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.)
From time to time, brands launch limited edition colors like MAC Nail Lacquer in Boom!, $10, which sell out almost immediately. No need to panic in this case. Sephora Brand Nail Polish 52 (right), $4, comes in a smaller bottle but looks almost exactly the same after two coats. (Shhh.)
Despite treks to stores throughout the city, we couldn
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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.