Nail polish had always been a pain in the ass for me to store. I have too much for a drawer, too much for a tub and packing it away under the bed means I forget to wear it. When I did a bit of a room makeover back in May, I decided I would do something about the chaos that was my nail polish collection.
I had seen the acrylic nail polish racks around but always thought they were too expensive. But when I realised I was spending over $250 on paint and accessories to paint my room, I figured my lovely polishes deserved better treatment. Especially when some of these bottles are around $40 each.
I purchased this polish rack off eBay from this seller (who doesn't seem to have it any longer). Including postage it cost me just under $90. Expensive? Yes, but so worth it. I currently have around 90 polishes on it but you could definitely fit more on it.
I don't have a strict order to the display. On the top shelf I have my Ciate Caviar Manicure set (that I haven't used yet) and all my base coats, top coats and treatments. Otherwise they are just organised by brand and with certain brands (like Chanel) by number. To set it up, I just changed the polishes around until they 'looked right'. It took a few tries too!
I love the way this looks on my wall. It adds a bit of colour and gives some of my pretty polishes a chance to be on show. I have it drilled onto my wall near my desk so when I am sitting there trying to blog, it is something colourful and pretty to look at.
This doesn't hold all my polishes. I still have a tub under my bed full but, they are the less used and/or less pretty polishes. It really has helped sort out my polish chaos though and it is a bit of a wall feature!
How do you store your nail polishes?