Friday, January 20, 2012
Stash Control and Orly Stone Cold
Nail polish is so fun, but mid-last year I was starting to get overwhelmed with my stash. I had around 250 bottles at that time, and while that is not as many as a lot of polish addicts, I don't consider myself to be a collector. So I asked around on NB and based on their input, I decided I wanted to only keep polishes I loved.
I had so many polishes that I thought looked nice and liked, but had to schedule myself to wear them as NOTDs. I realized I would rather wear a polish I loved every day than make myself wear something that I merely liked. And let's be realistic, even if I try to adhere to this rule, I will still have a hard time letting go of certain polishes and I will never be able to get down to 100 polishes.
With my most recent purge and blog sale, I'm at 130 polishes. I know a lot of people think I have much more than this, and looking at my spreadsheet, it's true: I have owned more than 400 polishes in the last two years. But I think I have finally figured out my comfort zone, which is around 150 bottles.
So, that said, I want to show you one of my favourite polishes. One that I really love.
Orly Stone Cold - 2 coats! I liked the look of OPI Swimsuit... and this came out shortly after that. I liked the look of this one better, since it seemed a little deeper, but still super vibrant. I saw it at Sallys and plopped down the $8 for it. It is so beautiful!
What's the state of your stash? Do you have any guidelines for yourself?