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Dec 30 2014

Favorite nail polishes I blogged about in 2014

Disclaimer: Some press samples. See bottom.

I love looking back at all the nail polish I wore and reviewed at the end of each year, and trying to decide what really, really made me flip out! I blog about polish because I love it, so getting to look through all those swatch photos at one time reminds me of polishes that I love but might not be top-of-mind because I stashed it away in my closet as I experience and review newer things!

This year, I feel bad doing a list of my favorite polishes in 2014 when I haven’t really been blogging, swatching or wearing nail polish much the last quarter of the year. Luckily, my second trimester has brought a higher tolerance for nail polish and remover fumes!!!

So go into this list knowing that there are tons of beauties like KBShimmer, Girly Bits Cosmetics and I Love Nail Polish flakies that could very well have made my list – but they are still sitting there in my untrieds, waiting for me.

Anyway! I decided to go through the photos of polishes I actually blogged about in 2014, and chose my favorites from those. My list ended up being 22 pretties! I’ve hyperlinked the name of the polish under the photo to the corresponding blog post, so you can see more pics/get more info if something catches your fancy!

L’Oreal Hidden Gems:

L'oreal hidden gems texture nail polish 2014

L’Oreal Hidden Gems is a beautiful, glittery texture. I couldn’t resist this one when I put it on, and it immediately jumped out at me again as I reviewed my year!

Orly Saturated:

Orly Saturated nail polish

Orly’s summer collection was full of hot, bright win, but Saturated was the polish that stole my heart!

JulieG Santorini:

 

JulieG Jesse's Girl Santorini nail polish

JulieG Santorini is a beautiful light blue with shimmer. I could have worn this all summer long.

KBShimmer Low and Be Bold:

KBShimmer Low and Be Bold nail polish

I fell in love with KBShimmer Low and Be Bold, this strong blue shade is perfection.

Nails Inc. Covent Garden Ballet:

Nails Inc Covent Garden Ballet nail polish

Nails Inc. Convent Garden Ballet is a kicked-up neutral – I get bored with neutrals, but that copper shimmer roped me in!

Color Club Kapow!:

Color Club Kapow nail polish

Color Club Kapow! Need I say more?!

LVX Lolli:

LVX Lolli nail polish

LVX Lolli is a surprise pick for me, but there’s something perfect in this sweet shade of light pink, and the formula was perfect!

Sally Hansen On Pines and Needles:

Sally Hansen On Pines and Needles nail polish

Sally Hansen On Pines and Needles sweet green shimmer in this pine green base looks awesome on my skin tone!

OPI My Signature is “DC”:

OPI Coca-Cola My Signature is "DC" nail polish

OPI My Signature is “DC” is an awesome silver metallic foil. I could forsake all other silver polishes and live happily ever after with this one!

JulieG Bourbon Street:

JulieG Jesse's Girl Bourbon Street nail polish

JulieG Bourbon Street is an interesting glitter texture polish that stole my heart because of the variety of colors and because I have good memories of the handful of times I’ve been to New Orleans and Bourbon Street

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Caption Mission Complete and Outta My Mind:

Caption nail polish

Ok, ok. So this is a bit of a cheat, it’s two polishes that create one favorite! Caption Mission Complete and Outta My Mind do AMAZING things together and I only wish this had held up better. I still want to experiment more with Caption, though. The effects are amazing!

KBShimmer Hexy Bikini:

KBShimmer Hexy Bikini nail polish

KBShimmer Hexy Bikini is a bottle full of glitter win. I don’t even know what else to say. It’s simply gorgeous!

Different Dimension Big Bang:

Different Dimension Big Bang nail polish

Different Dimension Big Bang is an amazing silver glitter holo, and I don’t own anything else quite like it!

Zoya Sansa:

Zoya Sansa nail polish

Zoya Sansa was one of those colors this year that made me pause. A beautiful, rich plum with vibrant gold shift. I think there’s even some green in there. It’s stunning.

Zoya Yuna:

Zoya Yuna nail polish

Zoya Yuna is from the same collection as Sansa. I just love the depth of this and the muted, dusty green.

Nubar Affair:

Nubar Affair nail polish

Nubar Affair captured my heart with its playful turquoise and golden/green shimmers. It’s like an exotic ocean.

Milani Color Statement Blue Print:

Milani Cosmetics Blue Print Color Statement nail polish

Milani Blue Print is probably what I would describe as a “BeautyJudy blue.” I am obsessed with this type of blue and its vibrancy. Milani scored a home run this year with its nail lacquer relaunch in general!

Lacquistry Amazeballs Original:

Lacquistry Amazeballs original nail polish

Lacquistry Amazeballs Original is … Amazeballs.

Zoya Noir:

Zoya Noir PixieDust nail polish

Zoya Noir is just such a beautiful, vampy texture polish! It feels like sophistication on my fingers!

Colors by Llarowe Show Me Again:

Colors by Llarowe Show Me Again

 

Colors by Llarowe Show Me Again is a pretty multichrome polish that has an added scattering of holo. Look at how strong that shift is!!!

Colors by Llarowe Show Me Da Money:

Colors by Llarowe Show me da money nail polish

Colors by Llarowe Show Me Da Money is another multichrome polish with scattered holo – I love the shifts between the green hues. It’s beautiful!

Deborah Lippmann Marrakesh Express:

deborah lippmann marrakesh express nail polish

Deborah Lippmann Marrakesh Express is an exotic polish, a duochrome with added shards of golden glitter that make this one a total unique pick in my collection!

Phew. Thanks for checking out my picks with me! Are any of these polishes on YOUR 2014 list?! I’d love to hear what YOUR favorite 2014 polishes were!!!


Disclaimer: I received some of the polishes in this post for review from the PR Firm/Manufacturer, which I did in prior posts. 
Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • robin

    So many of these jumped out at me! I did buy a couple based on your photos at the time. Right now Colors By Llarowe in Show Me Again really stands out for me. I long for just the right duo chrome. I find the color shift to a yellow green looks awful on my skin tone, but this seems almost Teal and that I could wear!

  • Ashley P

    Great list. I’m a fan of the Deborah Lippman polishes. Especially on my toes in the summer!

  • http://www.stephanielouiseatb.blogspot.com Stephanie Louise Telford

    Your list is stunning- thanks for reminding me of like a billion more polishes I need lol

  • http://www.confessionsofasarcasticmom.com/ Destany

    Great choices! Dang, ORLY Saturated is amazing!

  • MyBeautyJunction

    Orly Saturated is a jaw-droppingly pretty purple that I NEED in my life. Happy New Year!

  • cindyprimebeauty

    Oooh, I love Big Bang!

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    Llarowe Show Me Da Money is stunning!!!! I always love your swatches.

  • http://makeupbykim-porter.com/blog Kim Porter

    All of these are pretty! I love low and be bold. I have a similar shade from a drugstore brand.

  • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

    I need that DL Marrakesh Express. Need.

  • erikatheicyone

    These are some wonderful choices!

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    Convent Garden Ballet is such a stunner!

  • http://www.geniabeme.com/ Eugenia

    Kapow! is my LOVE!!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    You wear all these polishes beautifully Judy! You make it hard for me to pick one favorite!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    I love ALL of your picks. Holy wow.

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I love a lot of them, but the DL Marraskesh Express is still my fave. I’ve gotta buy it

  • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

    Laquistri Amazeballs Original is GORGEOUS

  • Anastasia

    Santorini is so pretty, and the name is perfect for it!