Post # 1
I am looking into giving nail polish as a favor for my upcoming baby shower. The issue is, I would love to use Essie’s Pink a boo or OPI’s It’s a Girl colors, but they run $6-$9 and I was hoping to pay $2-$3 per bottle. So my question to you is do you have a favorite brand of polish that’s around that price point, or do you know of any sites that I could purchase in bulk so it would bring the cost down? Thank u! 🙂
Post # 2
I’ve heard good things about China Glaze, which I think is like $3-4 per bottle for a lot of the colors. I haven’t tried it personally though. I’m a Essie + OPI user.
EDIT: Also, shouldn’t the person throwing your shower be footing the bill for favors?
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Post # 4
I was at a shower recently that had nail polish as part of the favor. Most were left behind, unfortunately. Just a heads up.
I’m pretty particular and only use OPI nail polishes, so if it wasn’t my brand, I’d have no use for it.
Post # 5
<br />I second @eecuadrado. I love Sinful and they’re about $1.99. What about a variation of pinks? I remember at my friend’s shower she gave out Bath and Body hand soaps and we were swapping them all over the place which was kind of fun 🙂
Post # 6
Another vote for Sinful Colors…$1.99 at Walgreens.
Sally Hansen – Hard as Nails Extreme nail color is good to and it’s $2.99 at Ulta.
Post # 7
Sally Hanson’s Quick Dry is my FAVORITE brand. I prefer it over Essie and OPI. I actually got a ridiculous amount of Essie nail polish for my birthday one year (I’m talking 20-30 bottles from a friend who worked at a beauty store going out of business). I was disappointed with the texture it had when applied. I ended up boxing them up and never using them. I recently gave all of my colors to my older sister who is OBSESSED with Essie and is now doing her own manicures.
Sally Hanson’s Quick Dry goes on thick and *shockingly* dries very quickly. I found one coat usually does it, but in lighter colors, maybe two. I would suggest this for sure! I’ve found them at Target for closer to $4, but you can always find coupons and gift card promotions from Target that you could save up!
Post # 8
If you have a friend with a beautician license (or are a loyal client at a hair or nail salon) they can order it for you at closer to your price range. Even buying it this way though I don’t know that you can get Essie or OPI at $2-$3.
Post # 9
Hautelook.com is having a sale on OPI colors that ends tomorrow morning…$3/bottle!
Post # 10
likewhoah, I am just seeing this now…I hope I can still order!
Post # 11
pittgirl4: You can only order 12 bottles 🙁 I’m the saddest right now
Post # 12
Sinful colors is AWFUL about staining your nails if you use a blue or green. Essie is always a hot streaky mess for me, and I definitely prefer OPI over all the other brands. China glaze is great too, but I’ve only ever used their glitters.
Post # 13
I personally like Sally Hanson.
Post # 14
That stinks about the 12 bottle limit. I think I’m gonna ask my hair stylist if she can hook us up 🙂 Thanks for all the suggestions ladies!
Post # 15
pittgirl4: Hi I have the same idea to use give nail polish as favors. Did you ever find what you were looking for? any recommendations?