The nail polish trends have been hella odd as well. From all-over-bar/feather glitter (urghh) to texture polishes (yay!) it's been an inconsistent year for most brands in my opinion. Unlike last year where I couldn't wait to try most collections, I spent most of this one shaking my head or just plain bored, with a few exceptional exceptions, which pretty much meant I spent a lot of time browsing collection archives for gems I'd missed.
So here they are, my twelve faves of 2013:
Envy (Hard Candy) - A surprise find from a blast from the past brand. I have been looking for a blackened green shimmer that sung to me and I found it in this loveliness right here. The Slytherin in me was pleased :)
Bold Gold (Sally Hansen) - A twist on the black and white glitter combo, a black and gold combination perfectly timed for the holidays.
Chita (Zoya) - Zoya took the textured polish trend and blew everyone else out of the water. This lovely green is a prime example why.
Lagoon (piCture pOlish) - I saw swatches of these absolutely everywhere and I didn't believe that it would look as good as the pictures till I swatched it myself. This polish delivers on every promise it makes.
Black Magic (SinfulColors) - It's weird. I like it. I like it a lot.
Cream Pink (SinfulColors) - I've walked past this beauty so many times, no idea why. Beautiful pink with low key gold shimmer. Yummy shade.
Purple Poodle (Orly) - This one was weird too, but in a really pretty. A fuchsia base with blue flakies, sign me up!
Just Keep Swimming (Dollish Polish) - How could I resist a Dory reference, and a perfect one interpretation at that?
Into The Blue (SinfulColors) - Blue creme of my polishaholic dreams!
The Fifth Element (Emily de Molly) - I'm smiling extra hard because I'm in the middle of watching this very movie as I type up this post. An awesome blue polish with surprising large orange glitter mixed in. One of my best indie polish experiences.
Rise & Shine (SinfulColors) - I think this may be a dupe for Turned Up Turquoise (China Glaze) and I should really check that out but it still makes the list if only because I lost my bottle of TUT (CG).
Atlantis (China Glaze) - An oldie but a goodie; I fell so deeply in love with the glitter combo here that I bought a second bottle as back up a day after I bought the first. It's that wonderful. I love that it looks serene and exciting all at once!
All done, have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
May the polish gods smile upon us with even more exciting results for 2014 :D