Every time I sit down to write my top 10 post, I can’t believe how fast another year has gone by. More than the start of a new school year or my birthday, it’s the top 10 post that gets me. That’s so weird, right? I get all sentimental and thankful for all of you. I feel obliged to say that I cannot believe how far our little website has come…
But before I start to tear up, let’s talk about 2014. I settled into a Monday posting schedule – which really worked for me – most of the time anyway. There were more than a handful of Sunday night meltdowns when I was preparing for work and just didn’t have time to post – which would result in a bargain with Alli: “If you’ll just post tomorrow, I’ll post x on y!”
Now, let’s talk about 2014 in polish. What a fun year! I got to try out a lot of new brands – some European brands I’d never thought I’d get a chance to try thanks to a polish pal in Paris (see the alliteration? See what I did there?) All in all, I’d call 2014 a huge success.
Alright, enough of my rambling. Are you ready for my Top 10!?!
So much love,
These are in no particular order, because narrowing it down to 10 was hard enough. Clicking on the pictures will take you back to my original post. Enjoy!
Zoya Bar. I couldn’t get enough of texture in 2013, Zoya Bar helped carry over that love into 2014. If a beach were made of diamonds and gold, I’d like to think it’d look just like Zoya Bar. It’s much more magnificent than any of my pictures would show.
Deborah Lippmann Autumn in New York. Gold Chrome has been done several times over, but it’s never been done this well. The New York Marquee Collection of luxe chromes set a new bar for chrome polishes. I’m not sure it can be beat.
OPI Today I Accomplished Zero As former coke, diet coke, & coke zero addict (yes, in that order), The OPI Coca Cola Collaboration was probably my favorite collection of the year. I loved all the names – this one in particular. I wasn’t sure how it’d turn out on the nail but it ended up looking really great. Thumbs up.
OPI Green on the Runway Not to be outdone by the darker colas, the Sprite polish was an absolutely standout. I’m a sucker for duochromes and while I didn’t wear it alot over the summer, it caught a lot of wear time in the fall. I’m going to repeat this: I loved this collection. Two more polishes: My Signature is “DC” and You’re so Vain-illa made my honorable mention list.
Essie Cocktails & Coconuts This is what Sand Tropez should have been. It also cracked The Daily Varnish Top 10 of 2014. Great neutral.
deborah lippmann Weird Science Last but certainly not least: Weird Science. YES. My love for weird greens continues. This was the first polish I tried from the Fantastical collection for Winter 2014 and I still have two to go.