Last night I showed you my Top 10 Indie Polishes and tonight I’ll show you the Top 10 Mainstream Polishes that either blew me away, or became a staple in my collection! This was a slightly easier list to narrow down because there aren’t so many color combos, holographics or anything that made me stumble.
Much like last nights post – my opinion is sure to differ from others. I picked 10 shades that I reach for again and again regardless of whether it’s to wear alone, or as polish undies for a glitter top coat.
Take a look!
Number 10 – OPI My Vampire Is Buff
I know, you are probably looking at this color thinking “Umm, that’s boring..” BUT it made it into my top 10 list because I use it CONSTANTLY. This is a staple in my collection and I have an extra bottle for when this one runs out! Between this one and OPI My Boyfried Scales Walls – I’m pretty set in base colors.
Number 9 – SinfulShine Most Sinful
In general, SinfulShines and SinfulColors have become a staple for me. You can usually buy these for $1.99 to $2.99 (Unless they are on sale then you can get them for about 99 cents!) They are affordable and for the most part can really build a nice range of colors, textures and glitters for less than 30 bucks. SinfulShine Most Sinful is a stunning blue that I’ve used several times. My current SinfulColors collection runs about 120 polishes deep. Yeah – they are staples for me for sure.
Number 8 – Nicole By OPI Cinna-Man of My Dreams
I’ll just say it now. Textures dominated my Mainstream Polish list. I know it’s a current trend and it’s not for everyone, but it’s for me. Completely. Nicole by OPI’s Cinna-Man Of My Dreams has texture and a color shift… and I love it. I am almost out which is sad. I need another bottle now.
Number 7 – China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle
Too Yacht Too Handle made my list because I love the shade! All year round, I love it! More of the China Glaze SunSational shades would have made it in my top 10 if the application of most of them wasn’t such a pain. I will only work so hard on a color, no matter how gorgeous. This one is vibrant, gorgeous and applied nicely for me. Definitely a favorite!
Number 6 – Zoya Carter
Yup. Another texture. Zoya Carter is my second most used Zoya PixieDust. I think when Zoya got into the texture polish, they did it the best. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a lover of most textures (there are a few that I am not thrilled with) but so far Zoya hasn’t released a texture I don’t like. Carter is purple too. Purple wins a lot in my book.
Number 5 – Orly Angel Rain
I don’t own too many Orly shades. Mainly because I have to go to certain beauty supply stores in my area to get them, and the stores are… questionable, so I just don’t. I buy indies online, but I prefer to buy my mainstream polish in stores. Angel Rain is gorgeous and I actually started venturing out looking for more Orly beauties since getting this one. Well done Orly. Well done.
Number 4 – OPI Make Him Mine
I’m not a fan of Mariah Carey. I use to be when I was like 9, but haven’t been for awhile. I groaned when I saw OPI partnered with her for another collection BUT I will say the holiday collection was one of my favorite OPI collections of the year. Yay for that. It brought a few metallic liquid sand shades that I adored and happily added to my texture polish collection. Make Him Mine was the one I loved the most. I love rose gold, so a rose gold liquid sand? Yes please!
Number 3 – OPI Eurso Euro
Probably my most used OPI polish this year! OPI Eurso Euro! This was released in the same collection as My Vampire Is Buff. A gorgeous deep blue navy creme shade that looks great on it’s own or layered. Just perfect!
Number 2 – Zoya Tomoko
Zoya Tomoko is my favorite Zoya PixieDust to date. I love it! This is a fancy looking PixieDust but it isn’t “too much”. I can wear it all year long and I plan to do so this year.
Number 1 – Chanel Malice
I own ONE Chanel. And you are looking at it. I’m cheap I won’t lie. There are certain things I will splurge on, but when you own over 5,000 polishes, paying over $20 for one makes me squirm a little. I will and have done it, but it’s difficult because I always think “I bet I have something identical or close enough to it”. After seeing countless Malice mani’s posted, I finally gave in. Is there a dupe? Yes. Do I care? No. I have my Malice. I also bought this with a gift card I won, and that softens the blow a little bit.
So there were a few that almost made the cut into my Top 10, but barely missed it. Scroll down to see the few that almost got in.
Anise – Cosmic Kiss
Barielle – Green Apple
butter LONDON – Torch
OPI – Ski Slope Sweetie
OPI – Alcatraz… Rocks
And there you have it! My Top 10 Mainstream Polishes of 2013 (and the ones that ALMOST made it!). This list seems a little boring I know, but aside from textures, I like simpler mainstream shades for the most part.
Hope you liked this post! I’d love to hear what some of YOUR top 10 mainstream polishes were in 2013!