Who's ready for some stash porn?!?! That sounds like I'm actually going to show you porn...nope! Just my polish storage! I love seeing other people's stashes, so I thought I'd share mine. It's constantly evolving because I'm constantly buying polish, so here's the evolution up to where I am now. (Please excuse some of the poor pics. I just took them to text to my friends haha.)
Here we have to first storage I bought specifically for my nail polish. This was last summer and the basket I had been using had filled up, so I bought these plastic shoe boxes for polish and nail care stuff.
When that was no longer adequate, I upgraded to this 2 level snap ware from Target. The bottom is still mostly nail care stuff and it's organized by color :)
Then I had to take out most of my nail care supplies to accommodate more polish. This was around Christmas. Eventually I had to buy another 2 level stacker.
In February my parents bought me this 3 drawer organizer with wheels so I could roll my polish out of site. Unfortunately my dad then wheeled it not so carefully and a wheel broke off :( It then became stationary. I eventually had to put one of the snap ware levels in the bottom drawer to fit everything.
Then Micheal's had a super awesome sale that made their Melmers 50% off! I finally upgraded to two Melmers and a wheel base! (Also the day I got my first Indie polish (NerdLaquer Nebula).)
Knowing my track record, the next time these were 50% off, I bought another 3 drawer unit for my future collection :) Here's what I have today:
I use sticky notes for labels because it's much easier to change out when I feel like reorganizing. Let's start from the top now, shall we? The box in the back is my ominous and overwhelming untried box. T be fair, a lot of these are fall/winter colors that I am just not in the mood for. In front of the box is polishes I've used and haven't yet refiled in their homes. I haven't put polishes back since I went on vacation last week. And I just unpacked all the polishes I took with me :)
Then we have my nail art drawer with all sorts of random things to spiff up my nails.
Then the nail care drawer with files, top/base coats, glue, cuticle stuff and the like. The little blue box holds my felt. Clearly I need to cut some more.
Here's my foreign/indie/luxury brand drawer that includes a England, Barry M, Models Own, Essence, Fearne, 17, W7, Max Factor, Layla, Cover Band, NerdLacquer, Fanservice Nails, Floam, Whimsical Ideas by Pam, Cult Nails, Deborah Lippmann and Julep.
L.A. Colors, Kleancolors, Jordana/Milani, Confetti, Nicole by OPI, N.Y.C.
Color Club/Cosmetic Arts, Zoya, Ulta, Nubar
Pure Ice, Hard Candy, Revlon, Sinful Colors, Wet n Wild, Misc. Brands
OPI, Finger Paints, Orly
Mall Brands: Love & Beauty by Forever 21, Icing, Gap, War Paint Beauty, Claire's, Sally Hansen
And finally China Glaze. Clearly they're my favorite :) Looks like I've only got room for 6 more :( Luckily I can more non-polish supplies to one of my old storage solutions.
I also have almost all of my polishes swatched on sticks sorted by color so I can compare polished together and find things easier. Here's the organized ones:
|My dog fell of my bed and broke the bin :/|
And the unorganized ones
I hope you enjoyed looking at my stash! And don't think I'm too crazy haha. What do you think?