This is a really tough post to write. You all know how many indie polishes I get through, and trying to choose my favourite brand this year has been nigh on impossible.
In the end, I have narrowed it down to 2, based purely on which brands made me gasp the most times this year, but seriously, I could have picked 5 without a problem, so to Different Dimension, Arcane Lacquer and Literary Lacquers, sooooooooo close.
The first brand I want to celebrate is Cadillacquer. Stunning polishes. Just stunning. And pretty much the only brand that can still make me buy glitter. I don't even know if I am doing a favourite indie polish list (as I don't have a clue how to narrow that down), but if I do, these 2 will be high on it.
Survivor is just an epic purple of such melodrama that if I were the sort of person to wear polishes more than once, I would have by now lol.
And It's In Here With Us is just utterly perfect. A delicious orange base with small green glitters, this was released for Halloween, but I know I'll be wearing this all year round.
There were also holos, and amazing shimmers. So many times I painted my first nail and giggled with joy or ooohed with pleasure.
The only other brand that has taken my breath away as many times this year is Darling Diva. I have been buying Carrie's polishes for years, but this year, she / Mr DDP have been creative evil geniuses releasing collection after collection.
The main reason for her success this year is 3 holo collections she released - The White Witch Collection -
The WitchEE Collection
and the Salem Collection.
Beyond that there have been flakies, multichromes, shimmers, just all sorts of alchemic goodness.
Again, if I get round to a best indie polish list, Darling Diva will feature multiple times - just don't ask me to choose a favourite! Well, maybe The Alchemist. Or Bewbs. Or The Alchemist lol. But those Bewbs .....