It's almost Christmas and I can't wait! This year my son is going to have an awesome Christmas, mostly because I didn't give him half his presents early like I normally do, lol. I'm really bad at keeping surprises... especially when it comes to gifts. I almost have to wait until the last minute to buy something for someone or I end up telling them! But thankfully I was pretty good and only gave him 5 or 6 things early, so he'll still have plenty to open on Christmas morning.
I don't have plans to post anything until after Christmas, except to post on Christmas with a pic of our tree and all my son's gifts under it (which I did last year). So for now enjoy this post until after Christmas.
In this post I'll show you my nail polish shelves, as well as some ways I store/organize my nail art supplies and other nail supplies. I wanted to post pics of my entire makeup, nail, and hair room but I just haven't had the time to finalize all the organization. I'll have full pics soon, including a video tour. For now, enjoy these pics and enjoy your day!
Here is my current polish collection, except for about 20 or so bottles that need to be swatched before they can find a home on my nail polish shelves. In total, I currently have over 1,950 polishes.
Here is the main polish wall, which I wanted to keep white so the polish colors really popped. I didn't think I'd have to wrap my shelves to the other walls.
Here is the one side (left); the rest of my makeup/nail/hair room is pink.
Here is the other side (right)
Now for some organization/storage....
These draws sit under my manicure table.I didn't buy them this way; I had many of those Sterilite 7-Drawer roller carts, which I used when I had my web store. I had nearly 30 of them, so I broke them down and combined them into what I needed them for; keeping the smaller drawers together mostly.
The first looks like this on the outside:
The top drawer has all my stamping plates, stampers, and the old credit/store/gift cards I use to scrap the plates with; I will have a better way to organize this soon, but for now it works.
The next drawer down holds all my nail polish strips and stickers. There are some missing (some of the newer Sally Hansen Salon Effects).
Next drawer down holds all my blank nail wheels. I buy them 100 at a time from eBay.
Next drawer down holds miscellaneous nail art supplies. I have tooth picks for water marbling, some card board I use as my polish palettes when I'm doing nail art, some masks, tape, and that white thing with the days of the week on it is from a pill box organizer. I use that as templates in my nail art folders where I sketch out my designs; I find they are a great size for that!
Next drawer down holds my nail art polishes and pens. I don't have many of them because I generally use my nail art brushes or stamps, but I do use them from time to time.
And the bottom drawer holds my acrylic paints, which I use in nail art. Many bottles are missing from some craft projects my son was working on.
The second drawer that sits under my manicure table looks like this:
These are my fun drawers. You'll see why I like them...
Top drawer holds most of my glitters; I like to keep them in some sort of color order.
Next drawer down holds the rest of my glitters, as well as all my bullion beads.
Next drawer down is for all my rhinestones.
Next drawer down is for all my sequins.
Next drawer down holds pretty much everything else; from feathers to fimo clay slices and full sticks, to pom-poms, to bows, to googly-eyes, more.
The bottom drawer holds all my acrylic nail art supplies; the color powders, mixing palette, molds, cleaner and acrylic solution, etc.
I have another set of larger drawers I keep next to my manicure table. Here's what that looks like:
On top I keep a bottle of polish remover (100% acetone), glass bowl (where I soak my polishes off -- usually glitters), funnel (so I can put the polish remover back in the bottle and not waste any), and q-tips (which I use to remove polishes too). It's all very messy and needs to be cleaned!
The first drawer is where I put my back-up bottles of polish. Sometimes I buy an extra by mistake and other times I buy extras because I love them (like the new Finger Paints flakie collection). There are bottles missing from this drawer but that's because I recently pulled them for an upcoming giveaway I'm putting together!
The middle drawer is where I keep all my hand and foot creams, scrubs, exfoliants, etc. I got tired of my dog running into my shelves and knocking them down so they got throw in a drawer.
The bottom drawer holds the rest of my polish removers. Most are 100% acetone, but I have some non-acetone versions.
My manicure desk isn't super clean right now, but I'll show you some of it. Right now it's all pretty much pushed to one end until I finish cleaning the table:
I'll show you some things in pics below...
In this polka-dot organizer I keep all my toe separators, cuticle pushers, orange wood sticks, cuticle oils/creams that are in tubes/pen form, nail polish remover pads, tweezers, clippers, and some hand creams/foot creams I use often.
In the next polka dot organizer I have most of my nail files and buffers. Some are missing because they are in other boxes or on another table where I recently did my nails.
I keep all my nail art brushes and dotting tools in this organizer (which always falls over, so I will be replacing it very soon).
And that's pretty much it for now.
There are a lot of nail supplies that are just not organized in any specific spot, but will be soon. Such as this basket of back-up glitters, bullion beads, fake nails, and other stuff...