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Readers' Choice Awards: Nails

Readers Choice Nails Chanel Kennebrew
Sep, 08, 2014 12:12 PM UTC

Essie in Fiesta and Fierce, No Fear ($9 each,

"The polish went on beautifully and lasted over a week without chipping." -Leigh Epperson, Winchester, VA

Deborah Lippman in Today Was a Fairytale ($20 each,

"The shimmer pieces aren't too big, so it works nicely over a solid color. Plus, the wear time is great." -KJ Norwood, Toledo

NCLA Nail Wraps in You're So Pretty ($16,

"I'm done with boules of messy polish! These nail stickers are pretty and long-lasting and come with very clear instructions that make them easy to apply." -Tyeema Barner, Yonkers, NY

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel ($10, Walgreens)

"I was shocked at how long the color stayed on my nails. Now I can change it each week without a trip to the salon." -Julia Coney, blogger,