The Evolution of My Nail Polish Collection

I found some pictures that I have taken of my nail polish collection over the years and I thought it would be interesting to show them to you. I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane as much as I did!

We start our journey in March 2009, just a few months after starting to wear nail polish regularly.

March 2009

March 2009

Lumene was changing the packaging for their nail polish at the time and a lot of the polish in the old packaging was on discount, so that is why there are a lot of the blue capped old Lumene nail polishes here. None of these polishes are in my collection currently and even if they were still available in stores, I probably wouldn’t buy them because my tastes have changed.  There are a lot of pink and red nail polishes but I’ve also started to branch out a bit with the green, yellow dark purple and white in the front row. I had started to do some nail art as well so that explains the odd colors. Notice the lack of turquoise nail polish!

The next picture I could find of the whole collection is from May 2012.

May 2012

May 2012

In three years the situation had gotten a little out of control. I’m guessing there are around 200 bottles here. I’m sure not long after this I realized I had way too much and started to downsize my collection. I see a lot of polishes that I have gotten rid of and I don’t miss them at all. A very small minority I have actually used up. But when you have this much polish it’s almost impossible to use up polishes.

The next picture is from January a year ago.

January 2016

January 2016

There is still a lot of polish in this picture! There is just a handful of polishes less in this picture as in the previous picture even though I had done a lot of downsizing at this point. This means of course that I was constantly buying new ones as well as getting rid of others. There’s not much sense in that, is there?

The last picture I’m going to show you is from January of this year.

January 2017

January 2017

Here we can finally see some progress! Unfortunately, after taking this picture I bought a couple more polishes, so when the overall number of polishes in this picture was less than 100, it’s now over. I am happy that I have made this much progress so far but I’m hoping to do even better this year!

I’m happy to report that I haven’t bought any new polishes in February! I did add a new polish to my collection this month, but I bought it in January, so it doesn’t count… right?!

This was all I wanted to write this time. I hope you liked it!

 

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