Alli’s Top 10 of 2011

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I picked my top 10 polishes of 2010! It’s always so hard to pick just 10 of my favorite polishes released from the past year but fun at the same time. It’s been another great year for nail polish!

Top 10 nail polishes of 2011 (in no particular order)

OPI Spark de Triomphe

This polish is just gorgeous. I love the name and it looks marvelous layered over all kinds of polish.

Essie Smooth Sailing

My favorite release from Essie this year. Perfect color for warm weather with a some flakies thrown in for good measure 🙂

Orly Bubbly Bombshell

This polish is literally me in a bottle. Had to be in my top 10!

Sally Hansen Barracuda

There was so much craze surrounding this polish and it didn’t disappoint.

Nicole by OPI It’s Not Me, It’s Blue!

This was my first ever polish by Nicole by OPI. The color is so unique. I was very impressed.

Orly Fowl Play

This polish is awesome on its own and used as a top coat. Plus, it pulled me out of a pretty serious polish rut.

Jesse’s Girl Party Dress

I had a serious coral fixation for much of 2011. This is one of my favorites!

China Glaze Skyscraper

The perfect mix of glitter in a bottle. Thank you, China Glaze.

SinfulColors Winterberry

So much gorgeous in such an inexpensive package!

OPI Swimsuit….Nailed It!

This is definitely the dark horse of my top 10. I never thought I would even like this polish but here it is! One of my favorites from 2011.

I always disqualify polishes from being on  my top 10 if there is an easily available dupe, but I do like to include them as honorable mentions. Dupes are in parenthesis.

Honorable mention: OPI How’s it Snowin’? (China Glaze Tinsel Town), OPI Big Hair…Big Nails (Borghese Capri Coral), Finger Paints Tiffany Imposter (China Glaze For Audrey)

Now that I’ve made my list for 2011, I’m ready for another year of great nail polish. I’d love to hear about your favorite polishes of 2011!


10 responses to “Alli’s Top 10 of 2011

  1. My Top 10 of 2011:

    1. Lorelai’s Tiara – China Glaze
    2. Trendstter – China Glaze
    3. Shine of the Times – Essie
    4. Big Money – Sally Hansen
    5. Westside Warrior – China Glaze
    6. Oui – Orly
    7. Glam Rock – Nina Ultra Pro
    8. Lucky Duck – Orly
    9. Cold Metal – Color Club
    10. Fowl Play – Orly

    *Happy New Year!*

  2. These are some GREAT choices! I honestly have no idea what mine are, I’ll have to relook through my posts to see which one’s I used this year and not get confused with 2010

  3. I thought that OPI Merry Midnight was a dupe for Orly Fowl Play?

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