Thursday, March 1, 2012

My Nail Polish Addiction

I used to be obsessed with watching Dr. Phil in college. With topics like "Does Mother Know Best?" and "Girly Men", I couldn't get enough of all the crazy that the world had to offer. One of the segments I remember best was called "Is This Normal?" in which people would ask whether diapering their 6-year-old or eating in their sleep was considered normal. 

I bring all this up to ask you, Cupcult, is my nail polish collection normal?? I must own at least a few dozen polishes and I change my nail color about twice a week. I've got so many polishes, I actually don't know how to store them anymore. Enter this bowl:
I procured this glass bowl from Gilt Group a couple weeks ago and got the genius idea to use it for nail polish storage. Smart, right? 

RIGHT?!?!
Since we're on the topic of nail color, here's what's in my constant rotation lately:

But I want to know: Is this normal?? How many nail polishes do you own? And how do you store them? And how often are you changing your nail color?? I need answers, and I need them now, before it's too late.

28 comments:

Laura ~ said...

Normal. I own probably about 2 dozen kinds of nail polish and change mine on a weekly basis. I keep mine in a big mason jar. It's easy to get carried away with nail polish. First, it dresses up your outfits! Second, it's nice because for the most part nail polishes are cheaper than buying a new shirt so that is my go to when I'm going through buying clothes withdrawls...I can be like "8 dollars for nail polish? Sure."

whitney said...

this is quite the collection. however, i am not surprised by it considering you never have the same color when i see you.

i have like 10. but i keep them in a little plastic container with my nail tools and remover in my bathroom. out of sight. which seems redic since they are so pretty.

where do you keep the bowl? kyle couldn't possibly let it sit in front of the tv...

audreyrose said...

I'd say normal...I have about a dozen myself and they're all sitting pretty on my vanity sink. The funny part is about 4 of them are varying shades of coral because I couldn't find "the right coral" all pretty in their own way.
Now my sister...hers is not normal...she easily could fill a turning rack at a nail salon...easily 100 if not more polishes...

but hey-- that's why I'm sitting pretty with only a dozen.

Julie said...

Normal! I have an addiction to Chanel nail polish, which is when you question whether that's normal...$26/for one is just plain stupid, but the colors are so pretty and the nail polish seriously lasts forever, unless you're a maid and then you are sh*t out of luck on any brand.

Check out this girl's closest, which her nail polish collection, I'm actually a TINY bit jealous...

http://bycelina.com/storage-solutions/project-storage-solutions-nail-polishes-or-paint-pots-palettes-or-even-jewellery/

Taylor said...

Totally normal, I mean u have seen that I have a small craft store at my house. Also I might just diaper my 6 yr old... That's how fun potty training is :/ and my sister has like 60+ nail polishes and changes them every single day!!!! She does the different ring finger like u do... U trendy girls!

Taylor said...

Ps fun fact... I have had my fingernails painted only one time only, for my wedding ! I hate the way it feels!

Ashlee Miller said...

Ever since I started blogging I have become addicted to nail polish as well! This new addiction drives the fiancé nuts. I love the Mint Candy Apple color and usually wear that quite often.

Jenna said...

Absolutely normal. I actually think I'm the crazy one, who pays people to paint her nails weekly. NUTS. Especially in my financial situation. Teach me how to paint my nails.

Meg O. said...

I have about 2 dozen, too. But I am not nearly as fancy as you with wearing them. And I store mine in a box at the top of one of my linen closests.

libby said...

totally normal. i've got way too many colors, verging on 30! i store my polishes in a drawer in my bedroom.

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Adriana de Vicente said...

hahaha you're crazy!! i love your blog and don't worry, I have shit loads of nailpolishes too. also my best friend and i can spend hours talking about different colours etc... love from adri xx

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M. Flynn said...

Oh girl. I think a billion nail polishes is normal. Looks like we could combine our collection and TAKE OVER THE WORLD!

vanessa (the gal) said...

nope. not normal but REALLY FABULOUS!!!! I love that you change your polish twice a week! get it girl.

xo, Vanessa (the gal)

http://fashiongalfireman.blogspot.com/

Erin said...

TOTALLY normal. nail polish is probably the only thing that stops me from falling back into biting my nails. i have several dozen of my own - though probably about 30 of them are those little OPI ones that you get in sample packs from sephora, which i like way better because my nails are tiny.

i keep all of my nail polishes in a hanging holder on the back of my door. it's meant to be used for jewellery, i guess? but it works well and it's pretty!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

oh gosh, i want that ginger fire nail polish!!!!!!
xo TJ

twiggy@thedirtlife said...

totally normal.

i store mine in a basket.

you and i, dear, are on the same wavelength.

Sarah Kit Maa said...

I must own at least 30+ bottles, and change or do retouches 2-3 times a week. I'm always eyeing new bottles. I store them in a rubbermaid shoe box thingy. Nail polish is my weakness.

Lydia said...

I probably have about 20-30, I guess. I don't even wear most of them. I keep mine on a spice rack on my bathroom wall-- it's a pretty good size rack with two shelves and turns out, spice jars are about the same height as nail polish, so they fit really well. I like your bowl idea too. I would like to change my nails twice a week, but I do a lot with my hands in my free time and painting my nails gets in the way. I paint mine when the old polish has been worn away by the elements, haha.

Danielle N said...

That's not bad at all! I have almost 200 polishes and store them in small tupperware containers. Here's a pic: http://organizeddanie.tumblr.com/post/12687113494/nail-polish-collection-top-shelf-bottom-shelf

Hodge Podge said...

You know the big shoe boxes, the wide ones that hold boots? My friend stores her collection in TWO of those: the bottles are lined up perfectly in rows and each box is full... Plus she has another 8 or so bottles left over. My point? You may not be normal but you're closer than some people PLUS you can try that storage technique.

Personally I have about 30 mini bottles and maybe 7 big bottles that I keep with my remover, file, buffer, oil, and cotton squares in a plastic bin. I highly recommend a trip to the Container Store.

Gitte Hersom said...

I just bought my polish no #100 two days ago. I hope that's normal. Only, I'm afraid to tell my boyfriend!

Hi, my name is Gitte and I'm a polishoholic.

alicia said...

so many! haha definitely need that mint green essie color.

Lori Supek said...

I own about 45 or so, and I keep them in a tote I found at the Container Store. Just started doing a gel manicure, so now they aren't getting as much use.

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Krystal said...

I keep all my polishes in my closet! Ok, you know those hanging jewelry organizers with the plastic pouches? Perfect size for my polishes! :D

Kim said...

I have an entire drawer in my bathroom full of nail polishes- with more of them stuck in between the caps of those that can actually sit on the bottom of the drawer!

Alex said...

I actually think that my roommate may have a collection that rivals yours. While mine is smaller, I keep them in a bowl in my drawer and change my color up at least once a week. My favorite is OPI - You Dont Know Jacques

Jamie said...

Oh man, I am still obsessed with Dr. Phil... a man cheating on his wife with a transgender man? Yep on last week. How can you pass that up. Love your polish collection. I have way too much too.

MandaDLV said...

so I'm not alone! my husband thinks I have a serious problem as I change my nail polish at least twice a week. I have a big Tupperware where I store them... I have yet to count how many I have

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