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Inspired by my deep and abiding love for Labyrinth, these polishes are listed in alphabetical order. 🙂

As the World Falls Down

The Lady Varnishes As the World Falls Down is a white base with a mix of iridescent and holographic diamond glitter (2 coats + topcoat)

Bog of Eternal Stench

The Lady Varnishes Bog of Eternal Stench is a swampy green base with brown microglitter, iridescent glitter and green and brown hexes (2 coats + topcoat)

Castle Beyond the Goblin City

The Lady Varnishes Castle Beyond the Goblin City is a medium gray base with green microglitter, iridescent glitter and gray and iridescent hexes (2 coats + topcoat)

Oubliette

The Lady Varnishes Oubliette is a black base with iridescent blue/green/purple glitter and a dash of orange gold iridescent glitter (2 coats + topcoat)

That's Close Enough

The Lady Varnishes That’s Close Enough is a vibrant blue base with red microglitter, blue glitter and iridescent orange/gold hexes (2 coats + topcoat)

You Have No Power Over Me

The Lady Varnishes You Have No Power Over Me is a nude pink base with copper, white and iridescent shreds, and copper hexes (2 coats + topcoat)

All of these polishes and more are available at my etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheLadyVarnishes

Coming Soon: Don’t Lose Your Head, It’s Not Fair, None May Pass, Such a Nice Beast, Them’s My Jewels! and You Remind Me of the Babe

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Listed from least favorite to favorite. 🙂

Orly Ingenue

(2) Orly Ingenue is plum pink with thick gold shimmer (2 coats)

Orly Au Champagne

(1) Orly Au Champagne is a matte white shimmer (2 coats)

Coming Soon:  Oui, Androgynie, Le Chateau and Ma Cherie

Listed from least favorite to favorite. 🙂

Pretty Serious Blue Gums on Boxing Day

(1) Pretty Serious Blue Gums on Boxing Day is a grass green with blue shimmer (2 coats)

Pretty Serious Hot Summer Nights

(2) Pretty Serious Hot Summer Nights is an extremely deep blue with blue, pink and purple shimmer (2 coats)

Coming Soon:  Seasonal Sunset, Twinkling Lights, Party by the Pool, Santa’s Sunburn

Listed from least favorite to favorite 🙂

Misa Shields Up

(3) Misa Shields Up is a pale green/gray/purple duochrome with silver glitter (3 coats)

Misa Spaced Out

(2) Misa Spaced Out is a medium gray with shimmer speckles (2 coats)

Misa Beyond Infinity

(1) Misa Beyond Infinity is a deep blue/gray with multicolored shimmer (2 coats)

Coming Soon: Gray Matter, The Great Green Whatsit and Phazers on Stunning

So, 2012 was really the year of action movies.  I love chick flicks, but there weren’t many worth mentioning this year (maybe Salmon Fishing in the Yemen or One For the Money, but they didn’t make it into my top ten).  Here’s my top ten list, which are in no particular order (and bear in mind that there are many movies from this year I haven’t seen yet):

The Avengers-Robert Downey Jr + Chris Evans + Joss Whedon + Mark Ruffalo + Chris Hemsworth = Total and complete awesomeness!

The Dark Knight Rises-This movie blew my mind.  Anne Hathaway was amazing.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey-I love Martin Freeman.  I can’t wait for some Benedict Cumberbatch and Lee Pace in the next ones.

Les Miserables-I love music and I love Hugh Jackman.  I was kind of blown away by the singing and acting in this movie.  I anticipated being disappointed, but I wasn’t.

Brave-I have been told I am Merida, but that’s mostly just for my crazy, curly red hair.

Wreck-It Ralph-I thought I would hate this movie, but it just wasn’t to be.  Loved it!

Pitch Perfect-With a little less puking and a little less sex-talk, this movie would have been just about perfect.  Like I said, I love music.

The Hunger Games-I’m so glad they downplayed the violence.  Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson were great.

People Like Us-I know that this wasn’t a super popular movie, but I quite enjoyed it.  Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks were completely believable as siblings.

The Life of Pi-This movie was amazing.  I don’t know if I will ever watch it again because it took such an emotional toll on me.  I mean, a girl can only cry so much.

Honorable Mentions:

John Carter

Skyfall

Mirror Mirror

Rise of the Guardians

Trouble with the Curve

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

E’s Favorite Varnishes

(These are not necessarily polishes that came out this year, just ones that were reviewed by us this year)

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rose Dawn

Sephora + Pantone Rose Dawn (Sleeping Beauty)

All That Glitters Book Smart Beauty

All That Glitters Book Smart Beauty (Beauty and the Beast)

Zoya Anthea

Zoya Anthea (Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan)

Duri Unexpected Kiss

Duri Unexpected Kiss (Flipped)

OPI Mermaid's Tears

OPI Mermaid’s Tears (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)

Butter London Lady Muck

Butter London Lady Muck (The Princess Bride)

Sephora by OPI Who Let the Dorks Out

Sephora by OPI Who Let the Dorks Out (Sydney White)

OPI Ocean Love Potion

OPI Ocean Love Potion (Ponyo)

OPI Skull and Glossbones

OPI Skull and Glossbones (Peter Pan)

OPI Out of this World

OPI Out of This World (John Carter)

K’s Favorite Varnishes

Butter London Victoriana

Butter London Victoriana (The Young Victoria)

Color Club Gift of Sparkle

Color Club Gift of Sparkle (Ramona and Beezus)

Zoya Blaze

Zoya Blaze

a-england Princess Tears

a-england Princess Tears (Tangled)

Sephora + Pantone Universe Purple Parachute

Sephora + Pantone Universe Purple Parachute

Revlon Whimsical

Revlon Whimsical (Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium)

Cirque Dark Horse

Cirque Dark Horse (The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad)

Pretty Serious Creature Crush

Pretty Serious Creature Crush

Hare Polish The Monster

Hare Polish The Monster (Monsters Inc.)

Barielle Falling Star

Barielle Falling Star (Stardust)

Listed from least favorite to favorite 🙂

China Glaze Yee-Haw!

(3) China Glaze Yee-Haw! is a peachy shimmer (3 coats)

China Glaze Red Stallion

(2) China Glaze Red Stallion is a shimmery red with a slightly orange tint (2 coats)

China Glaze Lasso My Heart

(1) China Glaze Lasso My Heart is a plummy mauve shimmer (2 coats)

Coming Soon: Branding Iron, Cowgirl Up, Golden Spurs, Gussied Up Green, Midnight Ride, Prize-Winning Mare, Rodeo Fanatic, Side Saddle and Wagon Trail

Listed from least favorite to favorite. 🙂

Color Club Ho-Ho-Holly

(2) Color Club Ho-Ho-Holly is a dark green foil (2 coats)

Color Club Gift of Sparkle

(1) Color Club Gift of Sparkle has a blue base with purple shimmer and red and holographic glitter (2 coats)

Coming Soon: Snow Flakes, Winter Affair and Berry and Bright

Desperately Seeking: Glitter Wonderland

Listed from least favorite to favorite 🙂

OPI Moonraker

(6) OPI Moonraker is a frosty, bluish dark silver (2 coats)

(5) OPI The Living Daylights is a clear base with large hexagon glitter in silver, turquoise and copper (3 coats)

OPI Skyfall

(4) OPI Skyfall is a dark, brick red creme (2 coats)

(3) OPI Die Another Day is a deep orange-red shimmer (2 coats)

(2) OPI GoldenEye is a fine gold glitter (3 coats)

(1) OPI Live and Let Die is a deep green (almost dark gray) with gold/green flecks (2 coats)

Coming Soon: The World Is Not Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies, The Spy Who Loved Me, You Only Live Twice, Casino Royale, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Listed from least favorite to favorite 🙂

Zoya Ziv

(5) Zoya Ziv is a speckly gold, with shimmery bits of other colors (2 coats)

(4) Zoya Logan is a forest green with thick gold shimmer (2 coats)

(3) Zoya Storm is a black scattered holographic (2 coats)

(2) Zoya Aurora is a grape purple scattered holographic (2 coats)

(1) Zoya Blaze is a maroon/berry red scattered holo (2 coats)

Coming Soon:  Electra

Listed from least favorite to favorite 🙂

(5) Sephora + Pantone Universe Rose Dawn is a gold foil with a pink tint (2 coats). For more info, check out E’s review of Sleeping Beauty.

(4) Sephora + Pantone Universe Evergreen is a jewel green with slight blue/purple duochrome (2 coats)

(3) Sephora + Pantone Universe Reflecting Pool is a blue-green/purple duochrome (2 coats)

Flash

Natural Light

(2) Sephora + Pantone Universe Violet Quartz is a burgundy/gold duochrome (2 coats)

(1) Sephora + Pantone Universe Purple Parachute is a lavender purple base with gorgeous aqua shimmer (2 coats)

Desperately Seeking:  Cradle Pink

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