16 August 2015

Nail Polish Collection - 2010 to 2015

So an old post came up as a suggested reading on my blog the other day and it was quite amusing. It was my nail polish stash from 2010. In the past five years my collection has grown quite a lot, which would be a slight understatement...

2010 - 19
[blog post here]

My collection began to grow, gaining 28 polishes, along with my shelf creating ability.

2011 - 47

So somewhere between 2011 and 2012 I acquired a lot more polish (164 polishes) which meant I had to make a bigger shelf, this one was made with some plasterboard.

2012 - 211

So by 2013 my collection had grown again, although not as much previous years, gaining 24. The growth this time was mainly down to a Ciaté advent calendar. 

2013 - 235

Exactly one year later, I had made a foamboard nail polish shelf for my glitter polishes as well as the main shelf I had been using for a few years by then. My collection grew a lot (gaining 126 polishes) because I had won an indie, Barry M and a Jacava giveaway!

2014 - 361

Which brings us up to date in 2015, my collection hasn't grown much in the past year, gaining around 34 polishes. The total includes base and top coats which really don't count, right?

2015 - 395

So that is my nail polish collection from 2010 through to now 2015. Going from 19 polishes all the way up to around 395. Of course while my totals show I have been acquiring new polishes it doesn't show that I do use polishes up, finishing at least a couple of polishes a month.

With the growth of the collection there has been a need for some new storage along the way and when I couldn't find any I liked I ended up DIY'ing some shelves. One from plasterboard and the other from foamboard.

How many polishes do you own? How many is 'normal'?



  1. Ooh, that's interesting! I'm tempted to do something similar!

    I remember starting a thread on a forum where I worried that I was getting addicted to nail polish. I had 47 and thought that was LOADS. I now have 420 ish...

    1. You should do, I was amused by how my stash grew. I tend not to count mine because it can be worrying but there are worse things to buy and be 'addicted' to :P

  2. It was almost exactly 2 years ago I quit going to the salon and started doing my own nails. At that time I had maybe 25 polishes, most of them VERY old. I just finished reorganizing and cataloging my polishes onto new shelves and now I have 1018. I don't think that's normal LOL

    1. "Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider is chaos to the fly"

      Shelves for all of those, must make for beautiful wall decorations! :)

  3. i was down to like 10 but seems i start buying again these days, especially when there is a sale... i use the excuse of looking for the perfect pumpkin orange and mossy green and bloody red but... no... that's not the entire truth. i doubt there is a 'normal' amount!


'If you can't say something nice, dont say nothing at all" - Thumper