I also find the branded ones so pigmented and they applied so effortlessly and dried up faster without bubbles. So I began buying from Elianto, The Face Shop, Tony Moly, Wet 'N Wild to the more expensive China Glaze and Orly and Seche Vite.
As I always said, you will get what you pay for when buying branded and more expensive stuffs. It will either leave you contented or will make you want for more! (I am on the latter side haha) Oh, please don't get me wrong as there are other local nail polish brands that's also good like Bobbie and Chic that has nice colors. In fact, when I first saw this one from Chic, I immediately grabbed it because I find the shade so fab and pretty! It says Grainy which I think refers to the shimmers and sparkles that's packed in.
It has very tiny silver shimmers that when you applied it with only 1 coat, it looks so nice already. It's not opaque as I have to apply 4 coats to achieve the color that I want but for Php 30.00, who can complain right?
The color's comparable to a jade. It's a pretty color that complements my skin really well and makes me look more mestiza. I topped it with my ever trusty Seche Vite fast dry top coat which I think made the nail polish last for 4 days with very minimal chipping.
I also want to try their neon nail polishes. (that is, if I have the guts to wear it out haha)