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Total Beauty’s Top Rated Nail Polishes

By on July 3, 2010
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As a member of the Total Beauty Blogging Community I am regularly updated about new features on More often than not they aren’t nail related but this one struck me as interesting. There are a LOT of drugstore nail polishes that made their reader reviewed Top 10. Being that I don’t have a ton of luck with most drugstore brands I found this surprising. What do you think?
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  1. jbrobeck says:

    um.. yeah… yuck!!! out of all of the drugstore polishes out there, these are the ones that make it on the list? i don’t like ANY of those drugstore polishes. give me milani or WnW any day!

  2. Caroline says:

    For the first couple that aren’t regulars on this site, I agree with Revlon– although, depending on the shade, Revlon does have some application issues, they definitely don’t chip as easily.

    I’m surprised that the Maybelline and the Wet n Wild made it on the list; I guess for those it was more about the speed it dries vs. longevity since they both chip like crazy for me.

    Not surprised to see OPI rated highly, of course but at least China Glaze beat it out! :D

  3. Amy says:

    Wow, I’ve NEVER had luck with Cover Girl nail polish, I’m surprised it’s so popular.

  4. TropicalChrome says:

    I think they’re spot on with quite a number of the drugstore brands, especially Maybelline Express Finish and Revlon. My Maybelline Express Finish polishes last amazingly well – so well that I wrote the company complimenting them on it some time ago. I also swear by my Revlon topcoat.

    I love China Glaze, but I think I’m a drugstore polish girl at heart :).

  5. H M says:

    wow…this is really annoying :(

  6. dave aka pnl says:

    Oh ladies…..your nails oh so make or break the “look”! The jobs not done till the nails are finished. Your nails say alot about you girls and ladies…beleive it, or not!

  7. Katie says:

    I’m not that shocked, but CoverGirl polishes making the list? I didn’t know they were that popular or that great. Also, I am a little surprised that out of all drugstore brands Sally Hansen was left off the list because I’ve always had great luck with them. I agree with the high rankings of Essie and OPI and I’m glad that China Glaze made it out on top.

    • Aloix says:

      I agree about Sally Hansen, the majority of my DS polishes are SH. It almost seems that this poll is veiled advertising or some such.

  8. JB says:

    I like that they rated China Glaze as #1!

    I had to laugh at the self-professed “nail polish whore” who has 50 nail polishes. Girl, you have no idea what a true nail polish whore is… :D

  9. emily says:

    Where is Zoya and Orly? I agree that China Glaze is one of the best an OPI is pretty good, but Orly and Zoya definitely deserve to be mentioned.

  10. addicted says:

    I agree with Dave, chipped or unkempt nails ruin your outfit. I love China Glaze but I think OPI trumps it!

  11. Andrea says:

    I also like the maybelline express polishes. I bought one and I was so surprised how nice it was. So i bought more.

    But I LOVE the china glaze nail polishes the most. (and OPI second)

    I hate the total beauty website though. I can only stand it if I have my adblocker on. (the amount of ads on that site is redic)

  12. eryn says:

    ugh i totally call bs on essie. essie polishes are the worst i’ve ever owned-no matter what base/top combination i use, they chip within literally a day.

  13. j says:

    opi is always #1 in my book, but where was Zoya and Milani?
    I don’t use CG nail polish, is it really as good as they’re rating it?

  14. grace says:

    Maybelline polish is some of the worst I’ve ever tried. I can’t believe it’s up there. Wet & Wild has some decent polishes for the price. The BEST drugstore brand out there is Brucci, hands down. I wish it had a wider distribution so other people could take advantage of it. Awesome colors. Great wear. $3/bottle.

    I’m surprised someone mentioned having trouble with Essie’s wear. It’s always the longest wearing polish for me. China Glaze and OPI are obvious favorites.

  15. stephanie says:

    essie and opi are hands down the longest wearing nail polishes ive experienced. im wearing essie greenport right now and im only seeing a little bit of chips on the tips of my nails after a whole freaking week and a half! AND i work in a place where i have to constantly use and wash my hands/fingers.

    i dunno if i agree with everything on the list but i have to say that rimmel nail polishes are fantastic. ive been keeping an eye out for more [i have a beautiful dark green and deep purple by them] whenever i go to cvs.

  16. Gabi says:

    It’s very hard to find a great well rounded nail polish at drug stores, but every so often, you might find a good-great one. It’s like finding a diamond in the rough.

  17. Sandi says:

    Since when are OPI and especially Essie considered drugstore polishes and where are they getting OPI for $5.99? Even Target charges $8.50 for it and their selection sucks. Good thing I don’t buy it. To me, it isn’t really ‘drugstore’ polish once you start getting in to that price range

  18. MimiG323 says:

    thats kind of adorable, one girl calls herself a polish whore for having 50 bottles… really? 50? try several hundred and then start talking! if 50 makes you a whore, what am I??