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Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 Favorite Polishes and Polish Colors!

Yesterday, you saw my favorite brands of polish from 2012 and my favorite bloggers from 2012.  Today, I am going to show you my favorite polishes from the past year, and the one color that I seemed to really not be able to say no to.  

Favorite Glitter Top Coat:
Whimsical Ideas by Pam's I Love NY: The hands-down winner for me in this category. I am not a huge fan of glitter top coats, but I LOVE this one!  It combines hearts, matte glitters, and my passion for New York all in one!

 Favorite Duo-Chrome:
I had three in this category and even had to whittle it down. 
3rd place:-Sally Hansen Nail Prism Ruby Sapphire:  I found this gem in my Aunt's shoebox filled with old nail polishes!  I about fell out when I found it. I immediately put it on and it is everything I love about duo chromes-except that it was thin and pooled in my cuticles. (can be found on Amazon)

2nd Place-Girly Bits Shift Happens: Application was flawless and a breeze to put on. I went picture crazy with this one!  (also available at several online distributors)
 1st Place-Hits Mari Moon Collection:  You may wonder why I gave this one first place and not Girly Bits. Let me explain...While these were awful in application and smell horrible, I have not been able to find a duo chrome like these since!  The appearance is smooth and the duo chrome is strong!  There are several in the collection, and I fell head over heels in love with them! Here are a couple of them matted. (also available on several online distributors)
 Favorite Matte:
Dandy Nails Cashmere Night: I own a lot of mattes and I have never seen a matte like this!  Not only was application flawless, but it has a blue/pink shimmer in it a well!  No other mattes even came close to being this amazing!  (also available on Ninja Polish)
 Favorite Micro-Glitter Bomb:
Maya Comsetics Treme and Hootenanny:  I'm not even a huge fan of glitter bombs; but these are stellar, and I would wear these any day of the week.  Maya Cosmetics was one of my favorite new indie brands, and she has such a wide range, you MUST check her out. (Coming soon to Overall Beauty)
Favorite Glitter Jellies:
I have several winners in this category as it is one of my favorite styles of polish.  Oddly, 3 out of 4 are pinks.
4th place-Jindie Nails Water 4 Elephants: Jindie Nails was also in my favorite new indies of 2012.  This polish is what started it all, and I have more on the way to me as we speak! (also available at several online distributors)  

3rd place-Whimsical Ideas by Pam Peanut Butter and Jelly: I don't even know where to begin with this gorgeous polish. It is stupid stunning. The end.
2nd Place-Girly Bits Visions of Sugar Plums:  Her Christmas collection was AMAZING. I just ordered two from that collection that I did not have, or I have a feeling they would be in here too!  Visions of Sugar Plums is a stunning visual treat and will look amazing all year 'round! (also available at several online distributors)
1st Place-Nailventurous Lacquers Evil Barbie:  Nothing in this world is as good as this.  Amy is a creative genius in my mind and while she has stopped selling her creations, I have not forgotten.  This pink jelly shimmer with matte black just screams EVIL BARBIE!
Groundbreaking Polish:
Nailventurous Floam:  Floam was the groundbreaking polish of the year in my opinion. It opened the door for matte glitter polishes everywhere!  The frenzy to get this when it came out was unbelievable!  Thanks to Amy, indie brands everywhere are taking her idea and running with it.  (Ninja Polish now has license to create and sell this polish and more like it.)
 Favorite Multi-Colored Glitter:
Lynnderella The Glittering Crowd:  I have a huge array of multicolored glitters in my stash. My desire is to do a comparison post of them all. Someday. This one is hands down, my favorite. With over a hundred types of glitter and the quality of the glitter, it pops out at you from every angle. (can be bought on Ebay)
Favorite Black and White Glitter:
Nailventurous Lacquers Voodoo Doll:  Hmmm, I must really love Nailventurous polishes considering I have three of them in my favorite polishes of the year!  Voodoo is a great black jelly with white matte glitters!  My favorite of the black and whites I have tried.
Favorite Shimmer:
2nd Place- Maya Cosmetics No Big Deal:  Maya does some outstanding shimmers!  I actually had a hard time choosing just one, but in the end NBD stands out above the crowd!  The blue/black shimmer in this is ridiculous.  The wear time is fabulous!  (coming soon to Overall Beauty)

1st Place-Rescue Beauty Lounge Anne-RBL has the upper hand on creativity in a bottle.  When it comes to shimmery creams, no one else can beat it! 

Favorite Drugstore polish:
Sinful Colors Kissy had me shocked. I had no idea a drugstore polish could do this!  This is well-worth $8-$10.
Favorite Holos: 
Nubar Reclaim is a no-brainer as far as favorite holos of the year. It went on in one coat, it showed its holo properties even in the shade, It looks like velvet!  I will always compare my holos with this one and so far, none can compete.
A England St. George:  I loved the holos from A England at the beginning of the year. But  one holo stood out above the rest!  St. George is a one-coater, and is rich in texture and beauty.

Favorite Color of 2012:
This brings me to my last category-My favorite color of the year!  I found myself buying ever shade in this color family over and over and over. 
Smoky purple!  It became my go-to color and the color I wore when I was tired of glitters. When I was in a bad mood, I put one on and it soothed me.  Yes, nail polish can do all of that. :)  
Sinful Colors Winterberry
Nerd Lacquer Cold and Calculating
Dior Purple Mix
Butter London Marrow

A England Guinevere
Dior Shadow
Well, there you have it!  My favorites from 2012!  Where there any surprises?


Amanda said...

Great choices! About those rainbow glitters... I started off for you. I'm not going to link spam your post but mosey on over to my blog if you'd like to see and it's in a tab on the top navigation bar. :)

Debbie Crumpet said...

really fab and clean swatch of Floam x

Jodi said...

great choices.. I never did get my hands on Evil Barbie-- I love it!!

Lola Sparklez said...

I know its not part of the post but im going out to buy a hardcandy matte top coat asap! I want to mattify (?) ALL the duo chromes! Lol. Great choices :)