Glam Polish brought out Cast A Spell Part 3: The White Witch Collection which is full of glittery pastel colours. I really loved the first two Cast A Spell Collections that Rachel created but this is my favourite, and I think it is also my favourite Glam Polish collection of all time.
Femme Fatale Cosmetics moved away from their classic glitter gellys in 2015 and in a new direction. I will really miss the old Femme style but I have some favourites from 2015 too. They include: Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who Is The Fairest Of Them All?, Heart’s Desires, Ever Elusive, Unwoven Light, and Bodice Lace.
|Watermarble using EP Polish|
The lack of Neons in Australia made me start looking internationally for my neon fix. I ended up getting the Cirque Colors Vice Collection which had 5 bright cremes and a holographic top coat. This collection is now retired but I’m not sure why because I love it, and I have had these colours on my toes all summer. One of my very favorite polishes of the year also came from Cirque, Halcyon. Halcyon is a “rose gold lacquer made with pure silver-coated micro-flakies”. It is a part of their limited edition christmas collection so if you’re also a rose gold fan, I recommend picking it up, and soon.
ILNP also created a beautiful rose gold polish, Juliette, which is a part of their Ultra Metallics range. The Ultra Metallics are polishes “formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes” and they come in lots of beautiful colors. Juliette is certainly my favourite of the bunch but I still have quite a few on my wish list that I want to buy in future. ILNP made lots of new colours in the Ultra Chrome Flakies line. They are all gorgeous but I think my favourites have to be: Ferris Wheel (from the Holiday 2015 Collection), and Glory (from the Fall 2015 Collection).
The holographic craze was in full force throughout 2015 so I was really happy when I found brands making glitter crellys. Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer made one of my all time favourite polishes: Siren Sells Seashells Down The Shore which is an ivory crelly with various shaped pink, gold and bronze glitters – it’s like this polish was made for me. Unfortunately, there were only 23 made and I was devastated when I missed out on one. I searched everywhere but no one wanted to give theirs up (I don’t blame them). Then one day a surprise parcel came from Julie who makes BEGL with three polishes were in it, including this one. Some lovely people in the BEGL fan group had seen how desperately I wanted this polish and got together to send it to me. This act of kindness meant so much to me as I was really struggling with my health at the time, so this polish really holds a special place in my heart.
Polish ‘M brought out lots of glitter crelly’s throughout the year, my favourites are: Garden Of Wisdom, and Burnt Marshmallow. As usual, KBShimmer launched lots of pretty crelly polishes too, To Peach His Own is my favourite because it is very unique in my collection.
My favourite mainstream collection comes from China Glaze and surprise surprise, it was their neon Electric Nights Collection – at least I’m consistent, right? I also love the Furless cremes (Princess and Baby Cakes) that I reviewed.
My most used polish is KBShimmer Eyes White Open. It is my favourite white polish and works well with nail vinyls. The nail vinyls I use the most are from What’s Up Nails, Vinyl Boutique, She Sells Sea Shells UK and Twinkled T.
My favourite top coat has been KBShimmer Clearly On Top Quick Dry Top Coat. I usually combine this with Pretty Serious’s All Your Base Ridge Filling Base Coat. My nails suffered a lot throughout the year, and I found it hard to get the peeling under control. The best treatment I have found is first putting one layer of Pretty Serious Rock On and then one layer of Pretty Serious Harden Up. Rock On definitely hardens my nails but by itself, it can exacerbate my peelies. Using Harden Up on top of Rock On not only prevents the peeling but also makes my nails much harder for the period that it is on, which helps to prevent breaks too. A good cuticle oil also helps with breaks and peeling and I love the Two Birds Cuticle Oil Pen Dispenser – check out my Cuticle Oil Review And Comparison post. To keep my hands soft I use the Sukin Hand and Nail Cream in the pump bottle, it absorbs quickly and has a nice smell.
There were a few polishes that I didn’t get that I wish were a part of my collection. They include the KBShimmer summer neons (I will try to save up for them), Candied Apple Polish “Warm Fuzzies” which was in an LE duo, and various rose gold and copper polishes. I will do a rose gold polish comparison soon to help other metallic lovers decide which ones they like the most. In 2016, I hope to learn how to stamp, and to try various stamping polishes.
|China Glaze Electric Nights Collection|
I know this is a long post but I wanted to cover everything, in saying that, my memory isn’t great at the moment so I may have missed something. Again, if you want more information on any products, then let me know and I can write a review post about it. Let me know if I have missed any of your favourite nail products from 2015. I hope the start of 2016 has been great for you and don’t forget to check back soon for my 2015 cruelty free beauty product favourites.