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Looking for a great color to wear on your nails for New Year’s Eve? Along with your makeup and hair, your nails are key in pulling together your total look for the last holiday of the year. It’s also a way to express your style through nail color, art, shape and length. The one thing most of us women seek are great nail polishes that, not only have an assortment of beautiful colors, but don’t chip after a day or two. That is the main challenge in buying nail polish. You don’t want to invest in a brand that doesn’t last and needs frequent touch-ups.

Sometimes we tend to fall into that way of thinking that the more we spend on a nail polish brand, the better it will be. That is not always the case. There are some great nail polishes out there that are affordable, don’t chip and have many colors to choose from.

Here’s 5 that we found that would give you that perfect New Year’s Eve nail look and last long:

#1: Essence Colour & Go Nail Polish, $1.99, ULTA

Ulta Essence



This brand scored a 9 from customer reviews on Reviewers loved the colors and raved about the speedy dry time and how nicely the color goes on. When used with a base and top coat, it stays on well and is long-lasting. At $1.99, you can’t do wrong. Find yourself a coupon for ULTA to save big and buy a few colors.




#2: OPI Classic Nail Lacquer, $9, ULTA



OPI is a familiar brand to many and rightfully so. Reviewers on gave this brand a 9.1. They love that OPI comes in many colors that are radiant and long-lasting. The reviewers state that OPI effectively resists chipping longer than other brands. We especially love this shade called Glitzerland and think it’s perfect for New Year’s Eve.





#3: Essie Luxeeffects Glitter Top Coat, $5.95,

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Essie has these great top coats out now in their new 2013 Holiday Luxeeffects collection that give your color an extra WOW factor. Reviewers at rated this top coat a 9.7, saying that they apply nicely, dry quickly and last a long time. These top coats can also be used well after New Year’s in a variety of ways to add some dazzle to a French manicure, tips or even an accent nail. On the Beyond Polish website, they also have a 10% off coupon available for additional savings. Couple this with the Essence nail color listed above and you have your NYE nail look set for just $8 (not adding in savings with any additional coupons).



#4: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish, $6.99,

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Sally Hansen has been around for years and it continues to be an affordable choice when shopping for great nail color. Their Complete Salon Manicure line has so many wonderful colors to choose from and reviewers at gave this line a 8.1 rating. Reviewers love that this line of polishes has a built-in top coat, applies well and lasts long. We are loving this shade Mermaid’s Tale because it is a vibrant blue color with a hint of sparkle.



#5: Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro Nail Enamel, $3.99,

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro




Looking for that perfect red for your nails? At $3.99, this is a steal. Plus with reviewers at giving this nail polish from Rimmel London at 9.3, this is a definite buy. Rimmel London claims that color lasts 7 to 10 days and reviewers confirm that. Reviewers also love the wide application brush, which helps the color apply easily and distribute nicely on the nail. This shade of Stiletto Red is to die for. It’s eye-catching while still being that classic red. And you can always add the Essie top coat listed above to give this red some pizazz.



Whichever nail color you decide to go with this New Year’s Eve, make sure to choose a shade you love and that will compliment your overall look. The choices are endless when it comes to nail color and how you decide to express yourself.

What nail colors will you be wearing this New Year’s? What are some of your favorites? Please leave us a comment below and let us know.