Avon's Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel in the color Jade (two coats), on sale for $1.99. It is comparable to Sally Hansen's Complete Salon Manicure. I've tried both, the Sally Hansen's is a thicker so you may not need two coats.
"Up to 10-day wear.* High-gloss shine. Salon-quality precision brush. No formaldehyde, toluene or phthalates. .4 fl. oz.
*With normal touch-ups."
If it lasts 10 days? Not on me, but they claim that it only does with normal touch-ups, which I tend not to do, I just wipe it off and do it over.
No base coat or top coat needed, but I learned to always use a base coat. This time I am using Avon NAIL EXPERTS Lemon Fortifier. I have the Sally Hansen in Fairy Teal and I didn't use a base coat and when I removed it, there were still traces of color on the sides of my fingers and it was a pain to completely get rid of it.
Tip: bring your own nail polish when you go to get your nails done, at least you can use it to touch up when needed. When you buy the polish they use in the salon, it usually costs more than if you were to buy it at a drugstore or anywhere else ;) Essie and OPI doesn't always mean the best. Yes, they are great (with fun names!), but a lot of drugstore brands are just as comparable. Give them a try!
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