Wasn't 2011 a great year for nail polish? Here are my picks for the top 10 nail polishes of 2011:
10. Nails Inc "FNO"
Nails Inc released a limited edition shade to celebrate Fashion Night Out. I rushed to Sephora right after work and was lucky enough to find it before it sold out! This metallic blue polish is so fantastic and like nothing else in my collection.
9. China Glaze "It's Alive"
China Glaze raised the bar for glitter nail polish in 2011. The texture and unique color is what earns this polish a spot in my top 10!
8. Milani "Gems"
The entire "one coat glitter" line was a huge win this year. "Gems" is in my top 10 because you can do this with it:
I really need to do this again and photograph it in my light box :)
Glitter sandwich/candy mani instructions here!
7. Essie "Cocktail Bling"
It's the lovely grey blue hue of "Cocktail Bling" that puts it on my top 10 list - it's actually a lighter version of the color I painted my apartment :)
My eyes hadn't seen a greyer-grey until the de-saturated wonder that is "Concrete Catwalk" came into my life. This is the kind of color I can wear for almost any occasion!
5. Essie "Shine of the Times"
Ending 2011 with a sparkly bang, Essie gave us "Shine of the Times" and won the hearts of flaky fans everywhere. Like a magic wand, this rainbow-in-a-bottle transforms polish of all colors! I'm looking forward to using this color more in 2012.
This polish is truly special a gem containing multi-faceted pinky purple glitter pieces that float on top of a black jelly polish. WIN!
3. American Apparel "Neon Red"
There are just some colors you are drawn to and "Neon Red" is one of them :) I think of my vacation to Aruba whenever I wear it!
2. Ozotic 528 layered over 506
Ozotic nail polishes were all the rage in 2011 (and I'm sure will continue to be in 2012)! Before llarowe and Harlow & Co. began to stock them, these beauties had to come from Australia aka the-other-side-of-the-world-from-NYC via piCture pOlish. When my boyfriend surprised me for my birthday with Ozotic 506 and 528, I was thrilled - I never imagined these polishes would ever find their way onto my nails :)
1. aEngland "Tristam"
"Tristam" is everything I want in a nail polish: sapphire blue, holo, classy, and long-lasting. I would wear Tristam every day and that makes it my #1 nail polish of 2011!
I hope 2012 brings us all lots of pretty polishes! And I'm calling it now - chartreuse is going to be THE color of the year for nail polish :)
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