Monday, 14 January 2013

Top 10 Nail Polishes of 2012

Hello Lovelies!

Did anybody else watch the Golden Globes red carpet last night? The dresses were amazing! I loved Taylor Swifts, Kaley Cuoco's and Eva Longoria's! Amazing! 
Now this post may be a little late as it's the 14th now but I mentioned in my top make up of 2012 post that I was thinking of doing a top nail polishes of 2012 post. Some of you thought it would be a good idea so I decided to go ahead and show you my favourite nail polishes of last year! Some of these I discovered last year and some are old favourites that I used a lot through-out the year. Also I'm sorry this is quite a picture heavy post!

Barry M Raspberry
Now you've heard me talk about this over and over again so I won't bore you by going on too much about it this time. It's a gorgeous deep berry colour. I think it's one of my more "grown up" colours. I wore this pretty  much all year so it's suitable for any season!

Barry M Red Black
This colour came back into my life over the Autumn/Winter months. I wore it as soon as October hit and it's been at the front of my nail polish drawer since! I think it's a nice alternative to black which can be abit harsh sometimes!

Barry M Peach Melba
This was my "Summertime" colour! You've heard about this so much if you watch YouTube videos or read blogs alot. It's one of the more hyped nail polishes in the blogging world and it's completely justified! It looks stunning with a tan and it just screams Summer!

Essie Bahama Mama
Another nail polish you have all heard me rave about this before. I loved this polish so much I wrote a whole post about it's beauty which you can read here

Essie Set in Stones
Now this was a polish I searched high and low for months for! I eventually found it on eBay and it's been a firm favourite ever since! I wear it on my "bling" finger. I normally put a silver polish under it just so it looks more opaque! 

Essie Mint Candy Apple
This is definitely the most hyped Essie polish evoooor! It's a perfect light mint colour! (I am a big fan of mint!..flavour and colour!) Such a gorgeous colour in Spring and I love it paired with Set in Stones!

Model's Own Utopia
This was one of my more recent finds. I've only started dabbling in the Model's Own world lately and I'm thoroughly impressed with them so far! Utopia is by far the best I've tried. It's a gorgeous neutral shade that you can wear under glitter polishes or just on it's own. 

Model's Own Hedkandi Ibiza Mix
This is a crazy glitter polish with blue, peach, yellow, lilac, silver and gold pieces. I normally pair this with Utopia!

Essence Sure Azure
This is probably one of the cheaper nail polishes I own, and I love it! Essence have recently re-branded so I don't know if you can still get this colour! Beautiful pastel blue colour with a slight sliver shimmer in it. It was one of my Summer staples too!

17 Simply Pink
I think this is a colour that everyone should have in their nail polish collection and it is just a classic pink. Nothing too ground-breaking here, I just used this for a French manicure or even on it's own. 

So from that you can also see some of my favourite brands through out the year too! I'm loving Barry M, Essie and Models Own..Glitter polishes made a big impact through out the year (beautiful but impossible to get off!) and my main colours are darker shades and pastels! 

I can't wait to see what colours I'm loving next year, if I have any new favourites or if I've still got my old reliables!


  1. definitely need mint candy apple and utopia in my life! Loved this post - love how youve shown how each one looks on the nails :) xx

    1. Haha yes you do! Go forth and buy! Awh thanks hun:) xx

  2. I had never seen a swatch of Set in Stones, it's beautiful x

  3. This is such a beautiful collect5ion of polishes!
    Utopia and mint candy apple are my favs


  4. I love the look of Essie - Set In Stones :) xx

    1. It's gorgeous! So hard to get hold of though! :( xx

  5. essie - set in stones is AMAZING. :) x

  6. I love the BM bright red!! xx

    Love your blog, now following :)

  7. All the essie polishes look great! I have mint candy apple, but now I want the rest of them!

    Great picks

    Sarah :) x | Some Sparkle and Shine

  8. Hi, my current opsesion are the glittery nail polishes and the ibiza mix is wonderful.
    I like ur blog, too. Maybe we can follow eachother?


  9. Great picks! I have Peach Melba and looove it:)