Per my stash list, I currently have 492 polishes, though there may be a few that haven't made it to the list yet...so let's just call it 500 😉. I currently organize my polishes by brand, though I occasionally think I should switch it up and sort by color, but that's a task I'm not prepared to take on at this time. All my polishes are in plastic boxes from Target. We purchased a bunch on clearance several years ago (hence the pink and green lids), but you can buy them in white here. I use sticky notes to label each box, as it is simple and as my collection has grown, I can easily write on a new sticky note which brands are in each box. The black bookshelf everything is stacked on is also from Target.
|A look inside the Zoya box!|
Hanging on the wall above is a spice rack I found at Hobby Lobby. In the spice rack I hold all of my favorite polishes and others that I use regularly. I have some of my favorite indies including Native War Paints, Zombie Claw Polish, and Jindie Nails, as well as my favorite Orlys and Zoyas. I also have the piece de resistance, Christian Louboutin Rouge Red. Also on the shelf are the polishes I use my Gator nails, and prospective polishes for my wedding. Finally, on the bottom row, I have my other Valentine's Day gift, the polishes my fiance made me. Of course the glitters have bled, but they're too cute not to keep (he even named them)! He's also going to kill me if he ever reads this.
The sideways boxes and several of the other boxes on the bottom shelf are all nail art supplies. My most often used nail art supplies are in the blue shoebox on the top shelf. Next to the bookshelf is the blue organizer which has some nail art accoutrements and other beauty supplies (curling irons, etc.). The white organizer on top holds all of my makeup. I have my camera in its case also on top for easy access. On top of the white organizer is a box for polishes that need to be filed back into their appropriate boxes. The basket is mostly a catch all, but the cup inside of the basic holds my makeup brushes.
As far as the other decor, my in-laws threw me a surprise party for my birthday a few years ago and the lanterns were part of the decor (I later moved them to my nail polish corner). The crown atop the larger lantern I had to wear at said birthday party. Right next to the bookshelf is the desk, where I occasionally do nail art. For the most part I sit on the couch or at the dining room table, but I will sit at the desk from time to time. You're seeing it in its most common use: the kitty hangout spot. The tabby on the left is Addy and the siamese on the right Curie. And in regards to the bloody hands in the window, we still had our Halloween decorations up when I took the pictures for this post.
So now you've seen the tour of my fairly unorganized organization. At least I can find things 90% of the time! Not pictured is my box of acrylic paints and another box of nail art supplies that pretty much live in the dining room. I hope you've enjoyed the tour of my collection and be sure to check out how the other Twinsies organize their collections!