Nail Polish as Shower Favors

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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
13156 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
2347 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

<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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
6111 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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
770 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 is having a sale on OPI colors that ends tomorrow morning…$3/bottle!

Post # 11
974 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

pittgirl4:  You can only order 12 bottles ๐Ÿ™ I’m the saddest right now

Post # 12
2123 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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
857 posts
Busy bee

I personally like Sally Hanson. 

Post # 15
1 posts
  • Wedding: March 2015

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? 

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