This Sunday, my #NailGlossip co-hosts and I will be discussing our favorite things from 2014 and what we’re looking forward to for 2015. I hope you’ll join us on Twitter at 9pm est to share your thoughts with us. It will be so fun (and there’s giveaways)!
So, as I’m reflecting on the past year in nail color, I want to share my favorites from the past year with you. Though, let me say, narrowing down this list to just 36 was no small feat. It started at 60+ but I only wanted to include polishes that I’ve worn multiple times, didn’t want to remove and have taken up permanent residence in my collection.
Without further adieu I give you my Top 36 Nail Polishes of 2014.
My Favorite Polish of 2014
The rest of this list is not in any sort of ranking order but I had to call out the one color that has made the most impact on me in 2014, JINsoon Cool Blue.
Pantone may have called 2014 the year of Radiant Orchid but cobalt blue was clearly the winner. And even though I have a ton of bright blues, I kept going back to Cool Blue, over and over again. It was on my toes almost the entire summer and I still can’t get enough of it.
Best Blue/Green Nail Polishes of 2014
butter LONDON Airy Fairy (butter LONDON Summer 2014 – Lolly Brights)
Essie Chills & Thrills (Essie Neons 2014 – Too Taboo)
Essie Style Cartel (Essie Fall 2014 – Dress To Kilt)
Morgan Taylor Making Waves (Morgan Taylor Summer 2014 – Island Treasures)
Urban Decay Chaos (Urban Decay Summer 2014)
Zoya Ling (Zoya Summer 2014 – Tickled)
Zoya Remy (Zoya Fall 2014 – Ignite)
JINsoon Heirloom (JINsoon Fall 2014 – Tess Giberson)
butter LONDON Sozzled (butter LONDON Summer 2014 – Lolly Brights)
CND VINYLUX Lush Tropics (CND Summer 2014 – Paradise)
Sally Hansen Pique Side (Sally Hansen SM Spring 2014)
Sally Hansen Summerlime (Sally Hansen CSM Spring 2014 – Beach Paradise)
Best Purple Nail Polishes of 2014
China Glaze Choo Choo Choose You (China Glaze Fall 2014 – All Aboard)
Formula X Equinox (Formula X Spring 2014 – Liquid Crystals)
NARS Algonquin (NARS Holiday 2014)
OPI I Carol About You (OPI Holiday 2014 – Gwen Stefani)
OPI Do You Have This Color In Stock-Holm? (OPI Fall 2014 – Norway)
Best Black/Grey Nail Polishes of 2014
China Glaze Meet Me Under The Stars (China Glaze Holiday 2014 – Twinkle)
Morgan Taylor Midnight Rendezvous (Morgan Taylor Holiday 2014 – Home for the Holidays)
Zoya Yuna (Zoya Fall 2014 – Ignite)
Best Red/Coral/Pink Nail Polishes of 2014
Morgan Taylor Deck The Halls (Morgan Taylor Holiday 2014 – Home for the Holidays)
Zoya India (Zoya Fall 2014 – Ignite)
LVX Roux (LVX Spring 2014)
Orly Hot Tropics (Orly Summer 2014 – Baked)
Sally Hansen Leis-y Days (Sally Hansen CSM Spring 2014 – Beach Paradise)
Best Yellow/Brown/Neutral Nail Polishes of 2014
FingerPaints Hula Aruba (FingerPaints Summer 2014 – Poolside Paradise)
OPI Just Can’t Cope-acabana (OPI Spring 2014 – Brazil)
China Glaze Lug Your Designer Baggage (China Glaze Fall 2014 – All Aboard)
Essie Take It Outside (Essie Fall 2014 – Dress To Kilt)
L’Oreal Paris Doutzen’s Nude (L’Oreal Collection Privee)
Best Metallic/Glitter Nail Polishes of 2014
JINsoon Polka White (JINsoon Spring 2014)
Nails Inc Floral Richmond Gardens (Nails Inc Spring 2014 – Floral)
Zoya Muse (Zoya Summer 2014 – Bubbly)
It’s not a new color for 2014 but the new bottle and formula of the Nails Inc Nail Kale line is one of the best brand revamps of the year. Color me impressed with the brush, the weight and design of the bottle and the consistency of the lacquer. Wins all around!
Clearly blues ruled my nail world this year and interesting finishes overpowered cremes but it’s a pretty well rounded mix.
Now I want to hear from you. Which of these nail polishes would make your list? Tell me your fave 2014 colors that I overlooked.