I've not had time to reswatch any polishes so some of the pictures coming up are older photos and there is a link with the name of each polish allowing you to see all posts labelled as having that polish in them.
10 - China Glaze Westside Warrior (purchased by me)
|This isn't a textured trend, it was a problem with my base coat...|
9 - Cirque Planet Caravan (purchased by me)
This polish is probably one of the best polishes I have for wear time, it's slightly duochromatic, it goes on in 1-2 coats perfectly, has a great satiny finish and - oddly - smells nice. Yes I sniff my nails from time to time!!!! This is the only Cirque I own (mainly due to them being fairly pricey) but I'd love to have some more :)
8 - Barry M Guava (purchased by me)
Guava gelly polish was a must have for me (along with every other Gelly!) as it is a vibrant turquoise. I've used it loads for dotting, it goes great with so many colours and it's never caused me any staining.
7 - Nails Inc Baker St (purchased by me)
6 - SpaRitual Imaginarium (press sample)
|used as a base for Salt nails in 33dc|
5 - Beauty UK - Birdcage (press sample)
Textured polishes are a trend I was a bit late getting into. I loved Birdcage from the moment I saw it, it's a vibrant pink and works so well alone, for dotting or with striping tape. I now love textured polishes (must buy all the polishes...) and this one is a favourite.
4 - Barry M Vanilla (press sample)
This is only a very recent addition to my stash, I've only featured it on my blog once, but since getting it in October I've worn it around 7 times which is pretty good going given that I've not really been doing my nails as much whilst recovering from the shoulder problem. I even took this one away on holiday with me in my make up bag and sought polish remover so I could apply this whilst I was away!! I love the waxy finish, the shade which is somewhere between lilac grey and beige is perfect and the formulation is so smooth to apply.
3 - a-england Galahad (purchased by me)
This was in the bulk order I made for a-england polishes back in June 2012. It is my favourite teal, a great one coater and very similar in hue to about four other polishes I have but what makes this one place so high in my top ten is that it's got the great brush, the great formulation, the great pigmentation, the great wear time. This one tops the rest of the teals IMO!
2 - Kiko 401 (purchased by me)
I got this one in Feb 2013, I didn't really wear it until July when suddenly I fell in love with the shade and the subtle holo. The only thing I don't really like is that it doesn't wear brilliantly on me, although I haven't worn it since I got the HK Girl so this may be improved somewhat.
1 - Jade Magia (purchased by me)
Ironically at the time of writing the post I had originally given the top spot to OPI DS Original yet now having been right through the polishes that one doesn't even make my top ten - so why the change of heart? Well I thought about it, whilst DS Original is the polish which introduced me to holos and the one which I have kept the longest, it's actually been AGES since I wore it. Plus since then I've picked up some cracking holos, Jade Magia is a black holo which I have worn loads since getting it, it's a reached for polish which I go to when I want a simple plain mani with some interest.
Check out the other British Nail Blogger's picks and their top tens using the links below!