Nail polish was my thing back in the day. Every Sunday I’d paint my nails a different colour ready for the week. Now I’m lucky to remember to even paint them at all. I wouldn’t say my love for painting my nails died, it just became less of a priority. In fact it must be at least three or four years, since I’ve bought any. All of these are old and that’s a main factor in why some are going.
In this post I’m going to declutter my collection. The inspiration behind doing a post from this comes from Charlotte, as I love her blog and really enjoyed reading her post decluttering her collection. This post also means my 2019 goals are off to a great start.
This is probably my longest intro ever, so let’s get started. I’m going to split this into two categories: Keeping and Decluttered. Then I’ll be categorising by brand, as that’s how I’ve sorted them out.
Let’s get into the nail polish declutter!
Left to Right: Bahama Mama, Cute as a Button and Fifth Avenue
Do you know what I like about Essie? The fact they have the name labeled on the top in the colour of the polish. Yes I’m easily pleased.
Bahama Mama – This was one of my first ever Essie products, and is fab for Autumn/ Winter. It’s a deep purple/ berry colour.
Cute as a Button – This colour is fab for Summer, as it’s a pink/ coral.
Fifth Avenue – This is a true red which I love!
Left to Right: Ring a Ring O’ Roses and Oragina
Ring A Ring O’ Roses – I love this colour and want more wear out of it.
Oragina – I’m not sure on the name either. This from Rita Ora’s collection a few summers ago and it is the prettiest peachy coral.
Left to Right: Sitting Pretty and Violets are Blue.
I got sent these in 2017, and it was a fab introduction to the brand. If you want a little more detail I have a full post on them.
Sitting Pretty – This one is a vibrant hot pink. That is more of a summer colour for me.
Violets are Blue – A vibrant blue shade, which is a surprising favourite of mine. As I’m not too keen on blues.
Left to Right: Princesses Rule!, Pinky Glitter and Barrier Reef.
As I only have one colour from each of these brands, I’m putting them in this category.
OPI | Princesses Rule! – This one is a beautiful shimmery baby pink. An extremely girly colour.
Sinful Colors | Pinky Glitter – I remember seeing this all over Tumblr back in the day. Part of me can’t believe I still have this, but I don’t want to part just yet.
Models Own | Barrier Reef – This is from the 2016 for tans collection. It’s a vibrant baby pink.
Left to Right: Matt White, Ballerina, Kiss Me Quick and In a Heartbeat
I’ve saved the longest until last.
Matt White – Whenever I get acrylics I always end up getting white. Which means this can stay for now.
Ballerina – I love the look of this colour, it’s a deeper pink than what I’m used to.
Speedy Quick Dry | Kiss Me Quick – I find it hard to part with baby pinks, and I love the speedy formula.
Speedy Quick Dry | In a Heartbeat – How did I have no idea Barry M doesn’t do this range anymore? The name on the bottle has worn off, but I’m pretty sure this is what it’s called. It’s a really pretty pale peach.
Barry M | Gelly
Left to Right: Blood Orange, Chilli, Rose Hip, Acai Smoothie, Pink Lemonade and Lychee
Blood Orange – I was undecided on this, but as it was the only deep red shade I decided to keep it.
Chilli – This is another one I was undecided on, but decided to keep as the colour seems so unusual. It’s one that will be perfect for Autumn.
Rose Hip – This one was an all time favourite for a while.
Acai Smoothie – I’m not too sure how I feel about purple, but I’ve decided to try it out before giving it away.
Pink Lemonade – This one is a super pale pink, that I’m looking forward to trying again.
Lychee – I’m not too sure how I feel about nude nails, but I’m willing to give it a go.
Let’s get into the nail polish declutter!
Nail Polish Declutter
Left to Right: Ballet Slippers, Muchi, Muchi, Coming Together, A Cut Above and Sugar Daddy
This is probably the most shocking, as I love these colours. They just don’t work for me. Hence they’re in the nail polish declutter.
Ballet Slippers – I’m pretty sure this was a raved about shade a while back, but it’s too sheer. It takes too much work.
Muchi, Muchi – I’m unsure if it’s just because it’s old, but this is pretty much water. Which means it’s no good, so it can go.
Coming Together – This is another very watery one and it’s very sheer.
A Cut Above – I love pink glitter, but after giving this another use. I’m not too keen on it.
Sugar Daddy – This colour is too sheer for me, and I don’t have the patience to make it work.
Left to Right: Rainbow Wishes and Dream Dust.
Rainbow Wishes – This iridescent purple just doesn’t suit me.
Dream Dust – I’m not a fan of this kind of colour.
Left to Right: Island Hop and Silver Fox.
Island Hop – This is to neon for me.
Silver Fox – I remember using this back when I was high school, and considering I left in 2013 it’s been a while. It’s just always one I struggled with, so I’ve decided to part.
Left to Right: Peaches & Cream, Mini Marshmallows and Pick ‘n’ Mix.
Whatever happened to Tanya Burr, everyone was talking about her makeup line a few years back and now she’s nowhere to be seen.
Peaches & Cream – This one is a nude with a slight pink to it
Mini Marshmallows – This one came out extremely sheer, and too much work for me.
Pick ‘n’ Mix – I needed to part with some bubble gum pinks, so this one can go.
Left to Right: Peach and Cream and Fantastical.
I miss Topshop’s old packaging, at least it was different and quirky.
Peach and Cream – I like this colour, but it seems similar to ones I’m keeping.
Fantastical – There are only so many glittery pinks I can have.
Left to Right: Shrimply Divine, Ethereal and Red.
Sally Hansen | Shrimply Divine – This one looks similar to Cute as a Button from Essie, so this ones got to go.
Rimmel | Ethereal – I’m just not a fan of the finish.
Maybelline | Red – This isn’t a striking red like I thought it would be, and I can’t see myself wearing it.
Left to Right: Black, Red Wine, Strawberry Ice Cream, Speed Demon and Limited Edition.
Again, saving the biggest for last.
Black – I don’t think Black nails are my thing.
Red Wine – I do really like this colour, but I found it a little streaky at first.
Strawberry Ice Cream – A really cute pale pink, it’s just too pale and sheer.
Speedy Quick Dry | Speed Demon – This is a pale pink with shimmer and I have enough of those.
Superdrug Limited Edition – I just hate the way this thing looks.
Left to Right: Blackberry, Plum, Blue Grape, Pomegranate, Prickly Pear, Sky Blue, Papaya, Coconut, Huckleberry and Dragon Fruit.
Blackberry – This is a deep blue, that is really pretty. It’s just not something I’d wear.
Plum – I very nearly kept this, but I doubt I’ll wear it.
Blue Grape – I remember buying this after seeing Zoella talk about it, but it’s not my kind of colour anymore. It’s a vibrant cobalt blue.
Pomegranate – This is a dark magenta, and there’s not much else to say other than I don’t like the colour.
Prickly Pear – I love lilac, I just don’t think it’ll look nice on my nails.
Sky Blue – This is a pretty baby blue, but I don’t think it suits me.
Papaya – This is a vibrant orange which I doubt I’d get much wear out of.
Coconut – I have a white already and this seemed a little harder to work with.
Huckleberry – Another pale blue that I’m not keen on.
Dragon Fruit – This is a barbie pink and I already have too many of those.
That is everything! Whew, that was a long one.
I’m keeping 21 and 32 are being decluttered. Which is definitely a lot better, what a nail polish declutter!
Do you like nail polish?
Thank you for reading!