Good morning awesome people!
Today I will be showing you guys my most favorite mainstream polishes of 2012. I was trying so very hard to narrow this list down to 10 polishes but I just did not happen, 20 felt right. These are polishes by "big brands". I feel like I will repeat myself quite a bit throughout these "faves" posts because 2012 was a very strong year for nail polish.
As you can see I developed a "thing" this year for Golds, Greens, Purples and Golden tones. It was like the nail polish gods got together and started putting out stunning shades based around my dreams(yes I dream of polish... and makeup:). Honestly, this list could be 50 polishes long. But, I will not subject you guys to that nonsense haha!
To see my picks continue reading ♥.
I will not go into full details about my picks since I've already covered them before. These are the polishes that made my jaw drop, my hear beat faster and my eyes practically tear up with joy. Bravo 2012!! In no particular order I give you: My top mainstream polishes of 2012!
Jordana Bronze Fest/ Spring- Summer 2012
Color Club In the Limelight/ Fall 2012
China Glaze I'm with the Lifeguard/ Summer 2012
Zoya Aurora/ Holiday 2012
O.P.I Every Month is Oktoberfest/ Fall 2012
Zoya Frida/ Fall 2012
China Glaze Sunkissed
Color Club Daisy Does It/ Summer 2012
O.P.I Germanicure/ Fall 2012
China Glaze Running in Circles/ Holiday 2012 (Cirque Du Soleil)
I mean really!! This polish is like wearing crushed Emeralds on my nails!
Zoya Wednesday/ Summer 2012
Zoya Ziv/ Holiday 2012
Zoya Natty/ Fall 2012
O.P.I Goldeneye/ Winter-Holiday 2012 (Skyfall)
Jordana Sequins/ Summer 2012
China Glaze Riveting/ Summer 2012 (The Hunger Games)
Milani Key West/ Spring- Summer 2012
Nicole by O.P.I Mer-maid for Each other/ Fall 2012
Zoya Zuza/ Summer 2012
Nicole by O.P.I If the Blue Fits/ Fall 2012
And there you have my Top 20 mainstream brand picks for 2012. You may notice a blatant lack of Purple. Now, I LOVE Purple... But was it just me, or was every Purple released this year kinda dupey? Remember when everyone went crazy making Red toned Purples with the fine golden shimmer (Zoya Tru, Lotus, O.P.I Dutch ya just love OPI?, Nicole by OPI Purple yourself together)? Very pretty shades. I love them. But when everyone starts making their own version of the same concept, I get burnt out, and quick! Then there was the "chromey purples" with the Gold flashes. Remember those (China Glaze Bohemian, NOPI Iris my Case)? Again, all beautiful, but all the same :(.
So for me this year was all about the beautiful Oranges and Aquas. I also loved the rich Golds and the amazing Greens! There was a lot of beautiful cremes and some stunning shimmers as well. 2012 nail polishes have been tough to break down into faves for me... There were really a LOT of beauties!
Which made your favorites for 2012? Which do you think should have made my list?