Sunday, December 30, 2012

My Top 12 Polishes For 2012

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. ^^

Etude House Pajama Party 

Zoya FeiFei

Rescue Beauty Lounge Aqua Lily

Sinful Colors Cinderella

China Glaze Riveting

Revlon Girly

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. :)

Sailboat (post) (tutorial)

Candy Swirls (post) (tutorial)

Studded Floral


Quilted Hearts 04
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.
All opinions are honest and my own.  Please view my disclosure policy for more.  


  1. I love your quilted heart mani :) Great picks!

  2. I love your colorblock and gilded rebel manis, such great color combinations! Awesome polish picks, too. FeiFei is def one of my favorites this year, as is Cuprum which is of course from the same collection as Aqua Lily ;) I really like Two Fingered Salute, too, I need it in my life already, lol. And your swatch of Cinderella is gorgeous.

  3. Your 2012 picks are great! FeiFei is definitely in my top favourites too, and I've been lemming Aqua Lily for what feels like forever! And I love your Quilted Heart mani, it's so cute. :)

  4. Ahh, yes, Fei Fei... gorgeous polish!
    And your nail art this year was so good! Thanks for resharing some of them! =)

  5. awesome favourites! I love the quilted heart mani and Gilded Rebel too.
    Wasn't it so hard to choose just 12?!! I had double that amount and had to force myself to cut polishes!

  6. You picked some of my favs for your top shades...I am still trying to decide which between FeiFei and On Her Majesty's Secret Service I like best so I can give away one of the 2! Aqua Lilly & Two Finger Salute, along with Cinderella are way up there favs of mine too and it's odd..I am not a huge aqua polish gal! Your nail art picks were all great ones. I am limited to stamping easy stuff, nail aps, colored French tips and a few dots for my nail art.

  7. Gahh, I forgot you have disqus and that comments made via phone don't show up, lol. FeiFei is amazing, and the whole RBL Fan collection was so wonderfully inspired, and I NEED Two Fingered Salute and possibly Mermaid's Dream. I really like your colorblock and gilded rebel manis, and Cinderella looks amazing on you.

  8. Thanks, Jenn! Hope you have a happy new year! :)

  9. I'm glad you liked it! :) Hope you have a happy new year!

  10. Yes! I had about 20 polishes lined up as well. I thought about posting them all, but in the end I tried to narrow it down my uniqueness. :) And thank you Jayne for all your lovely comments this year. Happy new year!

  11. I remember you commenting about trying to decide between Feifei and OHMSS. Honestly, I couldn't pick between the two either, so I went with the one that came out first. I also tend to think Zoya does those shimmery foil flecks better, so I may be biased. ^^ And thank you for all the great comments this year! Happy New Year! :)

  12. Hi Liesl! Thanks for resposting your comment! I read it in blogger and was waiting to see if Disqus would sync it. Hope you have a happy New Year! <3


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