Monday, December 9, 2013

Favorite Mainstream Shades of 2013

Hey everyone!!  It's time for my yearly favorites again!  It totally doesn't seem like it should already be time for this, but whatever.  I tried to narrow it down to twelve, but I ended up with twenty.  I guess I'm an overachiever.  Now then, on with the show...

China Glaze
Strap on Your Moonboots
I know a lot of people were disappointed to see that the Hologlam collection wasn't as "holo-y" as the OMG collection, but I really liked them a lot.  There were so many great shades!  This was definitely a favorite!  I love the rich smokey blue!

There were so many great texture polishes released this year, but this one was definitely a stand out.  With top coat and without, this bright shade is so eye catching!

China Glaze
Too Yacht to Handle
I am so crazy about this light teal neon.  I used it so many times this year!!

China Glaze
This is another absolute fave from the Hologlams.  It's so bold and so bright! 

Nicole by OPI
Fairy Fairy Quite Contrary
I was shocked at how much I loved this one!  It is the perfect pale orange!

Nicole by OPI
My Cherry Amour 
This was another great texture, but adding top coat to it really made a huge difference!  The purple iridescent sparkles are so gorgeous!

I Knead Sour-Dough
I'm crazy about this one because it's just so different than any of my other mauves.  I love it!

China Glaze
Itty, Bitty & Gritty 
I was mad for all of the China Glaze texture cremes, but this one was definitely my favorite!  I've been such a sucker for corals this year!

It’s All San Andreas’s Fault
Another fave texture creme!  But that color is just so warm!!

A Definite Moust-Have 
This bright coral creme has such a great fuchsia undertone!  Love!!

China Glaze
Tongue & Chic 
I really like this teal metallic a lot!  It has so much depth to it.

Adore Nail Polish
Blushing Bride
Is it pink?  Is it lilac?  Is it both?  Pretty much.  And I love it!

Ski Slope Sweetie
I was really surprised by this one.  I didn't expect it to pop as much as it does.

Clever & Confident
I was so excited to see actual shades from Seche, since I'm addicted to SV.  I love this deep purple.

I really love this green!  It's bright, but the golden shimmer mutes it just enough!

Sleigh Ride for Two
Oh my gosh ... how freaking gorgeous!!!!

Warm Me Up
This charcoal brown was another surprise for me!  It was an instant favorite!

China Glaze
This is Tree-mendous
 I love how well the gold glitters work with the greens in this one!

It's so hard to find a great nude shade for your skin tone, so I was so happy with this one! 

This Gown Needs a Crown
This satiny silver is absolutely perfect!!

I hope you enjoyed my favorite mainstreams!  I'll have my favorite indies up tomorrow!!
Happy Painting!


  1. Seems you and I have very similar taste. Love these choices!

  2. I was really surprised with ski slope sweetie too. it's one if my favorites now! i actually have it on today :) Awesome post!

  3. Ahh, I'm stoked to see Strap On Your Moonboots on your list! I love that one, too, and I'm glad to see I'm not alone :)

  4. wow you've really surprised me, especially with how many China Glazes you've chosen. With the exception of OPI there hasn't been a lot of mainstream love from me this year, but these are really interesting picks xx

  5. Jinx was my favorite pedi shade this year by far! I don't normally repeat colors very often but I turned to that one over and over for my toes.

  6. The seche lacquers are amazing. Super pigmented (one coaters in some cases) and extremely glossy. Ski slope sweetie has been on my wish list for a while...need to get some!

  7. Hmm I have those Hologlams, need to give them a shot, you make them look gorgeous!!

  8. I agree on Infra-Red, but then again, I don't have any of the others. :)

  9. OPI Jinx is my favorite of these. It's so rare that I can pull off an orange or a coral because I'm so cool-toned, but this one looks amazing. I haven't seen anything else quite like it. I have several from the China Glaze Hologlam collection, NOPI My Cherry Amour, and OPI A Definite Moust Have but they are all in my Untrieds. It looks like I will enjoy them.


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