Saturday, January 4, 2014

My Nail Polish Collection

Soooooo, yeah, I have a LOT of nail polish.  Some of these bottles are really old and I keep them for sentimental reasons.  Like...10+ years old.  Over the years, though, I've justified having this much polish because I can count probably on one hand the number of professional manicures I've gotten.  I always polish my own nails, with the exception of my wedding day and a few other really important events.  I'm super picky about how they're done, and I just prefer to do them myself.  Besides, I get bored after a few days of the same polish color and I like to switch it up.  So rather than regularly spend $20 on a mani, I often bought a bottle of $8 polish and called it a day.

In terms of storage, I keep in-season shades in my polish rack, which is hanging above my vanity in my closet.  I purchased mine off Amazon, although I do not remember which one is specifically was.  I believe mine is a 90-bottle rack and I paid around $50 for it.  You can get them on Amazon or Ebay in that price range easily.

I keep off-season colors in ziplock bags in a plastic storage container on a shelf in my closet.  They are easily accessed, because I do like to use neons in winter and black in summer occasionally.   (There are no nail polish rules in my book!) 

I should probably get a Helmer, huh??  Oh well!

Here are the shades I own and love :)

Light/Sheer Pinks

Top Row: Rimmel French Tip White, Revlon White on White, Revlon Starry Pink, Orly Bare Rose, Orly Rose Colored Glasses, Orly Pure Porcelain, Ciate Strawberry Milkshake
2nd Row: (all OPI)  Don't Touch My Tutu, Sweetheart, Bubble Bath, Take the Cake, Passion, Barre My Soul, Care to Dance, Steady As She Rose, Pink-ing of You
3rd Row: (all Essie) Marshmallow, Allure, It's In The Bag, Like Linen, Hi Maintenance, Prima Ballerina, Topless & Barefoot, Fiji, Sugar Daddy, Au Natural
Bottom Row: Sephora by OPI Bare to Be Different, Sephora by OPI Going Nude, Eh?, Sally Hanson Princess Pink, Zoya Romy, Sinful Colors Easy Going, Maybelline Ballet on Ice, Milani Angel Pink

Bright Pinks

(still working on my photography skills lol)

Top Row:  Essie Mod Squad, Essie Lights, Essie Chastity, Essie Watermelon, Sephora by OPI Access 24/7, Loreal B. Daring, Loreal B. Powerful, NYC Pink Promenade, Zoya Aria, Essence Plum Perfect
Middle Row:  (the first 7 are China Glaze) Bottoms Up, Sugar High, Ahoy!, Sexy Silhouette, Pool Party, Hang-Ten Toes, You Drive Me Coconuts; and Sinful Colors 24/7
Bottom Row: (all OPI) Meet Me At the Bonfire, Cajun Shrimp, Charged Up Cherry, La Paz-itively Hot, It's All Greek to Me, Cha-Ching Cherry, Santiago Sangria, Kiss Me on My Tulips, Flashbulb Fuchsia

Oranges & Yellows

L-R:  Essie Haute As Hello, China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, Ruffian Fox Hunt, Ulta Sun-Sational


Top Row:  Sephora Formula X Ignite, Sephora Formula X Fahrenheit, Revlon Revlon Red, Revlon Firecracker, Essie Exotic Liras, Essie Toggle to the Top
Middle Row:  China Glaze Lubu Heels, China Glaze Pointsettia, China Glaze Riveter Rouge, Maybelline Night on the Town, Pixel (unnamed), Avon Ruby Slippers, Maybelline Succulent, Zoya Colbie
Bottom Row:  (all OPI) Dutch Tulips, Big Apple Red, Got The Blues for Red, A Man In Every Port-ugal, I'm Not Really A Waitress, William Tell Me About OPI, Every Month is Oktoberfest


haha clearly my photography skills still need help!
 Top Row:  Essie Island Hopping, Essie Bahama Mama, Essie No More Film, Sephora Formula X Haphazard, Zoya Marley, Zoya Julieanne, Ulta Celebutante
2nd Row:  (all OPI) Purple With A Purple, Anti-Bleak, You're Such a Budapest, Do You Lilac It?, Panda-Monium Pink, Talk About An Upgrade!, Louvre Me Louvre Me Not, My Auntie Drinks Chianti, Houston We Have A Purple
3rd Row: China Glaze Purple Panic, China Glaze Flying Dragon, China Glaze Grape Juice, China Glaze That's Shore Bright, Revlon Facets of Fuchsia, Revlon Perplex
Bottom Row: Finger Paints Pretty as a Portrait, Finger Paints Be A Pal-ette, Sephora by OPI What A Broad, Sephora by OPI I Don't Bite

A Few More Purples I Forgot In the First Picture ;)

L-R: Seche Vite Contemporary, China Glaze Seduce Me, Revlon Plum Seduction


Top Row: China Glaze Up All Night, China Glaze First Class Ticket, China Glaze For Audrey, China Glaze Midnight Mission, Essie Borrowed & Blue, Essie Smooth Sailing, Essie Bobbing for Baubles, Essie Dive Bar
Middle Row: OPI Ski Teal We Drop, OPI Can't Find My Czechbook, OPI Road House Blues, Illamasqua Raindrops, Butter London, Orly Blue Collar
Bottom Row: Loreal B. Fabulous, Sinful Colors Fly Away, Sinful Colors Midnight Blue (old!!!!), Revlon Royal, Ulta Bam-Blue-zled


Top Row: OPI Jade is the New Black, OPI Stranger Tides, Essie Navigate Her, China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald, China Glaze Westside Warrior, China Glaze Re-fresh Mint, China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise
Bottom Row: Ulta Army of 1, Zoya Veruschka, Sally Hansen Emerald City, Hard Candy Sell Out (old!!!), Sephora by OPI Just A Fairy-Tale, Color Club London Calling, Butter London British Racing Green


Top Row: NARS Bad Influence, Essie Case Study, Essie Glamour Purse, Essie Lady Godiva, Zoya Codie
Middle Row: China Glaze Foie Gras, China Glaze Ingrid, China Glaze Fast Track, OPI My Private Jet (unfortunately not the holo one), OPI The World Is Not Enough
Bottom Row: Sephora by OPI Metro Chic, Orly Luxe, Orly Rage, Sally Hanson Golden Conduct


Top Row: China Glaze Icicle, China Glaze Hook and Line, China Glaze Pelican Gray
Middle Row: Revlon Carbonite, Sephora by OPI Run With It, Ulta Scene Steel-er, Ulta Concrete Evidence
Bottom Row: OPI Moon Over Mumbai, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, Essie Chinchilly, Essie Power Clutch


Top Row: OPI Alcatraz Rocks, OPI Black Satin, OPI On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Middle Row: Sephora Formula X Umph, Sally Hansen Black Out, Sinful Colors Black on Black, Zoya Dovima
Bottom Row: Sephora by OPI Never Enough Shoes, Sephora by OPI Dark Room, Orly Naughty or Nice

Top & Base Coats

L-R: Essie Matte About You, Sally Hansen Gel Top Coat, Julep Polymer Top Coat, NYC Polish in Grand Central Station, Gelous Base Coat, Seche Vite Top Coat, Ulta Ridge Filler Base Coat


 Top Row: (all China Glaze) Snow Globe, White Cap, Bat My Eyes, Twinkle Lights, Some Like It Haute, CG In The City
2nd Row: Essie Stroke of Brilliance, Essie Beyond Cozy, Revlon Girly, Revlon Whimsical, OPI Pirouette My Whistle, OPI Teenage Dream, OPI Gift of Gold
3rd Row: Sephora by OPI Jewelry Top Coats (l-r) Don't Be Eggnog-ious, Be-Claus I Said So, Not Your Average Turquoise, Only Gold For Me, Sugar Plum Fairies Gone Wild, It's Bouquet with Me; Sally Hanson Big Money, Sally Hanson Perky Pink
4th Row: Sinful Colors Call You Later, Sinful Colors Frenzy, Wet N Wild Kaleidoscope, Color Blast by Orly (unnamed), Ulta Tink-Her-Bell, Sephora Formula X Chaotic, Milani Gems
Bottom Row: (all Deborah Lippmann) Stronger, Let's Go Crazy, Candy Shop, Happy Birthday (mini)

That's it! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed :)  Please share your collections, too!

As always, everything in this post is my honest personal opinion.  No affiliate links were used.  I have not accepted any consideration for sharing these items with you.  Unless indicated otherwise, all products were purchased by me with my own money.

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