The 6 Best Nail Polish Brands for a Longer-Lasting Look

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You no longer need to book an appointment at the salon to have perfectly polished nails that won't chip after a few hours. We've curated a list of the six best nail polish brands to help give you a long-lasting manicure right at home.

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Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy

Add the Colorstay Gel Envy nail polish from Revlon to your collection and you can achieve salon-quality nails for less than $10. The bottle includes a wide-angle brush to apply a smooth, bubble-free finish that's resistant to chipping. We love this gorgeous mauve shade for summer and fall weddings, but it's also available in more than 50 other colors so you're bound to find one you like. And don't forget to try the Colorstay top coat for an extra shiny finish.

To Buy: $5 (was $8); amazon.com

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Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish

Coat your nails with this dusty blue color from Essie and it'll instantly elevate your look. The gel couture polish is a two-step process that takes long-lasting to the next level with up to 14 days of coverage. Thanks to its thick consistency, you only need two coats of polish and one layer of top coat before you're ready to take on daily tasks—no drying lamp required!. Perfect to help transition your nails from fall to winter, this blue tone is just what your fingertips need to complete almost any outfit.

To Buy: $9; amazon.com

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Long lasting gel polish from Deborah Lippmann in green photo

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Gel Lab Pro Polish

Any polish from Deborah Lippmann is an absolute must, but especially this award-winning Gel Lab Pro formula. This polish guarantees a beautiful shine and long-lasting wear without the nail damage that can come from acrylics used at salons. Offered in two pastel shades, it'll seamlessly adapt to several seasons with the balance of warm and cool tones. Plus, right now you can receive a small gift with your purchase.

To Buy: $20; nordstrom.com

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Gel polish for long-lasting wear from Dior photo

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Dior Vernis Gel Shine Nail Polish

Who doesn't want to wear a fabulous polish from Dior? Each shade is created for extended wear without chipping complete with a long-lasting shine. Wear this light blue hue as your everyday polish, or choose from more than 15 glossy shades and you're sure to find a nail color that best suits you.

To Buy: $28; nordstrom.com

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OPI Infinite Shine Nail Polish

If you're looking for a nail polish that'll really make a statement, then this is it. OPI's infinite shine formula in the shade, Oranges, is the standout nail polish you've been looking for to give your outfits a pop of color. It delivers extended wear up to 11 days, making it perfect for busy weeks and long vacations. And for just $13 a bottle you really can't go wrong!

To Buy: $13; amazon.com

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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Mauve-olous

We are swooning over this mauve-olous miracle gel from Sally Hansen, and once you use it, you will be, too. With a wide range of 89 fabulous colors, you might find yourself adding more than one to your cart. Its thick formula is designed to protect your nails and prevent wear and tear just like a gel manicure you'd get at the salon. For an even longer-lasting look, we recommend picking up the miracle gel shiny or matte top coat from Sally Hansen.

To Buy: $7; amazon.com

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