*While I have worn all of my favorites, I haven't had time to post all of them here. Because of this, I have borrowed some photos from the lovely Sheila at Pointless Cafe.
Here they are, in no particular order....
Dior Dune - Such a perfect, creamy neutral. I wear colors like this a lot - probably more than any other color family. Neutrals (taupes, browns and greys), dirty greens and purples are my most-worn colors.
Kiko #400 (Grey Holo) - this polish has perfect application, is very holo and is just dark enough in tone that it looks good with my pale skin.
Nails Inc. Chalk Farm - the perfect periwinkle creme.
|Nails Inc. Chalk Farm|
A England Beauty Never Fails - this one has so much depth and the green is so gorgeous.
|A England Beauty Never Fails|
Nails Inc. Westminster - lovely blue-based medium purple creme. (Shown here with dots in Layla Ultra Violet.)
|Nails Inc. Westminster|
China Glaze Riveting - this orange reminds me of fire. I actually have several favorites from The Capitol Colors Collection but I narrowed it down to this one. (My runners up would have been Fast Track and Foie Gras.)
|China Glaze Riveting|
|China Glaze Riveting with tiger stripes|
Dior Amazonia - I have worn this at least 3 times and my photos never turn out quite right. This is one of my favorite colors out of my whole stash.
Wet 'n Wild Hog-Quartz School - I admit it, one of the main reasons I wanted this polish was because I only just this year discovered the amazingness that is Harry Potter (yes, way behind). But this collection was actually much better than I thought it would be and this was my favorite from that collection.
|Wet 'n Wild Hog-Quartz School|
Nails Inc. Fenchurch Street - such a perfect caramel creme. Are you noticing that I really love Nails Inc. cremes?
|Nails Inc. Fenchurch Street.|
Nails Inc. Baker Street - yet another perfect Nails Inc. creme. I probably should have narrowed those down more but I already did narrow them down a lot. I am an addict, afterall. *wink*
|Nails Inc. Baker Street|
Orly Miss Conduct - berry scattered holographic polish with an amazing formula!
|Orly Miss Conduct|
Sinful Colors Leap Flog - I love this color and it's unique in my stash!
|Sinful Colors Leap Flog|
Dior Riviera - I was so surprised at how much I loved this one. I went through a big-time orange/coral phase this year and this was my #1. I actually wore this on my toes for most of the summer (and that is a long time in Arizona!). At one point I changed it (after wearing it for over a month) to a different color only to put it back on a few days later. These photos are not the exact color - it is more coral and less orange in person. If I had narrowed this list to my top 10 this one would have made it.
La Femme Unica - another top fav - perfect application on this olive green holo.
|La Femme Unica|
Pure Ice Touch Me Softly - My favorite offering from the Pure Ice Velour Collection. Such a great formula and I love the color and finish.
|Pure Ice Touch Me Softly|
|Pure Ice Touch Me Softly|
Zoya Aurora - I think Zoya's Ornate Collection was one of the best of the year and this one was love at first sight.
Chanel Malice - to think I almost completely passed this one up thinking it was "just another metallic red" - boy am I glad I didn't! Sheila's pic (below) is the one that made me fall in love with it - and I was not disappointed when I received it! Definitely one of THE top polishes of the year!
So there you have my top picks from 2012! There are so many more that could have been included - it was a FABULOUS year for polish! I can't wait to see what's in store for 2013!
Happy New Year!! ♥