Hands Down, These Are The Best Neutral Nail Polish Shades

That won't budge or smudge

Opting for a gel or SNS manicure  — guaranteed to remain glossy and intact for up to three weeks — is tempting. For those who want to avoid potentially risky UV exposure and damaging their natural nails, there’s another option: good old fashion nail polish.

When it comes to longevity, the new crop of long-wearing nail polish formulas will last for seven to ten days. While you might be prone to skipping base and top coat to save time – they will dramatically extend the life of your manicure and support the health of our nails. Here, we bring you the best full-proof nail polishes for a salon-quality manicure at home. 



Essie Nail Colour in Ballet Slippers ($15; at

The Queen reportedly has a thing for Essie’s Ballet Slippers while Kate Middleton prefers Allure, and we’ve heard that Markle opted for a hue from the English main staple for her engagement announcement.



Givenchy Le Vernis in 002 ($36; at

Oh là là This french-girl favourite is the prettiest shade of millennial pink we ever did see. 

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Butter London

butter LONDON Patent Shine 10X Nail Polish in Tea With The Queen ($22; at

The Patent Shine 10X formula is loaded with ingredients proven to promote brighter, stronger, healthier nails and boasts a gel-like finish for up to ten days.



OPI Infinite Shine in Pretty Pink Perseveres ($22; at

This polish offers a super glossy finish and is formulated with a unique hybrid technology which amplifies the shine and extends the wear of OPI’s iconic nail lacquer.


Sally Hansen

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Colour in Little Peony ($8.50; at

As the name suggests this nail polish refuses to budge thanks to a part-lacquer, part-gel formula. 



Ciate London Gelology Nail Polish in the Naked Truth ($23; at

Another British beauty brand on the list – we can’t deny they make amazing nail polish. This crème lacquer is beloved by it-girl Olivia Palermo. 



CND VINYLUX™ Weekly Polish in Romantique ($20; at

A sheer blush pink hue that has reached a cult-like status in nail salons everywhere. 

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