2012 Favorites

Hi fellow nail polish lovers!!

Instead of doing a top 10, top 12, top 20 of 2012, I just chose all of my favorites this year.  Honestly, I just couldn't narrow it down.  I genuinely fell in love with these polishes and it just wouldn't be fair to leave any of them out!

The polishes I chose weren't necessarily released this year, they were just my favorites in 2012.  So here we go, in no particular order:

Color Club Wink, Wink, Twinkle.  Beautiful fuschia, sparkly glitter.  Need I say more?

Jessica Boyz'n Berry.  I love how soft this blue is!  And the formula is awesome!!

Hare Rad Cloud.  Such a fun take on pink!  I love this polish for when I feel like being girly and fun at the same time.

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream.   I don't even know where to start with this one.  It's just so pretty and unique and PRETTY!!  Love it!!

Zoya Farah.  This is definitely my favorite nude EVER!!  I don't like many nude polishes with my skin tone, but this one is perfect!

The Polish Bar Cloudy Skies.  Gray and purple are such a beautiful combo and The Polish Bar did an awesome job with this one!

Andrea Fullerton Petrol in the Water.  The duochrome in this baby is to DIE FOR!!! I absolutely love it!!

A-England Galahad.  One of my all time favorite blues!!  The formula is so great.

Elixir Lacquers With a K.  This is such a unique and beautiful glitter polish. I haven't seen anything like it yet. Definitely a keeper ;0).

Color Club Revvvolution.  OPI My Private Jet's dupe (the 2nd version).  Such a gorgeous holo!

Color Club Love 'Em Leave 'Em.  A work appropriate neutral holo with a great formula!

Yes, I know Color Club released even better holos this year, but I haven't gotten to try those yet (too many polishes) and these still hold a special place in my heart.

Fierce Nails Berry Slushie.  A gorgeous purple franken from my twinsie Nory's from her Fun in the Sun collection.  Perfect for summer.

Estessimo TINS Color The Dreamy Magic.  This is the only polish I own by this brand.  It's such a beautiful girly shade, with gorgeous holographic glitter!

Aphrodite Auction is such a unique polish.  I love the blue square glitter and it's a great combo with the black glitter.

Barielle Elle's Spell is a polish I wanted badly and I when I got it, it didn't disappoint.  It's a gorgeous red and full of flaky goodness.  You can't go wrong with that combo!

I've gotten into more greens this year and my favorite is Brash Green Machine!! Such an awesome bright green creme that I love against my skin tone.

China Glaze Recycle will always be on my favorites list.  Forever!!!  This is the perfect gray creme.  That is all!

Cult Nails Manipulative.  Mint green with gorgeous shimmer, what's not to love!

Girly Bits Arctic Sunrise.  This polish is so, so pretty!!!  Such a beautiful blue and the pink shimmer really pops.  Definitely one of my all time faves!

Hits Apolo.  I'm sure you know by now that I'm a holo lover!!  This linear holo looks awesome even when you're not in the sunlight!!  And I'm a sucker for a nice deep blue.

Lex Cosmetics Tuileries.  I feel like this polish was made just for me, lol!  It's a creation of the lovely Amanda and is so girly.  Though it has lots of glitter it's not too in your face and I've actually worn it to work.  Love it!!

Loreal Brit Invasion.  This is my favorite brown this year.  The golden shimmer just makes this polish glow.

OPI Ogre-The-Top Blue.  I was so happy to get my hands on this gorgeous bright blue!!  An amazing creme, this color is absolutely beautiful!

Misa Frozen in Time. I'm a huge lover of dusty shades.  Add shimmer in there and I'm sold!  I love this dustly purple with very visible shimmer.  Very pretty.

Polished by KPT Disco Fever is full of sparkly, holo goodness!! I love this unique glitter.

Midnight Satellite is such a lovely shade of green.  With the holo microglitter, it reminds me of stars sparkling in the sky.

Sally Hansen Loyal Lavender.  Such a beautiful light purple with shimmer.  I love how girly it is.

Whimsical Ideas by Pam Ooh La La!  A lovely bubble gum pink with purple glitter.  The perfect girly combo!

The Hungry Asian Strawberry was my first from this brand and I was instantly in love!!!  It looks so good and makes me want strawberries every time I wear it, lol.

The Hungry Asian Mint Condition is the perfect mint green with a wonderful mix of colorful glitter.  Fun, but not in your face.  Love!!

Kleancolor Holo Chrome.  This polish is so full of scattered holo goodness!! Whenever I wear it, I'm distracted by its beauty.

Whoa!! Did I count that right?!  I only narrowed it down to 31.  Some people don't even own that many polishes, lol.  What can I say?  I love them all.

I know some of these had older pictures that weren't the greatest, but I just didn't have the time to redo swatches.  Hope you still like all my choices though.

What were your favorite polishes this year?
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  1. Recycle is one of my favorites too. I love Revvvolution, very pretty on you.

  2. What a great selection of favorites, Marisa!

  3. Oh excellent picks!! They are so gorgeous <3

  4. Beautiful manis from 2012!!
    Happy new year!

  5. Holo Chrome sealed your list for me. LOL... WITH Holo Chrome in there, I agree with the rest. LOL.. That Polish is pure genius in a bottle.
    It's the cheapest in the list too, and IT's AMAZING!!!!

    Whoaa... Nice list!! Swatches look great to me.
    Happy New Year!! Here's to many more polishes and awesomeness in our lives!

  6. These are really great manis! I love Wink Wink Twinkle & the DL polish :)

  7. love your choices....but misa is the most beautiful for me hahaha
    loooooove the color and shimmer!

    My favorites are china glaze Blue years eve...and some indie polishes ahaha

  8. Great selection, love the looks of Mermaid's Dream on you!

  9. Great list! You kinda cheated a bit because you included them all. I worked so hard to narrow it down to 10! I think my initial list was over 20. I don't blame you, cause your choices are all great. I need that Jessica in my life!


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