Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Topping the Charts in 2013- Indies

Hello lovelies!!! This year has flown by so quickly! I don't know about you, but I have had so many experiences and life changes take place this year. I am so thankful for everything that I have been blessed with, including my husband, children, family, education, and this blog. Thanks so much for your support of Polished to Precision since I started on August 1st. I look forward to continued growth and success in 2014. Today's post is showcasing my top pics over this year. As you all know, I LOVE indie polishes, so this category was particularly difficult for me to narrow down . I think I did it, but I am almost certain I will remember a gem or two once I publish this post! These are presented in no particular order because I couldn't manage to rank them. Too much for me to handle! Ha!

Nail Fabulosity is a relatively new indie brand that I had the pleasure to work with recently. Although, all of the polishes I was sent to review were amazing, I knew I'd love this one when I first saw it in the bottle. Cookies, Cream, & Funfetti is absolutely PERFECT! I LOVE everything about this polish and I purchased a full sized bottle because it just wowed me! The application, formula, glitter combo, and milky white base are all wins in my book.

Vanilla Lace by Polish Addict Nail Color stole my heart from the first bottle shot. When Laura contacted me about reviewing this collection, I was truly hoping this one would be included. The feminine nature and pure delicacy of this polish is simply amazing. I really don't have much more to add but, I adore this one so much!

This next beauty comes from Polish Addict as well. November Rain is truly amazing!! I love the bright blue base color of this one.

Skin of the Night by Black Cat Lacquer is a beautiful purple jelly with blue and black shreds and gold flakies. This polish is truly regal and I love it!

Change the Game by B Squared Lacquer is the perfect emerald green holo. I drooled over this one once Mia started previewing polishes for her new line and I knew it had to be mine. Make sure you stay tuned to B Squared Lacquer, as I am sure we will see some amazing creations from this new brand in 2014.

Cult Nails Fetish is an amazing wax finish black. This polish can be summed up in one word...Sexy.

Daily Lacquer Seeing Beyond is such a cute and fun mix of neon glitters in a grey crelly base. I think this is a super fun and creative polish. There's no way I could leave this one off!

Ninja Polish Mystic Glacier is one of those polishes that truly catch you off guard. A bottle shot does it no justice, but as soon as swatches began to appear, this one could never stay in stock. This is one time I am thankful for my insomnia, as I received the in stock notification for this one in the late night hours. Do you see that shimmer? Dead.

Polish Me Silly (formerly Lush Lacquer) released a thermal jelly polished called Mermaid Tears and I was lucky enough to win her in a giveaway! This is truly unique and I think it is the cutest combination of colors with the glitters and the thermal transitions.

Polished by KPT Nostalgia was one of the first thermals I ever purchased and it is PERFECT! I love the colors and this brand really knows how to do a thermal polish. Just look at this baby...how could she not be in the top picks?!

The next two polishes come from the highly coveted brand Enchanted Polish. Where do I start? LOL! When I fell in love with this brand at the end of 2012, they were pretty easy to obtain at the launches and restocks. Hmpf....things have drastically changed since then. You have to be a ninja to get your hands on these babies when Chelsea releases them! Well...two of them standout to me for this year. All of the ones I own (no I will not tell you how many...hehe), are gorgeous but these are the two that I just had to have.

July 2013 was a much different experience than all of the other restocks and launches I'd experienced at that time. The brand had become so popular that you could barely afford to blink at the launch time. Well...I did and I missed her. But my great friend Debbie gifted July to me for my birthday! Mints were a true hit for me this year and I am so glad I have this one! isn't it gorg?! Seven Nation Army is another gem that escaped me during it's initial launch. Fortunately, I was able to snag it in an awesome swap! Here I layered it over July 2013, which was a perfect combination.

Cadillacquer Cute Poison is a polish that I fell in love with before starting my blog (hence, the different watermark). This one never appeared on the blog but I had to show it to you today. I'm sure you can see why it's included in this list. Perfect, perfect, perfect. That's all!

Another new brand that I have come to love is Loaded Lacquer. Heather really came out and made a huge statement with her beautiful collections, labels, and awesome customer service. Vintage Metals is gorgeous and I love it was a jelly sammich!

The last polishes I have to show you are from some of my absolute FAVORITE indie brands! So not only are these polishes top picks for the year...these brands are my go to and have never failed me!

Whimsical Ideas by Pam Big River is a stunning vivid blue jelly with green microglitter. Ummm....YES! Pam truly hit the ball out of the park, down the street, and into the river with this one!

Picture Polish Sea Jewel is such a gorgeous green, I can't even begin to describe how much I love this one. As with the many other Picture Polishes I own, this is perfect in all aspects. LOVE!!

I Got a Crush on Blue by KBShimmer is ridiculously gorgeous! I mean, the depth of this polish is truly one of a kind! Even though it is packed with glitters, KBShimmer still manages to create the perfect formula. This is another one I wore before I started blogging. I LOVE THIS!

Jindie Nails Princess Breath is one of those beautfiful crelly glitter bomb creations that we have come to love from Jen. She has seriously nailed this formula and the glitter combo here is adorable!

Last, but definitely not least, is Jindie Nails Rave. If I were to actually rank these polishes, this would be the top or at least an extremely close second. Although no one really speaks of it, Jen was the first to create a milky white crelly polish with translucent neon glitters. Yep. I said it. It's true. She gets no credit for the movement she began in this genre, but she definitely deserves it! Rave is super fun and cute! I cannot even begin to explain how much I truly love this polish.

I cannot end this post without giving a MAJOR shoutout to one of the best indie products I have found this year. Actually, this is one of the best nail products...PERIOD. HK Girl Topcoat by Glisten & Glow is THE BEST TOPCOAT EVER!!! Seriously, I haven't looked back since I first tried this earlier this year. This topcoat gives me everything I need. Durability. Check. High Gloss Finish. Check. Super dee duper fast dying time. Check. Affordable Price. Check. If you haven't tried it...WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? Haha...no really, your New Year's resolution needs to be BUY ALL THE HK GIRL!!

That's all for my indie favorites for 2013. What do you think about my picks? Are any of these polishes in your stash or on your wishlists? 

Have a very Happy and Blessed New Year!


  1. Ok, you just made me cry Tiff...I really appreciate you acknowledging my hard work this year...I've worked so hard and I'm flattered by this post. ♥

  2. PolishedtoPrecisionJanuary 1, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    Awwww....Jen!! Thanks for reading! I am happy you like the post because it is all 100% true! Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing what you give us this year!

  3. You know I will. I go to bed dreaming about what I want to create lol! XOXO

  4. Of course! I love your work, you have come so far in such a short time, super proud of you! You should be very proud of yourself Tiff! ♥


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