Wednesday, June 24, 2009

NOTD & Outgrowing My Storage

I wanted something flashy enough that it didn't really need Konad ... although in the end I couldn't resist just a few butterflies. This is a great duo-chrome, so lots of pics! Nubar Purple Beach Konied with White Special Polish & plate m36 (excuse the hair in the sunlight pics ... obviously didn't notice until it was too late...):

Now, on to outgrowing my storage. When I moved most of my polish from the top of my dresser into plastic shoeboxes, I though they were the greatest possible invention for storing polish. Of course, at that time, I only had around 350 bottles of polish. A good amount, don't get me wrong, but blogging & discovering new brands that I love & must have has expanded my collection a pretty ridiculous amount in the past 6 months.

Let me first share my mini-haul from Monday - I was at the mall so I stopped by Hot Topic:

Lord only knows why they don't name their polish =( Pink, Pink/Blue Glitter, Silver, and Black with Holo Glitter.

Anyway, back to my storage... I've mentioned before I keep a spreadsheet of my polish. I try to get stuff on there fairly quickly after buying it, and this Hot Topic haul brought my grand total of polish - not counting duplicates, topcoats or treatment products - past an astonishing (to me) milestone over 600 bottles, a grand total of 602 bottles. Hehehe ... over a third of which is since the beginning of the year ... and needless to say the "extra" shoeboxes I had are just about full at this point, not to mention taking over the room.

So, I've decided it's time to upgrade to a Helmer, just as soon as I can force myself to make the drive down to Ikea. Never heard of a Helmer? Take a look at a couple packed full of polish over at All Lacquered Up.

Pics will be forthcoming of course =) Since they hold up to 500 bottles I'll need 2 & that should be enough extra room to last me a while ... I hope LOL. Thanks for reading.



  1. Wow. That's a lot of polish. LOVE the butterflies.

  2. I can't believe you have over 600 bottles....and my boyfriend thinks I have a lot! I'm going to have to show him this :)
    Amazing, can't wait to see pictures!

  3. Wow! Just from reading all these blogs my polishes have gone from about 30 to I don't know. I'm afraid to count! I have loads of containers. Big Lock n' Lock's with handles, 3 train cases, 1 big cupcake carrier and I just bought 2 magazine holders from the Container Store. I alread have the magazine container half full. I have some polish coming. I love the Nubar polish. Looks beautiful on you. You really captured it's different colors beautifully. I can't wait to see your Helmer. I've heard about them. Take lots of pictures please. Empty and full. Let us know if there easy to put together. Thank you so much.

  4. NOSABY - Thanks!

    GLITTERMILLIE - One thing I have learned blogging is that there's almost ALWAYS someone who has a stash bigger than yours =)

    LUCY - I will be ure to take lots of pics when I put them together. I put together my entire desk so I'm not too worried about the Helmers LOL, although it does take me a while longer probably because I have to be extra-mindful of my nails.


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