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Editor’s Picks: Essential Nail Products

Care and styling products for your nails that have the seal of approval from our editors. These are the nail products you should be sending your money on.

Hena Desai, Deputy Editor – HAIR & Beauty

1. Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat: A long-wear nail enamel top coat with a brilliant shine. Seals in colour while also adding a dose of glam.

2. Yves Rocher 100% Botanical Oil Elixir: The perfect elixir for treating nails that break easily. The oil nourishes and hydrates nails and cuticles intensively, letting them regain their natural beauty.

3. O.P.I Nail Lacquer, Big Apple Red: If bold reds are what you like, then this shade is just what you’re looking for. As vibrant as the city it’s named after, this nail lacquer with brighten your nails and your day right up!

4. Sally Hansen Insta Dri Anti Chip Top Coat: Protect your nails from chipping with this protective top coat. It features a double-UV filter that effectively shields manicures from fading and discolouring.

5. VLCC Pedicure and Manicure Kit: Kit includes a hand-and-foot scrub, cleanser, cocoa butter cream, and an orange anti-tan pack. From prevents nail diseases and disorders to reduce sun damage on your skin, this kit does it all.

Sukriti Shahi, Senior Assistant Editor – HAIR & Beauty

1. Ciate London Mani Marker – Thrill Seeker: Featuring an easy to use precision tip, this nail polish pen is the ultimate on-the-go quick-fix saviour. The high-coverage colour can be applied quickly with a single stroke.

2. Colorbar Ultimate Nail Enamel Remover – Dark Chocolate: This nail polish remover gets rid of worn-out nail polish with ease. Best of all, it has an acetone-free, gentle formula that removes nail colour without causing any damage.

3. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Gel Nail Paint: A new generation of long wear nail colour, this gel nail polish gives 14 days of chip-free wear, without the need for UV lamps. The base coat is resistant to dulling, and the high-shine top coat plumps up the nail surface, magnifying colour and shine.

4. Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil: This nail and cuticle oil absorbs quickly into the nails and cuticles and provides instant deep hydration. The oil’s dermatologist approved formula helps make nails resilient and provides a healthy shine.

5. Essence Nail Polish Corrector Pencil: The nail polish corrector pencil helps correct the little mistakes that are inevitable when applying colour to nails. it comes with three replacement tips and is ideal for your travel vanity kit.

Also consider:

1. Orly No Bite Nail Bite Deterrent: Is your nail-biting habit crushing your dreams of having long nails? This bitter-tasting deterrent will help you break the habit!

2. Ciaté London Super Hero Nail Hardener: This nail hardener, used as a base coat, gives nails a rejuvenating makeover and strengthens them. It also hydrates and promotes nail growth.

3. Foolzy 13-in-1 Manicure Pedicure Set Kit: Made from high-grade stainless steel, this portable 12-piece kit has everything you’ll need for manicures and pedicures at home. The steel never rusts, ensuring that the kit will last you a lifetime.