It's that time of year again, time for my favorites post!! I love this time of year because I love seeing what everyone else picks. It reminds me of polishes I have forgotten about! I can't believe how fast this year flew by! Before I get into all the photos I want to thank you all for reading and commenting on my posts. The blog is my outlet from the craziness of my life/job and it's still crazy to me that anyone cares about my ramblings. This year has been so amazing and a lot of it is due to this blog. Two of the biggest highlights of the entire year are because of the blog, one is being mentioned in InStyle Magazine and the other was going to Vegas and meeting a bunch of awesome bloggers. It makes me feel less weird that there are other people out there who understand my love for polish, and don't judge me for my hobby.
Alright now on to pictures :D. Last year my 2010 Favorites consisted of my favorite polishes that I had gotten and worn that year...not necessarily ones that were released that year. For 2011 I decided to do favorites of polishes that have come out in 2011. I also tried to narrow it down to 20 and that wasn't happening so instead you get my top 32 LOL! The individual photos are after you click the read more button under the collage!
I think that 2011 was a fantastic year for polish, there were a lot of great glitters, really interesting shimmers and of course multichromes/duochromes and holos. It looks like 2012 might be a year of magnetics and flakies judging but what we have heard about being released in the early part of the year...I am SO excited about that!
Now these are not in any specific order....just by what I called the photos when I saved them on my computer. I am including the links to the posts that go with each of the polishes in case you want to go read my review and whatnot :)
A England Lady of the Lake, I love this dark dusty purple and the subtle holo is gorgeous!
Butter London No More Waity Katie, I think this one had a lot of people torn...you either loved it or hated it. I loved it! I have yet to see anything similar to this!
China Glaze Glittering Garland, green with glitter....need I say anymore about why I love it?
China Glaze Love Marilyn, out of all the chunky glitters that have come out towards the end of 2011 this one was my favorite mix. It reminds me of Minnie Mouse
China Glaze Skyscraper, another fabulous glitter. I don't have anything quite like this one in my stash!
China Glaze Ultamate Holiday, this one is just...wow. I am not usually a gold kind of girl but since this one leans a little more to the yellow I found it to be more flattering on me. Dear China Glaze, please make more polishes like this...thanks!
Cult Nails Crusin' Nude, I have been all about nude/neutral polishes this year. This one stood apart from the rest because of the gorgeous coppery/pink subtle shimmer!
Cult Nails Unicorn Puke/Clairvoyant. I think the picture speaks for itself ;)
Deborah Lippmann Almost Paradise, this is pretty much the most perfect pistachio green color. Not the most exciting thing to come out this year but it's a unique baby in my stash and I love it!
Essie As Gold As It Gets (also CND Sheer 24K Sparkle, they are practically the same but Essie is easier to find!) Gold flakies...need I say more?!? http://www.thepolishaholic.com/2011/11/essie-holiday-2011-luxeffects.html
Girly Bits Shift Happens, technically I think this is available in 2012 but it's too amazing not to include! I actually ordered a full size bottle of this since the one I have is a mini, that is how much I love it! I really cannot wait to see what else Pam is cooking up, everything she has done so far is amazing!
Hits Apolo, blue + linear holo= amazing.
Hits Atena, I have no words for this. Can I also just tell you guys how hard it was to only pick 2 of these Hits No Olimpo polishes? At first 11 of them were on this list...not even lying LOL
Jesse's Girl Mermaids Lagoon. I LOVE this shade, I found a rogue bottle at Rite Aid the other day and bought a back up! The shade of teal is really gorgeous but then they went and added that shimmer and really put it over the top!
Jessica Hologram Chic Duo/Disco Diva. Silver Holo, need I say anything else? This one is SO much better in real life!
Kleancolor Chunky Holo Purple (all of the Chunky Holo ones were great!), I only picked this one because I liked the picture the best haha! Kleancolor really outdid themselves with these multichromatic glitters! Although it still bugs me that they are called Chunky Holos when they are not holo haha!
Maybelline Purple Trend, can you all tell that I am a sucker for a nice subtle shimmer? I love the bright blue shimmer in this, it was a little flat looking indoors but outside in the sun...wow!
Misa Grey Matter, this one isn't the most exciting polish ever but I don't have anything like it. I love that it has a black shimmer...I guess you can't call it a shimmer since it doesn't sparkle though...hmm
Models Own Pinky Brown, Mac's Bad Fairy is in my top 5 favorite polishes ever and this is basically a darker version of it. I knew it would be on this list the second I saw it!
Models Own Purple Blue, this actually ended up being my favorite of the Beetlejuice Collection...it's so gorgeous!
Nicole by OPI Kendall On The Katwalk, I just cannot get over how fantastic this mix of glitter is.
Nicole by OPI Kim-pletely In Love, yes people another Kardashian polish on this list lol. Also another subtle shimmer, I don't usually like pinks like this but man that shimmer it awesome!
OPI DS Temptation, it still bums me out that OPI DS no longer means holo but this glitter is fantastic so I can forgive it this one time!
Ozotic 528, can we also tell that I have a soft spot for multichromatic glitter? I have a tendency to layer this over everything haha!
Paul & Joe 015 Venus, ahhh the under-appreciated beauty. Why this brand is not talked about on every nail blog makes no sense to me! They make some really unique and gorgeous glitters...this was my favorite from them! Also, I really need to reswatch this and take better pictures!
Rescue Beauty Lounge Piu Mosso, OMG what...another subtle shimmer?? yes...sorry I love them, what can I say. If Ji made all her polishes like this one I would be one very broke polishaholic.
Revlon Starry Pink, this is another polish I wouldn't normally go for but I really love how it's a glitter bomb but still soft looking!
Sephora by OPI Hell To The No...I actually think this might be my favorite polish of the entire year. I've worn it 7 or 8 times, which is highly unusual for me. I LOVE this polish! http://www.thepolishaholic.com/2011/01/sephora-by-opi-glee-collection-swatches.html
SpaRitual Sacred Ground, another gorgeous and unique glitter!
Tony Moly GT05 Jupiter, oh Tony Moly....I had 3 of the 5 Galaxy Collection glitters on my favorites list but when I was editing the list down this was the one that made the cut!
Zoya Gemma, I had almost forgotten about this polish since it came out almost a full year ago. The shade of green along with the subtle purple/blue shimmer is super gorgeous!
Zoya Yara, last but not least! Another gorgeous green from Zoya, the gold flakes of glitter really pushed this one over the edge for me!
Whew, if you actually made it through that whole post I congratulate you haha! I would love to hear what your favorites were this year in the comments!