Friday, 22 November 2013

My Top 10 Favourite Polishes | Mainstream

I really didn't know where I was going to start with this, I decided it would be fun when it popped up amongst British Bloggers (check the end for all of their links!).
It has actually been pretty stressful, I truly don't have an all time favourite 10 but this is my current 'favourites' ;)
I also could not put them in order, it just was not happening sorry ;)
*New and old swatches*
Lets do this!

OPI Russian Navy | Boy oh boy, this polish is just gorgeous! I am not one for dark shades but for some reason I am drawn to this, every time I go to the helmer I will pick this up even if it isn't the colour I had planned for that day. It is just magical. (I don't have a post on this yet but expect one this week :))

Color Club Cloud Nine | This will always sit right up there within my top 3 of any favourites I will have, the holo is like no other and just look how yummy it is. This is usually my grab polish for those 'needing a fresh mani' kinda days. Application is a dream also - 2 coats!!

INM Winners Red | I have never been a fan of red, maybe because I am so pale it can sometimes be way to much, this red though is gorgeous! I had to include it, I only recently got this and I have worn it a few times. I do own a few lovely reds but this is so charming and gives that classic rich vibe. Application is amazing, 1 coat.

Illamasqua Jo'Mina | OMFG, this polish just wow. It is a total bitch to capture on camera, definitely one of those must see IRL to appreciate how stunning it really is! I was kicking myself when I put this on today, why don't I wear it more often? sheeez. Application is amazing on this polish, 2 coats.

W7 Twilight | This is a newbie for me, I knew it was going in my top 10 even before trying it out. I was just as impressed wearing it, it's also another dark shade for me but I find it suits me rather well ;) I will also be having a post plus macro shots etc this week! A must see and purchase, application again is fantastic, 2 coats.

Orly Miss Conduct | Do you remember everyone flipping out to own this one? I noticed it amongst IG a lot!! I was a late grabber but finally this beauty was mine! Worth the wait? Hell fricking YES! Seriously stunning, application amazing again - post here.

*2 favourites in one!*

Face of Australia Have Your Cupcake & Eat It Too | No words for this, my ultimate favourite always, whilst on the hunt for my ideal shade I got sent this in nail mail, best fricking polish ever! The hunt was over... but a new one started :( I NEED A DAMN BACK UP! This will also never budge from the favourites.

Essie Good As Gold | I am not a huge fan of gold polishes, this one though is just the right gold for me. Not that yellow gold you find a lot and just all round lovely. Application is amazing - 1 coat.

*Post here*
SpaRitual It's Raining Men | I can not express the must have of this polish, its magical! Shown in the picture is one coat over Illamasqua Jo'mina!! Just look at how it puts a beautiful unicorn coating to Jo'mina. I feel like I must try it over every kind of colour, maybe just maybe I might ;).

Barry M Denim | If you have been following me for a while you may remember my 'The best denim polish ever' post, yep this is it for sure! I love how it can transform with the added topcoat or matte topcoat. Pure flawless application - 1 coat. Post here.
There we have my 'current top 10 mainstream polishes'. I know later I will be sitting there thinking 'Why didn't I include this one?!' ugh, I may have had that thought once already LOL.
What do you think of my Top 10? Would you have any of these in your favourites?
Below is the list to other British Bloggers sharing their favourites ;) Check them out!
Lou xx


  1. The W7 Twilight looks awesome. Great post :)

  2. Twilight is gorgeous, I haven't seen that one before :O

  3. Great picks I love the Color Club holographic, it's beautiful and O.P.I Russian Navy is a classic!

  4. I am loving orly miss conduct and barry m denim! I think I may just purchase them both :D

  5. I found this really stressful too!!

  6. some GREAT choices in there - that first photo is just breath-taking xx

  7. Twilight looks amazing! I'm going to have to hunt that one down :D


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