Monday, January 2, 2017

The Polished Hippy's 2016 Favorites Part 3

I have my final episode of 2016 favorite polishes featured on the blog to share with you today! These are in alphabetical order, so this edition has all the brands from the letter O onward. If you missed them you can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Click on the name of any polish to see the original review. Let's go!
*some polishes sent by the maker and others purchased*
The Polished Hippy's 2016 Favorites Part 3

Octopus Party Lacquer Red Blood Sells faced stiff competition from numerous other vampy polishes he released that were spectacular. Dave has a knack for doing amazing deep shades that turn out just so. Plus his formula lasts a long time on my nails. This polish takes it over the top with tiny gleaming microflakes. *purchased with blogger discount*
Octopus Party Lacquer Red Blood Sells

Octopus Party Lacquer Red Blood Sells

Paint Box Polish Anything from the Trolley, Dears? is a glitter topper, but I also loved it on its own. The elements are all translucent and organic-looking for a really pretty shimmering effect. *sent by the maker*
Paint Box Polish Anything from the Trolley, Dears?

Paint Box Polish Anything from the Trolley, Dears?
Parrot Polish Magneto is a deep black/purple magnetic with some holo sparkle. Magnetic polishes were back with a vengeance in 2016 and Parrot Polish was one of the very first indies to release them, long before they were back in vogue. I had to go and grab their whole selection! *sent by the maker*
Parrot Polish Magneto

Parrot Polish Magneto
Polish 'M Brandy Dazzle 2.0 ranks near the top of all 2016 releases for me. I love me some reds (you got that right, Courtney!) and this one has an unbelievable fire to it. Michelle's colorful microflake polishes got me hooked on her brand this year! *sent by the maker*
Polish 'M Brandy Dazzle 2.0

Polish 'M Brandy Dazzle 2.0

Powder Perfect Cinder Soot is nothing less than extraordinary - a glowing gray scattered holo with a flash of gold, in a perfect formula. I couldn't ask for any more in a gray! *purchased*
Powder Perfect Cinder Soot

Powder Perfect Cinder Soot

Sally Hansen Color Therapy 390 Slicks and Stones is a mainstream polish masterpiece! It reminds me why I have collected the brand for years - not only do they do great basics, but also some on-trend effect polishes. This one has lovely color-shifting flakes that glow from within plus a superb formula. *sent by PR*
Sally Hansen Color Therapy 390 Slicks and Stones
Sally Hansen Color Therapy 390 Slicks and Stones

Sassy Pants Polish True Blue was my introduction to the brand and inspired many more purchases - I loved the flash of the holo flakes in the shimmery blue base. *sent by the maker*
Sassy Pants Polish True Blue

Sassy Pants Polish True Blue

Stached Polish A Cunning Serpent simply cannot be captured in pictures as well as it sparkles in real life! The shifting flakes in the inky base do suggest the diabolical magic of the Potter-movie inspiration. *purchased with blogger discount*
Stached Polish A Cunning Serpent

Stached Polish A Cunning Serpent

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Squashing Water matches a lovely red shimmer with flashes of gold and holo. It is a great summer polish and brings to mind warm summer days for me. *sent by the maker*
Superficially Colorful Lacquer Squashing Water

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Squashing Water

Supermoon Lacquer Carnivore Animal is just too amazing for words! I love me some vampy shades, holos, duochromes, contrast shimmers, and reds, and I didn't even know it was possible to pack all those things in one polish. Well, it is and Mardi did it! As a new brand, Supermoon has been at full bore since the first release. Expect a great 2017. *sent by the maker*
Supermoon Lacquer Carnivore Animal

Supermoon Lacquer Carnivore Animal

Supernatural Lacquer Ostara in Bloom is another astonishing shade I did not know was possible! Multichrome flakes and shimmers add interest to a neon magenta with perfect formula. I could wear this in all the colors of the rainbow! *purchased*
Supernatural Lacquer Ostara in Bloom

Supernatural Lacquer Ostara in Bloom

Sweet Heart Polish Starlit Showcase was the glitter jelly that stole my heart this year. It has a perfect balance of bright shapes in a black jelly base, plus a hint of holo sparkle. *sent by the maker*
Sweet Heart Polish Starlit Showcase
Sweet Heart Polish Starlit Showcase

Takko Lacquer Cruella takes black and white matte glitter to a new level with gold shimmer. Those colors together make for one of my favorite combos and I love how this works on its own or as a topper. *sent by the maker*
Takko Lacquer Cruella
Takko Lacquer Cruella

Tonic Polish Lava Lust had me worried that no one would believe my photos! It really is this glowing and amazing in person. Tonic blasted into the indiesphere this year and the beauty of polishes like this have rightfully earned there place on many indie-lovers' nails. *purchased with blogger discount*
Tonic Polish Lava Lust
Tonic Polish Lava Lust
Turtle Tootsie Polishes Alex P. Keaton is a gray holo with complexity and beauty that I adore. Those indigo microflakes? Yes, please! *sent by the maker*
Turtle Tootsie Polishes Alex P. Keaton

Turtle Tootsie Polishes Alex P. Keaton

Vapid Lacquer Demolition Barbie is another polish that tickles my vampy polish loving fancy. The holo microglitters and color-shifting microflakes ensure this is not just your average black! *sent by the maker*
Vapid Lacquer Demolition Barbie

Vapid Lacquer Demolition Barbie

That wraps up my 2016 favorites!  If you missed them you can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Congrats to all the ladies and gentlemen who created such beautiful polishes in the last year - you have given me and other polish lovers so much joy. Here's to a great 2017!

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