Friday, March 15, 2013

Nail Files - lots to do in Naillandia

Naillandia...Like that? Thanks! I came up with it on my own! Don't ask...I think there may have been lack of caffeine flowing through my system combined with not much sleep.

Okay. On to more "serious" stuff. I titled it the way I did because of three reasons:
1.  I forgot to tell you about my Cupid's Mystery Box from Julep in February
2.  I organized my polishes (BIG WOOHOO!!)
3.  And, of course, this week's nails.

First things first, a look back to February. I didn't do my normal Maven box at the end last month (for March) because I ordered the Cupid Mystery box. Here's what I got:
Rose is a duplicate for me, but it's okay cause I like the shade. Lynn is a peachy shimmer. Niecy is a vibrant pink. And I haven't tried Molly yet, so I got nothin! Camellia, however, is horrendous!! It's actually a lip gloss, but it is so pale a pink on me it looks horrible! Other than that, I like what I got. And, because I didn't do this last month, I had to search other blogs to figure out if these were actually the colors I got (with the exception of Lynn and Niecy and Camellia). Doing my "research" showed me that some ladies got quite a bit in their mystery boxes and others got the same as me. One blog I found ordered two mystery boxes. She got what I got in her second box. In her first she got about four polishes and five or six other products from the past (SPF lotion, grapefruit body stuff, etc). It was a pretty cool read. Good to know that there truly are different boxes going to each of us (I always wonder about these things).

Second...I FINALLY organized my polishes. I was cruising pinterest the other day and found a pin about how various items from the dollar store can be used to organize your whole house. One of the links led me to this site. So I thought I'd give it a try. The only problem I ran into is the Dollar Tree, where I went, didn't have one of the jewelry organizers. However, I did find one at TJ Maxx for $10.

Testing the idea out
Organized by color (front). The first two pockets up top are various bottom and top coats.
Organized by color - back. The first two rows are actually organized. The rest are all my glitter polishes that need another color under them. 

It's not a clear picture of all my colors, but just know there are over 125 polishes.

My biggest concern with this is that all these polishes are very heavy on the single hanger holding this up. Thankfully the hanger inside is a wooden one, so it's a little more sturdy than normal. But I need to find a way to reinforce it. I may have to rip the seams at the top and insert another one and pin it back (like the blogger from whom I borrowed this idea did). I'll give it a day or two before I do that and see how it holds up. But that is all my polishes (except for the top and bottom coat I keep in my travel bag).

Unfortunately there are many more colors I would like to posses. This gives me a better idea of what I have, though. I'm considering keeping the pictures on my phone (or taking better ones) for when I'm eying a polish. That way I'll have a reference to see if I already have something similar...because I already have about three or four duplicate colors going on. They may be a shade or two off, but they're duplicates, for the most part.

And on to the real reason you're here today:

Here is this weeks' manicure:
Ulta Howl At The Moon and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Wedding Glitters on the accent nail. *please excuse the chips...taken a day post polish application with no top coat*

Aside from white and coral colors, I've been trying to find a good color to go with this lovely shade of navy blue from Ulta. I think I have my winner! I really like the formula. This is one coat with no other color beneath it, which is exactly what I was looking for!! And I really like the brushes with this line of Sally Hansen. Don't know what it is about them, but they seem to be perfect for my nails.

Now it's your turn. Come show off your nails to the rest of the world.

Happy Friday!


  1. Yes navy and gold are a great color combo!

  2. Super cute nails and what an awesome way to stash nail polish. Creative I mus say. Stopping by from Tara's blog. Have a great weekend!

    Marisa @ A Girl in Heels

  3. Hi Steph,
    What a super great way to organize your nail polishes! <3 it and going to pin it!


    Kali Now Living

  4. Pretty color combo. I love the organizing and will have to check out that site!

  5. Ooo what an interesting way to organize your polish! I have mine in clear bins in a drawer by color as well. I need to swatch the top of them though so I can find colors mor easily :)

  6. love the navy and gold combo!

  7. Love the color combo!
    And looks like you got some really pretty new colors too!
    Just stopping by for the link-up :)