Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Best of 2013 Results!!!

Happy New Year Everyone! I have the results from the reader poll for the best of 2013 I posted earlier this month. We had 224 votes this year! Thank you for voting.

Best 2013 Spring Collection:

1. OPI Euro Centrale---92 votes
2. China Glaze Avant Garden---40 votes
3. Zoya Lovely---38 votes
4. Orly Hope & Freedom---32 votes
5. Essie Spring 2013---22 votes
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: China Glaze Avant Garden

Best 2013 Summer Collection:

1. Zoya Stunning & Irresistible---61 votes
2. Essie Summer 2013---58 votes
3. OPI Bond Girls---51 votes
4. China Glaze Sunsational---45 votes
5. Orly Mash Up---9 votes
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: Zoya Stunning & Irresistible

Best 2013 Fall Collection:

1. OPI San Francisco---85 votes
2. Zoya Cashmeres & Satins---66 votes
3. Essie Fall 2013---35 votes
4. China Glaze Autumn Nights---32 votes
5. Orly Surreal---6 votes
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: Zoya Cashmeres & Satins

Best 2013 Winter/Holiday Collection:

1. Zoya Zenith---83 votes
2. OPI Mariah Carey---60 votes
3. China Glaze Happy Hologlaze---41 votes
4. Essie Winter 2013---36 votes
5. Orly Secret Society---4 votes
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: Essie Winter 2013

Best Non-Handmade Indie in 2013:

1. a-england---84 votes
2. Picture Polish---74 votes
3. Cult Nails---39 votes
4. RBL---18 votes
5. Pretty Serious---9 votes
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: Cult Nails

Best Handmade Indie in 2013:

1. KBShimmer---119 votes
2. ILNP---46 votes
3. Hare Polish---28 votes
4. Different Dimension---16 votes
5. Pahlish---15 votes
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: KBShimmer

Best High-End Brand in 2013:

1. butter LONDON---76 votes
2. Sephora X---50 votes
3. Deborah Lippmann---44 votes
4. Illamasqua---34 votes
5. Chanel---20 votes
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: Sephora X

Best Drugstore Brand in 2013:

1. Sinful Colors---83 votes
2. Sally Hansen---72 votes
3. Maybelline---27 votes
4. Other---24 votes
5. Hard Candy---18 votes
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: Hard Candy

Best Brand with Textured Polish in 2013:

1. Zoya PixieDust---130 votes
2. OPI Liquid Sands---69 votes
3. JulieG Frosted Gumdrops---18 votes
4. China Glaze Texture---7 votes
5. Milani Textured Creams---0 votes
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: Zoya PixieDust

Top 5 Favorite Polishes Released in 2013 (most mentions):
1. OPI Alcatraz...Rocks---13 votes
2. Zoya Dream---12 votes
3. Zoya Payton---6 votes
4. ILNP Birefringence---5 votes
5. KBShimmer Teal Another Tail---4 votes
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: KBShimmer Teal Another Tail

That's a wrap for 2013!

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

I am so looking forward to what nail polish brings us in 2014! See you there!

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Top 25 of 2013: Part 5

On to Part 5! Check out Part 1Part 2Part 3, and Part 4 if you missed it.

*This is not in ranking order!
Silly Bee's Chickadees Steph's Toy Chest- The Gift of Melly
Steph's Toy Chest is a is a magical glistening topcoat with loads of gold shimmer, red, evergreen, lavender and light green "ornaments". Review

L.A. Girl Teal Dimension- 3D Effects
Teal Dimension is a rich teal with scattered holographic glitter. Review

KBShimmer Toast-ess With The Mostest- Winter 2013
 Toast-ess With The Mostest is a clear base with gold, silver, and pink glitters in various sizes and shapes. Review

Maybelline Amethyst Couture- Brocades
 Amethyst Couture is a deep eggplant glass fleck with purple hex glitters. Review 

Zoya Chyna- PixieDusts
Chyna is a ruby red textured glitter. Review

Wee! We're done!

The final tally in no particular order...
Milani Tainted Red
JulieG Bubble Bath
KBShimmer Iris My Case
NYC Tudor City Teal
Zoya Pepper
L'Oreal Jolly Lolly
Pahlish Fever and Mirrors
KBShimmer Teal Another Tail
Cult Nails Lamestain
KBShimmer Snow Much Fun
Hard Candy So So Sequin
KBShimmer Spring Training
Essie Hors d'Ooeurves
Maybelline Crushed Crimson
L'Oreal Miss Pixie
Cult Nails Center of Attention
Maybelline Emerald Elegance
Essie On A Silver Platter
Zoya Maria-Luisa
KBShimmer Sand in my Stocking
LA Girl Teal Dimension
Zoya Chyna
KBShimmer Toast-ess with the Mostest
Maybelline Amethyst Couture
Silly Bee's Chickadees Steph's Toy Chest

 What do you think? Did we have any favorites in common this year?

Happy Monday!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Top 25 of 2013: Part 4

On to Part 4! Check out Part 1Part 2, and Part 3 if you missed it.

*This is not in ranking order!
 Maybelline Emerald Elegance- Brocades
Emerald Elegance is a deep emerald glass fleck with small gold hex glitters and medium green hex glitters. Review

KBShimmer Sand in my Stocking- Winter 2013
Sand In My Stocking is a mix of gold, white, tan, brown, and gray small glitters, gold and blue circle glitters, orange hex glitters, and gold holographic stars. Review

Essie On a Silver Platter- Encrusted Treasures
On A Silver Platter is a white golden silver shimmer base with blue glitters mixed in. Review

Zoya Maria-Luisa- Fall Satins
Maria-Luisa are gold semi-translucent flakes in a clear base. Review

Cult Nails Center of Attention- Dance All Night
Center of Attention is a mix of rose pink glitters and a golden iridescent glitter in a clear base. Review

Final part tomorrow!

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Top 25 of 2013: Part 3

On to Part 3! Check out Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed it.

*This is not in ranking order!
Hard Candy So So Sequin- Core Line
So So Sequin is a mixture of pale pink glitter, holographic micro glitters, and a medium light blue hex glitters in a clear base. Review

KBShimmer Spring Training- Spring 2013
Spring Training is a soft mint green base with multi-colored/multi-sized pastel glitters mixed in. Review

Essie Hors D'oeuvres- Encrusted Treasures
Hors D'oeurves is a multi-faceted shimmering white golden silvery base with silver glitters. Review

Maybelline Crushed Crimson- Brocades
Crushed Crimson is a deep red glass fleck with small gold hex glitters and medium red hex glitters. Review

L'Oreal Miss Pixie- Miss Candy
Miss Pixie is a bright cobalt blue jelly. Review

Part 4 tomorrow!

Happy Saturday!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Top 25 of 2013: Part 2

On to Part 2! Check out Part 1 if you missed it.

*This is not in ranking order!
KBShimmer Snow Much Fun- Winter 2013
Snow Much Fun is a light blue jelly base with light blue holo glitter, white glitters, and white snowflake glitter. Review

Pahlish Fever and Mirrors- Fall 2013
Fever and Mirrors is a deep wine jelly with gold shimmer, gold circles, holographic gold squares, and scattered holographic gold hexes. Review

L'Oreal Jolly Lolly- Miss Candy
Jolly Lolly is a candy apple red jelly. Review

KBShimmer Teal Another Tail- Fall 2013
Teal Another Tail is a dusty teal with a pink duochrome shimmer. Review

Cult Nails Lamestain- All Access
Lamestain is a deep ox blood creme. Review

Part 3 tomorrow!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Top 25 of 2013: Part 1

We've made it to the Top 25 of 2013! I started this list at the beginning of this year. I've been working on this since January! I typically do a Top 20, but this year was spectacular in nail polish, so I had to lengthen my list to 25.  My Top 25 of 2013 will be divided into 5 posts, with each post having 5 polishes in them. This list is not in ranking order. There is no way I could choose a favorite among these!  This Top 25 list contains only polishes released in 2013. I have also linked each polish to my original review of it on my blog.

Let's get started!
Milani Tainted Red- Spring Textured Creams
Tainted Red is a bright red textured creme. Review

NYC Tudor City Teal- Core Line
Tudor City Teal is a muted light teal creme. Review

KBShimmer Iris My Case- Spring 2013
Iris My Case is violet pastel "crelly" (cream jelly) base with purple, pink, silver, and blue glitters. Review

Julie G Bubble Bath- Core Collection
Bubble Bath is a soft pink with a subtle pink-golden shimmer. Review

Zoya Pepper- Fall Cashmeres
Pepper is a medium brick red creme. Review

Stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Way-Cool Mani Wednesday- Xmas Xplosion

Happy Christmas to all who celebrate!

I'm currently watching Lord of the Rings while patiently impatiently waiting for food to be ready! I have a fun and festive mani to share with you today.

Polishes Used:
Manicure Description: 
This is very simple. I painted all my nails with KBShimmer All Elf'd Up, followed up by a coat of China Glaze Party Hearty for to maximize the glitter awesomeness!!!

Happy Christmas!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

KBShimmer Christmas Now

Happy Christmas Eve!

I have for you today the last holiday/polish I have from the KBShimmer winter 2013 collection. I think this one is definitely the most fitting for today.

Christmas Now
Christmas Now is a grass green jelly with multicolored glitter.

Color: This is definitely a Christmas color! The brighter green shade is neat, I don't think I have a Christmas polish that is quite this shade of green. The fun pop color with the glitters makes a great combo. I will say as much I like this color, I'm not so sure this shade of green and my skin tone play nicely together!

Formula: The formula is nice and I used 3 coats. I wish this was just a teensy bit more pigmented for my taste.

Price: I paid $8.75 for this on KBShimmer's website.

Overall: Great fun Christmas color! This isn't your traditional Christmas color, this is bright and full of pop!

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Tuesday! 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Essie Parka Perfect

I have a lovely polish from the Essie Winter collection to share with you today. I think this is a great year round color, but it definitely fits for winter!

Parka Perfect
Parka Perfect is a soft sea blue with a subtle white shimmer.

Color: Beautiful creamy soft blue. I love colors like this, they really work well with anything you'd wear. The shimmer though is non-existent to me in person, I can barely see it in the photo too. 

Formula: This would of 100% been a must have from me if it weren't for this formula. I found the formula tricky to apply, and did not self level very well. I've had this issue with Essie's in the past, and I'm disappointed that this one was like this too. 

Price: I paid $8.50 for this at CVS. 

Overall: Lovely shade of blue that is soft and flattering. The formula is the stinker here and really ruins it for me. 

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Monday! 

Friday, December 20, 2013

KBShimmer WIll Yule Marry Me?

So close to Christmas. This is the time I start dreading because it means this happy festive sparkly time is almost over. So sad, but it's not over yet. I have another winter KBShimmer polish to share with you.

Will Yule Marry Me?
Will Yule Marry Me is a dusty navy crelly bsae with silver holographic glitters.

Color: The base color of this polish is what sold me on it. I love this dusty muted looking navy. I don't own any colors like this at all, and I love it paired with this glitter. 

Formula: I used 3 coats in the swatch above. 

Price: I paid $8.75 for this one the KBShimmer website

Overall: This is a beautiful wintery glitter. The base color is awesome, and this is very unique to my other holiday polishes. 

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Friday!