Dry, Dammit!

A nail blog by an impatient polisher


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My new swatch sticks & how I store my polish

*Nothing to disclose

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.

The Dry, Dammit! stash

Below are some close ups of my swatch sticks:

The Dry, Dammit! stash in white

My whites. With my swatches I like to keep glitters in coloured bases in their respective colour groups, if that makes sense.

The Dry, Dammit! stash in silver

My silver swatches.

The Dry, Dammit! stash in red

My red swatches.

The Dry, Dammit! stash in purple

My purple swatches. This is my biggest colour range! I can’t help it, I love purple.

The Dry, Dammit! stash in pink

My pink swatches.

The Dry, Dammit! stash in orange

My yellow / orange swatches.

The Dry, Dammit! stash in green

My green swatches.

The Dry, Dammit! stash in glitter

Here are my glitters. I keep anything together that can’t make full coverage by itself.

The Dry, Dammit! stash in brown

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!

The Dry, Dammit! stash in blue

Blue swatches. My second largest collection.

The Dry, Dammit! stash in black

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.

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