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5 of the Best Nail Polishes Under $5

Five Cool Polishes Under $5

If you're looking for a trendy shade with great wear on the cheap, you've come to the right place. Each of the polishes above is a standout deal in its own right:
Mood Stuck Color Changing Nail Polish in Turquoise
($5) is a cool special-effects polish in the season's most popular shade, Bourjois Nail Varnish False Nail Effect ($4) is a high-quality classic creme red, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color in Brisk Blue ($5) is the fastest drying one-coat polish we've seen lately, Charlotte Russe Metallic Nail Polish in Pewter ($3) is a super-trendy gunmetal that looks a lot more expensive than it is, and Maybelline Express Finish Nail Polish in Grape Times ($4) is the perfect transitional color. And they'll all have you covered for under a fiver — just click on the images to check them out.

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Miss-Infamous Miss-Infamous 6 years
I LOVE the Sally Hensens instant dry polish I own 5 different colors
Beauty Beauty 6 years
Exchequette, if you want a classic darker turquoise, there's Urban Outfitters polish for $5: If you want something a little brighter and don't mind spending $6, I also totally love Americam Apparel's Malibu Green (although I'm not a Dov Charney fan so much):
chequettex chequettex 6 years
I've been looking for a good, inexpensive turquoise nail polish. The mood nail polish looks about the right color now, but I bet it gets brighter, lighter & turns neon when warm (I have a hot pink mood nail polish that does that). Any ideas for a nice turquoise that doesn't change colors?
mhutt mhutt 6 years
Love that it is Toluene, DBP, and Formaldehyde free. It does say to use a clear coat under, but that obviously wasn't enough to stop from staining.
Beauty Beauty 6 years
Ok! So glad you're not suffering from permanent nail-blue-itis! ;)
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
oh, like a week. It's not a huge deal, it just sort of looks like i've been playing with blue play doh.
Beauty Beauty 6 years
Oh no! We really love Blue Blast, too, but we had no idea it did that to some people's nails. How long does it take to fade off?
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
I have the sally hansen blue one. I love it and always get compliments on it, but it turns my nails blue (yes, with a clear base coat).
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