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2018's Best Nail Polish, According to Us

Can’t decide which of this season’s hottest nail polish shades you love? These are the Elle teams’ current favourites:

Lauren Nicoll ­­­– Beauty Editor

At first glance, this shade by the new range to hit our streets, ANNY, looks more of a muted green tone. On application it translates to a VERY bright pastel green (two strokes and you’re set). Fast drying, longwearing and super affordable, allowing you to pick and play from the range, without breaking the bank.

ANNY Nail Polish in Funky Little Dude, R100, exclusive to Truworths stores

Ntombenhle Shezi – Assistant Editor

Chrome nails are seriously the future. With an excellent finish, this high-quality polish from Mavala is flattering for all skin tones.

Mavala in 26 Seoul (new look range), R87 at Dis-Chem stores (in stores now)

Kelly-Anne Knox – Creative Director

I love a red lip and mani combo and this LCN ‘red lips’ nail polish, as its name suggests, is a great match to my favourite lipstick. Quick drying and vegan friendly, makes this my new go-to red, I’m hooked

LCN in Agent Kissing Lips (limited edition), R137, available at

Sitha Kentane – Fashion Assistant

This nail polish is a little thin, so I needed to apply three coats before I saw the full effect. This particular shade from the range only changed hues in the sunlight, and I couldn’t see the holographic effect at night. Overall, I enjoyed the colour, it is quirky and funky.

03 Irregular Galaxies

Catrice Cosmetics Spectralight Effect Nail Lacquer in 03 Irregular Galaxies, R70, available at Dis-Chem and

Amy Zama – Fashion Intern

This is an amazing winter colour that is rich and elegant. The texture is smooth with a clean finish, thanks to the wide brush. No mess, no fuss application  – plus it dries super quick!

Ice Box in (66) No Sugar Please, R120, available at selected salons, and

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