My favourite by far is OPI, O.K so the colours aren’t that amazing or funky but it doesn’t chip and lasts such a long time and they are also constantly bringing out new collections so you always have something to choose from. RRP £9.95
Secret Beauty favourite: The aubergine ‘Lincoln Park at Midnight’
Nails Inc may have pretty cool shades, but most of my nails have chipped by the end of the day, and I don’t even ‘do’ working with my hands. It is a shame as I love all the colours and they do regularly bring out new collections so I suppose it depends how long you’ll be wearing the varnish for and if you mind the chipped look. RRP £10.50
Secret Beauty favourite: Festival Pier for summery toes and Kabaret for a sophisticated take on the Goth trend.
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour looks great on your dressing table, but unfortunately not so great on your nails. Now, I may be slightly fussy or it could be that nothing quite beats OPI for the ‘chip factor’, but Chanel seems to chip quite easily after a day or two, and when removing a dark colour I find it stays around the sides of my nails for days, no matter what I do! Having said that, the colours are classic, very rich and look extremely glossy, again, not necessarily ‘funky’, but definitely very classy. RRP £13.
Secret Beauty favourite: Rouge Noir for a glossy ‘red wine’ colour.
So, time for nails on more of a budget! Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish is great. It does exactly what it says on the tin and lasts for days. A fab range of shades to choose from and at about £3 a pop, you can afford to play around with the colours.
Secret Beauty Favourite? Shocker, for fun, bright fuchsia nails.