This counting down and rounding up stuff is HARD. Originally, I had a Top 10 Polishes of the Year, and the more I looked at it, the more I wasn't sure if it WAS my Top 10, or just a random 10. So I started again .....
That left me with 19 polishes lol, but cunningly, 13 brands - so here, in alphabetical order only - are my 13 of 2013, and I *will* reveal my favourite polish of the entire year at the end.
Cadillacquer - Cute Poison
I *almost* chose The Dark Defender as well, but this is definitely my favourite Cadillacquer polish of the year. Fabulous shimmer, glorious speckled glitter. Ugh, dying.
Chirality - The Sinking Belle
Pure, serene gorgeousness.
Darling Diva - RuPaulogize
This only arrived on Christmas Eve, else it would definitely have been my Orange of the Year. Blindingly jaffa-shimmer-tastically gorgeous.
Jacava - Blueberry Muffin
The perfect lilac creme.
Pinks don't come any hotter than this.
If you want to buy just *one* red holo, this is your girl.
Technically released at the end of 2012, this burnt orangey coral holo is one of my very faves of the year.
If It Pleases You
A stunning purple holo - this is the polish that heralded the moment Amy "arrived" as a polishmaker.
Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster
Colour? Check. Holo? Check. Flecking? Check. Perfect? CHECK.
MENTALITY NAIL POLISH
This super bright blue is so versatile.
She made me love a dark green!
An utterly glorious dark red.
Can't Find My Czechbook
The perfect turquoise.
My Vampire Is Buff
I am sure this has a whole chapter to itself in Nail Art 101. The perfect base polish.
Smitten Polish - Naiad
Glorious blue with sublime shimmer.
The Polish Bar - City of Lights
Dark, devious teal holo - magnificent.
Too Fancy Lacquer - Champagne Cocktail
Not my favourite *colour* by this brand, but utterly exquisite in its composition, this is the one I've been wearing most - it stamps majestically.
w7 - Fuchsia
Cheap as chips and bright as the sun. No summer is complete without it.
HONOURABLE MENTION - COLOR CLUB - HALO HUES
These polishes seem to have dropped off a lot of lists, but the Color Club Halo Hues have been amazing. All of them are gorgeous in their own right, but they stamp like champs too.
Literary Lacquers - Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster
Definitely my faovurite polish of the year, this just takes my breath away every time I see it. Pure of colour, perfect tone, holo to die for, and a little bit of flecking for added magic, it just DOESN'T get any better than this.
Woof! I'm exhausted by the awesome, are you? I think 2014 will be even better - I am more excited about polish now than I have ever been. May the polish odds be forever in our favour xx