Blues. That's the first thing I can say about 2011. I don't think I've ever bought so many blue nail polishes like I did in the past 12 months. There are still some that would have to be mentioned, but I haven't worn them yet. Yes, I'm talking about you, Essence in Blue Addicted. Worry not, I'll show them to you in the following days/weeks, but until then - here are the most memorable blues of this year.
#1 - a England Galahad (THE teal of the year, IMO)
#2 - a England Tristam (Thanks for this gem of a polish, Adina!)
#3 - Essence Multi Dimension Cool and the Gang (boo at Essence for discontinuing the Multi Dimension line)
#4 - Essence Colour & Go Hard to Resist (Essence redeeming for the MD line? hee hee)
#5 - Essence I'm a Marine Girl (50's Girls Reloaded TE)
#6 - Essence Into the Dark (Vampire's Love TE)
#7 - Essence Let's Get Lost (beatiful summery one coater)
#8 - Essence Forget Me Not (Blossoms etc... TE)
#9 - Essence Colour & Go Just Rock It & Glisten Up
#10 - Guppy Sanding Fruit Extract #13 (gritty matte glitter, stinky but awesome as hell)
#11 - Hits Biquini (opaque brazilian goodness)
#12 - Sancion Angel Luna (my favorite blue holographic polish of the year, along with Tristam)
Yeah, I've been buying a lot of Essence polishes. The quality of their formula got soooooo much better and they had also released some great trend editions. I can forgive them for discontinuing the Multi Dimension line and I hope to see more great additions to their line. On another note: I know the mentioned holographic polishes aren't the most effective when it comes to their finish, but they are really special to me.
I stayed true to myself and got me some great 'my cup of tea' shades.
#1 - a England Camelot (one coater black creme, a classic)
#2 - Essence Nail Art Twins Blair (best clear base glitter of 2011)
#3 - Essence Colour & Go Galactic Black (black creme with a 'galactic' twist)
#4 - Essence Multi Dimension Must Have (another long gone beauty, a true must have)
#5 - Essence You're a Heart Breaker (50's Girls Reloaded TE)
#6 - Guppy Sanding Fruit Extract #12 (most edgy polish of the year)
#7 - Kleancolor Concrete Gray (amazing blue-ish gray)
#8 - S-he Stylezone #345 (silver and gold glitter in black base, awesomesauce)
And another gems worth mentioning I wore this year:
#1 - a England Lady of the Lake (Tristam's purple sister)
#2 - Essence Waking Up in Vegas (Dance TC, Re-Mix Your Style TE)
#3 - Color Club Wild at Heart
#4 - Depend Cracked Effect #5011 (Depend made the best crackle polishes of the year, IMO)
#5 - Essence Gold Old Buffy (Vampire's Love TE)
#6 - Etude Mystic Purple (definitely my most mysterious polish of 2011)
#7 - Essence Just Can't Get Enough (Pop TC, Re-Mix Your Style TE)
#8 - Illamasqua Throb (best red creme, one coater)
#9 - Kleancolor Bite Me (best red shimmer)
#10 - Milani Dot Com (3 coater, but it's amazing)
#11 - Savvy Ultra Violet (makes a WOW layering polish)
#12 - Essence Crack Me! Black (finally learned how to use it, hee hee)
To not talk only about nail polish, here are some of my favorite products I purchased/tried in 2011.
#1 - Balea Urea Body Lotion (my favorite body lotion ever!)
#2 - Beauty UK Pearl Eyeliners (want a shiny and bold eyeliner that doesn't smudge?)
#3 - ELF Eyelid Primer (almost as good as the UDPP for a LOT less money)
#4 - Essence Eyeshadow in Mystic Lemon (great as a highlighter)
#5 - Essence Lipstain in Your Pink is On Fire (You Rock TE)
#6 - The Mooncup (THE buy of the year, every woman should get one)
#7 - NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk (multi-tasking and just great)
#8 - Sigma Make Me Up Collection (I like it more and more each day)
#9 - Skin79 Super Plus BB in Hot Pink (favorite foundation ever)
#10 - Sleek I-Divine Palette in Bad Girl
#11 - Vollare Quatro Eyeshadow Palette (cheap but great)
#12 - Wet n Wild Creme Eyeliner in Black
Ebay was big this year. At least for me. I got myself some great things...
#1 - Angel Wings Ring
#2 - Cicada Necklace
#3 - Fake MAC Eyeshadows
#4 - The Thing
#5 - Lucky Swallow Necklace
#6 - Rocket Dop Rampup Boots
#7 - Octopussy
#8 - Snake Bite Ring
#9 - Studded Bracelet
#10 - Swallow Necklace
#11 - Tiger Pattern Ring
#12 - Pearl Swallow Necklace
I know I probably left out some of the products/nail polish shades - like Illamasqua Scorn for example. Keep in mind these are just some of my favorites.
What's your favorite Nihrida post from the year 2011?
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