Friday, September 9, 2011

My Stash...

Well one of them that is...

My fabric stash is one of the loves of my life, but another of them is my nail polish stash.  I have - well - a lot.  My favorite brand is OPI but I am also addicted to Essie, Orly, and Deborah Lippman.  And I tend to organize them just like my fabric stash - in rubbermaid systems and color coded of course.

This is one (yes, only one) of my polish containers that houses *most* of my OPI collection.

My OPI collection...

And color coding them like I do my fabric is just a given.

Red OPI's...

Blue OPI's...

Purple/Grey OPI's...

I love painting my nails. It is another creative outlet for me just like quilting is, but gives into my desire for instant gratification much more than making a throw sized quilt does. It allows me to play with color, texture, and lines in about 30 minutes.

This is my current manicure (which for me lasts about 2 days before I redo them because I have thought of another combo I would love to try!) inspired by this image on Pintrest.

My current manicure!

Essie Topless & Barefoot, Sephora by OPI Only Gold For Me, Seche Vite base coat and top coat (seriously the best top coat EVER! It makes your nails dry so much faster, and dries like glass leaving your nails with that wet glossy shine for days.)

Try it the next the time you are choosing quilt colors!  It's a fun way to combine colors and accessorize all at the same time!

Oh and here are some of my favorite nail art blogs if you want to check them out for some ideas/tutorials/color swatches!
Chloe's Nails
Nails by Asami
All Lacquered Up

Plus check out this video for Chanel's polishes! This is creative, cute, high end, and oh so Chanel!I especially love the "Cast listing" at the very end!!

PS. There will be a HUGE giveaway at the end of the month to celebrate the blogs 1st birthday!


  1. That's my favorite top coat too!

  2. If I weren't obsessively getting mani/pedis my nail polish collection would probably look like this. I always pick my color based on the OPI name and how I'm feeling that day. Actually my flickr/blog/shop name is OPI inspired.... my favorite color is this bright pink with a hint of red called "You're a Pisa work" from their Italian collection and that's were I got "imalisawork". Also the first day I discovered it (actually when getting a mani/pedi in Houston) I was wearing a yellow polo and I loved the pink and the yellow together so that is where I got my colors too.

    Love your collection and your new mani!!!

  3. Looks like more craft supplies to me! But I say -- whatever makes you happy! (As long as no one else is hurt.)