I will begin by saying that I do not have a super system, but it is working for now. The Hubs has promised me a nail polish rack and other storage dreams, but that requires time, which is something that we just don’t seem to have much of. (I am sure you all know that feeling.) In addition, for the millionth time, I apologize for photo quality.
I am using a rolling storage drawer bin. Again, maybe not perfect, but everything is in one spot, it’s easy to move around, and everything is fairly easy to find when you want it.
On the top of the storage bin I have the stuff that I use all the time. There are three Ball jars holding cotton balls, my nail art brushes and dotting tools, and one with nail files, clippers, scissors, etc. Then, I have a small glass dish that I use for all kinds of things, a bottle of non-acetone polish, and the acetone in the pumping container. I keep my scissors on top, as well as nail polish thinner for those times that the polish is a little stiff.
On the front ledge of the top I have all of my base and top coats. I am liking having all of these at the ready, so I don’t have to dig through all of my polishes to find them.
In the first drawer, I have all of my backup supplies. I keep extra cotton balls, Q-Tips, tape, containers for water marbeling, (I like to throw them away after I use them. They are always gooped up.) my stamper and scraper, makeup sponges for sponging, Sharpies, and manicure stickers.
In the second drawer, I have all of my nail polish swatches and wheels to practice on. On each swatch I have the polish (duh), the name of the brand and the name of the color. I really do like having these, especially when I am undecided on what I want to do with my nails.
In the third drawer, I have my nail art supplies. I have glitter, microbeads (caviar), flocking powder, fimo, dried flowers, rhinestones, google eyes, pearls, crushed shells, feathers, stamping plates, nail tattoos…..a little bit of everything.
In my bottom drawer, I have the actual nail polish. This really isn’t my favorite way to store this. I envy people with a nail polish rack. But, for now, it’s all in one place, and relatively easy to find. I know that compared to some, I have a small collection, and to others, this would be huge. I am pleased with it. I honestly only ever buy polish on sale, and only purchase colors that I will wear and don’t already have. Waste not, want not.
I look forward to being able to do a different nail polish storage post sometime in the future when I am able to upgrade and revamp. I would recommend this system though to someone else out there that is like me. You like doing your nails, and have enough stuff that it is cluttering up an area of your house, but you are not a fanatic and don’t need anything over the top.
How do you store you polish and supplies? And ideas or suggestions? Let me know in the comments!
Ta-ta for now!