The last time I posted about my nail polish collection is a long time ago… way too long! A lot of pretty polishes has been added since then. Actually, after taking the photos for this article, I bought 3 new ones again. Essence is changing their collection again, so the ones that will be discontinued are for sale at the Kruidvat, and probably also at other stores that sell them 😀
Anyhow, I thought it’d be fun to also show how I keep my polishes and supplies. I keep everything in boxes. Both were bought at the Action (a very cheap budget store), the small silver one was around €3, the large grey fuzzy one was between €5 and €7. And the blue one in which I keep nail art supplies (at the end of the article) was bought as part of a make-up box at the Kijkshop, I think it was between €20 and €30. And I also took this opportunity to sort everything out again.
This is what the two boxes used to look like:
All polishes on a pile:
And then… sorting them all! I’ve sorted them by brand, and I’ll put it behind either the brand or specific polish if there’s anything important to share. If you want more info, feel free to ask 🙂
-Let’s get lost
-That’s what I mint
-Upper green side
-Hello holo (topper)
-Holo topping please (topper)
-Time for romance
-We rock the green
-I’m the boss
-Spell bound <—magnetic polish
-Night in Vegas (topper)
-Stamp me! silver
-Stamp me! black
-More than silver (striper)
New York Color (NYC)
-High line green
-Prey of grey <–my favorite ❤
-Prospect park pink
-Fashion ave fuchsia
La Femme Beauty
-Blue vogue <—Another favorite ❤
-Red carpet glam
-Fantasy fire <—looks amazing over purple polishes
-010 <—no longer available
-900 <—no longer available
-Blue wants to be a millionaire
-French tips <—very streaky, not reccomended
Miss Sporty <—I love the shape of their bottles ^-^
-French white <—Sheer, and very pretty for nude nails, or over a layer of glitter!
-Check Matte <—Mattifying topcoat
Max Nails (Action) <—Also very cute bottles 😀
(No names) The white one is the best white I’ve ever tried, very smooth and nice!
Miss Helen (HEMA) <—Brand doesn’t exist anymore
-602 <—Another favorite, but since it’s not available anymore I don’t dare to use it. Don’t want the bottle to go empty…
-Revlon ‘Grape fizz’ <—smells like grapes, even through a layer of topcoat!
-Catrice ‘Steel my heart’
-HEMA ‘Holographic pink’
-Indigo ‘133’ <—not good, very streaky
Above were my cheap/drugstore brand polishes. Below are my more expensive ones, and the ones that are difficult to get in the Netherlands. And below that are my base and topcoats and other stuff 🙂
-Glistening snow <—has a bit of structure, very beautiful!
-OPI ‘I don’t give a Rotterdam!’
Empty bottle, cuticle remover and another empty bottle
And this is what everything looks like now!
So… that’s my entire collection. It’s still less than a hundred polishes. Whether I’ll continue to buy more depends on how my nails will hold up when school starts again, and I’ll only be delivering mail for one morning per week. Right now, they look horrible.
Especially the right pointer finger nail looks bad, it constantly breaks when sorting through the mail (almost to the skin). I’ve even bought a false nail set by Essence, so I can protect my nail on that finger. I only use one false nail, and paint it the same as my other nails. Works perfectly, it doesn’t show much at all 🙂
Either way, I am still planning on buying more polishes by China Glaze and A-England, and I don’t doubt that I’ll also ‘accidentally’ buy more Essence polishes, as those are my favorite brands (together with Rimmel).
I won’t buy more OPI polishes, however. I was kinda dissapointed by the quality, or lack thereof. The brush wasn’t nicely cut, it had hairs sticking out at the tip (not loose hairs, they were actually attached to the brush). Also, the product itself wasn’t all that special when compared to much cheaper brands like Essence. It wasn’t bad, but for almost €15 (which is what they cost here in NL), I expect something better than the quality of a €2.30 polish.
Do you have any suggestions of what polishes I should try?