I thought, let's round up this year with my favourite mainstream nail polishes! I'll give you a top ten and I'll start with 10, a glitter topper but perfectly-opaque-in-two-coats polish from Essence, called "Only Purple Matters":
In ninth place, I put HEMA's Glitter Pink because it was nice and different for a change:
Number 8 is a wonderful bright green from Catrice, "I'm Not A Greenager", which is perfect for nail art and as a base for glitter:
Number 7 is a pretty from Rimmel, and also a perfect base for nail art. It's "Out of the Blue":
Number 6 is also a surprisingly pretty budget-proof blue polish from Paris Memories, no. 289:
First place goes to RIMMEL SPACE DUST! Yes, all of them. I cannot choose, it's too hard! They are one by one gorgeous, and I was very much surprised by the quality of this polish. The original posts are:
Today, I have a pretty for you that had been on my wish list for AGES: Cosmic Forces by Emily de Molly. My sister went to Australia and I was able to order it and send it to an address where she was going to be staying for a while. The lovely Hayley from Emily de Molly was an important part in this whole operation; she sent out the polishes at exactly the right time for my sister to be able to receive them. Therefore I can attest the customer service is excellent :D Now onto the pretty!
It is another beauty by Jindie Nails, called Silent Night. Now here's why I HAD to wear it tonight: Tonight me and my family will go to church and we always love going on Christmas Eve, since we get to sing lots of songs and it's all about happiness and love. One of my favourite songs is Silent Night and it has recently been banned from the official Book of Christmas Songs by some very old and cranky bishops, together with one of my other favourite songs about the shepherds, which is I think a typical Dutch song (so I don't think many of you know it). Both songs are classics, they're the first songs one learns as a child, and now they've been deemed not good enough anymore. I will refrain from further conveying my thoughts and feelings on the matter, as they are not very Christmassy.
Tonight however, my mani is one of protest and rebellion and I hope that the folks who put together tonight's mass share my state of mind.
<I'm back from church and YES THEY TOTALLY REBELLED! They sang it twice, once at the beginning and once at the end :D>
I even made jewelry...
LOVE IT LOVE IT! Oh as for the polish: Little bits of fishing for the big glitters, but opaque in two easy coats and just amazing.
I ordered some pretties from Polish Me Silly on Black Friday... They have such happy polishes! I stumbled upon a lovely Christmas polish: Tree-Mendous. Look at it:
Isn't that the perfect jolly Christmas Tree? I think so! This is just one coat over Catrice "I'm Not A Greenager". I wore it to the Christmas Breakfast at work. It was a lovely contrast to my black-and-grey outfit :D
It applied really well and there was almost no need for fishing, when it came to the stars. That was very nice. I topped it off with some glitter food (Nail Pattern Boldness) and sealed it in with SV.
Love love love it! I'm definitely going to wear this again during ACTUAL Christmas ;-) The polish can be purchased here.