With most things beauty I go through obsessive stages, one month it's blush the next lipgloss, my only constant addiction has been lipsticks which I'm sure you all know I have zero restraint for.
Nail polish is quickly catching up though, I love the fact that you don't have to spend a lot to find a great polish, it's one of the only items that I really think goes against the belief ' you get what you pay for'.
At least 90% of my collection are from the drugstore, most costing less than £5 each. I find it really difficult to justify spending more than that on one when I know how great the cheaper ones are.
If I ever buy an expensive polish which rarely happens it's because the blogger hype got to me or it's a really unique shade.
On to storage, hopefully it may give you some ideas for your collection.
Up until recently my polishes were kept in a cardboard box not great visually or organisation wise all piled on top of each other.
While talking to a good PR friend she told me she stored hers in a fish bowl and how great it looked to have all the colours on display.
Genius! It seems such a shame to hide them.
I did think about venturing into my local Pets at Home store on my search but going into a pet shop with a persuasive four year old can only lead to one thing, something small and furry!
Instead I went somewhere much safer, TKMaxx.
Ok, so it isn't quite a bowl more of a half bowl on one leg but it still works and looks great on my dressing table.
I also use a divider for the polishes that I have quite a few of from the same brand.
Again from TKMaxx, it has six compartments and is pretty but at the same time functional. I love going to the home section of TKMaxx, most things aren't necessarily made for make-up storage but are easily converted!
Like I said above drugstore polish rocks, here are my fave brands:
- Mavala - £3.49 Tiny and great quality but perfect for those of us that only use the same colour a few times.
- Barry M - £2.99 Fab colours and good quality, always on offer too!
- Revlon - £6 something! Love these, amazing quality and on trend colours.
- Sue Moxley - around £4 Gorgeous shades and a great matte range.
- Collection 2000 Hot Looks - £2 Great colours
- 17 Lasting Fix - £2 something Nice quality, lasting power and on trend shades.
- N.Y.C Quick Dry - £2.99 Love these, such great quality and colours!
Talking of N.Y.C here is my current colour of the week, Canal Street.
There is only one word to describe this shade, beautiful!
I've been wearing it all week and I love it, this warm reddy/purpley brown is perfect for Autumn.
Not as harsh as black this deep shade looks really amazing on the nails. It has so many colour dimensions to it that it changes constantly, there are tones of red, purple, copper and brown.
Do you spend or save your nails? Any more brands I should know about?