Evening! Tonight I have a bit of a different post for you. You might remember a while back I told you how I was swatching all my polishes onto swatch sticks. Well, I have finished doing that and can now show you! Below is what 350 polishes look like swatched. As you can see I have put them on binder rings, which I just bought from Officeworks. The swatch sticks themselves are from eBay. To save on top coat, I painted the back of the stick so the top would be shiny. With textured polishes, you can just look at the back of the stick to see them and then look at the front of the stick to see it with a top coat. Win-win!
This is quite a picture heavy post so further below I have included a jump link that you can click on to read more.
Below are some close ups of my swatch sticks:
My whites. With my swatches I like to keep glitters in coloured bases in their respective colour groups, if that makes sense.
My silver swatches.
My red swatches.
My purple swatches. This is my biggest colour range! I can’t help it, I love purple.
My pink swatches.
My yellow / orange swatches.
My green swatches.
Here are my glitters. I keep anything together that can’t make full coverage by itself.
My brown swatches. I’ve just realised now I’ve placed these back to front; this goes from dark to light instead of light to dark!
Blue swatches. My second largest collection.
Finally, my black swatches.
After taking these photos I decided to carry on and take photos of how I store my polish. Now, I don’t have a fancy set up. All I have are two plastic containers that I bought from The Reject Shop, which I then stack into a sliding cupboard with my other sophisticated storage devices; my shoe boxes that contain nail polish accessories.
The little pile of nail polishes to the right are ones that I need to swatch and some I need to add thinner to in order to see if it will make the polish better. To the left you can see my 1L bottle of acetone and in the glass jar are my neon studs I spilt everywhere after I got it in the mail.
Here’s the box I keep my swatches in; an old Basque box.
Here’s the fun stuff! My nail art supplies such as sponges, stamping equipment, tape, stripers and stickers.
Here are my top coats, base coats and any other coat you can think of.
Here’s the inside of one of my plastic containers. I was going to take a picture of my other one, but then figured you can’t see much so I’ll just leave it.
Finally, this is where I do my nails: in front of the TV! Perfect. But I do have this gorgeous view:
OK, so you can’t see it as well as you probably could, but you get the picture (no pun intended). Oh, and I wanted to quickly show you the white wall where I take my photos, which is actually located in my kitchen:
Right there! Under the clock. That’s where I take my photos. I know, incredible, right? But it just gives the most perfect lighting for some reason.
Anywho, that;s it for me tonight. I’m glad I’ve been able to give you more of an insight into my polish collection and how I do what I do. Thanks for reading!