Luxe vs. Less Nail Polish
Nars Nail Polish in Dovima, $16, brightens nails with the punchy color of market-fresh cherry tomatoes -- perfect for hot summer days. But Bobbi Brown Nail in Tomato Opaque, $8.50, gets the job done just as well for half the price. (The catch: Bobbi Brown polishes are also half the size of Nars bottles.)
We think putting nail polish in a pump-able pen is genius. But the gorgeous YSL Nail Touch Nail Lacquer Brush Pen No. 2 costs a whopping $25. If you can sacrifice the luxurious gold packaging, Sally Hansen Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pen comes in the same shade, Sheer Beige, and works the same way for only $7.99.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Bronze Goddess (left) will give your nails the glowing tan of a Brazilian beach goddess -- for $18. But L
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Tired of waiting for another shipment of high-end, exclusive polish? We found plenty of other spring/summer debuts to rave about -- and searched high and low for budget-friendly look-a-likes. Try these comparisons on for size, then post your look-alike suggestions on our community page.
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