Happy 2016 everybody! Yesterday I shared my favorite manicures and the highlights of 2015 with you guys and today it's time for my favorite polishes of 2015. I've done similar listings before too and it's always so hard to narrow the list down. This year I managed to keep it a little bit shorter and I only chose 16 favorite polishes that came out last year.
If Zoya dominated my 2014 favorites list, this year it was definitely Essie. I had even to try to limit the number of Essies on my list in order to have room for other brands too. I think it's safe to say that Essie was my favorite brand in 2015.
Essie's spring collection Flowerista was a huge hit for me and I loved all the polishes from the collection. Both Garden Variety and Flowerista are such gorgeous cremes and definitely my favorites of 2015. I could have chosen even more polishes from the spring collection on my list as I equally loved the beautiful mint Blossom Dandy and the gorgeous bluish grey Petal Pushers, but I had to draw the line somewhere.
Saltwater Happy from Essie's summer collection and Virgin Snow from the winter collection are both such stunning soft creme shades that they just had to be in this list. Frock 'n Roll is the only shimmer I chose from Essie, but it's definitely one of the most interesting and unique polishes that Essie made last year.
Essie and especially their cremes were definitely my favorites last year, but I didn't forget my other favorite mainstream brand Zoya either. I always have special place in my heart and in my Helmer for Zoya shimmers and this year I especially loved the spring collection shimmers Leslie and Rayne. Selene from the summer collection is another stunner and such a unique polish that you really have to see yourself to appreciate its beauty.
This time only one OPI made it to my list. I did get only few polishes from OPI last year and I have to say that only one stood out from them and it's the beautiful green called That's Hula-rious from the spring/summer collection. I'm pretty sure the beautiful blue Give Me Space from the Starlight collection would have made it to my list, but I don't own it yet. It's definitely my type of color, but I'm still pondering if I really need it or not as I do own similar colors already.
Out of the total of 16 favorite polishes seven are from indie brands. F.U.N Lacquer Storm is from the 2015 Limited Edition collection and I'm so happy that I got it while I could as it's just such a stunning polish. I'm not usually the biggest fan of neon polishes, but KBShimmer Bahama Drama is such a gorgeous color and it's finally a neon that suits my skintone perfectly, so I just had to include it on my list. I can't really resist beautiful mints, so it's no surprise that Delush Polish Amazemint is high on my favorite list, it's just so pretty! Picture Polish was definitely one of my favorite brands last year and I could have really included more PP polishes on my list, but this time I only chose the stunning red Arabian. I still have quite a few Picture Polishes that came out this year on my wishlist and I'm sure many of them could have even ended up on this list, but I just haven't gotten them yet.
Last but definitely not least are three polishes from Cirque Colors. Hatch, Love Stone and Qi are all from the wonderful spring collection and they are all such beautiful shades that I just couldn't leave any of them out of this list. If I had to choose one favorite indie brand, it might easily be Cirque Colors, but thankfully I don't have to do that.
I've usually loved fall color and collections, but 2015 was quite obviously all about the spring colors and collections for me. My two favorite collections last year, Essie Flowerista and Cirque Colors The Awakening were both spring collections and I could have easily picked all the polishes from both of the collections to this list. It also seems that I have finally started to appreciate good cremes also, as I've usually been more about shimmers, glitters, holos and such, but this time there's quite a few cremes on my list.
So those were my favorite polishes of 2015. Do you guys have any same favorites on your lists or which ones were your favorites last year?
*Some of the polishes in this post were provided me for review, some were purchased by me.