Thursday, December 13, 2012

12 Days of Favorite Nail Colors from Jamie and Katie: Nails Inc. Trafalgar Square & China Glaze For Audrey

Some people's beauty obsessions are obvious early in life. For my best friend, Katie Reed, and me, it was definitely nail polish. We've been in love with cool, bold colors since the early 90's -- we used to trade them back and forth while sitting in our high school hallways before class. For the next 12 days, we'll be bringing you some of our favorites in what we're calling 12 Days of Favorite Nail Colors.

This feature really came about over six months ago. Katie and I tossed around the idea of showing all of you our very favorite nail polishes. We originally were going to do a top 10, but I have to be honest -- it was impossible to only pick 12 shades! Over a weekend in Boston (I was there visiting Katie and her adorable son, Walter), we finally narrowed our picks to 12 -- and even that was difficult. Truth be told, we felt like we were leaving out some of our babies! But we hope you'll enjoy our picks over the next 12 days, and share your favorites with us as well. Throughout the feature, you'll notice a pretty well-rounded list in terms of color and brand.

For the first day, we're really pulling out all the stops. (Well, we will be for all 12 days, but we're especially excited to kick things off today with these fabulous colors!) I picked an amazing color by Nails Inc., while Katie's color is by China Glaze. Keep reading to see what they are!

Jamie: My first color for our feature is Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish in Trafalgar Square. From the first moment I laid eyes on this color, I knew it was going to join my arsenal of faves. It just makes nail art so easy, absolutely anyone could do it -- but, at the same time, it just looks so cool and unique. All you do to create the swirled design is paint two coats of polish on your nail, hold the magnet over the nail for 5-10 seconds, and voila! A fun, awesome design in seconds. I've tried a lot of the different magnetic polishes, and this one is not only my favorite brand but my favorite color. I love the metallic smoky grey -- it just seems to create the magnetic swirls look better than any other color I've tried. This is definitely a color I wear again and again and again and ... well, you get the picture.
Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish in Trafalgar Square retails for $16 at

Katie: My first color for our feature is China Glaze For Audrey. For Audrey was originally released in 2006, and it's perhaps one of China Glaze's most famous colors -- and I think it is with good reason. Modeled after the iconic Tiffany's blue boxes, I also think the name of this shade is just perfect. For Audrey is a lovely, clear teal blue cream. I particularly love this on my toes -- and I find it just as appropriate in the winter as it is in the summer. This picture is shown with two coats.
China Glaze For Audrey retails for $6.50 at

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