Three Helmers these days. All drawers are labelled! It's just that thing, that I've moved stuff around without changing the labels... Also, I'm still a somewhat messy person. And this is still neat for me. I did some loose bottle tidying last week. And yes, my stash is still hidden away in my closet - my daughter calls it mom's nail polish room. If I ever get a bigger place, I'll have my own polish shangri-la room!
Stuff that holds honorary spots on top of the top Helmer. Some sets, some special ones, the silvery grey caps are my Nubar Moodies, the OPIs are my collection of Pawlish, and the old Nubar bottles are my jelly frankens. And more.
First Helmer, top drawer - weird angle because I'm really short - holds various treatments, tools and base and top coats. And, as you can see, my beloved no brand $0.99 cleanup pens. Yes, messy.
Second drawer: small collection of nail art stuff, and a gazillion wheels. I can barely close this drawer.
Thrird drawer: cardboard box holds frankens, by both myself and others, and in the back miscellaneous polishes to swap or give away, although I suspect some backup bottles made it there too.
Fourth drawer: untrieds drawer #1. Untried OPIs. Only. The untried China Glazes used to be in here too, but both brands didn't fit anymore...
Fifth drawer: untrieds drawer #2. Misc square-ish bottled brands. Essie, A England, Kiko, Viva La Diva, BB Couture (for men, evidently), LA Splash, LA Girl, Depend, Color Club, NYX Girls and Misa. Whew.
Sixth drawer: untrieds drawer #3. Misc brands with unconsistent bottle shapes. Yes, I'm sick like that. Lots of H&M, Wet n Wild, Sally Hansen, Claire's, Essence and Maybelline.
Second Helmer, top drawer: untrieds drawer #4. Misc, brands with five or fewer bottles. Yes, I'm THAT sick. Too many brands to count.
Second drawer: untrieds drawer #5. China Glaze, Sinful Colors, Models Own, Kleancolor, Nfu O, LA Color. All round bottled brands, it seems.
Third drawer: China Glaze. Packed. Need to get a second China Glaze drawer... Somewhere.
Fourth drawer: OPI. Full...
Fifth drawer: more OPI. Not yet full.
Sixth drawer: BB Couture and Nubar.
Third Helmer, top drawer: Nfu Oh, Orly, LA Girl, Kleancolor, Sinful Colors, New York Summer and some Mavala.
Second drawer: square bottle brands. Misa, Zoya, IsaDora, RBL.
Third drawer: more square bottles. Essie, Barielle, Color Club, Viva La Diva, and the box in the back holds those annoying, small Depend bottles (they just keep flying around if unboxed).
Fourth drawer: brands with unconsistent bottle shapes. Again! Yes, this is a recurring theme. Pretty much the same brands as in its equivalent untrieds drawer, with the addition of NYX and NYX Girls, because they keep changing the bottles.
Fifth drawer: miscellaneous brands that I own or have worn five or fewer from (yes! again!) - pricier brands. Though that's (apparently) very arbitrary.
Last drawer! Misc of five or fewer, less pricy brands. Evidently still as arbitrarily chosen as above.
That was all. Are you still alive?
As you can see, I really need a fourth Helmer. I'm going to make wishes to Santa this year. Also, I'm on the verge to reorganize. I have always been opposed to organizing by color, but now that I have way too many polishes, that seems like the smarter approach. What do you think? Do you stash by brand, color, or even bottle shape?
If you wish to see any of this a little more in-depth, like, a certain brand or color, like I have previously done with glitters and greens, just let me know and I'll see what my next stash documentation project will be. Just leave a comment.
Now I'm going to pass out.
Swedish word of the night:
överflöd -noun abundance