I suppose every beauty addict has a collection of what I call “manicure necessities” which consists of nail polishes and other nail-related stuff.
One big reason for that might be the fact that these little colorful bottles are an instant gratification. And most of them are cheap.
Probably quite important reasons why most non-beauty addicts that I know have an impressive collection as well.
You just can’t stop buying them. That is why I decided to start a series where I show my collection of all things related to taking care and putting color on our nails.
I am perfectly aware that my collection is not as impressive as most of the things that I saw on the internet. I think this is also a way of keeping it real. Sometimes not everything that you see on the internet is a good thing.
I do love to see on Pinterest all those beautiful and huge collections of nail polishes. But, to be honest, sometimes I find it disheartening that I barely ever saw a small collection.
I feel this is my way of showing a real nail things’ collection of someone that is a beauty addict but a real person at the same time. And even more so, a collection of someone that is on a budget.
I used to have a lot more stuff in my collection, probably double than what you see here. This made me decide on only keeping what I really use. It was also an experiment: I stopped buying nail polishes for 6 months. I simply used what I already had.
That lead to a shocking discovery (at least for me): I CAN finish a bottle of nail polish without dropping on the floor. Using it for my manicure often enough is does just that. Who would have thought!?
Not me, that’s for sure. I was convinced that the only way to send nail polishes in the nail polish heaven is either for them to take that decision: becoming too thick or for me to accidentally drop it.
This is the first post of a series that will be published every Sunday. You will have the possibility to take a closer look at everything in that box.
The other posts in the Manicure Necessities series
The second part is about nail care. You can find it here.
The third part is about taking care of your cuticles. You can find it here.
The fourth part is about base coats. You can read it here.
The fifth one is about my colorful nail polishes. Go ahead and read it.
The sixth one is about nail accessories. If you want to see some colorful cuteness read the post here.
The seventh post is about the tools that I use.
The eighth post is all about the top coats. And I have a few of those. Go check them out here.
The ninth and last step in my manicure is the fast dry solution. I love them. See my favorite here.
How do you organize all those things that are necessary for a nice manicure? Do you have this kind of collection? What is your favorite item in your manicure necessity kit? Let me know in the comments.
You will see the rest of products in the box in a series I have prepared. You will find the links to the rest of the posts here.
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13 thoughts on “All manicure necessities in a box – a stingy blogger’s way”
I don’t think I’ve finished a bottle of nail polish either. Although I have to say I recently threw out a nail polish I had for over 14 years (kinda gross, I know). It was given to me as a gift in Middle School and would you believe it was till good. I wouldn’t use it but I did open the bottle and it looked perfectly fine. It’s crazy how good nail polish can last if not broken. And I should probably challenge myself to not buy nail polish for a while. Feel like I’d crack after 7 days.
WOW!!! 14 years. If I would have kept it that long I’d probably be so attached to it I wouldn’t throw it away. I have a tendency of becoming fond of things I had for a long time. That is why I try to throw away as many things as possible as soon as I stop needing them :))))
You should try not buying nail polishes for a while. The results might surprise you. They surely surprised me. My collection was at least double than what I have now and it came much easier than I would have ever expected to stop buying them.
I’ve never finished a polish…I should try, challenge accepted 👍🏻
It was a surprise for me as well :)) Give it a try and let me know if you can make it. I’m sure you can 😉
While I don’t do manicures at home, it is tradition for a girlfriend and I to get our gel manicures done each month as our ‘girls night’, but I do take care of pedicures as needed so I still have my collection of products 🙂 My collection looks a lot more like yours than what you usually see – so its nice to see I’m not alone!
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Yay! I am so glad that I made you feel less alone. It was the main point of this post.
I used to love the “girls’manicure night”, I should probably try to have some again. But these will be on Skype, Facebook or something like that since I changed my country of residence :)))