Best of 2010: Our Favorite Nail Colors

Our recap of the Best of 2010 continues with our favorite nail polishes of 2010. We were all over the board last year — glitters, smooth neutrals, bold colors, pastels. There were many amazing polishes and collections, and here are the ones that stood out the most to us.

Essie’s Resort Collection transported us to a five-star resort in the tropics with shades like “Turquoise and Caicos” and “Lapis of Luxury.” We loved every single one of these polishes, and the inclusion of the cement-like neutral Playa Del Platinum was like the tie that binds.

Carla went through a major glitter phase last year that culminated with Deborah Lippman’s All That Jazz trio. This is truly how you do glitter! These are like a constant party on the nails, and were very fun to wear.

The brights and creamy pastels in China Glaze’s Up & Away collection were amazing. There was literally something for everyone, and we found we liked every shade. I loved the periwinkle Light As Air and Carla was smitten with Peachy Keen, a bold nectar.

Oh Chanel Particuliere. The shade that all “greiges” will forever be compared to. Particuliere was a legendary nail polish in 2010, and we think it was completely worthy of all the attention.

Butter London’s fall line-up really evoked the best the season has to offer. Love it or hate it, Bumster, the mustard yellow, so belongs in a fall collection. We happened to love it! Along with every other shade — especially All Hail McQueen (now All Hail the Queen if you’re looking for it).

What were your favorite polishes of 2010? Let us know!

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6 Responses to “Best of 2010: Our Favorite Nail Colors”

  1. Tracy says:

    Why did they change the name to All Hail The Queen? Mine says All Hail McQueen-was that just for a short period of time?

  2. Jeannine says:

    I think my favorite collection was the Cosmic FX collection from Orly. I scooped up most of the collection when I saw them. I loved the duochromes in all of them.

  3. Beauty Girl says:

    I agree with Jeannine. While I didn’t buy any of the Orly colors the swatches online made me go nuts.

    I also loved the mint colors that were all over the place this spring. I love Maybelline’s, Revlon’s and Sinful’s. All were gorgeous and unique enough that owning all three isn’t wasteful.

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