To keep polishes in good condition, it is best to keep them upright, and in a cool place away from direct sunlight- for a long time a stored mine in a basket (all higgledy-piggledy) on my chest of drawers; not only was it not great for the life-span of my polishes, it was always hard to find the one I wanted, or to see all my colour options (on indecisive days) So I cleared out a drawer in my plastic tower thingy (I think every make up addict has these!) and I have a 'nail drawer' (second from the top.)
|I don't think I'm allowed to buy any new polishes for a while- they're pretty crammed in there!|
I've used an old e.l.f. box, (am I being cheap, or environmentally friendly?) with the lid cut off, to help keep them all upright, and I use small strips of card to seperate polishes by colour. (I find that organising by colour is easier for me because I can locate the shade I want fast, but I know some people like to organise by brand- whatever works best for you!)
As someone keenly noticed in a NOTD I've used a dotting tool to put little dots of polish ontop of each bottle, so I can see from above what colour is inside (it saves a lot of time pulling up lots of polishes to get the right one!)
I will be doing a 'brand overview' for each brand of polish I have, so you will see each polish I have, as well as what I think of them all, over the next few weeks. Have mostly e.l.f. and No.7 polishes, as well as Barry M, Revlon, Models Own etc. If you have a burning desire to hear my views on a certain brand first, please let me know and I'll happily oblige :)
How do you store your polishes?