Champneys Blush, Nails Inc Leicester Square, MaxFactor Diva Violet and Mac Rougemarie
Whether it's nude, lilac or jade, each season brings a new must-have colour. But with so many beauty brands offering products, it can be hard to know which will keep its shine, remain chip-free and come off without leaving a stain. Luckily for you, the MyDaily team took it upon ourselves to test every brand we could get our hands on (yeah, we know - hard life!). After weeks of diligently repainting our nails every three days, there were clear winners and sadly a few disappointments. Check out our top buys below and see the full gallery to guide your next polish purchase.
The winners are:
Best All-round Performer: Champneys
It was easy to apply; each coat barely took a minute to dry. Nails kept their salon shine for over four days, and toenails were still perfect after ten. Our tester described it as "the best polish I've ever used".
Best Gift: Nails Inc
The polish performed well; a fab colour that remained chip-free for three or four days, and who could resist the diamanté-embellished bottle?
Best High Street Brand:MaxFactor
The polish was a great consistency and easy to remove. The colour is both unusual and striking, and particularly suits dark skins. The price is a bonus, too!
Best Splurge: MAC
The bright red shade not only looks fantastic, it came through in just one coat. It held its shine really well, so there was no need for a top coat to get that extra gloss. The drying time was really fast and it didn't chip easily. An exceptional nail polish.
Take a look through our gallery below to see how the rest of the polishes fared and check out Sophy Robson's - fashion's go-to nail artist - top tips on how to get the perfect manicure at home.