In this post, I will be sharing my current nail polish collection! It’s so hard to ever finish a nail polish so I feel like in recent years, my collection kept growing. Recently, I’ve been trying to toss older colors,and give ones away to hoard less so it’s much more slimmed down now. I will be sharing the rest of my makeup collection soon. Hope you enjoy!
You can see my original collection in 2012
I still have the same clear box as two years ago haha.
These are the essie polishes from the Neon 2014 Collection.
L to R: Too Taboo, Serial Shopper, I’m Addicted, Chills & Thrills, Vices Versa, Sittin Pretty
These are my basics.
L to R: Seche Vite, Seche Clear base coat, Revlon base coat, Sally Hansen clear polish, Julep top coat
My glitter polishes. I like to use this over my ring finger or if I do a glitter ombre over my nails.
Deep/Neutrals. I would probably wear this during fall/winter.
My Ideal Collection
Current # of Polishes: 31
Current # of base/top coats: 5
I know this isn’t even that much compared to a lot of people but I still feel it’s a bit wasteful. My ideal collection would be
# of polishes: 16
# of base/top coats: 4
I chose the number 16 because I had a phase where I was only using the OPI minis. I brought 8 of those on my 4 month exchange and I felt like it was the perfect amount of polish to have. By painting my polish once a week, in four month each polish got used at least twice. Which sounds so little! But if you actually calculated, a lot of your colors probably just sit in your collection. So in the future I’m going to try to pick 8 shades to use every season (fall/winter, spring/summer). I want to give myself an allowance of purchasing 4 new shades every season. And the other 4 will come from my existing collection.
Brands wise I think OPI polishes chips just as easy as some of the drugstore brands so it’s not worth the money. I love the Rimmel brush and the NYC formula. I also love the smaller packaging for the Maybelline Color Show. I also really want to explore Zoya polishes!
Let me know how many often you paint your nails and if you’ve ever gone through a bottle of polish?