Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Best of 2014 Results!!!

Happy New Year everyone! I have the results of the Best of 2014 poll you took a little awhile ago! Thank you for voting! The winners will be listed first followed in ranking order from most to least amount of votes.

 Best Spring 2014 Collection:

1. OPI Brazil
2. Zoya Awaken
3. China Glaze City Flourish
4. Essie Hide & Go Chic
5. Orly Blush
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: Zoya Awaken

Best Summer 2014 Collection:


1. Zoya Bubbly & Tickled
2. Orly Baked
3. OPI Brazil
4. China Glaze Off Shore
5. Essie Haute in the Heat
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: Zoya Bubbly & Tickled

Best Fall 2014 Collection:

1. Zoya Entice & Ignite
2. China Glaze All Aboard
3. OPI Nordic
4. Essie Dressed to Kilt
5. Orly Smoky
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: Zoya Entice & Ignite

Best Winter/Holiday 2014 Collection:

1. Orly Sparkle
2. Zoya Wishes
3. OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday
4. China Glaze Twinkle
5. Essie Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Low
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: Orly Sparkle

Best OPI 2014 Secondary/Sub Collection:

1. Coca-Cola
2. Sheer Tints
3. Neons 2014
4. Gwen Stefani
5. Ford Mustang
6. Spotlight on Glitter
7. Halloween Peanuts
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: Coca-Cola

Best China Glaze 2014 Secondary/Sub Collection:

1. The Giver
2. Sea Goddess
3. Apocalypse
4. Surprise
5. Crinkled Chrome
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: The Giver

Best Handmade Indie 2014: 

1. KBShimmer
3. Colors by Llarowe
4. Enchanted Polish
5. Elevation Polish
6. Other
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: KBShimmer

Best Non-Handmade Indie/Boutique Brand 2014:

1. a-england
2. Picture Polish
3. Cult Nails
4. Pretty Serious
5. RBL
6. Other
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: Cult Nails

Best High-End Brand 2014:

1. Sephora X
2. butter LONDON
3. Deborah Lippman
4. Other
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: Sephora X

Best Drugstore Brand 2014:

1. Sinful Colors
2. Sally Hansen
3. Revlon
4. L'Oreal
5. Maybelline
6. Other
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: Other- JulieG 

Best Mainstream Brand 2014:

1. Zoya
2. OPI
3. China Glaze
4. Essie
5. Orly
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: Zoya

Texture Polish....

1. Still into it!
2. Never liked it in the first place.
3. Over it!
Imperfectly Painted's Pick: Over it! 

Top 5 Favorite Polishes Released in 2014 (The most mentions in ranking order)

Orly Mirrorball, Orly Hot Tropics, and KBShimmer Hexy Bikini were all on my Top 25 of 2014 list! 

Some interesting observations this year based on the results....

  •  Orly seems to crawling back into the spotlight after a 2-3 year slump. What's funny though, is it was ranked the lowest in the Best Mainstream Brand of 2014 category, however, it was ranked well in summer and winter, AND two of their polishes were listed in the favorites of all year. Interesting! 
  • It seems like China Glaze is the brand who needs to step up their game. I agree, their fall collection was nice and so was The Giver, but they overwhelmed everywhere else. 
  • Zoya ranked well as always. No surprises. Zoya knows what they're doing.
  • OPI ranked well, but not the best. OPI always seems to rank on the upper average end of the spectrum every year. 
  • Essie scored low this year. Essie has always scored last or second to last in my past year's polls. I feel like they did best last year, and need to step it up.
That's a wrap on 2014! See you on the other side! 

Happy Wednesday! 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Top 25 of 2014: Part 5

Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4!

*This is not in ranking order.

L'Oreal Flashing Lilac
Collection: L'Oreal Summer Neons 2014- Review

OPI Feel The Mo-heat-oes
Collection: OPI Hello, Flamingo! 2014- Review

Zoya Yuna
Collection: Zoya Ignite Fall 2014- Review

Lumina Lacquer Soleil
Collection: Lumina Lacquer 2014- Review

KBShimmer Too Cold To Hold
Collection: KBShimmer Winter 2014- Review

That's a wrap on my favorites of 2014!

Here they all are listed below:
CbL Ocean Water
CbL Little Boy Blue
China Glaze Golden Seal
Cult Nails Wanna Be
Cult Nails Inescapable
ILNP Princeton 
ILNP Iconic
KBShimmer Make My Gray
KBShimmer Laugh Myself Lily
KBShimmer She Twerks Out
KBShimmer Hexy Bikini
KBShimmer Too Cold To Hold
L'Oreal Flashing Lilac
Lumina Lacquer Soleil
OPI Feel The Mo-heat-oes
OPI Today I Accomplished Zero
Orly Hot Tropics
Orly Mirrorball
Revlon Balinese Bay
Rimmel Blue
Silly Bee's Chickadees Steph's Silver White Winters
Sally Hansen Chili Flakes
Zoya Remy
Zoya Yuna 
Zoya Binx

 Do we have any favorites in common? I wonder what next year will bring?

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Top 25 of 2014: Part 4

Check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3!

*This is not in ranking order. 

KBShimmer Laugh Myself Lily
Collection: KBShimmer Spring 2014- Review

Sally Hansen Chili Flakes
Collection: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure NYFW Designer Fall 2014- Review

ILNP Princeton 
Collection: ILNP Spring 2014- Review

Silly Bee's Chickadees Steph's Silver White Winters
Collection: Silly Bee's Chickadees The Gift of Melly 2014- Review

Zoya Remy
Collection: Zoya Ignite Fall 2014- Review

Check out the final part tomorrow!

Happy Monday!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Top 25 of 2014: Part 3

Check out Part 1 and Part 2!

*This is not in ranking order.

Orly Hot Tropics
Collection: Orly Baked Summer 2014- Review

CbL Ocean Water
Collection: CbL Spring 2014- Review

ILNP Iconic
Collection: ILNP Fall 2014- Review

Cult Nails Inescapable
Collection: Cult Nails I'm Not Gone, Girl I'm Here Fall 2014- Review

KBShimmer Hexy Bikini
Collection: KBShimmer 6th Anniversary Trio 2014- Review

Check out Part 4 tomorrow!

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Top 25 of 2014: Part 2

Check out Part 1 if you missed it!

*This is not in ranking order!

 Orly Mirrorball
Collection: Orly Holiday Sparkle 2014- Review

Rimmel Barmy Blue
Collection: Rimmel London Salon Pro (USA 2014 Release)- Review

Revlon Balinese Bay
Collection: Revlon Haute Rocks Pebbled Texture 2014- Review

Zoya Binx
Collection: Zoya Bubbly Summer 2014- Review

KBShimmer She Twerks Out
Collection: KBShimmer Early Summer 2014- Review

Check back for Part 3 tomorrow!

Happy Saturday!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Top 25 of 2014: Part 1

We've made it to the Top 25 of 2014! I started this list at the beginning of this year. I've been working on this since January! My Top 25 of 2014 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 2014. I have also linked each polish to my original review of it on my blog.  Let's get started!

KBShimmer Make My Gray
Collection: KBShimmer Spring 2014- Review

China Glaze Golden Seal
Collection: Ulta Exclusive 2014- Review

CbL Little Boy Blue
Collection: CbL Spring 2014- Review

Cult Nails Wanna Be
Collection:  Cult Nails I'm Not Gone Girl, Girl I'm Here Fall 2014- Review

OPI Today I Accomplished Zero
Collection: OPI Coca-Cola 2014- Review

Check back tomorrow for Part 2!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy Christmas Mani!

Happy Christmas to all who celebrate! Typically, today would be throwback Thursday, but it will be Christmas mani Thursday instead. This will be a super short post.  Here is what I chose to do on my nails this year.

Polishes Used: China Glaze Emerald Sparkle, Cult Nails Tempest, China Glaze Party Hearty, and Lacquistry Amazeballz.

I hope you all have a happy holiday!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Lacquistry Amazeballz (Original)

Happy Christmas Eve all! I have an amazing polish to share with you today, or shall I say Amazeballz? This polish has been out over a year, but I didn't really become aware of it until a couple months ago. It was one of those polishes I knew in an instant had to be mine. You'll see why, it's pretty much the blingiest nail polish I now own.

 Amazeballz is a super fine and intesnely reflective gold metal flake(?).

Collection: Released by Lacquistry I believe in 2013

Color: I've seen swatches of this on various people, and sometimes this reads as a silver. This is a gold polish. It as a pale gold though, so I do find it flattering if you're someone who might clash with gold tones. This is blindingly sparkly. I'm not joking, you have to be careful with your eyes with this one in bright light. That being said, this is super sparkly in dim lighting too. Like I said before, this is the blingiest nail polish I own. If you like sparkle, you need this.

Formula: The formula on this was really nice. It wasn't chunky or thick. I used 3 coats above. You can see my nail a bit underneath in the photo, but in real life this is so shiny you don't see the nail underneath.

*Side Note: On formula, I have the original formula. There are multiple formulations of Amazeballz in Fine, Extra, Fine, A Blended Family, Chunky Ballz, and Holo. These formulations are all based on the size of the metallic particles used or in the case of Holo, micro holo particles are added. Please check out Lacquistry's Etsy page to determine which one you like best! 

Price: This was $15.00 on Lacquistry's Etsy page. Yes, this is pricey, but based on the quality and the materials used it makes since. This isn't a glitter or a normal metallic glitter flake, this is something better and special! Well worth it.

Overall: Amazeballz is definitely one for the nail polish history books. I don't own a polish like this at all with that has this strong of a shine factor. Impressive. I'm just sad I'm late to the party, had this been released this year, it would of been on my Top 25 of 2014 for sure. That being said though, it is a definite favorite polish of all time, and a MUST HAVE!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 *Golden Amazeballz* Paint Splatters
Merry Christmas Eve!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Smitten Polish Nose So Bright

As soon as I typed my post tiled out I couldn't help but continue in my head "Won't you guide my sleigh tonight"? My brain is so wired musically it doesn't take much for me to break out into song based on a random lyric or name that relates to song. This will be in my head all day, but I guess that is fitting. This is actually my first Smitten Polish, and I don't think it will be my last.

Nose So Bright
Nose so Bright is a Christmas red linear holo.

Collection: Smitten Polish Holiday 2014

Color: Red holos are some of my favorites, and I have handful in varying shades of red. This is considered a true red, and I agree with that. I do find this just has the tiniest hint of pink to it, but it doesn't detract from the red.

Formula: Excellent easy to use 3 coat formula.

Price: This is $11.00 on the Smitten Polish site.

Overall: This is a beautiful red holo for the season. The holo is bright and vibrant, and the color is definitely in spirit of the season as well as the name. I liked the formula, and I'm impressed with it.

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