So I know that this is a nail polish blog. And that most of the people following me (so far) are mostly interested in seeing nail polish swatches, art and reviews. But a couple of days ago I ordered some pigment samples from Syn Cosmetics, a newer brand that is practically BLOWING UP in the makeup world. Her products are amazing, and I was not able to pick just a couple of colors so I choose a sample pack of 10. Listen, the colors she has available are just incredible. If you are as interested in eye shadow pigment as I am, GO AND CHECK HER OUT! She also has a newer nail polish line with some super cool glow in the dark polishes on her website as well. While you are there check out I’m Glowing Home, an amazing black and white glitter glow in the dark polish, and Sun Kissed, a really cool solar changing polish! I’m so excited to receive the pigments. Would anyone be interested in me doing a review of colors?
So once I realized that my nail polish collection began to take up more space than I had available, I began searching the internet for possible storage solutions. For a long time I kept my polishes in a hatbox. Once it began to grow, I started organizing them in a big, lockable caboodles box. That worked for like, 5 minutes. I came across some really pretty acrylic shelves on amazon.com like the ones you might see in a nail salon, but at 35 bucks a pop they really were out of my price range. So, I turned to the world of DIY! I am a huuuuge fan of making things myself in a cuter, much cheaper and creative way. I found a tutorial on YouTube by LovinBeautyNStyle that you can see here that showed me how to build my own nail polish rack step by step! Her tutorial really is very thorough. Here are the supplies I used for each nail polish board:
Hot glue gun
Pencil or pen
3 black (or any color u choose) foam boards
Boxcutter or X-acto knife
The whole process took me about 45 mins for each rack. Each rack holds about 90 polishes, give or take a few, depending on size. I currently have three rack…and my last one is almost filled up :-O
Have you done a diy nail rack? I would love to know how your process went!
A while ago I got the idea to start an inspiration board. I always see tons of nail art and colors and idea all over, and by the time I sit down to do my nails, I can’t remember! I picked some of my favorite things, *hint* (I love Maybelline and Essie nail polish!) and some really cool nail designs and used a silver peice of cardboard to make my inspiration board. I have other peices that all fit together, one is for makeup and the other is for fashion. Do you have an inspiration board? I know Pinterest is pretty much the idea of having one online, but I need one that I can look at every day and be inspired by 🙂