Some of the best things in life consist of combinations that work so well together, we couldn't imagine a world without them. Joining the ranks of bacon cheeseburgers, chocolate-peanut butter cups, and tinted moisturizers is our latest obsession—nail lacquers infused with treatments. Consider them to be nail treatments with a day job. While they certainly don't skimp on color, the formulas put a focus on the health of your nails, meaning they only continue to improve the more you use them. Here, we chose 10 of the greatest hits currently on the market.
1. Butter London Sheer Wisdom Nail Tinted Moisturizer
Your favorite tinted moisturizer just got a mani counterpart. These shades of nude release a controlled amount of nutrients on contact, and mimic the appearance of your natural nail, only better.
Butter London | $18
2. Julep Oxygen Nail Treatment
Don't underestimate the power of this ballet pink tint—the mineral-infused formula creates a water and UV-resistant barrier to keep external elements from triggering breakage or peeling, not to mention, dries to the most gorgeous glossy finish.
Julep | $18
4. OPI Original Nail Envy Strengthener Color
Your go-to Samoan Sand shade just got paired with an extra shot of vitamin E—OPI took their famed Nail Envy treatment, and combined the formula with some of their most popular hues, bringing to life a cocktail we've been playing with for years.
OPI | $18
6. Maxus Empower Nail Polish
7. Sally Hansen 18K Gold Nail Hardener
Chalk it up to the metallic shimmer, but we liken one layer of this gold-infused formula to be almost armor for weak talons.
Sally Hansen | $7
8. Orly Breathable Treatment + Color
As the name suggests, Orly's formula won't stifle your nail bed, and can be worn without a base or top coat so oxygen can pass through.
Orly | $9
9. Formula X for Sephora Full Strength Treatment Nail Polish
When a gel manicure has left your nails thin and brittle, but you're constantly longing for that shiny, slightly-plump appearance, reach for the Formula X Full Strength lacquer, which imparts that gel-esque look while reversing all signs of damage. The plant proteins used in the formula nurse tired digits back to a healthier state, and stretch to fit the exact shape of your nail.
Formula X | $13
10. Nails Inc. Mayfair Market Sweet Almond Polish
Ingredients like matcha and sweet almond oil may sound better suited to your daily smoothie, but when blended into your nail lacquer, dry digits get a major boost in hydration.
Nails Inc. | $14