Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Favorite Polishes of 2013

I could have included SO many more in this list, but here are my favorite polishes of 2013!

1. Dance Legend Roz - If I had to pick an overall favorite, Roz would win. It is my multichrome dream polish.

2. Chaos and Crocodiles Ferris Wheel at Dusk (over piCture pOlish Cosmos) - This polish is a galaxy in a bottle. It is just fantastic!

3.  Zoya Dhara - I could probably include the entire Zoya Pixie Dust collection in my favorites of 2013, but Dhara has me completely smitten. It is amazing with and without topcoat (BUT LOOK AT IT WITH!!)

3. GameOver Polish The Magister's Curse (over Barry M Guava) - This polish is blue holo glitter greatness. I thought I really loved Lynnderella Aquamarine Dream, but this one beat it out (especially because it doesn't have all of the shape glitter in it that I'm not too keen on). I stared at my nails all day when I wore it. 

4. Jade Mirage - This was a latecomer to the favorites bunch as I've only worn it just this month but WOW what a green! It is so vibrant and wonderful. 

5. Julie G Sugar Rush - This one is dupey to OPI Jinx, I believe. With topcoat = breathtaking.

6. Oopsies Daisies Electric Lemonade (over Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream) - In a year filled with neon glitter toppers, this one was my favorite! Perfect color combination and I like that the glitters are opaque so you can layer them over anything. I also adored Oopsie Daisies Bluebird.  

7. Color Club Cosmic Fate - This (and Kismet) were my favorite of the 2013 Halo Hues. It is such a flattering color (and not even one that I expected to like, much less love!). 

8. piCture pOlish Lagoon - It was tough to pick my favorite piCture pOlish (it was a toss-up between this and Imperial) but the color of Lagoon won out in the end for me. I did not want to take this off when I was wearing it.

9. Smitten Polish Electric Lime - Smitten Polish knows how to make some amazing holos (and I could likely have included several on this list) but Electric Lime is just so unique and vibrant that it had to be my top pick. What Sorcery is This? is hot on its coattails. 

10. Smitten Polish A Wedding Dress That Isn't Bright Turquoise. Another beauty from Smitten Polish. This one edged out Ninja Polish Mystic Glacier because the base color is so vibrant. I love polishes with color shifting shimmer!

11. Colors by Llarowe Dirty Diana - Just look at it. It is amazing! It's BETTER than OPI DS Exclusive (never thought I'd say that).

I had 3 favorites from Darling Diva Polish this year. I tried to just pick one, but it was impossible.

12. Darling Diva Polish Little Red Corvette (over Butter London Come to Bed Red) - This is red holo glitter goodness at its best.

13. Darling Diva Polish Leprechaun's Gold (over Revlon Emerald) - This simple glitter combo really stole my heart. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

14. Darling Diva Polish Crazy Little Thing Called Love - I still remember being mesmerized by this polish as I was in my car on a sunny day. There were a lot of great multichrome holos put out this year, but this was my absolute favorite!

15. Hare Polish Mad Chill - The shimmer and neon blue glitters really make this polish special. Squishy Hare goodness!

16. CrowsToes Indian Summer - This is another standout multichrome for 2013. I've loved a lot of CrowsToes polishes this year, but this one takes the cake!

17. Nail Pattern Boldness Elderberry (over Zoya Dream) - This microglitter concoction is just awesome. All of my favorite colors together in one bottle.

18. Zoya Dream - Just...perfect. One of my favorites of the year!

19. Pahlish Fleur de Sel - This polish was made to look like pink sea salt and it is perfection! The blush pink base is so flattering too!

20. Happy Hands Beachy Keen (over China Glaze Shell-O). This unexpected glitter mix is perfect for summer and the colors work fantastically together.

21. Emily de Molly Monet's Garden (over American Apparel Malibu Green). I adore this glitter combo and it really pays homage to the colors used in Monet's paintings.

22. OPI Get Your Number - This was my first venture into textured polishes, and while I really didn't care for this alone, with topcoat I was completely enamoured with it. I had a mini bottle at first, but I have since acquired a full-sized one. 

23. L.A. Girl Electric Coral. This whole collection was completely amazing, but if I had to pick my absolute favorite it is Electric Coral. I wish I had a better pic to share with you, but GAH I love this one!

24. Pretty Serious The Pink One - Hot (neon!) pink shimmer lovelieness.

25. Girly Bits Bachelor's Button - A soft and lovely cornflower blue holo that I adore. 

So there they are, my favorites from 2013! What do you think? Do we have any in common? I hope you all have a blessed New Year!

1 comment:

  1. So many goodies and great brands on this list...Dance Legend, Zoya, JulieG, Colors by Llarowe, Smitten, Hare, Darling Diva, Picture Polish, Pretty Serious, Emily de Molly, girly Bits...
    I also started with mini of Get Your Number and graduated to full size. I wore Zoya Dream for Christmas. I kept meaning to wear Bachelors Button....it's so pretty!
    So many untrieds!!! :D
    Happy new year!!!!