It's official. Sporty Sister and I have a major problem when it comes to nail polish. I don't think the problem is that bad (sort of...) on our own, but when you combine our two collections it's a little overwhelming. We like nail polish... a lot. And the real problem is that we have two very different skin colors and two even more different styles. Which only leads to one things.... lots of colors.
For one of my birthdays (it was in Massachusetts so it was pre-eight years old), my Mom got me a box covered in golden retrievers with tons of nail polish. For years, and I mean years, this is what we stored nail polish in. I think we finally threw it out a year or two ago. While I was at school, I had a big cosmetic case that I stored everything in. It wasn't the best solution, especially when I forgot to pull out the top coat and could "dig" through the bag to find it because my nails were still drying. (Which, for the record, happened just about every time.)
For fun, Sporty Sister suggested that I line them up on the widow sill of the Ladies Lounge.
(This Instagram is four pictures of the line up.... Although it would be cool to have some sort of shelved storage!)
It was fun for a little bit, but it lost it's color coordination pretty quick once we were painting nails and getting lazy in putting the bottles back. Plus, Sporty Sister stole all the Essie's to display in her room....
I must admit, the bottles look like a little work of art!
AND this actual work of art is perfect for the display! Laura Trevey sent me a few watercolors when I blogged about her shop. We've been looking for the perfect home for the Essie print... and I think we found it!!!
(Nothing to do with organization, but this top coat is the best! Smells a little strong, but works perfectly!)
We still needed a place for the Julep polish. (A new Heitlinger favorite!)
I dug through Soccer Mom's vase collection and found a pretty little guy. The polish look so sophisticated in their new home!!!
How do you store nail polish?
PS Some of my recent favorite nail colors:
OPI 'Lucky Lucky Lavender'