Saturday, 2 March 2013

My Nail Polish Stash and Storage.

 I have managed to collect over about 6 months a rather good stash of nail polish. I seem to have a slight obsession with buying nail polish whenever I see them, so I have had to avoid the nail section of Boots and Superdrug for a while now as I am meant to be saving for my holiday with my girls in summer (and paying for Beyonce tickets, hotel and train to get there. Yes I said Beyonce!! Wooo I got tickets to go and see her in April in Birmingham, I am soooooo excited!!) so a slight spending ban has had to come into order. Compared to some people I don't have a massive stash of polish but I definitely think it is a pretty decent collection.

For a while I had just been throwing my polishes in a random makeup bag but this was getting way too unorganized and messy. I had the idea to use one of the Glossybox box's to store them in and it has worked perfectly! They are all in once place and I don't have to go rummaging around a bag to find the one I want. I have got to say the Glossybox box's have been really useful for helping store things in my room and I recently sorted all of my makeup into the boxes according to the product. I will have to do a post on that soon as I seem to be going off on a tangent right now ha ha!  


As you can see there is plenty of room to add more to my collection ;)

I also have my Ciate mini polishes in their own original packaging as its a great box for storing them in neatly.

I love the Ciate polishes and I think the caviar pearls look so pretty on. They are slightly expensive but if you are wanting to indulge in some really good quality, luxurious polishes then Ciate are perfect. I did a post on these when I first received them so if you are interested you can find the post here.

Colours are: Caviar pearls; candyshop, prom queen, jubilee, hologram. 

Colours are: 012 knickerbockerglory, 084 pom pom, 078 fit for a queen, 085 sand dune.

If you aren't keen on the Ciate price tag but want to try out something similar, I found these micro-beads from amazon that work just the same, but are slightly more fine. I purchased this pack from Amazon for £6.01 and I love the variety of colours. I haven't tried to mix them but I am sure you could create your own bead mixture with these to make your own unique look.

Next are these MUA nail polishes. I didn't actually purchase these polishes myself as I got them free with a deal online at MUA (you can see the post about that here) but I did buy the MUA fur effect nail flock that is also known as the velvet nail. I haven't actually tried this out yet as I only got it recently and I haven't had the chance to sit down and try it out. Once I do I will be sure to make a post about it.
The colours are as followed: Jailbreak, Broken Arrow, Shattered Ice, Fluff and Cuddles, Quiver, Mermaid.

These next three are kind of random polishes that I only have one of the brand. The Seche and Nails inc polishes were ones I actually received in a Glossybox. The Essie polish is quite new so I will probably be adding to my collection of Essie soon and I will have a go at trying out other colours. One thing I don't really like about Essie is the brush. I find it to be really thick and big so I find I can't be very precise with it. It might take some getting used to so apart from that I really like Essie and the brands range of shades.
Colours: Rendezvous, Mint Candy Apple, Notting hill gate. The nails inc polish is actually a very bright florescent pink but it seems to be picked up by the camera as more of a soft pink.

I had been wanting to get some OPI polish for a while but I really couldn't justify the price tag plus any postage and packaging from online. Well a few months back I was in TK Max with my mum and I spotted this 3 pack for £15!!! I was so happy to have found them and at such an amazing price for the three of them. I was actually so lucky to have found them as they were the last pack and I really love the colours. I have to say OPI is one of my favourite nail polish brands, they are wonderfully pigmented and dry really well.
Colours are: Suzi takes the wheel, Sea you in Hollywood (my personal favourite, it is a beautiful shimmery blue) and I break for manicures. 

I have three Rimmel polishes and these are probably one of my favourite polishes when relating to brushes. I find the brush is perfect in shape and size and I always get really neatly painted nails when I use a Rimmel polish. I also use Rimmels top and undercoat which is a total care nail treatment. It is my favourite top coat to date and it is super affordable.
Colours are: Clear base and top coat, 500 Caramel Cupcake, 002 Ruby Crush (my go to polish at Christmas)

And next on to my all time favourite nail polish brand and the one in which I own the most of. Barry M is such a good quality nail polish for an amazing price, the brushes are perfect and I always find the pigmentation to be spot on. They have great staying power and are just my all round favourite nail polish brand.
Colours are: 340 Aqua Glitter, 353 Ruby Glitter, 264 Pink Iridescent, 337 Pink Silver Glitter, 244 Hologram.

66 Matt White, 342 Nude, 305 Pink Flamingo, 308 Berry I/C.

341 Cappucino, 293 Grey, 310 Mushroom.

Well that was my Nail Polish stash and how I store it so I hope you enjoyed having a nosy! I am sure once I have saved enough money for my holiday I will be buying yet more nail polishes so I will have to try some different brands and update on here.
Have you tried any of the brands of nail polish I have mentioned on this post? If you have any similar posts about your nail polish stash, storage, favourite polish etc then I would love to have a read so feel free to leave a link in the comments!

Thanks for reading :)

Megan x


  1. im also using a glossybox to store nail polishes :') they're so useful for pretty much anything!

    i love your blog. i've followed you! id love it if you could check out my blog if you have time: xx

    1. I know they are so perfect for storing things in!!
      Awhh thank you so much it mean a lot :) I have just checked out your blog and love it as well so say hi to your new follower ;) x