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Ten Nail Polish-Addict Blogs to Be Astounded By

Spoiler alert! It's our number four nail blog. Read on for the rest of our top ten.
Spoiler alert! It's our number four nail blog. Read on for the rest of our top ten.

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Along with the thousands of beauty gurus dominating YouTube lately, nail polish blogs seem to be undergoing an inexplicable rise in popularity. Obsessive polish fans around the world spend hours and hours diligently cataloging every polish they come across, often painting and repainting their nails several times a day to satisfy their—and our—cravings for it. We won't lie: It's very easy to waste an afternoon mindlessly poring over site after site of high-resolution swatches of bloggers' hands sporting the latest OPI and Essie shades. We've rounded up ten of the best for your perusal.

10. Lace Nail Art is a Tumblr that features at-home nail art from around the Internet—current trends include leopard print, florals and tiny stick-on pearls.

9. The Polishaholic calls attention to the physical addiction involved in being a nail art fanatic, boasting some seriously hi-res close-ups of each new polish reviewed.

8. Let Them Have Polish is as much of an amateur nail nut as they come, but provides tutorials and instruction in how she uses each polish she reviews.

7. All Lacquered Up takes in news and previews as well as swatches, and has been trying to sample a new untried nail polish everyday in 365 of Untrieds, which makes us fear for her forgotten nails underneath the constantly changing polishes.

6. The Daily Nail offers examples of intricately-designed themed nail art rather than just straight polish reviews. Recent highlights include the Smurfs, Harry Potter, and, um, dill pickle nails.

5. The Swatchaholic systematically swatches and photographs every polish she comes across, almost every day. If you can think of a nail polish brand, this blogger has probably tried it, tested it and reviewed it.

4. WAH Nails is London's favorite nail bar, and they document every insane manicure from the salon on their blog. Don't expect your regular French manicures here—the comprehensive pricelist includes Aztec print, studded nails, daisies and tartans.

3. The Nailphile scores bonus points on account of its name alone, but offers in-depth Konad nail-imprinting tutorials too.

2. Dr Frankenpolish is now defunct, but contains an amazing archive of "frankenpolishes", at-home recipes of different polishes and often glitters that combine to make new, more exciting polishes.

1. Finally, Stupid Nail Polish Names will make you worry about who's in charge of naming polishes as it hunts done the dumbest, most nonsensical names given to polishes. Our favorites include OPI "Iris I was Thinner" and Naughty Nailz "Red Thong in Divorce Court".