The Nail Polish Guide You Didn’t Know You Needed


The Nail Polish Guide You Didn’t Know You Needed

By Shammi Mondal 


We know how special a new manicure can make you feel. From celebrity-inspired looks to DIY ideas, nail art can be a playful expression, a powerful statement or simply a reflection of your mood. 

Today, there are plenty of options to choose from. Those tiny, colourful bottles of varnish, with their promise of bold hues and fun textures, can brighten the dullest of days. But if the idea of browsing your manicurist’s nail catalogue seems too intimidating, then we’re here to help you.  

Here is a basic guide to introduce you to the several types of nail colours out there and get started with your paint party. 


Basic nail paints 

This is your evergreen ‘basic’ nail polish. You know, the kind that you’ve been using since before you began wearing makeup. However, there has been a massive upgrade in the textures and formulations of regular nail paints since then. 

From holographic to fast drying and the huge bandwidth of colours, there are plentiful options to play around with. Who says basic must be boring? 


Best for: DIY enthusiasts looking for a quick way to amp up their nails. These trusted regular nail paints will never disappoint.