I've always been a fan of polish, especially bright colors. I remember the first polish hunt I did in the early 2000's. I had seen a spread in some magazine about bold colored polish and there was a toxic waste green that I just had to have! After searching through a number of different drugstores, I finally found the perfect neon green at Walmart from Pure Ice. It stained my nails yellow but boy was I in love!
Then a few years later, I was looking through Vogue and saw a picture of a model wearing grey nail polish. The search began! Months later, an awesome friend of mine came back from Sally's with a bottle of China Glaze No Name Yet just for me. It was a grey/lilac polish perfection. It's still in my stash today, even though the bottle barely has any polish left.
I used to have all my polish in a little make-up bag. Then, I went off to college and starting buying more and more nail polish. So I dedicated a drawer of my computer desk to polish :)
When I left college, I had probably tripled the number of polishes I owned. I stuff them all in a big hat box but quickly realized that I needed a better way to store my lovelies...
I went to the store and found a plastic drawer organizer! perfect! Now I felt like a real polish addict. It was time to do something more productive with my hobby. It was time to share it through a blog!
Since then, the collection has grown quite a bit and a new plastic drawer organizer had to be added. I considered getting a Helmer but the plastic organizers are much cheaper: my first was $29, the other 2 (which I stacked) were $15 each! And that leaves more money to spend on polish!!
This is what my polish corner looks like right now
The left organizer has all of my colored polish :)
More after the jump!
Let's start with right organizer, then we can get the lovelies eh?
On to the stacked organizers I use for all of my colored polishes! I know a lot of swatch bloggers organize their collection by brand but since I do nail art, I organize my polish by color. That way, if I need a sky blue, I can compare all the blues I have and pick the best one!
The first drawer holds my bronze, gold, nudes, white, silver, black, and grey polishes
Then there is browns, yellows, orange, and red
Here are the pinks!
on the left are the special effects (like duochrome and holo), middle are metallic and shimmers, and right are cremes.
Looks like I need more special effects and metallics huh?
Then the purples. My favorite!
these are also organized by finish, with special effect on the left, then shimmer/metallics, and finally cremes
I have a lot of blue glitter polish (middle)
And finally the greens.
It's hard to find a good green duochrome, hence the lack of polish on the left side...
I currently have 365 colored polishes. One for every day! It's hard to imagine that less than 3 years ago, I had no more than 25 bottles... If I ever go broke, I can always start selling them though, right?
Although I would have a very hard time parting with most of these...
How many polishes did you start out with?
Until next time ^_^