10 Hot: The Best Niche Nail Brands You Need In Your Makeup Bag

14 August 2014 by


1. Priti NYC

It’s [a target="_blank" href="http://www.pritinyc.co.uk/">Priti NYC’s[/a] impressive range of wacky colours that had us at hello. Plus, they’re completely safe for use on children, mums-to-be and are totally vegan friendly.

2. Ten Over Ten

Born out of TriBeCa, NYC, Ten Over Ten is one of the coolest nail brands we’ve seen for a while. All of their stellar polishes are chemical free and they even collaborated with cult indoor cycling club SoulCycle to create a fitness-orientated collection.

3. Soigne

These super cute [a target="_blank" href="https://birchbox.co.uk/brands/soigne">little bottles[/a] caused quite the stir when they landed on the Grazia Beauty Desk and its nor hard to see why. Free from carcinogens and made from plant sourced materials- these beauties are a green dream!

4. Strange Beautiful

Strange Beautiful’s collection of pill shaped bottles house a variety of amazing shades- and will look pretty cool on your bathroom shelf.

5. Only Fingers And Toes

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.onlyfingersandtoes.co.uk/">Only Fingers And Toes[/a], aka, OFAT, offer a gorgeously luxe finish minus the usual chemical nasties. With a real plethora of colours- you’ll love the silky smooth texture, high gloss finish and precision brush as much as we do.

6. Kevyn Aucoin

We’re coveting makeup maestro Kevyn Aucoin’s gorgeous [a target="_blank" href="http://uk.spacenk.com/the-nail-lacquer/MUK200010196.html?prefn1=brand&start=41&cgid=BRANDS&prefv1=KEVYN%20AUCOIN&gclid=CJCHjOCOk8ACFQYOwwodWE0AXg">new polish[/a]- the first ever made by the legend himself. Although currently only available in one shade- Blood Roses- we just can’t wait to go to the dark side...

7. Laqa & Co

Calling all art lovers- these adorable nail polish pens are right up your street. Each [a target="_blank" href="http://www.cutecosmetics.co.uk/laqa--co-65-c.asp">bottle[/a] is covered with unique artworks done by a variety of artists. Too cool!

8. Kure Bazaar

This impressive eco-natural formula is based on wood pulp, wheat, cotton, potatoes and corn. Don’t be put off though- with a huge selection of knock-out, high-fashion shades and a slick, gel-like finish, we give these [a target="_blank" href="http://www.naturisimo.com/index.cfm?nme=Kure%20Bazaar&gclid=COuM46iNk8ACFY_MtAodtUQAYQ">varnishes[/a] our full beauty marks!

9. Nailberry

With a richly pigmented formula, ensuring you get a gorgeous colour in just one coat, and a super shiny, flawless finish, it’s hard to believe these little beauties are [a target="_blank" href="http://www.nailberry.co.uk/">“Four Free”[/a]- that is, free from Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP and Camphor. Phew!


Love a nude nail? You’ll love [a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/Shop/Designers/RGB">HIPP X RGB[/a]. Each of the 5 different shades are meant to match every skin tone. Applied to naked nails, these clever polishes are designed to cover up imperfections and give a flawless appearance.

As much as we love our failsafe nail brands, there are moments when something a little more unique is called for. Say, the moment you get to the pub and realise all your girlfriends are wearing the same shade of coral pink. Sound familiar? We hear ya! Step forward the top 10 unique and totally unheard of nail brands that you need to know about. After all, when it comes to sourcing new (and totally excellent) products, Grazia Team Beauty are here at your service!

From vegan-friendly polishes to eco-natural formulas, click through the gallery above and get ready to meet your new nail wish list…


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