3 reasons to opt for a name brand nail polish

Posted on: 3 May 2017

There are a growing number of 'indie' nail polish brands available on websites such as Etsy, as well as many brands who don't usually make nail polish branching into polishes. Here are a few reasons why it is a good idea to opt for a known and experienced brand such as OPI nail polish rather than a newer polish maker.

Long life and chip resistant polishes

Experienced nail polish manufacturers not only have a tried and trust nail polish formula but also have production volumes that allow them to have a consistent production technique. This means that every polish that you purchase works exactly as well as it should and matched with the overall brand guarantee of long life and/or chip resistance. Brands that have been around for a long time have had a chance to test a range of formulas to work out which formulas not only work well at the factory but also provide consistent and attractive finishes at home. 

Wide range of colours

A big company has space to experiment with a range of colours and texture in order to fit in with new trends. That means if you can get a hanker to try a colour that is not in season you can often find a great range with a large brand that has large production volumes. You can also find a range of fun experimental finishes and guides for nail as these companies often collaborate with top designers to come up with unique nail polishes that will get people talking. 


Main street brands like OPI need to abide by normal testing regimes and use only products that are safe for use in cosmetics. Indie brands have been known to experiment with their range of ingredients and additives to create unique finishes. These can cause some terrible side effects if the product is not designed and tested for human usages, such as the case of an independent nail polish which was alleged to cause nail lifting. This serious issue and others like it are preventing in main street brands that have a serious testing regime before any new ingredients are introduced to the market. 

If you are wondering which brands to opt for as you grow your nail polish collection, it is a good idea to opt for a main street nail polish with a familiar name. That way you know you will get a safe and high-quality nail polish.