If your nail polish collection has started to take over your vanity, it might be safe to say you're a polish addict. Let us be very clear: there is no shame in loving your polish. In fact, we support this collection fully. To help further add to your healthy obsession, we're sharing with you five of our favorite nail brands—women run nail brands, that is. We'll take our manicure with a side of girl power, please.
Manicurist to stars such as Lupita Nyong'o and Jennifer Lawrence, Deborah Lippmann knows nails. So, it makes perfect sense she have her own nail care line. Her colors are highly pigments, long-lasting, and have some of the most giggle-worthy names in the biz. Fun fact: Deborah is a talented jazz singer and still regularly performs!
Fans of Hard Candy likely already know the name Dineh Mohajer. Dineh founded Hard Candy 20 years ago (cue nostalgia), and just a few years ago, she entered the nail game again with Smith & Cult. The luxe nail brand contains some of the most wearable and eye-catching shades we've seen. And that gold gilded topper can't be beat.
Vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and made in the USA, Priti NYC is a staple backstage at New York and Paris Fashion Week. The high-end, eco-friendly nail brand never skimps on quality and delivers superior color. Founder, Kim D'Amato, founded Priti in 2005 after making the switch to organic foods and health products and realizing there weren't that many healthy options in beauty.
College friends Aretha Sack and Janine Lee founded Floss Gloss in San Francisco in 2011 after bonding over, well, everything, including their mutual love for nails. Today, Floss Gloss has earned a name for itself in the nail world for being 7-free (free of seven major, harsh chemicals typically found in nail polish) and for having rare, unique colors.
Once dubbed "The Nail Guru," Jin Soon garnered quite the reputation as a nail artist before launching her eponymous nail line. Her simple yet elegant anesthetic has led to a 5-free, high-shine lacquer that is used on the red carpet, backstage at fashion week, and in many nail salons (including her own!) across the country.
Have you tried any of these brands? If so, which is your favorite color?