Sunday, January 1, 2012

Best of 2011 Results! (Very Pic Heavy)

Happy New Year everyone! I'm just going cut to the chase because this post is long! I have done pie graphs to represent all the categories. I had around 170 votes. This was fun! You may to click on them to enlarge.

Spring 2011 Collections:

*My Pick: China Glaze Anchors Away

Summer 2011 Collections: 

*My Pick: Zoya Sunshine & Summertime

Fall 2011 Collections:

*My Pick: Zoya Smoke & Mirrors
Others mentioned: Wet n' Wild On the Prowl, Finger Paints Fall Fashionista, & SpaRitual Wilde.

Winter/Holiday 2011 Collections:

*My Pick: China Glaze Let It Snow
Others mentioned: Color Club Under the Mistletoe

Best OPI 2011 Secondary Collection:

*My Pick: Miss Universe
Others mentioned: Ulta OPI Exclusives

Best China Glaze 2011 Secondary Collection:

*My Pick: Eye Candy

Best Zoya/Essie/Orly 2011 Secondary Collections:

*My Pick: Orly Happy Go Lucky

Best 2011 Brand Overall:

My Pick: Zoya
Others mentioned: Color Club & Wet n' Wild

Best 2011 New or Recently Recognized Brand:

*My Pick: Cult Nails
Others mentioned: KLEANCOLOR, Ozotic, & NERDLACQUER

Best 2011 High End Brand:

*My Pick: butter LONDON
Others mentioned: Rescue Beauty Lounge

Best 2011 Drugstore Brand:

*My Pick: Revlon
Others mentioned: Isadora, Rimmel London, Essence, & Nicole by OPI

Best Place to Shop for Polish in 2011: 

*My Pick: Ulta
Others mentioned: Various independent beauty supply stores, grocery stores, & Etsy

Did you like the Crackle trend?

*My Pick: No

Finally, I calculated the votes for your 2011 favorites polishes! I compiled a list of polishes that received 5 or more votes. There were tons of polishes that received 2-4 votes, but if I were to post the list it would be like 60+ polishes long!

Your Polish Favorites:

1. Orly Fowl Play--13 votes
2. OPI Teenage Dream--7 votes
3. OPI Warm & Fozzie--7 votes
4. Essie Shine of the Times--7 votes
5. Cult Nails Unicorn Puke/Clairvoyant--6 votes
6. Zoya Caitlin--6 votes
7. Chanel Peridot--6 votes
8. China Glaze Glittering Garland--6 votes
9. China Glaze Trendsetter--6 votes
10. Zoya Yara--5 votes

How did your picks fare? Are you pleased with the results?

Thanks to everyone who voted. This was fun! 

Happy New Year! 


  1. Great lists! I love the pie charts, too! I can't remember what I selected for a lot of the categories, but I feel like the results are pretty spot-on. Man, 2011 was a GREAT year for Revlon, wasn't it?! Hope they can keep it up in 2012 and I'd like to see Maybelline make a comeback, too! They used to have such awesome polishes.

    Have to admit I'm a little shocked that UP/Clairvoyant only got 6 votes for best polish! After seeing it on EVERYONE's favorite list, I figured it'd be higher up on the top polish list for sure. Oh well, that's what keeps it interesting, I suppose. :)

    Hope you had a great NYE.

  2. Happy New Year!

  3. Where was I during this voting?! Lol, oh well, always next year. I'll just have my fun here in the comments...I liked the ChG Anchors Away best for Spring, Zoya Smoke & Mirrors for fall, The Serena Williams sets are my favorite secondary OPI. Best overall brand obviously would have to be Zoya, love them! I personally think Revlon is the best recently recognized brand...they really stepped it up this year. I actually did and still do like the crackle trend. I dont know why, just do.

  4. Sadly I didn't vote, because my interest in nail polish really started to grow only a few months ago. I wasn't really 'there' yet when most collections came out. Also, I'm not familiar with some brands and definitely not with the drugstores xD I wish we had the American drugstores though, because they seem awesome and big :P

    I'm pretty pleased with the results though. China Glaze as best brand and Fowl Play polish favorite. China Glaze and Color Club are probably my favorite brands and yesterday I got Fowl Play xD

  5. This post reminded me how many awesome colors there were this year! This is why my wishlist grows daily, lol:-) I can't wait for the 2012 collections coming soon!
    And idk why, but I never liked crackle either.

  6. Very cool post! Last year was a great one for polish lovers.

  7. Last year was a decent year for polish. I can't wait to see what 2012 has in store for us. I think I am going to start saving for future collections now :)

  8. Look at you and your geeky pie charts!!! Very nice-bet that took a lot of work! 

  9. This is so awesome!!!  My picks did well!  They were:  Anchor's Away, Sunshine/Summertime, Birds of a Feather, Let it Snow, Nice Stems, Eye Candy, and Mineral FX.  Best overall - China Glaze, New - Lynnderella, HIgh End - Illamasqua, Drugstore - Wet 'n Wild followed very closely by Revlon.  I am cracked out on crack - initially it was exciting and fun but I got over it pretty fast.  I am way more excited by the burgeoning trends of the new year:  flakies, magnetics, more glitters, holos, duochromes...  It should be a great year for polish!  :D


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