|5 displays in a row|
It's obvious I love nail polish. Over the last years I collected hundreds of bottles, right now I have somewhere just under 500 of them. I keep them in a small cabinet that is about to explode. That way I keep my bf happy and and oblivious - no bottles everywhere ;-)
Because my beloved nail polish lives in a cabinet I do not enjoy them as much as I want. Inspired by the *popsickle* thing that some fellow bloggers came up with, I browsed the internet to find a solution that would work even better for me. This is what I came up with:
Here is what they look like up close, more or less divided by colors:
|The nude/earthy ones|
Every display holds 64 sticks. I have been working on the swatching for weeks now, the fumes make me super high. Five displays are now swatched, so do the math....
I did encounter some problems marking the sticks. They are made from acrylic and cd markers would be wiped away easily. I bought several brands permanent markers and I found Steadler Lumocolor works best.
My plan is to mark each stick with a unique number that I will write on th etop of the polish bottle cap as well so they are easier to find in a drawer. This number will also be found in my spreadsheet.
I think those displays make my swatches look very organized and professional, don't they? At least it makes me very happy to see my swatches displayed like this. Like a piece of art.
Now on to the price. I bought these displays on Ebay. The 64 swatch sticks with the fake nails attached are included. One display costs $ 2.74 (€ 1.94) and the shipping depends on where you live (the seller is Hong Kong based)
Here is a link to the seller on Ebay. I am not affilliated with them and buying is on your own risk.
Here is a bonus pic with a few of my fav's:
|From let to right: Lemon Fizz, Flip Flop Fantasy, Nfu Oh 61, Absolutely Alice, Across the Universe, MPJ holo, Chanel Marilyn, Kreme de la Kremlin, Parlez Vous OPI?, Clarins 230|
Hasta la vista, Laqueristas!