie is the brand favoured by professional make-up artists. This sweet pale pink is fresh fromthe newbridal collection.

www.nailsbymail.co.uk; 0844 800 9396

Maybelline in Cerise - £3.99

You will be hard pushed to find a nail lacquer that is easier to apply than Maybelline’s Express Finish. Perfect for the girl on the go, it dries in just 40 seconds.

Available nationwide

OPI in Louvre Me Louvre Me Not - £9.75

OPI polish is the choice of Hollywood darlings. The colours from this season’s France collection includes this vibrant, Louvre Me Louvre Me Not, aswell as Tickle My France-y.

www.opi.com; 01923 240 010