Project Update: April 2017

April was a lot better month than March in many ways. I managed to use up one polish as well as use most of the polishes in the other projects.

At the end of March I decided to challenge myself to use L’Oreal Confettis until it was used up. This took me a lot longer than I had anticipated. It took me almost four weeks when I thought I would be done in two weeks, tops. It took me longer because I had to add some clear polish in it from time to time as the base seemed to disappear and I didn’t want the glitter to be too thick on the nail. It was relatively easy to stick with the challenge because the polish went well with others, so I was able to use the polishes in projects two and three while I was challenging myself. There is still glitter pieces in the bottle that could be used if I added more clear polish in it but I don’t think I’m going to do that.

L'Oreal Confettis, Seche Vite

L’Oreal Confettis, Seche Vite

I also used up a bottle of Seche Vite last month. I tried to find other quick drying top coats that would be as good as Seche but this is the only one that dries quickly enough for me, so I’m sticking with it.

Like I said, I was able to use many kinds of polishes while using up Confettis, so I was able to make some progress on the main project last month. Here’s a picture where you can see where I am currently.

Make Up Store Asun, Essie Blanc, Essie Lilacism, Essie A Crewed Interest, OPI Say Hello Kitty

Make Up Store Asun, Essie Blanc, Essie Lilacism, Essie A Crewed Interest, OPI Say Hello Kitty

The lowest lines on the bottles show where the polishes are now. I was able to use all except Make Up Store Asun. I’m hoping to be able to use up three of these in May. As Lilacism is the one that has the least amount of polish in it, I’m sure I will finish that. Also, Say Hello Kitty should be easy to use up as well since it’s a small bottle anyway and it’s almost half gone already. In addition to these, I will try to use up A Crewed Interest as well since it’s the perfect color for this time of year.

As I’ve had very little progress all in all with using up polishes this year so far (with only four polishes used up) I will be concentrating on these five polishes in May. I will only allow myself to reach for other polishes if I figure out a way to use them with a polish in the main project.

I am thinking that this time I wouldn’t add polishes into the main project once one or two have been used up. This way I would be able to make more progress with the polishes that have been in the project longer. I might change my mind on this, though, we will see.

Project #2
Bourjois Turquoise Block
Chanel April
Deborah Lippmann Candy Shop
Depend 393
Essie Cute as a Button
H&M Gumdrops
H&M Coral Road
OPI 5 Apples Tall
OPI OPI Red
OPI Small + Cute = <3
OPI Spoken from the Heart
OPI Super Cute in Pink
Picture Polish Enchanting
Rimmel Cocktail Passion

As you can see, this project of using up the polishes that I only used on my toes last year is going well; only one polish to use here!

Project #3
Bourjois Turquoise Block
Depend 393
Depend 481
Essence Pink Parrot
Essence Play with My Mint
Essie Take Me to Thread
Mavala Freesia
Natural Code by Lumene Rebel Royal
OPI Spoken from the Heart
OPI 5 Apples Tall
OPI Super Cute in Pink
OPI Small + Cute = <3
OPI Say Hello Kitty
Sally Hansen Giant Peach
Sally Hansen Combustealble
Sensinity 91

The project for using the polishes I bought last year is also going well, only two polishes left to use.

I have to say, I regret taking on projects two and three. They felt like a good idea at the beginning of the year but as with the project of using every single polish I owned last year, these other projects bring unnecessary stress. I though that with only a couple polishes per list would make them less stressful but it is not so. Fortunately, I could combine many of the polishes in projects two and three with Confettis, so I was able to use many of them last month. I’m hoping that by the end on May I will be able to forget these two projects.

OPI Magazine Cover Mouse, Deborah Lippmann Candy Shop

OPI Magazine Cover Mouse, Deborah Lippmann Candy Shop

Finally, here are the two polishes that I should be using once per month. I haven’t had the urge to use Magazine Cover Mouse in three months now. When I used it in January, though, I used it three times, so maybe the next time I use it, I will use it several times. We will see… I used Candy Shop three times last month to catch up on it.

As far as buying polish goes, I didn’t do so well. For most of the month I managed to fight the urge to buy polish. At one time, I was in line to pay for four polishes but came to my senses just in time. However, last week I saw that the Kylie Jenner nail polish sets from Sinful Colors were 10 euros a piece and I just had to buy one. The set came with six polishes, of which I kept four. So now I have over 100 polishes again, which makes me sad. At the same time I really liked the polishes from the Kylie Jenner set that I got. But from now on I have to really be sensible about what I buy because if I buy any more polishes I won’t be able to use up as many to compensate.

That’s all this time!