Over the weekend I moved the location of my Helmer (aka nail polish storage) to my basement crawl space. It frees up room in my bedroom, where my-soon-to-arrive baby boy will be spending his first few months, and moves my pretties away from my 2 older children (I've already lost Stranger Tides way before her time), not to mention I'm not sure the nail polish is the safest thing for toddlers to be around... ever (for both the toddler & nail polish lol). I took the opportunity of having my Helmer drawers out in the open to snap some pics of my stash to share.
The next 3 drawers are my (nail polish) babies, I always turn to these drawers first, and contain all my favourites in terms of brands, colours, usage, and in over-all-stuff-I-like.
a small handfull of OPI's...
That doesn't sound right...
I have another box that contains my nail art & stamping supplies. This includes polishes I like to use for stamping, plates, loose glitter, water decals, stickers, brushes, dotting tools, files, cuticle removers, Q-tips, tools, and various nail care items.
My last storage item is a small re-usable shopping bag. I keep things like acetone, cotton balls, lint roller, and new purchases in there (to be swatched). I also use this bag to carry nail polish & stamping supplies to my friends and families homes to do their nails.
It has taken me about 4 years of collecting to get all this, but there has been some purges & swaps in those years as well. My collection is constantly evolving as new stuff comes in and old stuff out. Another blogger once said that she's not ever going to get another Helmer, and I fully agree. I cannot justify holding on to double this amount (I'm pretty sure that people in my family are already threatening to call hoarders on me!). At least I know I'm not alone in the nail blogging community!
I remember once at work, someone speculated that I must have *at least* 15 bottles of nail polish... ummm yeah, I may have... lol
These pictures are 100% current as of Saturday Nov 2nd (That's when I wrote this post). If you have any questions about any of the polishes you see in here feel free to let me know!
Thanks so much for reading, have a great day!
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