Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My Nail Polish Collection & Facebook

I just wanted to let you all know Imperfectly Painted is now on Facebook! You can add me as friend if you click the Facebook button in the right sidebar! I spent yesterday evening uploading all my swatches from my blog posts on there. I will update those swatches daily. I hope with Facebook I can connect with you all outside my blog. I encourage you to use Facebook to ask me questions, share comments, or make requests for my blog.

On last week's poll I asked how many nail polishes you have in your collection.

Here were the results:

under 20: 12%
20-50: 21%
50-100: 16%
100-200: 27%
200-300: 6%
300+: 18%

It was across the board with 100-200 winning with 27%. I found it funny how there was a big gap between the 100-200 and the 300+. I'd say 100-200 is a big collection while 300+ is huge I guess there aren't many people in the in between stage of that.

I have to admit. I am in the huge category. I actually thought I was in the 200-300 range until I recently recounted. I currently have 344 bottles of nail polish not counting top coats and base coats. That number seems insane to me, and probably sounds even more insane to non-nail polish people. So lets just keep this between us? I told my dad this number and he jokingly told me I was a "beginner".

Lets take a walk through my collection by color!







Whites-Grays-Silvers-Blacks-Layering Glitters/Shimmers

"Look at this stuff...isn't it neat? Wouldn't ya think my collection's complete?"

Sorry had to thrown in some Little Mermaid in there. This can go two ways. You're either going to like it or think I'm certifiable :P! I realize now the way I laid out my polish looks like alien crop circles. LOL. Oh well, there ya go!

How many polishes do you have in your collection? Do you think your collection is going to grow rapidly or slowly creep up on you?

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Wooooow!! I like how you placed the enamels to take the picture.

  2. That's a great way of displaying your collection!
    I think I have around 100 but I'm always getting rid of old bottles and replacing them too so my collection stays around the same size I think. I'm limited by my lack of storage space!

  3. I've got over 600 and have 15 zoyas and 3 avons in the mail to me... God help me! Kinda ridiculous. Plan to cull the ones I try and don't like.

  4. LOL I love the crop circles!!! =D Great collection!!

  5. Nice way of showing your stash! :)

    My spreadsheet states 380+ polishes, but I haven't updated it in a while (I got a ton of polishes in, but I also tossed polishes out of my helmer into the swapping basket).. And they multiply like rabbits!

  6. I think the huge discrepancy is that once you have 200 polishes, getting to 300 is EASY! The addiction takes on a life of its own..LOL!

    I have over 300 and counting :)

  7. Love your crop circles! I haven't counted mine in a while so I have NO IDEA! Maybe I will do that this weekend? Now I know why we didn't IM much wasn't about your computer at were arranging your lacquers and taking pictures. LMAO!

  8. amazing collection, and such a pretty way of displaying it! I think that the green, aqua, turquoise crop circle looks the prettiest lol xo

  9. omg that's so fun! your collection is awesome!!

  10. Woohoo! Thanks for sharing with us :)

  11. Awesome collection.
    I'm not sure who has or hasn't entered BUT I'm having a brand new giveaway on my blog.

  12. Steph, you know you only have the nail blog world understand the unquenchable thirst for polish. ;)

    I haven't done an actual count, but I guessed almost 200.

    *chuckles* on the crop circles. I think the layouts are cool and would make nice posters for the wall. I guess you don't have pets, since there are none plopped down in the middle of the layout. lol :)

  13. Pao- Thanks! I figured that would be more interesting than one big pile or lining them up!

    Laura- That's a good idea. I have a hard time parting with polish!

    ABOP- Wow that's a lot, but I understand. They're so many great colors out there!

    Tanya- I'm glad you like it! I wish all of us nail fanatics could hang out and play in each others collections!

    Daph- They do tend to multiply like rabbits. I swear a few months ago I only had around 220...

    Jackie- You're right once you hit 200 you're doomed. :P

    Caitlin- Thanks! Those are pretty ones. I think I've been watching too much of the TV show Roswell on Netflix it's making me channel alien things! :P

    Kimberly- I actually do have a cat, but for some reason she doesn't want anything to do with my nail polish or pictures. I think she thinks shes too good for that :P

  14. wow..that an amazing collections!!!
    i have like 30-40 nail polishes only...

  15. Go largest collection! I love purple!! :)
    I have some 18 hehe.


  16. Your collection is huge!! I've just got into painting my nails a lot recently, currently im up to around 40 polishes, I had around 10 3months ago lol. xx

  17. LOL, they look like seashells to me. The ones with the shimmery insides. You actually motivated me to count mine. Only 221 (with a few more on the way), not near as bad as I thought it would be.

  18. LOL I love the crop circles!!! =D Great collection!!


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