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Favorite places to order nail polish online

May 15, 2012

Hello all! I’m still sporting my Black Rainbow Stripes nails from a couple days ago, but it’s coming off tonight. Until then, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite places to order nail polish online. :)

transdesign.com

Great prices on China Glaze, Essie, and Color Club. Plus, they ship super fast. I love that for newer collections you can pick up the entire collection (plus store display!) for us nail polish junkies. It makes purchasing all the polishes in a collection fast and easy. I’ve ordered from them numerous times and have never had any issues. I believe they are located on the East Coast and even with the far distance (I’m in Utah), all polishes arrive safely.

nailpolishcanada.com

I’ve only ordered from them once (when I ordered some Nfu Oh polishes), but it was a pleasant experience. Super fast shipping. Only one week from when I ordered to when I received it, and that included four days when it was held up at customs at the border. All polishes arrived safely. Great option for all of you in Canada. :)

zoya.com

You can find Zoya polishes locally at some Ulta Beauty stores, but I still prefer to purchase straight from Zoya because of the color selection. My Ulta only stocks current and brand new collections, and they usually receive them a few weeks after Zoya is selling them at their site. Oh, I’m too impatient. I’d rather order from Zoya (who includes freebies like travel size Remove+ bottles and other goodies). All polishes arrive safely as well.

amazon.com

For harder to find collections from years past or for nail stamping items, I usually turn to Amazon. I have to order from third-party sellers (so I don’t get my Amazon Prime shipping discount), but it’s still worth it. Usually, I’ll find the specific polish or polishes I want and then go to that third-party’s storefront page at Amazon to see if there is anything else I want to buy. That way, I get the most bang for my buck when it comes to shipping costs. Amazon is also the best place to order Bundle Monster image plates (although you can order from bundlemonster.com, too).

beauty.com

I had a little issue with them a while back (their backorder process is ridiculous), but they do have a wide range of polish brands. They also share a shopping cart with drugstore.com so if you’re picking up some allergy meds (oh, my itchy eyes!), you can throw in a couple polishes as well. :)

sephora.com

Sephora only carries a few nail polish specific brands (Sephora by OPI, Nails Inc, etc), but what they carry is good quality. I also love that I can pick up other beauty items at the same time. :)

Now it’s your turn! Where do you buy nail polish online?

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  • melissa bi. May 15, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Thanks for the reviews. I’m in Canada and have been considering placing an order with nailpolishcanada.com so the positive feedback is encouraging!

    • Karen July 24, 2014 at 9:09 pm

      I buy all my supplies there they r great and you get it so fast

  • Val Brotton May 15, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Try out aveyou.com. I found some retired OPI colors as well as purchased some colors before they were available elsewhere. No problems, also got some free goodies.

  • K. LeGallais May 16, 2012 at 7:28 am

    So I have a question….you have used various brands of nail polish, which one (or few) would you say is the best out of all of them in term of coverage and smoothness and ease of application? I’m currently looking for colours and did my toes the other day and the polish took 5 coats for it to look any good!

    • kristina May 16, 2012 at 9:31 am

      The amount of coats needed for a polish really depends on the formulation and color of the polish. Lighter colors will obviously take more coats or a thicker formula. But as it gets thicker, it gets goupy and more prone to bubbling.

      That being said, I have more China Glaze polishes than any other brand. As a standard, all CG polishes need 2 coats (in my opinion). They have a wide color range and many different finishes. And they play well with my favorite top coat Seche Vite.

      I would put Zoya in as my top pick, but Zoya does not work well with Seche Vite (horrible shrinkage and tip wear). I’ve had moderate success with the Zoya base and top coats, but I don’t love it as much as Seche Vite.

  • denise hickenbottom May 16, 2012 at 8:06 am

    I use Amazon.com and also Sallys.com *denise*

  • K. LeGallais May 16, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Thanks so much for the response Kristina! Good to know.

  • Chris May 17, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I order from eNail supply and have been very happy except they do not sell opi anymore. They sell china glaze, Zoya and Essie.