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Best of 2013 – Top 30 Nail Polishes of the Year

Best Nail Polishes of 2013

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It’s been a pretty stellar year for nail polish. In 2013, we’ve seen new technologies, new finishes and tons of new colors. So you can imagine what a task it’s been trying to narrow down my favorites.

The new textured polishes really helped invigorate my passion for polish. Unlike other fad-type finishes of the past few years (crackle, matte, magnetic, etc), I’m so not tired of texture and I don’t see my love waning anytime soon.

After an unexpectedly long break from ALU, I came back this year with a vengeance and I’ve been loving every second of it. A huge part of that is you. Your comments, emails, tweets, etc. mean so much and encourage me to share my love of nail color. So without further ado, I give you my Top 30 Nail Polish Colors of 2013.
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China Glaze Crinkled Chrome Texture Nail Polish Swatches & Review

China Glaze Crinkled Chrome texture nail polish

China Glaze Crinkled Chrome

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The China Glaze Crinkled Chrome collection makes me think  of those 80′s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercials. “You got your texture in my chrome! You got your chrome in my texture!”

Essentially, China Glaze has engaged their feather, texture and chrome finish nail polishes in a ménage à trois to create Crinkled Chrome. It’s a bit funky, a bit futuristic and unlike anything any other brand is doing in the texture game.
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Top Ten Tuesday – The Best Glittery, Sparkly Nail Polishes of 2013

Top Glittery, Sparkly Nail Polishes of 2013

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As 2013 winds down, this is a great time to reflect on all the great nail colors we’ve seen. In this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, we’re focusing on glittery, sparkly beauty and I’m looking back at the best blinged-out nail polish colors of the year. Keep reading to see which ones made my list!
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China Glaze Holiday 2013 – Happy HoliGlaze Nail Polish Swatches & Review – Part 1

China Glaze Holiday 2013 - Happy HoliGlaze

China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze

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The holiday season is in full swing and that means we have parties and family gatherings to look forward to. And what better way to compliment your holiday ensembles than with some sparkling nail lacquer. The China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze collection is all about the glitz and glam and in this first half of the collection, we’re looking at six fine glitters and metallic shimmers.
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The China Glaze App – Now for Android!

By on October 14, 2013
in China Glaze, News with 8 Comments

Over the past couple years, I’ve been pitched numerous times about new mobile apps for nail polish fanatics and they have always been solely for iPhone/iPad users. Since I don’t recommend anything I can’t personally test myself, I haven’t posted about them, until now.

China Glaze launched their China Glaze App last spring and now us #TeamAndroid peeps can get in on the action.

China Glaze Mobile App for Android

China Glaze Mobile App for Android

What’s unique about this free app is the “Match A Color” functionality. You simply take a picture of an object, click on a spot you want to color match, and get a list of China Glaze nail polish suggestions.

I took a picture of the Bobbi Brown Navy nail polish I posted earlier today and Man Hunt and First Mate are great alternatives, though not dupes. Lighting definitely alters the suggestions you get.

China Glaze App Match a Color

China Glaze App "Match a Color"

The app also features the latest collection releases, videos and a “Try It On” feature that is, honestly, not that accurate as all the shades look like cremes. You can also “favorite” shades and share your finds on social media.

The China Glaze App is available now for free in the Google Play store and iTunes

Have you tried the app? Do  you have a fave app geared toward nail polish fans?

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