As a (quasi) follow up to my previous post, I thought it would be fun to share another of my little obsessions. This one isn’t really related to books. Unless you’re like me and you think it’s important for your hands to look good as you tap away at the keyboard while writing.
You see, I love nail polish. Not love in a healthy, happy middle, I-own-a-few-bottles sort of way. I love nail polish with reckless and unfettered abandon. See exhibits A, B, C, and D below. Organized by color for my browsing pleasure (because, let’s be real, not many people wander into my bathroom).
And those are just the ones that fit in the carousel. Some of the specialized ones (crackle top coats etc) are kept in a case under the sink. I used to keep all of them in a big plastic tub, but it was a hassle to find the exact color I wanted. Since we moved into our house, I have more counter space and thus was able to upgrade to a spinning “Nails” polish condo. (Wondering about the pun on “Nails?” Look closely at the sign on top of the carousel. 😉 ) Since real estate in this carousel is limited, I’ve implemented a buy a bottle, give a bottle policy. Whenever I get a new color, I make myself get rid of one I already own. It just so happens that a friend’s daughter also loves polish, so I pass them along to her. It’s a win-win. 🙂
Out of all of the different types of makeup that exist, nail polish is unquestioningly my favorite. I have loved it ever since I was very young. I still remember going to visit my great-grandma and great-aunt and being so excited when they pulled out their (former) cookie tin filled with nail polish so I could pick what color I wanted them to paint my nails. I’m not nearly as talented or creative with it as many of the beauty bloggers out there, but I have more than a few tricks at the end of my sleeve (and I know how to do it on the cheap). If there’s any interest, I may start a weekly or bi-weekly Nail Polish Sunday post. What do you think?