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Favorite Cruelty Free Polishes of 2013

I wanted to share my favorite nail polishes of 2013!

Literary Lacquers Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Nail Polish

Literary Lacquers Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster
It’s a rich teal blue holo with added holo glitter. Inspired by The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

butter LONDON Leccy
It’s a fun flaky top coat with blue and gold flakes.

Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

Wearing Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster with Leccy on top.

Literary Lacquers Camille Sepharial D'Artigo Nail Polish

Literary Lacquers Camille Sepharial D’Artigo
Camille Sepharial D’Artigo has a blurple jelly base and is loaded with silver and black holographic sparkle and black microglitter, with a teal-blue flash for extra magic!

Wear it on its own in 3 coats, or layer it on top of a polish like CND Vinylux Purple Purple. It also looks great layered on top of shades like Urban Decay Zodiac.

Urban Decay Zodiac Nail Polish

Urban Decay Zodiac
smoky green w/gold, green and blue 3-D micro-glitter

Urban Decay Zodiac Mani

I fell in love with this polish! I don’t typically wear greens, even though I do like them. This one has a blackened base, which immediately drew me in. The blue and gold glitter with the green kept me captivated. Love this!

Cult Nails Midnight Masquerade Cult Nails Masquerade
green base with magenta to emerald to gold micro glitter
I adore the magenta / gold micro sparkle. It’s awesome when worn on its own or layered over other colors. It’s the shifting micro sparkle that makes this amazing. Try it layered over a blue!

KBShimmer Shade Shifter and Literary Lacqurs Goodnight Moon

KBShimmer Shade Shifter and Literary Lacquers Goodnight Moon
Shade Shifter – a multi-chrome that changes depending on light and angle from cyan, to blue, to red orange, to purple, and more.
Goodnight Moon – a sheer jelly glitter polish, the base is a twilight blue jelly and it’s full of holographic sparkle, chrome silver glitter, and blue holographic and silver moon shaped glitters.

Yeah I still think this combo is amazing, which is why both of these polishes are listed here.

Girly Bits Razzle Dazzle and Jelly Shoes
Girly Bits Jelly Shoes
bright hot pink with pink-purple shifting shimmer. Super bright, super fun. Screams summer!

Wearing Girly Bits Razzle Dazzle

Girly Bits Razzle Dazzle
raspberry multi-colored scattered holo in a sheer fuchsia jelly base. Lots of fuchsia, deep pink, blue and copper going on. Very densely packed with glitter and can be built up to opaque coverage in three coats. I love the raspberry fuchsia jelly with very fine, tiny glitter in hues of red, pink, blue and fuchsia with holographic goodness.

Textured Nail Polish

I love this textured tribal mani that I created.

Zoya Liberty
bright sparkly blue

Zoya Godiva
sparkly nude beige

Jesse’s Girl Tangerine Dream
Sparkling bright orange

Zoya Neve and Cult Nails Mayhem

Zoya Neve
sapphire blue metallic with purple undertones

Cult Nails Mayhem
Perfect holographic top coat that doesn’t lighten your polish.

picture polish Ocean

piCture pOlish Ocean
Ocean is a turquoise blue jelly holo (scattered) has NO glitter and transforms with the change of light.
Ocean was created with Kelly from Kelly’s Kolors. Her inspiration was her love of the ocean and The Beatles.
This is an amazing polish to me. I love all of the piCture pOlish scattered holo polishes.
picture polish Hope

piCture pOlish Hope
Hope is a dark teal blue jelly holo (scattered) with a subtle smattering of cobalt glitter design to come alive with a little shake.

Zoya Aurora and Storm

Zoya Aurora
medium sugarplum purple flecked with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter

Zoya Storm
holiday black with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter

Yep, I’m a sucker for the Zoya micro fine diamond holographic glitter finish, too.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Twilight Meteorite

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Twilight Meteorite
Twilight Meteorite is a rich plum pink base with bold blue and pink duochrome flecks. You can layer it over black for a galaxy effect or wear it on its own.

I love this polish and I really need to see if I can find another bottle of it. It’s stunning.

KBShimmer You Go Ghoul and Rainbow Honey The Kraken

KBShimmer You Go Ghoul
A black jelly sparkles with glitters in grape, berry and orange for a polish even a witch would love.  Best in two coats over black or three coats alone.

This is a polish I could wear non-stop and never get bored.

Rainbow Honey The Kraken
The Kraken is a marine jelly with a blue and green glow filled with glitters, shimmer, and the sea monster’s own holographic Crashing Boom Bang!

I Love Nail Polish Birefringence

I Love Nail Polish Birefringence
Birefringence shifts through an array of incredible blues, purples, reds, oranges, yellows, and even subtle greens! Birefringence is part of ILNP’s “Ultra Chrome” class of chromatic nail polishes; formulated to apply directly to the nail without the need for a base color.

This color is absolutely stunning. I love how it looks with my nail veil, too.

I know that there were a ton of great polishes released this year, and it was very hard for me to narrow it down to these.

What were your favorite polishes for the year?