The International Polish List

Posted by Erin on 8/1/11. Filed under: , , , ,



The biggest "issue" that I have when perusing other nail polish blogs is coming across a polish that I need right now from a brand that I have no idea how to get my hands on, and come to find out, this brand isn't even sold in the US. Admit it. You have this same "issue" too.

Many girls have remedied this "issue" by doing swaps with other polish loving chicks in different countries. That's awesome. But you know what would be even more awesome? If we had an awesome list of awesome polish brands that are available in Country X but not Country Y (and vice versa). This way, when you get the hankering for a swap, you can check out said list and figure out what brands you have to chose from.

Likewise, whenever you come across those amazing polishes on a blog that are from a brand that you've never heard of, you could check the list to see what region they are sold in. Then you can try and find a girl from said region to do a swap with. 

Does this sound complicated? I promise it's not. 

So far I've come up with a list of mostly drugstore brands that are not readily available to countries outside of their origin. I'd love to make this list as definitive as possible and covering as many regions as there are polish brands. If you could help out by giving me the names and locations of any polish brands out there, I would be forever grateful (and happy to give you a link on this blog). 

UK
- Accessorize (list of products
- Barry M (list of products)
- Models Own (list of products
- Collection 2000 (list of products)
- Miss Sporty (list of products)

USA
- OPI
- China Glaze (list of products)
- Orly
- Milani (list of products)
- Sally Hansen (list of products)
- Hard Candy (list of products)
- Funky Fingers
- Finger Paints (list of products)
- Sinful Colors (list of products)
- Wet n Wild (list of products)
- Essie (list of products)
- Claires (list of products)
- Pure Ice (list of products)
- Nicole by OPI (list of products)
- Color Club (list of products)

Canada
- Joe Fresh (list of products)

Brazil
- Hits (list of products)
- Risque (list of products)

Germany
- P2
- Catrice (list of products)
- Essence (list of products)
- Manhattan (list of products)
- Alessandro (list of products)

Korea
- Etude (list of products)
- Guppy
- The Face Shop
- Tony Moloy

Singapore
- Skin Food (list of products)

Hong Kong
- Misshaus (list of products)
- Sasatinnie
- Skin Food (list of products)
- GOSH (list of products)
- Canmake (list of products)
- pa
- Jill Stuart

Australia
- Bloom (list of products)
- Ozotics
- Glitter Gal (list of products)

Netherlands
- Catrice (list of products)
- Essence (list of products)
- Teeez (list of products)
- KOH (list of products)
- GOSH (list of products)
- 2true (list of products)
- Golden Rose (list of products)
- Mavala
- Pieces
- Hema
- Miss Sporty (list of products)
- Etos
- Collistar
- INGLOT

Finland
- Isadora (list of products)
- Lumene
- Depend (list of products)
- Mavala
- Makeup Store

Czech Republic
- Miss Sporty (list of products)
- Essence (list of products)
- Gabriella Salvete
- Max Factor

Japan
- Etude House (list of products)
- Canmake (list of products)
- pa
- Comme Ca
- Opi for Japan
- Jill Stuart

Denmark
- GOSH (list of products)
- OPI
- Essie (list of products)
- Wet n Wild (list of products)
- Pieces
- Depend
- Isadora  (list of products)
- Viva la Diva

Austria
- Essence (list of products)
- Catrice (list of products)
- Look by Bipa
- S-he
- L'oreal
- MAC
- IsaDora (list of products)
- Anny
- Essie (list of products)
- OPI
- Mist Stockholm 

10 Responses to The International Polish List

  1. CaCa

    In Hong Kong you can get:

    - Skin Food
    - Missha
    - Sasatinnie
    - Gosh

    I have some swatches from the above brands in my blog: http://cacanails.blogspot.com

  2. Erin

    Thanks so much for letting me know! I'll add them to the list asap.

  3. Sosa07ac

    I think it's a great idea. However, I have some comments for your list. The following nail polishes that you have mentioned also exist in Denmark
    - GOSH (this is a Danish brand)
    - OPI
    - Sally Hansen (limited variety)
    - Essie
    - Wet n Wild
    - Nicole by OPI (limited variety)

    Other brands in Denmark (or Sweden) that I haven't seen other places
    - Pieces
    - Depend (Swedish)
    - IsaDora (Swedish)
    - Viva la Diva

    Also, I've heard that you can get these brands in the Netherlands
    - Catrice
    - OPI
    - Essence
    - Color Club
    - Teeez (Dutch brand)

    I hope this helped

  4. Erin

    Thanks so much, Sosa! I'll be adding these later on tonight. This has been a huge help.

  5. goodlacknail

    In Austria:
    essence, catrice, look by bipa, s-he, l'oreal, MAC, IsaDora, Anny, Essie, OPI, mist stockholm.
    for a complete list with where to buy which polish in Vienna, check my blog!

  6. goodlacknail

    PS: in the netherlands, at least in amsterdam, one can get INGLOT. and Sephora, but only at V&D in Utrecht!

  7. Sosa07ac

    I was wondering if you could make this into a separate page on your blog? In that way, the list is easier to find.

  8. Erin

    Yup! The page is now linked from the sidebar.

  9. Sosa07ac

    Perfect! thanks

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