2016 in Review // My Top 10 Polishes of 2016

by - Thursday, December 29, 2016

* Contains Press Samples

Hello hello lovelies! Today we have the second post in my "2016 in Review" series! A couple days ago I shared with you the Top 10 Most Visited Posts on ProcrastiNails, and today we're looking at my Top 10 Polishes from 2016!

One clarification I should make for this post is that these polishes aren't technically ones that came out in 2016 - they're ones that I swatched  in 2016. (That being said there's only one that didn't actually come out this year and it was included because I loved it so much!)

Let's go!

Essie Going Guru

Going Guru is a lovely green creme that I swatched from the Essie 2016 Resort Collection.

Color Club Men Are From Mars

Men Are From Mars is a deep and vampy oxblood red creme and I seriously can't get enough of it... Seriously! It came as part of the Color Club 2016 Midnight Muse Collection.

CND Vinylux Date Night

Date Night is a polish I get a lot of use out of, and it was sent to me as part of CND Vinylux's 2016 Flirtation Collection.

Ceramic Glaze Surf's Up

If you're looking for the perfect minty green, Surf's Up from the Ceramic Glaze LE 2016 Botanical Oasis Collection is the polish for you!

Color Club Mrs. Robinson

I got Mrs. Robinson as part of the Color Club Poptastic Neons Collection from Trade Secrets, and the bright colour + killer formula definitely made it one of my favs this year!

OPI Cosmo With a Twist

Cosmo With a Twist is one of my all-time favourite OPI shades. The flakies let so much colour come through depending on the angle of the light. It was originally from the 2015 Starlight Collection.

OPI Let's Be Friends!

Let's Be Friends! is from the OPI 2016 Hello Kitty Collection and it's the perfect soft pink creme.

Beyond the Nail Cranberry Jelly

The only indie to make the list this year is this gorgeous glitter jelly from Beyond the Nail - Cranberry Jelly! It was released as part of the Winter Holiday 2016 Collection. I just got into indies a couple months ago so expect to see a LOT more indies in the review at the end of 2017! Calling it now!

Color Club Squad

Squad was a surprise love for me - it was one of the Color Club Nailmoji Neons Collection shades and when I first saw these I didn't expect to love them as much as I do! So unique!

China Glaze Combat Blue-ts

Anyone who knows me knows that I can't resist a good matte polish. And the gorgeousness that is Combat Blue-ts? I was in love at first swatch! This one was originally from the 2016 Rebel Collection. :)

And that's it! I know that some people might find my favourites a bit boring (I still love me a good creme polish!) but these are my honest favourites from the entire year. :) I really am looking forward to being able to include more indies next year, I already have a ton of polishes waiting to be swatched they just didn't make the 2016 deadline for posting! Ah well.

Let me know what you think - which is your all-time favourite? Is there a polish you think I missed? 

Thanks for visiting! xx

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  1. Cremes are totally awesome! You have some great ones here.

  2. The Color Club maroon was one of my favourite mainstreams too.

  3. Your #1 pick is one I've been dying to pick up.

  4. Combat Bleu-ts made my list also!

  5. Pretty Colors! Oh and the cover graphic is too cute!

  6. All these swatches are just perfection! It's a nice round up you have a bit of everything! Cosmo with a twist is amazing x

  7. Cosmo With a Twist is probably my favourite of these!


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