What: Lancome Juicy Vernis Nail Gloss, $5-$10
Why: I am always on the hunt for good nail polish. I love getting manicures, but rarely ever find a color that suits me in the salon. I have become one of those women who brings her own nail polish, but only because I came across these Juicy Vernis nail glosses by Lancome.
No, you didn't misread that: nail gloss. I've never been one to sport the really dark shades that come in and out of fashion (I'm just not brave enough), and I think that's why I'm obsessed with these little gems. Instead of coating your nail with an opaque layer of color, the nail gloss gives you more of a tint. The best part is that you can really moderate the intensity of your color — one coat is enough for a little shine, two or three really make the color pop. Plus, this polish isn't thick like the regular kind so it doesn't look like you're wearing press-ons, even after 3 or 4 coats.
So you see, lipstick is to nail polish as lip gloss is to nail gloss. Genius! And in case you’re not already sold, here are two more bonuses: It doesn't stink! Really. They're scented to smell like raspberry, strawberry and honey. Also, it doesn't chip! This might be TMI, but I've had "Lychee" on my toes for over two weeks and my pedi still looks fresh.
Get Yours: The gloss is tough to find in the US, but sellers on eBay generally have a good supply in a variety of colors.