Ok. I've wanted to do a post like this for awhile, and this week's Twinsie Tuesday prompt has finally forced me to do it. We are showcasing our polish collections this week! I decided to throw in my makeup collection as well (you know, since I was all up in that shizz, photographing like a champ anyway).
Warning: I'm not a very organized person. I know where everything is, but I could definitely improve. If you're more OCD, my random drawers (sorted only by brand) may drive you a bit nuts!
Warning #2: If you're not a cosmetic hoarder, you may fine this post very excessive. That being said, I know there are people out there with WAY larger collections than me (this helps me sleep at night). I've also been collecting for years, so ....there. Also, aside from blogging about beauty, I also have my nail license and work as a freelance makeup artist on occasion. Those are my excuses/justifications. Who am I kidding!?! I LOVE my collection and wouldn't change a thing!! NO REGRETS! :)
For starters, here is my makeup & polish hub, tucked away in the corner of my bedroom:
|(L) Extra back up products and (R) Nail art supplies|
Now here's what the drawers inside my Helmer storage units (sold at IKEA) look like, drawer by drawer:
OPI is definitely my largest collection (brand wise). It's almost at 2 full Helmer drawers:
Eeek. Zoya is full. And I don't have another empty drawer to start filling yet! GOING BACK TO IKEA THIS WEEK!
As far as indies go, I have a penchant for KB Shimmer & Different Dimension. I realized after I labeled this pic that my Nails Inc are also in this drawer (not an indie brand) oops:
How sad is this drawer looking? Note to self: Get more Nubars, Orly's, and Sinful Colors to make this look better :)
And here's some shots of my makeup collection, just for fun!
Phew! I may pass out. I don't think I'm emotionally ready to deal with how large my collection has slowly become. I'm in the market for a new storage setup for my makeup specifically, so once I get that, I may do a "before and after" type post. How am I suppose to even remember what I actually have with drawers looking all a fool like that? Just kidding. I have photographic makeup/polish memory. What's that, you ask? I can literally tell you where and when I bought or got each item in this post, and I'm not even joking. If only I could put that brainpower to more productive use!!
How do you store your polishes? Which brand do you have the most of?
Be sure to check out the other stashes below!
Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Erin at Paint Those Piggies
Heather at Peace, Love, & Polish
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision
Traci at DrinkCitra