Responsible for creating looks for New York Fashion Week, Miss Pop—who’s also worked with such celebrities as Gwen Stefani and Amy Schumer—thinks of nails as an accessory. We love her genius nail art hacks and mani-inspo (follow her on Instagram, @misspopnails). Keep reading for her top drugstore picks.
Essie in Good as Gold
This shade makes your nails look like 24-karat gold. But the best part is the brush—it’s so flexible that I can use it to create nail art without any other tools.
To buy: $9; target.com.
Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies
My grandma taught me to take biotin to help strengthen my nails and hair. These taste like candy, so it feels like a win-win.
To buy: $8; jet.com.
China Glaze Lavender Iridescent Nail Tips
These have a tape-like adhesive rather than glue, so they won’t ruin your natural nails. Plus, there’s no dry time.
To buy: $10; ulta.com.
ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape
Since it’s made for paint, it’s easier to work with and doesn’t leave behind a sticky residue like clear tape does. Use it to create crisp lines.
To buy: $6; amazon.com.
Trim Salon Board
Most files are made for acrylics and can peel or even break natural nails. For a gentler file, look for grits above 220. This one is 280/320— even better.
To buy: $1.50; target.com.
CND Solaroil Conditioner
This cuticle oil is so hydrating. I keep one in the cup holder in my car and put it on when I’m at a red light so it can sink in while I drive.
To buy: $8.50; ulta.com.