|The blue Caboodle's case on top is what used to hold my collection.|
After the jump check out my set up now.
|Yeah, that really looks like a lot of polish when you lay it all out in front of you.|
I was using the Monster Manual as a riser when I was taking photos of my bottles.
|Cthulhu just chilling and protecting my polish. Or trying to steal it. You can't trust Cthulhu.|
Here's a little guided tour of my nail desk:
This handy little tin holds tools, gems, and some other odds and ends. Files, stampers, scrapers, dotting tools, buffing blocks, orange sticks, tweezers nail art pens, magnets (for magnetic polishes), gems, decals....you get the point. Little stuff that tends to get lost in the clutter. Also over here are packs of cheap fake nails for my practice finger and bigger materials like tape and bamboo skewers.
On the other side I have bottles of remover, glue, thinner and the special cotton swabs for manicures (pointed on one end, paddle on other). The big 3 ring binder holds all my stamping plates (another post on that shortly).
And up front is my working space. Paper towels down to clean off the dotting tool, or blot spilled water or polish. Here I have it set up for some water marbling I was practicing.
|4 trays. 99 cents each. I love Goodwill.|
And a closer look at the open-faced stack-able bin tray things. What are they called? Do they have a name? Something better than open-faced stack-able bin tray things? Anyway, I've organized the polish by brand. No real reason other than bottles of the same shape look better next to each other. Tried organizing by color but didn't like it as much. I have my Nail Polish Journal for color matching. Hope this gives everyone out there with large collections an idea on how to store your polishes!