Nail polish greats of 2016

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It’s very difficult for me to narrow down my favorite polishes of the year but since I adore polish and want to be an accomplished nail painter at some time in my life I decided to share half a dozen of my favorites. Leaving something out doesn’t mean I love it any less, just that I didn’t have room for it!

SPARITUAL GOLD in RISING SPIRIT – The bottle belies the beauty within. A subtle but stunning gold that wears magnificently and even repels smudges!

Sparitual Gold in Rising Spirit

Sparitual Gold in Rising Spirit

KBSHIMMER FALL 2016 POLISHES make it impossible to choose just one. I love every single one of these. KBShimmer is an astonishing nail company and a brand you shouldn’t miss. I’m sharing The Best Mum Ever as my choice but it was hard to pick. If Oh My Ganache had photographed better that’s what I’d have shown you.

KBShimmer The Best Mum Ever

KBShimmer The Best Mum Ever

KBShimmer The Best Mum Ever

KBShimmer The Best Mum Ever

LAUREN B ROSE BOWL stole my heart with its metallic red. I love all the Lauren B polishes I’ve tried but this takes me back to my all time favorite: cool toned red!

Lauren B Rose Bowl

Lauren B Rose Bowl

Lauren B Rose Bowl

Lauren B Rose Bowl

Speaking of how much I love red I’ve chosen Dr.’S REMEDY REVIVE RUBY RED. This shimmer infused crimson polish is made by a podiatrist: “Dr.’s Remedy is the first nail polish that received approval from the American Podiatric Medical Association. It doesn’t contain any harmful ingredients likeFormaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, Phthalates, Parabens, or camphor. It’s even recommended as a post treatment follow-up to nail fungus and ingrown nails. To top it off it comes in 30 beautiful shades.”

Dr.'s Remedy REVIVE Ruby Red

Dr.’s Remedy REVIVE Ruby Red

Dr.'s Remedy REVIVE Ruby Red

Dr.’s Remedy REVIVE Ruby Red

I’ll cheat and throw in another Dr.S Remedy polish that is so spring perfect that it makes me long for the sun: BOUNTIFUL BLUE.

Dr.'s Remedy Bountiful Blue

Dr.’s Remedy Bountiful Blue

I needed to add a pink because I’m a pink girl at heart. Unfortunately one of my favorite pink shades was Limited Edition but you never know if it’s still available. SALLY HANSEN MIRACLE GEL FLOWER CROWN is one of the best I wore this year. It’s described as a pearlescent petal pink which is a perfect description.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Flower Crown

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Flower Crown

Since I prefer a polish that is holographic it’s easy to understand why KBShimmer makes another appearance on this list. This time it’s ALONG FOR THE TIDE from Summer 2016. I see shifts from pink to violet and from blue to purple.

KBShimmer Along for the Tide

KBShimmer Along for the Tide

KBShimmer Along for the Tide (direct light)

KBShimmer Along for the Tide (direct light)

Last is from Trust Fund Beauty, another brand that I’ve loved the polishes from. The one that stands out most to me is DIRTY THOUGHTS (although the pink Do U Know Who My Father Is could be the perfect cream color).

Trust Fund Beauty Dirty Thoughts

Trust Fund Beauty Dirty Thoughts

Trust Fund Beauty Dirty Thoughts

Trust Fund Beauty Dirty Thoughts

Do you have favorite polishes from 2016? Do you have one you see here that you’d love to own? —  Marcia

*most are PR samples

 

Comments

  1. Lyndsey R. says:

    Oh my!!!! I want all of these!!!

  2. Now that’s a great idea for a favorites post, Marcia. I’ve never thought of doing one. My favorite is the Essie Gel Couture that’s in my Hair & Nails Favorites post today, but it’s my favorite because it’s long lasting not because it’s the prettiest. Hard to choose a favorite but it could be the new shade from Pahlish that just arrived yesterday!

  3. What great picks for this favorites post!!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous colors!

  4. Dirty Thoughts is absolutely beautiful!!

  5. Blue polish is so pretty and it reminds me I need to wear it more often.

  6. I love year end posts!!! Helps remind me of those beauties I still need, like that KBShimmer!!!!

  7. KBShimmer ALONG FOR THE TIDE is amazing.

  8. Love these picks – especially the KBShimmer!!!

  9. Along for the Tide is stunning! My favorites of this year are all indie – I don’t think I bought hardly any mainstreams!

  10. So many pretties! This year I became obsessed with KBShimmer polishes!

  11. Those are absolutely pretty! KBShimmer is my top fave

  12. All pretty!! The Best Mum Ever

  13. They all look fabulous – I’d love to try dirty thoughts

  14. I love the variety of colours and finishes in this post! Some are so biased, and this really hits a nice mix!

  15. I’ve never heard of Trust Fund beauty before, but wow Dirty Thoughts is super pretty.

  16. Great selections! That gold is amazing!

  17. I love the gold! Excited to wear the Pantone color of 2017!

  18. I like this idea! KBShimmer Along for the Tide looks like a great polish!

  19. I love the KBShimmer polishes you included. They are always my favorites! 🙂

  20. Fairytalesnails says:

    Gorgeous choices hun, I am a huge kb shimmer lover myself 🙂 happy New year x

  21. You’ve picked some gorgeous looking polishes as your greats! Somehow I don’t own a single one of these x

  22. I need,need,need The Best Mum Ever!

  23. Those KBShimmers are some of my favorites!