The Cult-Favorite Drugstore Nail Polishes Reviewers Can’t Stop Raving About

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If you've found yourself scrolling through Target's website late at night — hey, it happens to everyone — you've probably noticed that cult-favorite drugstore nail polishes inspire reviewers to wax poetic. It can be a little surprising at first; you'll be clicking through beauty products when, all of a sudden, a nail polish with more than 18,000 reviews (and counting) catches your eye. In fact, when it comes to some of the best affordable nail polishes, a drugstore brand is often the way to go.

The lacquer in question? Sally Hansen's Miracle Gel Nail Polish, which has netted itself a 4.3-star rating from all those reviews. This isn't strictly a Target-inspired phenomenon, either. The same polish has got people talking elsewhere on the internet — like on CVS' website, where it has scored another 17,000 reviews.

And while Sally Hansen's products pop up again and again as you scroll through the highest-reviewed nail polishes on drugstores' websites, there are other brands any nail lacquerista on a budget should keep their eye on. You may be able to name a few of the best drugstore nail polish brands without looking, such as OPI or Essie (both of which have created multiple cult-famous formulas). Others may surprise you, though. So, to learn which nail polishes reviewers can't stop talking about, just keep on scrolling down; 30 of the most-reviewed and best drugstore nail polishes are below.

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