American Apparel Smoke Dazzle: I loved the multichrome finish of this polish. From purple to grey to green to pink, this metallic polish was a sure stunner.
butter LONDON Tart With A Heart: I'm a huge butter LONDON fan and swatched multiple polishes in this post, but this glittery gold goodness definitely stole MY heart.
Urban Decay Naked Nail Set: Six shades in this collection, each one more beautiful than the next. I had a pretty hard time picking a favorite!
Tenoverten Rivington: Green nail polish always gets my heart racing, and this one is no different. The slightly rubbery texture adds a fun element to an already different hue.
OPI Liquid Sand Nail Polish in Stay The Night: Oh, this polish. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. This collection was a gift from my best friend, and for that I will be forever grateful -- especially for this shade, which is formulated with black and burgundy to really knock your socks off.
NCLA Rock Solid: NCLA is a brand that I just discovered recently, and I'm so glad I did. I love the smoky quality of this deep glittery charcoal.
Dior Rosy Bow and Essie A Cut Above: For Valentine's Day this year, I wanted something special. What's better than two coats of Dior Rosy Bow with a coat of Essie A Cut Above on top? (The answer: nothing.)
Chanel Accessoire: Oh, Chanel. Be still my heart. The Spring Couture Collection was gorgeous, of course, but this is the shade that really made me swoon. Oxblood, of course.
Chanel Paradoxal: This is one of those polishes I really want to love, but for some reason I just don't. I think it's because even though the shade is pretty, it's not what it looks like it will be coming out of the bottle (a paradox of sorts). I just can't bring myself to like it a lot when it's not what's advertised!
Zoya PixieDust Nail Polish in Nyx: It seemed like every brand experimented with textured polish this year, and Zoya definitely did it best in breed. Nyx is so beautiful -- it's like crushed periwinkle blue sugar.
The New Black Ombre 5-Piece Nail Polish Set in Haze: Is there anything better than purple nail polish -- especially when it comes in an ombre set? I really don't think so. I picked up this little gem at Sephora and fell in love instantly.
St. Patrick's Day Nail Art: I know I'm a Jew, but I love painting my nails for different holidays. I just couldn't resist some polka dotted nail art with OPI Jade Is The New Black and Essie Navigate Her when St. Patrick's Day rolled around!
China Glaze For Audrey and Essie Where's My Chauffeur?: Want some true dupes? I've honestly never seen two nail polishes do it better than these two.
Zoya Aurora: Yet another color from the Ornate Collection! I just couldn't get enough. And for good reason -- this holographic purple had me staring at my nails nonstop for a week!
Chanel L'Ete de Papillon de Chanel Collection: This was one of my favorite Chanel collections to date. These two blues -- Bel-Argus and Azure -- have been on my nails more times than I can count this year!
M.A.C Baking Beauties Collection: If you can't tell, I love polka dot nail art. Okay, it's because it's super easy for me to do myself, but still -- it's so cute! And with Bleu Velvet and Pistachio, it's even more adorable, right? Right.
Deborah Lippmann Cleopatra In New York: If a perfect color exists, I'm fairly certain this is in the running. The black jelly-like base with big gold glitter flecks is AMAZEBALLS.
Essie Neons Collection: Definitely a 2013 standout. Every color in this collection was absolute genius, and these three -- DJ Play That Song, Bouncer It's Me and Shake Your $$ Maker -- were my favorites.
Jin Soon Voile: The rich, deep violet hue is at once arresting and chic. Perfect for springtime!
Deborah Lippmann Glitter In The Air: This is a polish I'd been curious about for quite some time -- so I'm definitely glad I finally had the chance to check it out during a manicure at the Sam Brocato Salon. I love the milky blueish white hue flecked with multicolored glitter -- so ethereal.
Essie The Girls Are Out: Bright pink. Typically not the type of color I reach for, but when it's shot through with silver sparkle, I head right for it!
Deborah Lippmann On The Beach: Bright turquoise in the heat of summer seemed totally apropos, especially with this one's name!
OPI Liquid Sand Collection in What Wizardry Is This?: Not every Liquid Sand called my name, but this one -- from the Oz The Great And Powerful Collection -- sure did. I love the gritty texture and the brownish gold color.
Essie Saturday Disco Fever: Eye-searingly bright orange is perfect when the temperatures heat up above 90, wouldn't you agree?
Essie Bottle Service: While I don't always love pink nail polish, I sure do love a neon! I wore this one for two weeks straight.
NARS Fall 2013 Collection: This is one of my very favorite collections this year. Only two nail polishes -- Fury and Galathee -- but the deep purple and pale dove grey are both creamy and absolutely delightful. My post of this photo on Pinterest is also my most popular -- to date, it's been pinned almost 1000 times!
Rescue Beauty Lounge Fashion Polish: This is one of the colors from the highly anticipated Bloggers 2.0 Collection. I loved all of them, but this one definitely stood out -- the holographic black just screamed, "Buy me!" So I did.
Rescue Beauty Lounge Be Humble: The Emoting Me collection kept calling my name this year, and I finally bought a couple shades. One was this beautiful taupeish mauve, which I've worn multiple times since purchasing.
Essie Naughty Nautical: The namesake of the Summer 2013 collection! I love the bright teal and the hidden silver shimmer. Very unexpected for a summer color.
butter LONDON The Black Knight: This is one of those colors I debated buying for eons, and finally I scooped it up. I honestly can't believe it took me so long! Seen here with four coats for full opacity -- I LOVE the multicolored glitter!
Lacquer Queen Maleficent: I started getting into Etsy nail polish brands this year, and Lacquer Queen was the first to catch my eye. How could I go wrong with a metallic purple named after one of the most evil of Disney villains?
Rescue Beauty Lounge Forgiveness: Another color from the Emoting Me collection, and another winner! I love mauve, and this is one of the best I've found.
Essie For The Twill Of It: This is one of the most popular shades of the year, and it's not hard to see why. The duochrome finish is simply irresistible!
Marc Jacobs Nirvana: I always tell myself not to buy nail polish when I go into Sephora, but I made an exception for this deep green color. I love the bottle, I love the shade, I love the finish -- and, of course, I love Marc Jacobs.
Essie Full Steam Ahead: This was my most popular Instagram photo this year -- over 100 likes! It's a gorgeous lavender with a hint of silver shimmer. I guess everyone loved it as much as I did!
Essie Butler Please & Beyond Cozy Moon Mani: When I decided to get a moon manicure at Tenoverten, I went for two of my very favorite Essie polishes. I absolutely LOVE how this one turned out.
Deborah Lippmann Lady Sings The Blues: Once in awhile, I go shopping in my nail polish stash. And one day, I found this AMAZING glitter-filled navy polish. I honestly can't believe I never used it before -- that's certainly changed since!
Halloween Nail Art: I told you I love to do polka dot manicures! I created this one just for Halloween with Nailtini Mai Tai and Zoya Storm.
Essie Leading Lady: Another one of my all-time faves! I chose this for a manicure at South Side Nail Candy in Pittsburgh, and it lasted for over a week with no chipping!
Jin Soon Charade: Chic, sophisticated and beautiful.
Zoya Naturel Collection: Purple ombre nails yet again? Yes, especially since the colors in the new Zoya Naturel Collection lend themselves so easily to it!
Jin Soon Poppy Blue and Zoya Mosheen: The combination of opaque turquoise and glittery turquoise came together quite beautifully in my last manicure of the year, don't you think?