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After my random favourites, let’s continue with my favourite nail polishes of 2013. I chose the top 20, I just couldn’t narrow it further.
China Glaze I’m Not Lion is still very close to my heart – no matter its chipping problem. Barry M’s Majesty and the Lovely white Snow Dust are very new additions to my stash, but they won me over the first time I tried them. The polish of the year award goes to China Glaze There’s Snow One Like You I love me some snow on the nails. ^^
The Flormar mint will be one of my most used polishes for the next couple of years and the purple Moyra is such a good deal with its gorgeous colour and not so scary price tag. The black and white Caire’s and the very surprising Models Own are the glitters of the year with their originality and quality. The Golden Rose poppy-seed polish has to get the most interesting polish award of 2013.
My burgundy obsession is very obvious I guess. The only brighter red I really liked last year was OPI My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours. But Briarwood, Sardonyx, Wine Crush and Smolder became my absolute favourites, I still use them all the time.
Could you guess that my favourite colour is blue? :D
So Blue Without You is one of the most original shades of blue I have ever seen, I can’t get enough of it. The Flormar Wet Look collection’s light blue is my all time favourite light blue. Anny After Dinner Show was one of my first few sand polishes and still one of the most beautiful ones, Blue Hypnosis also enchanted me: sparkly bright blue sand – absolutely gorgeous. Dancing With Nureyev – words can’t descire this shade…. And OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue! was the most beautiful dark blue of 2013.
The top coat of 2013 was definitively Seche Vite. And it totally will be this year’s favourite too. Why? How is it any better than NYC Turbo Dry? Both of them makes the polish dry faster – that’s true. I even like the NYC’s initial consistency better, because it’s a little bit thinner than the Seche. However Seche will never turn red or blue, because its brush doesn’t pick up the colours, while the NYC one does. And Seche dries into a shinier finish. And it takes a lot of time to use it up. Unfortunately you have to buy Restore too, which makes it more expensive, but the two together are invincible. You have to know about Seche that it starts to thicken up very soon, unless you thin it after every 10-15 use with Restore.
Implicitly the volume of the thinned polish is bigger, so it fills up the bottle over and over again. On the picture below you can see my first(!) bottle of SV. I got it before October and I use it every single day, sometimes more than once. And I still have more than half a bottle of it! Unbeliveable. o_O
Since then I purchased another one too – I had to make sure I’ll never run out of it. :D
Finally: nail polish remover. In the last year I almost exclusively used this Isana nail polish remover, it is easily accessible, quite big amount and it has a good quality.
What were your 2013 nail polish favourites? What’s your top 20? Top 10? Top 5? :)