I’ve got a different and fun sort of post for you guys today! I asked some other nail bloggers around the web to pick their favorite nail polish of the year along with their favorite post (in general) of the year. Let’s take a look at what everyone chose!
FAVORITE POST: Hands down my favorite and most popular post of the year is Fairy Dust All The Things!
BLOG: Southern Sparkle Nail Art
FAVORITE POLISH: Zoya Imogen
FAVORITE POST: Goldfish Nail Art
BLOG: Polish Insomniac
FAVORITE POLISH: NYC New York Color Queen’s Jewels
FAVORITE POST: I love layering polishes, I was so excited when the OPI Sheer Tints came out. It seemed only natural to layer them, and I LOVE how it turned out!
BLOG: Be Happy And Buy Polish
FAVORITE POLISH: OPI My Dogsled Is a Hybrid was one of my favorites of the year because the formula was flawless, and the color was beautiful.
FAVORITE POST: This nail art piece was done for “my signature style” prompt and for me, it encapsulates so much of what my blogging is about: quirky, fun, detailed. Plus I was really proud of what I created!
BLOG: XOXO, Jen
FAVORITE POLISH: Bear Pawlish Holo Back Girl
FAVORITE POST: My most favorite blog entry demonstrates a milestone that I’m pretty proud of. Love for and inspiration from a polish color I’ve avoided for many years. An original nail art design created by me with stamping plates and techniques I’ve learned from Debbie’s (The Crumpet) Simples group which gave me the confidence to try this design in the first place. Since all these things occurred, I’ve been much more open to reaching for colors I don’t typically love and trying new nail art techniques, and stamping quite a bit more than usual. I learned a heap just in that one short post, and it’ll stick with me for many more to come!
BLOG: Manna’s Manis
FAVORITE POLISH: Orly Steal The Spotlight
FAVORITE POST: This post is my favorite because it’s where I finally think I’ve found some signature hand poses and I was really pleased with my pictures.
BLOG: Polished Nails And Puppy Dog Tales
FAVORITE POLISH: KBShimmer Hexy Bikini
FAVORITE POST: Galaxy Nails
BLOG: Liesl Loves Pretty Things
FAVORITE POLISH: Sinful Colors Prosecco
FAVORITE POST: The Matte Velvet relaunch was a bright spot in a pretty awesome year for Zoya. Each color is absolutely gorgeous. I’m pretty stoked about how my photos of this set turned out, too, lol.
BLOG: Color Me So Crazy
FAVORITE POLISH: I am loving everything from Zoya this year. Since their PixieDusts are going away, I will pick my favorite one! Noir and Oswin are in a two-way tie and you can see them both here.
FAVORITE POST: This is a roundup of some of the Pretty Little Liars themed nails I do for the #RedCoatTuesday roundups. I loved this roundup and I cannot wait for it to start again on Janurary 6! If you want to join, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get you added to the roundup!
FAVORITE POLISH: Crow’s Toes Nidavellir
FAVORITE POST: I put a ton of work into my Best Vegan Foundations post – not only to show that there are a lot of great vegan foundation options out there, but also to show foundations with the best shade range. I talk about 27 different foundations, all from cruelty free brands. I also show 22 of the 25 on my skin. Since I’m very pale, I think it also helps to show how these foundations look on my skintone. I think it’s a great resource for general foundation information and specific shades.
BLOG: Newsie Nail Novice
FAVORITE POLISH: Literary Lacquers Je Reviens
FAVORITE POST: I’ve been working on my gradient technique all year, and I feel like I’m starting to get the hang of it. I love autumn and the changing leaves so much and I felt like I really translated that onto my nails through this nail art.
BLOG: Mama Hearts Polish
FAVORITE POLISH: Pahlish La Derniere Reine
FAVORITE POST: I celebrate my 6 months of blogging and show off my progress as a former nail biter. It’s something I’m really proud of.
BLOG: The Beauty Of Life
FAVORITE POLISH: Zoya Veruschka from the MatteVelvet collection!
FAVORITE POST: I just put this up last week but I have to say I LOVE this post. I really wanted to do a fun ombre manicure for Hanukkah and the colors I chose just play so well together. I also had a photographer for this one and I love how the photos turned out!
FAVORITE POLISH: Revlon Ginger Melon
FAVORITE POST: Because raiding my Mom’s beauty stash is just as fun as when I was a kid!
BLOG: My Boyfriend Hates Makeup
FAVORITE POLISH: Mr. Darcy by Literary Lacquer
FAVORITE POST: Literary Lacquers is my favorite indie of 2014. Amy’s polishes are consistently unique and flawless!
BLOG: On Wednesdays We Wear Polish
FAVORITE POLISH: ILNP Black Orchid
FAVORITE POST: This was definitely a favorite of 2014! Although I had mixed feelings about the book series, I definitely enjoyed wearing this design. I got to practice my free hand skills and enjoyed the looks on people’s faces when they figured out what my nail art was related to!
BLOG: Daydreaming Beauty
FAVORITE POLISH: Sinful Colors Prosecco
FAVORITE POST: Rainbow Honey is a brand I discovered this year, and their monthly mini mystery bags are my favorite beauty subscription.
BLOG: Painted Ladies
FAVORITE POLISH: Salon Perfect Bellini
FAVORITE POST: My favorite mint nail polishes.
BLOG: Betty’s Beauty Bombs
FAVORITE POLISH: Mentality Jellychromes for sure!!!
FAVORITE POST: I just loved everything about this mani. The color combo, the design, and I actually stamped straight!
BLOG: My Stunning Nails
FAVORITE POLISH: Smith & Cult Cut The Mullet
FAVORITE POST: Smith & Cult Swatches
FAVORITE POLISH: OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby
FAVORITE POST: I received a challenge prompt and I had no idea what I was going to do, but it really made me think outside of the box. I loved the end result!
I think it’s so fun and interesting to see how different everyone’s choices were! What do you think? Let me know in the comments- and tell me what your favorite shade(s) of 2014 were!