5 Drugstore Product Picks Nail Experts Can’t Live Without

The best beauty products in the drugstore aisles handpicked by New York City nail artist Jin Soon Choi.

1

Cutex Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover

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“I use only non-acetone remover at all of my spas because it’s gentler on skin and nails. This one is a classic that’s been my go-to since I got started.”

To buy: $4; walmart.com.

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2

Tweezerman Cuticle Nipper

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“Tweezerman makes professional-grade tools at a fair price. Use this between salon visits to maintain your manicure.”

To buy: $26; ulta.com.

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3

Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover

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“Leaving some of the cuticle keeps nails healthy. This softens the skin so you can easily push it back.”

To buy: $7.50; ulta.com.

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4

Revlon Emeryl Compact Nail File

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“Metal files are easy to wash with soap and water between uses, unlike foam or emery.”

To buy: $4; ulta.com.

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5

Kiss Nail Art Paints in Gala

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“Striping brushes are the best for creating designs. The black, white, and silver in this kit are good neutrals, plus you can reuse the brushes with other colors.”

To buy: $7; target.com.

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