Best of 2012: Red Edition

With the end of the year upon us there's been a lot of "best of 2012" posting going on. It looked like a lot of fun so here's my very own version! Every day between today and New Year's Day I'll be posting my best of. Working my way through the rainbow starting with red.

I've never disguised my love of red nail polish, so it only makes sense that this was the hardest category to narrow down to a few favorites. I instead narrowed it down to my top 10 reds. It was still challenging, but I tried to stick with newer polishes. Not all of these are 2012 releases, but since most of my collection is relatively new, 2012 was when I discovered all of these polishes. The link for individual blog posts on these colors is under the image if available! 

1. Cult Nails Annalicious: perfect bright summer red with heavy gold shimmer

2. OPI DS Indulgence: gorgeous berry base loaded with intensely sparkling gold shimmer

3. Jade Holographic Vermelho Surreal: orange toned red holo
5. China Glaze Ruby Pumps: perfect holiday red glitter, such a classic.
7. Pretty and Polished Ruby: deep berry red with subtle scattered holo

4. Dollish Polish I Wanna Do Bad Things to You: old photo but intense dense red glitter

6. Ozotic 621: bright orange-toned red scattered holo

8. Deborah Lippmann Run, Run Rudolph: bright metallic red loaded with red flakes

9. Chanel Malice: perfect vampy shimmer

10. Zoya Blaze: gorgeous berry-toned scattered holo

What's your favorite red from this year? Did any of my favorites make your list of favorite reds?


  1. I love red polishes and Jade Vermelho Surreal is on my list too!

  2. I love the Jade Holo - I need it big time! - Through all the years of hording polish, it's the reds that have the staying power. I have purged almost every shade due to a move and out of room issues, but it's the reds I have the hardest time parting with. I just don't understand when I read some blogs that say they don't wear reds! I always think they never found the right red to get them started in their comfort zone with reds. I can have anything on, go to any occassion and red always works...I had to take off my Zoya Aurora despite how much I loved it, when I put on a red light weight sweater to wear over a black t-neck and slacks for Christmas day because the purple in Aurora classed 'nude' look is more often a great red then it is a nude!

  3. It's so hard to find a good red holo! :D

  4. I couldn't agree more! When I can't decide what polish to wear or need a confidence boost I always reach for my reds. There's just something about a red that makes you feel gorgeous and glamorous. I've ended up with 4x more reds than any other color because every one gets me even when they look like one I already have! Vermelho Surreal is a must. It's the most vivid red holo I've ever seen, it's not pink-looking, just gorgeous coppery red.

  5. OOOHHH Chanel Malice, those vampy colors always get me.