Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Polished Hippy's 2017 Favorites Part 2

I'm back with Part 2 of my favorite polishes featured on the blog in 2017! This does not include all the polishes I loved, but just the ones I had a change to photograph and post - there was so much to love. If you missed it, Part 1 is here
*some polishes provided by the maker or PR for photography and review, some purchased.*
The Polished Hippy's 2017 Favorites Part 2

Girly Bits Butternut Leave Me is part of the Fall 2017 Collection, which was all earth-toned cremes. Every one of these was spectacular and both stamped and water marbled. This particular polish was a nice, non-streaky opaque mustard yellow, such a hard shade to fine. I can wholeheartedly recommend the entire collection.
Girly Bits Butternut Leave Me

Girly Bits Butternut Leave Me

Glitter Daze Girl, Bye was part of the Anonamaker Collaboration Project Third Edition. Glitter Daze has been doing amazing things with holo flakes recently and this polish is a good example. It has a jelly base, added shimmer, and a ton of sparkle and depth.
Glitter Daze Girl, Bye

Glitter Daze Girl, Bye

I can never not love a good neutral, and Grace-full Nail Polish had a whole collection of neutrals with added shifting and holo effects in the Neutral Beauty Collection. Greige Enigma was a special highlight for me.
Grace-full Nail Polish Greige Enigma

Grace-full Nail Polish Greige Enigma

Grace-full Nail Polish Greige Enigma

Great Lakes Lacquer has been rocking the multichrome holo finish for some time, and Holo-maniacs #31, a group custom for the Holo-maniacs group on Facebook is a good example. There is so much fire in this polish!
Great Lakes Lacquer Holo-maniacs Custom #31

Great Lakes Lacquer Holo-maniacs Custom #31

Great Lakes Lacquer Holo-maniacs Custom #31
Julie G Nails came out with a few nice creme collections this year and Cabana Boy from one of the Spring Packs was a good example. I love how bright it is and how it hovers between blue and purple.
Julie G Nails Cabana Boy

Julie G Nails Cabana Boy

le polish Deadly Nightshade was from the Nightmare Before Christmas Duo with Supernatural Lacquer. It is an amazing polish that looks different in every light. It has a charcoal base but looks brown due to the shimmers in it - I love this kind of complexity!
le polish Deadly Nightshade

le polish Deadly Nightshade

le polish Deadly Nightshade

Leesha's Lacquer Rainbow Rd. was from the Multichrome Collection. This was a multichrome and duochrome flake polish in a black base. The flake mix was nice and I liked the balance of it.
Leesha's Lacquer Rainbow Rd.

Leesha's Lacquer Rainbow Rd.
Leesha's Lacquer Rainbow Rd.

I am a sucker for a good brown polish and Literary Lacquers obliged with Tulgey Wood from the recent Alice in Wonderland Collection. This has an amazing amount of holo fire and plenty of sparkle from the gold microflakes. Lovely!
Literary Lacquers Tulgey Wood

I hadn't featured many glitter bombs on the blog this year, but Lollipop Posse Lacquer's 50 Pages from the Book of Shade from the Anonamaker Collaboration Project Fourth Edition deserves a shout out. It has ALL the glitters in it and works as a topper or on its own. The polish looks like an entire box of toys spilled out on the floor and waiting for you to come play with them!
Lollipop Posse Lacquer 50 Pages from the Book of Shade
Lollipop Posse Lacquer 50 Pages from the Book of Shade

Marbles For Polish Stargazing was from a release of contrast shimmers this summer. Boy did she nail it, with the gold flakes glowing through the bright purple base. This is contrast perfection!
Marbles For Polish Stargazing
Marbles For Polish Stargazing
MDJ Creations Da Vinci was another polish which wowed me with its complexity matched by balance of elements. It packed multichrome flakes that provided contrast against a teal jelly base, and a generous helping of holo glitter and sparkle. Great, smooth formula, to boot!
MDJ Creations Da Vinci

MDJ Creations Da Vinci
MDJ Creations Da Vinci

Moonflower Polish is a new indie brand devoted to stamping polish and she had some really interesting, unique releases this year! Hidden Rose was part of the Multichromes Collection and had a duochrome shimmer that shifted from gold to blue in a purple-toned base. It was wonderful on its own and for stamping. Win-win!
Moonflower Polish Hidden Rose

Moonflower Polish Hidden Rose

Moonflower Polish Hidden Rose

Moonflower Polish Hidden Rose

Morgan Taylor Danced and Sang-ria was from the Matadora Collection. This almost-black creme still had a nicely apparent purple cast in most light settings. The in-between shade is nice and versatile as well as flattering on a variety of skin tones.
Morgan Taylor Danced and Sang-ria

Morgan Taylor Danced and Sang-ria
Night Owl Lacquer Nightfall was a limited edition anniversary polish featuring multichrome and holo flake pigments. I wore this to Polish Con Chicago and got tons of compliments! Great formula and lots of flash.
Night Owl Lacquer Nightfall

Night Owl Lacquer Nightfall

Night Owl Lacquer Nightfall

Northern Star Polish Scream of Nature was a Polish Pickup shade that blew me away in every way! The formula was perfect and smooth, and the dusty blue base color was unique. The shimmers and flakes were subtle but perfectly balanced and interesting. It made me even more excited to see what Kristen had in store next, and I wasn't disappointed with her following Polish Pickup releases either! I hope she returns to releasing her own collections at some point.
Northern Star Polish Scream of Nature
Northern Star Polish Scream of Nature

Northern Star Polish Scream of Nature

I will be back soon with Part 3 of my Favorites of 2017. If you missed it, Part 1 is here. Were any of these must-haves for you as well?

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