Monday, June 22, 2015

My top 5 mainstream polishes!

**nothing to disclose, I purchased all of these polishes myself.**

Hey y'all! Today on the blog I am going to share with you my top 5 all time favorite mainstream polishes! Keep reading after the break to see what my top picks are! 


When I sat down to pick my top 5 ever mainstream polishes, I had every plan of putting them in order but now sitting down to write about them, I don't think I can! There are a few things that these polishes have in common. First and foremost, they all have perfect formulas, a couple of them are one coaters, the others are two easy, thin coats. Let me show them to you, in no particular order!  


Sinful Colors Tempest 

The first of my top 5 is Sinful Colors Tempest. This polish is every purple lovers dream. Shown here in two thin coats and Seche Vite topcoat, this polish can best be described as a dusty, cool toned purple. It dries to a glossy finish on its own but I always add topcoat. This polish is still available from Sinful Colors, I found mine at Walgreen's.


Color Club Harp On It 

The second of my top 5 favorite polishes to make the list is Color Club Harp On It. What can be said about this polish that it doesn't say for itself?! Shown here in two thin coats and Seche Vite topcoat, this polish is a VERY strong linear silver holographic polish. The polish itself is a little thick but it goes on easily and is easy to manipulate on the nail without becoming streaky. It dries to a demi matte finish on its own. This polish is still available from Amazon.


Zoya Sailor 

The third polish to make my top 5 is Zoya Sailor. This is definitely up there on the list and may actually be one of my favorite polishes in my entire collection, indie polish included. This is ONE coat of Zoya Sailor with Seche Vite topcoat. This polish dries to a high gloss finish on its own and can best be described as a rich navy blue color. I cannot say enough good things about this polish, I bought it at full price upon a friend's recommendation and absolutely will again once I run out. Sailor is still available from Zoya.


Zoya Tomoko 

My fourth top 5 pick is another Zoya polish and another that I bought at full price upon a friend's recommendation. This is one of the few polishes in my collection for which I own multiple backups. Zoya Tomoko can best be described as a champagne gold textured glitter polish. This is two coats with no topcoat to preserve the texture, but you could absolutely add a coat or two of topcoat and it would smooth it out. This polish is one of Zoya's original pixie dusts and dries to a demi matte finish on the nail. One of my favorite things about the Zoya pixie dusts is the dry time - this dries on its own to the touch in about 5 minutes. I noticed after I took the photo that there was a smudge of Tomoko on the lid of the bottle. I decided not to take another photo because this shows how much I love this polish and how often I use it. Its debatable whether or not this polish and the other pixie dusts will remain available through Zoya's website, they are no longer available in stores. Zoya themselves announced the discontinuation of their pixie dusts but they are currently available on their website, perhaps only while supplies last.


Sally Hansen Pacific Blue (original formula)

Okay so, remember how I said I didn't think I could pick an absolute favorite? Well, looking at Pacific Blue now changes my mind. Again. I'm a woman, so that's allowed. :D Ahhhh...how do I love thee, Pacific Blue, let me count the ways. First off, this is ONE coat of PB. One easy, dreamy, creamy, magnificent coat. This polish is a bright cornflower blue that dries to a high gloss finish on its own - though I am wearing it here with topcoat. This polish works well for many applications - including stamping and watermarbling. Why the hell Sally Hansen changed the formula of this perfect polish is beyond me. This is another of the very few polishes that I own backups of and I'm sad because the bottle I'm holding in my hand is almost gone. WAAAAAAHHHHHH! Pour one out for my homie...Pacific Blue, Original Formula. 


So there we have it, my top 5 all time favorite mainstream polishes. What are your picks? Do we share any favorites? 

Thanks for reading! 
Love, 
Pish 

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21 comments:

  1. I love all of these! Great colors!

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  2. Great choice of polishes and colours. Pacific Blue is ♡ as a blue polish lover x

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  3. Of course ya gotta have Pacific Blue on here :)

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  4. I think my top two here are Harp On It and Tomoko (neither of which I own). Tempest comes in at 3. I'm not a huge fan of blues so the other two neither here nor there in. I think I would pick PB over Sailor if I had to. Great post!

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  5. I think my top two here are Harp On It and Tomoko (neither of which I own). Tempest comes in at 3. I'm not a huge fan of blues so the other two neither here nor there in. I think I would pick PB over Sailor if I had to. Great post!

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  6. I absolutely love Tomoko! I've used it on it's own, but I was really surprised to see how much I loved it as a topper for other colors. It's just stunning!

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    1. As a topper?! Why didn't I think of that! That's such a great idea.

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  7. I would have to agree with you on all of these colors! Tomoko is one I reach for all the time..I should have bought a dozen backup bottles!

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    1. One of the best all time polishes ever, for sure!

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  8. Nice picks! I especially love blues so those are the ones I drool over on your list.

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  9. I suspect that atleast 3 of my top 5 mainstream polishes would be Zoya. Maybe even four. :-|

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    1. I have so many Zoyas that I adore.

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  10. love ur nail shape :) and great shades

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  11. I sadly don't own Tomoko or original Pacific Blue. I'm always on the lookout for a good dupe.

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  12. I love posts like these!! I was lucky to snag an original PB!

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