In no particular order, here are my top 12 polishes for 2012! It was really hard picking 12, but I did it. I tried to pick shades that were not only my favorites, but that I felt were also unique. Some of them didn't have swatches, so you'll see the bottle pic instead. ^^
OPI DS Indulgence
Etude House Pajama Party
Rescue Beauty Lounge Aqua Lily
OPI Live and Let Die
Sinful Colors Cinderella
China Glaze Riveting
Butter London Two Fingered Salute
Deborah Lippmann Mermaid Dream
Skinfood Nail Vita Warm Pink
I'm not sure if the Etude House and Skinfood polishes were released this year, but I added them to this list since they came into my possession this year. The rest were all released in 2012. If you're wondering what's so special about Warm Pink, it has these golden-pink glass flecks that are really hard to capture. I actually did swatch this one, but never uploaded it because the pictures didn't do it justice.
Here are also a few nail art looks I did in 2012. These were my favorites. :)
Quilted Heart (post) (tutorial)
Whew~ What are your top polishes and nail art looks from 2012?
*Some of the polishes listed here were provided to me for review.
This did not factor into the reason why they made the list.
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