My Nail Polish Collection & Storage

As with most things in my life, I tend to go through phases with nail polish. Sometimes I go for weeks on end wearing the same shade sometimes nothing at all. Other times I like to mix it up and can wear 2 or three shades a week. Sometimes I watch 5 seasons of the X Files in a row and become obsessed with finding the perfect neutral shade of polish à la Dana Scully, but that is a depressing life story for another day. Here is my current nail polish collection, and how I store it.

Poshe Super-fast Drying Topcoat, OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous, OPI My Chihuahua Bites!, OPI Yes… I Can-Can!, OPI Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It and OPI Off With Her Red!.

OPI Russian Navy, OPI Big Apple Red, OPI Koala Bear-y, OPI Charged Up Cherry, OPI Bubble Bath and OPI I’m Not Really A Waitress.

Essie Mademoiselle, Essie Little Brown Dress, Essie Pink Parka, Essie Strawberry Sorbet, Essie Van D’Go and Essie Haute As Hello.

Essie Funny Face, Essie Merino Cool, Essie Pansy, Essie Boat House, Essie Angora Cardi and Essie After Sex.

Essie Tart Deco, Essie Too Too Hot, Essie Fiesta, Sephora by OPI Call Your Mother, Sephora by OPI How Cute Is That? and Sephora by OPI Charge It!.

Sephora by OPI Metro Chic, Sephora by OPI Casting Call, Sephora by OPI Brunette On The Internet, Sephora by OPI Screen Test, Sephora by OPI Meet For Drinks and Sephora by OPI Cover Me In Petals.

Face Of Australia Flaming Lava, Face Of Australia White Gold, Face Of Australia Foxy Roxy, Bloom Zooey and Bloom Flamingo Sands.

b Collection by Bloom Seychelles, b Collection by Bloom Santorini, b Collection by Bloom Marrakesh, b Collection by Bloom Barcelona, b Collection by Bloom Cannes and China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy.

Mecca Audrey, Mecca Violenta, Mecca Jessica, Mecca Rosaline, Mecca Perdita and Mecca Couture.

I store my nail polish in acrylic cutlery drawers that I found in Big W. I sort them by brand rather than by shade because I’m more familiar with what I own brand-wise than what I have within a certain colour range. I’m considering doing a series of weekly posts where I wear every single shade that I own at least once next year and do a NOTD post for each. Let me know if that is something you would be interested in!

Container Store Haul

If we had the Container Store in Australia I would probably live there. We have our own versions of the store of course, but the majority of them charge exorbitant amounts of money for things that I honestly don’t think should cost so much. But that is a whole different post, and one I will probably never bother to write (cue collective sign of relief). I placed the order using parcel forwarding service Hop Shop Go, and I’m going to have to make the most of this stuff because the shipping cost was so high that I’ll never be ordering from the Container Store again. Woe. I ordered a few bits and pieces, mostly things to help me organise my life (vinyl document holders to keep different types of paperwork together for projects I’m working on, manila folders for storing bills/press releases, receipt file to help me keep track of things I purchase for my new house, paper flags to use in my Lilly Pulitzer planner and weekly to-do post it notes), and a few travel-friendly things for my trip later this year. Mmm, organisation.

Makeup Box Shop Organiser

I am in love with my new acrylic makeup organiser. It is exactly what I had been looking for, and I purchased mine online from an Australian store called The Makeup Box Shop. I searched online for a week or so, and went to various stores in the city but couldn’t find anything that would fit as much as these stands do, and everything that was smaller was actually more expensive. Go figure. The Makeup Box Shop boxes are now $99 AUD each, and that includes free shipping anywhere in Australia. The Makeup Box Shop do ship internationally, but you would need to email them for a quote. I highly recommend the store, I was dealing with Katie via email and she was super friendly and helpful and even emailed me to check in on whether or not I had received my parcel. If you’re interested, I’ve also put up a short video on youtube of me rambling about what is actually stored in the drawers. Now, any ideas as to how I can store my brushes?