Sunday, January 2, 2011

Top Ten Polishes of 2010

January 2:

I know this is two days late but that is ok. These are my favorite polishes of the year. Since I didn't really start buying polishes until May this is really my favorites from the last 7 months. It was surprisingly easy to choose my favorites. There were many colors that I liked a lot but just a few that I loved!

The polishes are in no particular order:

O.P.I.'s "Glitzerland" a warm gold metallic. 3 coats. I wore this for Thanksgiving and for New Years. This is a great gold that looks good with my skin. Great formula, dry time and overall finish.

Orly's "Space Cadet" a purple/green duochrome with a teal base. 3 coats. How can this not be on the list. This is one of the coolest polishes I have ever seen. Good formula and amazing finish. I can't stop looking at my nails with this one on.

Illamasqua's "Scarab" a blood red shimmer. 2 coats. First Illamasqua I owned. It spawned an obsession. Unbelievable formula, dry time and finish. Lasted a while on my nails without chipping.

Essie's "St. Lucia Lilac" a pastel lavender purple creme. 3 coats. I love this color. It is so simple and dainty and so pretty to look at. Lasted a while without chipping.

China Glaze's "Frostbite" an electric blurple shimmer. 2 coats. The biggest surprise favorite of the year. This was a polish I bought on a whim and now I can't stop thinking about it. Great formula and finish. Electric look. Definitely a perfect winter pick-me-up polish!

O.P.I.'s "Barefoot in Barcelona" a dark nude creme. 2 coats. Another great surprise favorite. This is a simple polish, but it looks so professional without giving me mannequin hands.

Essie's "Mint Candy Apple" a minty blue creme. 3 coats. Another great winter pick-me-up color. Bright, fun, minty polish. Held up well.

Essie's "Jazz" a warm white/beige creme. 3 coats. Another simple shade that I absolutely loved. Easy to apply, lasted while I wore it, couldn't stop looking at it.

Essie's "Turquoise and Caicos" a turquoise creme. 4 coats. This polish gave me so many issues. The first time it bubbled like crazy. The second time it creased like crazy. It takes four coats to be opaque...yet I think this is such a pretty color. It is fun and bright, reminding me of the Caribbean sea.

China Glaze's "VII" a vampy purple jelly creme. 3 coats. I bought this because it was on sale. I used it a fell in love with the jelly finish. I matted it and fell in love with the frosted venetian glass look. There is nothing bad to say about this polish. One of my all time favorites!


  1. OMG .. I had the SAME issues with Turquoise and Caicos. It bubbled for me the first few times I used it. Then, I noticed that if I let each coat dry for like a good 30 minutes, I didn't have the problem. Ridiculous and annoying, I know. But, it's worth it for such a gorgeous girl. :)

  2. @kellie: Thanks for the advice!!! I will have to try that next time...I hope I have the patience. If not I might treat it like a neon and layer it over white but I am worried that will take away from the color. The pain is definitely worth it!