Middle Aged Beauty Queen

#3 My Top Ten Nail Polish Brand

Posted on: October 11, 2012

I often get asked what is the best brand of nail polish. Because of that, I have been working all summer on comparing different brands of nail polish. I compared over 28 brands of nail polish, all available in the US. Meaning this comparison of brands does not include any Barry M or other brands only available in the UK. I scored the different brands using these 5 items of criteria: brush/bottle, formula, price, dry time, and wear. These are the items that are important to me in a nail polish. When I was finished there were 3 brands that had all 5/5 stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Venique Heel d’Orsay is one of my all time favorite polishes. Venique came in at #3 on my list and received 5/5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 from my scoring system. Venique costs $7 for a half ounce bottle, which is what put it in the #3 position. The top 2 are cheaper is what I’m trying to say!

Cosmic Phenomenon from Venique. Venique is free of all the bad things a girl does not want in her nail polish. In fact, Venique is considered a natural nail polish and can be called that in salons in California. We all know how strict California can be about these things. Venique was launched just about a year ago, out of Southern California. They have a full line of 78 colors, all named for some type of shoe. Venique says a woman’s best accessory are shoes and nails. If a polish from Venique does not have a shoe reference then it is part of a limited edition collection. Such as Cosmic Phenomenon pictured above.

Whiskey Vamp is another of my favorite colors from Venique.

Step in My Blade is a pretty blue. I love this polish. When it dries it feels like glass. It is so hard to describe, but it is definitely different from any other polish I’ve worn.

9-5 Shoe, this is a pretty neutral and has a green cast to it. It is almost like a camouflage look to it. Really different, but I like it.

Mary Jane Pump is a bright blue red! I am loving the reds right now and this of course is a favorite.

Exotic Messenger, is a gorgeous pink! This is a deep, dirty pink! That’s the only way I can think to describe it. It’s not a perfect pink, it has a bit of a smoke to it, really pretty. Proceeds from the sale of this polish goes 100% to the BCRF ( Breast Cancer Research Fund).
Venique…Very Unique! That’s their line in their brochure they provided to me. One of the things that makes this polish so different is a unique blend of ingredients formulated allowing the polish to naturally flex with your nails. The top coat has an ingredient called Sil-Tek which allows flexing with the nail. I don’t know what it’s made of, but I know I really like this brand of polish. I only wish this polish was readily available so that everyone had a chance to try it, I think it would become a favorite of so many.

As you all know I have made a deal with a distributor and I can now sell nail polish. I can get any OPI, China Glaze or Venique polish. This kit is $15 for 2 bottles of polish and a mini top coat. The colors are Step in my Blade and Angelica Step. Let me know if you would like this kit. Also if you google search Venique images and you find a color you like, let me know and I can get it for you. All Venique are $7 a bottle. Which surprised me, the quality of this polish is up there with Deborah Lippmann and butter London.

In the interest of full disclosure: Venique has sent samples of their polish to me for review. I have an ongoing relationship with them and I hope to continue to receive samples for review as I appreciate them. That being said, because I have received “free” samples in no way clouds my judgement of this polish. If this was a crappy polish, I would say so. Well actually I most likely wouldn’t say anything at all if it was crappy. But those of you who have watched me on YT and read my blog from the beginning know that I love this polish and I said so long before I ever received any samples from them.

As always, thanks for stopping by! #2 on the list coming soon. What do you think it is? If you have a guess, leave it in the comment section below. πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—


8 Responses to "#3 My Top Ten Nail Polish Brand"

I am looking forward to seeing the next post,and finding out what number 1 is!


It won’t be much longer. I think you will be surprised by it, I know I was!


I was thinking the Venique would’ve been number 1!


No, but def in the top 3! I was surprised by #1, I think you will be too!

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No idea! Are they well known?
Lovely post and pictures!


Yes, they are drug store brands. πŸ™‚

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Hhmm, I still don’t know… I doubt it’s Essie. I don’t really know any very popular brands other than L’Oreal, Revlon, Sally Hansen… again the selection is much better over the pond… I really can’t wait to see the winner!


Soon! I have a Halloween post I’m going to do and then my 59 shades of Sunday and then I’ll do the next 2. Maybe I’ll #2 then my Halloween one. Just for you. πŸ™‚

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