I know its been 2016 for over a week now and I’m a bit late to the game with this post, but I went home for Christmas and obviously not all of my nail polishes are there! I have to say it was a lot easier than I expected to narrow it down to only 12 favourites. I was expecting to end up with about 30 I couldn’t choose between but I didn’t.
OPI Just Lanai-ing Around came out last spring/summer in the OPI Hawaii collection and is a gorgeous dusty pink shade. I have nothing like it and I’m fairly certain I had it on my toenails for at least a month straight, and it’s one my mum loved too.
Barry M Eat My Dust is one of the first times I’ve used Barry M nail polish in maybe five years, I went off them because they always chipped on me really quickly but that didn’t happen at all with this polish. I’m so glad I gave it a chance! It was near impossible to find though, the displays were completely empty in every Boots and Superdrug I went in for a good two weeks! I had this on my nails in rotation with the three polishes I have from the Nails Inc New White Collection for probably the whole summer!
OPI The Berry Thought Of You is a gorgeous hot pink polish that came out this summer, it is one of those shade that instantly makes you look more tanned even when you’re really pale. I can’t wait to whip it out again next summer.
Nails Inc Swan Street is the ultimate off white mint green, I’m still so in love with this colour. This and White Horse Street are the two nail polishes that made me fall in love with Nails Inc!
OPI It’s A Piazza Cake was the best polish OPI came out with this year in my opinion, it’s like no other nail polish I’ve ever seen before. I love orange nail polish and this is just such a great, darker orange that’s so unique!
Essie Chillato was another colour that was near impossible for me to find! I was loving this in the summer and during my off white/pastel phase, and it was another one of those shades that made me looked more tanned than I was. It’s formula was surprisingly good, especially for a pastel and a yellow. In most cases that would make it ridiculously streaky but that wasn’t the case at all!
OPI Guys And Galaxies was from the Christmas collection, and is a gorgeous dark mahogany kind of colour. I only got this at the very end of December but its an incredible polish. I can definitely see myself getting a lot of use out of this next autumn/winter!
Essie Bahama Mama is a classic. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was Essie’s best seller. It’s my go-to for when I don’t know what colour I want to choose. It’s great on its own and it looks great with glitter over it.
OPI Aloha From OPI was my toenail colour of choice the whole summer, as well as whipping it out for my nails a number of times over the summer. It lasts really well on me and is the perfect choice for a beach holiday.
Nails Inc White Horse Street was the shade that kicked off my obsession with the off-white pastels. I picked it up in Sephora when I was in New York over Easter and had it on my nails for a solid three weeks before I picked up Swan Street, Whitehall and Eat My Dust. I still reach for it all the time, and it’s what I always use when I paint my friend Emily’s nails.
OPI Big Apple Red is the classic red. I bought it especially to wear in New York because of the name and I’m sad like that. But this shade is just so classic and elegant. You can’t go wrong with it!
Deborah Lippmann Don’t Stop Believin’ is a straight up orange, I love it. It’s the first Deborah Lippmann polish I tried and I can see why they’re so expensive, the formula is amazing. I might have to find a glitter from her for next Christmas!