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Monday, December 23, 2013

Pointless Cafe's Best of 2013 Part 6: Best Polish of 2013

Nothing to Disclose

Today I have the final post in my Best of 2013 series. As I said already, it was NOT easy this year for sure because this has been the best year for polish that I can remember...ever.

Part SIX

1: Top 15 Mainstream Brand Polishes - published
2: Top 10 Boutique Brand Polishes - published
3: Highlight: Top Five Indie Brands (with my favorites from each) - published
4: Top Indie Polishes of 2013 (excluding the Highlighted Brands) - published
5: Brand of the Year (with my top 15 from this brand) - published
6: Polish of the Year - published

By best polish - I mean overall of mainstream, indies, everything. And the winner is...

Sleeping Palace

I've worn this polish so often since it came out in May that I've nearly finished one bottle and I have 2 back-ups just in case. It's the polish I get the most compliments on as well. I had to order a 4th bottle just this week for a "muggle" friend who's never ordered polish on-line. It's part of the Burne-Jones Dream Collection.

The formula is perfection in a bottle. When I'm in a hurry I can do one quick coat and be out the door in less than 3 minutes. Yes, I've timed it! When I know I can leave it on for a few days, I do 2 coats and a top coat and it outlasts ME with no chips and very minimal tip wear. Usually I wear it without top coat (as pictured above) because I love that finish.

And that's not even starting on how gorgeous it is. The tightly scattered holo and the hard-to-describe brown/grey/taupe/aubergine color just combine to make it my favorite polish ever. Yes I said ever...not just for 2013. There's always a chance that will change, but it's going to have to be something pretty spectacular to oust this one!

Well that takes care of my Best of 2013 posts. What did you think?

What is YOUR favorite polish of 2013? Post a photo of your favorite polish of 2013 on my Facebook Page for a chance to win one bottle of any Elevation Polish of your choice (that is currently available on their site.) On January 4th (11:59 PM) I'll use Random.Org to pick one winner of all who post their favorite polish of 2013 on my page. Tag your post with #bestpolishof2013forPC. I'm not advertising this anywhere but here. No liking, sharing, following required. ANY brand as long as it's your favorite that made its debut this year. So if you've read this far, THANK YOU!

I got these beauties from Ninja Polish and if you're in the UK, you can order directly from a England. You can follow a England on Facebook to stay in the know. You can also have a look at the a England Stocklist page for more e-tailers in your area, including Ninja Polish, Overall BeautyMei Mei's Signatures, Color4Nails and Llarowe.

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  1. It is gorgeous. You have made me NEED to try A-England in the coming year! I especially love your use of the term muggle haha :) Merry Christmas!

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  3. My pick for this year is Sleeping Palace's brother - Briarwood :) Though Sleeping Palace is a very close second. I love Sleeping Palace for being such a complex color. But Briarwood oh Briarwood this maroon just captured my heart :)

    1. I love Briarwood, too! I have to say this was probably my favorite collection of the year.

  4. Brilliant best of series posts. Just got to get me that winner! Have a great Christmas and Happy New Year <3

  5. This is definitely my favorite of the year as well! Whenever I wear it I can't stop staring at my nails. It's a masterpiece of polish!

  6. I will agree. I have the whole collection. It's the only whole collection that I have, but just could not leave one of them out.

  7. I won't be entering bc as you said, it was a fab polish year. I just can't decide... but I know I need to order this one. So pretty.

    Merry Xmas, Sheila, and thanks for keeping up your wonderful blog. I look forward to your posts. :)

  8. I have to agree, though Briarwood is so very close. A-England, the brand that NEVER gets it wrong. Dragon was my Christmas color. I've yet to find a brand that can match their formula or their colors.


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