No Time For A Manicure? No Need For One With These 16 Salon Quality Nail Polishes

by Rachel Aschenbrand-Robinson
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There’s nothing quite like a fresh manicure to make you feel like a human being again (ok, maybe a fresh haircut and color, too). After dealing with screaming kids, a demanding boss, intrusive relatives, or all of the above, the ritual of choosing a color, tending to your tired hands, and adorning your nails with a smooth coat of polish just feels like the epitome of self-care.

That said, sitting down for a professional salon mani isn’t always a feasible option, which is why drugstores are stocked full of nail polish options for at-home application. Sure, you can splurge on a high-end brand, but there are tons of wallet-friendly lacquers that get the job done just as well, at a fraction of the cost.

Because feeling put-together shouldn’t put you over budget, we’ve rounded up the 9 best drugstore nail polishes to shop now. Whether you’re looking for a bold pop of color, a high-shine metallic, or something that dries before the kids wake up from nap time, the perfect pick is right at your fingertips—scroll on and see! Pssst: Don’t forget to jazz up your digits with these fancy nail stickers!

Which drugstore nail polish are you picking up? To fill the rest of your beauty needs on the cheap, check out Scary Mommy’s beauty must-haves.


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