Claire's Creme

Favorite Lacquers in 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013nail a college drop out

Purchased by Me | Press Sample 2013 is almost over and boy did I acquire a lot of nail polish. So, in no particular order, let's look back at my new favorites from the last twelve months!

Dare To Wear Violetta

This gem is one sixth of LeChat Dare To Wear's Floral Fantasy Collection from summer 2013. I have most of the collection, but this baby was my favorite for sure!

OPI My Vampire Is Buff
If you notice, I'm typically drawn to bright cremes, neons, and glitters, but after seeing Sarah from Chalkboard Nails using it as a base color for her nail art on a few occasions I decided to give it a try.

Zoya Dream & Payton
Dream and Payton are two holographic parts of Zoya's Zenith Collection. An added plus? They have an amazing formula!

Claire's Splatter Effect Collection
How could I even begin to pass up black & white glitter suspended in neon jelly bases?

Michael Marcus Once You Go Matte
I really liked that this was a full coverage black, matte lacquer that reached full opacity in two easy coats. Added bonus? The packaging.

butter LONDON Cotton Buds & Dare To Wear Flawless White
When am I never on the hunt for the perfect white nail polish? Never. I probably own about five or six different white cremes, but in 2013 I hit the ivory nail varnish lottery twice!

Illamasqua Nomad
This glossy jade creme was on my wishlist for a pretty significant amount of time. That is until Mr. Nail A College Drop Out went to Sephora all by himself and bought for me.

Formula X for Sephora Xplosives
My little lacquered heart went into immediate overdrive when I first heard about these guys back in June. Sadly, I (and everyone else) had to wait until September for them to hit stores. Oh but when they did. It. Got. Real. I picked up six of the fourteen shades.

Are any of your favorites on the list? If not let me know in the comments what polishes made your heart skip a beat or two, or three, or made you stop in your tracks altogether in 2013.
Tune in. Drop out. Love polish.
Purchased by Me | Press Sample

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  1. So mani gorgeous polishes and mani's!
    How do you keep your nails so pretty and long? I bet they are really strong!

  2. So many of these are in my faves for the year too! I haven't used an Sephora X yet. I just bought my first one the other day! :)

  3. I'm dying to try something from Sephora X!

  4. Such great picks! :)

  5. Which ones did you get? I mostly bought the special effects top coats but i did pick up a few of the other colors.

  6. Thanl you. I used nail strengthener as a base coat and try to avoid rough manual labor lol.


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