The red of all reds.

By Jacqueline Gifford and Jacqueline Gifford / MIMI
August 10, 2015
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Credit: Art by Elysia Berman

I'm a sucker for a clever nail polish name. And this one says it all: Expect a true, Union Jack red that goes with anything, and has a beautiful shine that will keep your mani looking fresh at least 5 days in. Butter London promises 10, and as I type this, I'm on day 6, and all is, as the Brits like to say, brilliant. I've been using this polish for the past two months on a regular basis, and I find that my nails feel stronger and healthier, and don't get that weird streaking after removal, one of the clear signs of dryness and damage. What's even better: the tips of my manicure are chip free. Now that's absolutely fabulous!

butter LONDON Patent Shine 10X™ Nail Lacquer Vernis in Her Majesty's Red, $18; sephora.com