Tuesday, 30 December 2014

2014 Crumpet Readers Poll - Your Favourite Swatch Blog

Hi Goddesses

Today we are going to look at the swatching goddeses.  Those acetone-soaked powerhouses who can get a polish off and on quicker than I can inhale a vodka (and I'm quick).

For me, a true swatch blog is one who predominantly posts swatches.  There are a lot of nail art blogs these days who also post swatches, but this post primarily celebrates the non-artists (although one of them has blurred the line in the last 6 months).

In 3rd place, last year's 3rd place - Accio Lacquer.  Mishka continues to produce startlingly clear photos.

Accio Lacquer: Paint Box Polish: Fizzing Whizbees

Accio Lacquer: Digital Nails: Dark Matter

Mishka is the official indie darling, and it's not hard to see why.  She is pure geek through and through, making her the perfect choice for indie makers who issue collections based on cultdoms.

Accio Lacquer: Cadillacquer: Spectrum

Accio Lacquer: Dollish Polish: Zombies Need Love Too...And Brains

I applaud the time she puts into making graphics for her reviews, making each post a celebration.

In joint 2nd place are 2 of my favourite ladies.  First, Sheila from Pointless Cafe, who has been producing perfect swatches through 3 million page views!

And equally, the new girl on the block, Kirby from The Mercurial Magpie.  Kirby has come from nowhere this year to build a blog of quality and honesty, complete with the nonchalant dog-lion that is Mugen.

ZOYA Fall 2014 ULTRA PIXIEDUST Collection Swatches & Review

KBShimmer Fall 2014 Collection Swatches & Review

Girly Bits What Happens In Vegas...Ends Up On Facebook, Get Weaponized, Bird Is The Word & Man Size Love Swatches

So, who is your winner?   Well, for the 2nd year in a row, it's the one and only Queen Jen of The Polishaholic.

Jen's is still the swatch blog to beat.  She also has so many imitators - I don't know how she keeps herself calm.

Reliable, honest and clear photos.   That's why we all love her, and why she's the swatch blog that rules us all :)

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