By Jacqueline Gifford and Jacqueline Gifford / MIMI
August 13, 2015
Credit: Courtesy of Smith & Cult

I'll confess: I'm a sucker for cute packaging (and a cute font!). So when a stash of Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer showed up on my desk, I was intrigued. Who wouldn't flip for a cool hammered metal cap, that sexy gold script, and those beautiful rich colors (hot red! baby blue!) with jazzy names like Lovers Creep and Kundalini Hustle. What's even better: Smith & Cult's formula is five-free, super shiny, and has major staying power. I applied two coats plus my regular quick-dry top capt, and one week later, my digits are chip free. At $18 a pop, these polishes ain't cheap. But I consider them a worthy splurge, and one that will look chic when you leave it out on your nightstand.

Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer, $18;

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