If, like nonstopmama, you’re partial to a flash of hot pink, you’ll love Butter London’s gorgeous 3 Free Nail in Primrose Hill Picnic. Slightly thinner than standard polishes, it’s super-easy to apply and get a clean, almost professional-looking finish (ideal for the impatient and splodge-prone, like me).
With any polish, to fast-forward drying time – and for an extra-glassy shine – Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat (£8.95) is fantastic. Beauty pros love it and, not surprisingly, it’s scooped lots of awards including In Style’s Best Beauty Buys 2009. No more hobbling around the house on your heels, trying to avoid the inevitable smudges. It’s available from nailsbymail.co.uk.