Just in time for your DIY summer manis. 

By Kayla Greaves
Updated Apr 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am
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For our 25th annual Best Beauty Buys, the InStyle magazine team surveyed leading dermatologists, makeup artists, hairstylists, and manicurists to find out which products they can't get enough of. The votes are in: You'll want to clear a shelf for these 163 beauty game-changers.

There are few things that feel better than getting a fresh mani or pedi.

Being able to refresh your skin with nourishing creams, massaging your cuticles with rich oils, and adding a pop of color to your hands and feet is always the perfect pick-me-up.

That's why InStyle magazine editors worked with a panel of manicurists to select the very best nail polishes and products to share with you. With these picks, you'll be fully equipped for your next manicure or pedicure — even if you have to do it yourself.

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Editor's Pick

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Sally Hansen Good.Kind.Pure

"I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this plant-based polish," says InStyle magazine's beauty director Angelique Serrano. "It lasted far longer than other more natural lacquers I’ve worn. And I love that there are 30 shades to play with."

To buy: $7; target.com

Best Red Polish

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Chanel Pirate

This polish is not only chip-resistant, but it also offers megawatt shine — making it totally worth the splurge.

To buy: $28; chanel.com

Best Neutral Polish

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Deborah Lippmann Naked

This creamy pink porcelain shade is a foolproof choice if you want to keep your look simple and clean.

To buy: $20; deborahlippmann.com

Best Dark Polish

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Chanel Vamp

This color has been a cult-favorite since 1994 for a reason. Let this polish's shimmery wine hue mesmerize you.

To buy: $28; chanel.com

Best Special Effects

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Zoya Leia

This semi-sheer iridescent polish is like wearing white, silver, purple, and pink on your nails all at once.

To buy: $10; zoya.com

Best Cuticle Oil

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CND Solar Oil

Pamper your cuticles with this rich formula, packed with sweet almond, jojoba, and rice-bran oils. You won't regret it.

To buy: $9; ulta.com

Best Top Coat

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Seche Vite

Keep your manicure looking fresher for longer by applying this strengthening top coat to your nails every few days.

To buy: $10; ulta.com

Polish Remover

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Zoya Remove Plus

When it's time to say goodbye to your old color, reach for a bottle of Zoya's Remove Plus. This product offers glycerin to leave your nails feeling well moisturized post-polish removal.

To buy: $10; zoya.com

Best Base Coat

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Orly Bonder

Start your mani or pedi off with a strong foundation by using this popular base coat that grips polish to the nail surface for long-lasting wear.

To buy: $10; ulta.com

Best Foot Cream

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CND Cucumber Heel Therapy

Use this cream daily to soften even the driest of heels. With regular use, your feet will be sandal ready in no time.

To buy: $42; cnd.com