Since I have only three polishes left from the original project, I decided to add some. It took a while to decide what polishes to add and I’m still not sure if this set is going to work for me. When choosing colors for the project I usually think about which polishes I want to get rid of but when it comes to actually using them I find that I don’t want to wear them that often. I guess some polishes are cool only when you wear them a few times a year. I tried to choose a variety of shades so that I would have a lot to pick from but I won’t know if this works until I’ve tried it for a month or so.
I have decided to start using these nail polishes that I’m about to show you when I have used most of the polishes I own at least once this year. There are a couple that I will reserve for the winter time because I know I wouldn’t enjoy wearing them any other time. I have 21 polishes left that I haven’t used this year and after they are used I will use only the polishes in the project until the end of the year.
First, let’s take a look at the polishes I have not yet used this year. The polishes that I have bought recently are included.
The unused ones
I will use the unused ones first because I know it would bother me if I didn’t.
Now, let’s take a look at the polishes that I chose into the project. There are quite a few…
Depend 255, Isadora Icy Purple, Golden Rose 120, Make up Store Asun, Natural Code by Lumene Rosy Gold, Depend 5
On the left here you can see the three polishes that are left from the previous project. The other three are new ones and I’d like to say a little bit about why I chose them into the project. This bottle of Make up Store Asun is the second bottle I own and you may remember that I used up one of these earlier this year. I’ve decided to try to use up this bottle as well because the glitter settles very quickly to the bottom of the bottle and it drives me nuts! Also, this polish seems to have very few of the bigger glitters as opposed to other glitter polishes I have in my collection.
Rosy Gold by Natural Code by Lumene is a textured polish and I’ve noticed that I am pretty much over the textured trend at this point. You will notice that there are other textured polishes in this project as well as this one. I’m hoping that Rosy Gold will be used up quite quickly because it is a small bottle.
Depend 5 is in the project because I like the polish in the fall time and I think I will want to wear this often. I am almost half way done with it already.
Color Club Holiday Splendor, Essie Lilacism, Kone Helsinki U15, L’oreal Confettis, Depend 412, Frank Evening Sky
I chose Color Club Holiday Splendor to the project because I feel I am not liking it as much as I did before. And I seem to only want to wear it during the last two weeks of the year ad that seems like a very limited time-span for a nail polish. This is also a very thick polish, so I hope it will be easy to use up.
Essie Lilacism is in the project because it is one of the oldest bottles in my collection and because I bought a back-up for it in August. Actually I only bought the back-up because I wanted a bigger brush to use this bottle with since this came with a very tiny brush.
Kone Helsinki U15 is a few years old as well and while the polish is pretty low in the bottle I feel I haven’t given it enough love. Also, I dropped another bottle on top of this one and some of the glass broke off from the bottom of the bottle. I thought I’d better use up the bottle before it breaks altogether.
L’oreal Confettis is one of my favorite glitter nail polishes which is part of why I wanted to include it in the project. I may buy another bottle of this if I use it up this year.
Depend 412 is in the project because I have two polishes that are this color. The other is The Body Shop’s Got the Blues. I couldn’t decide which one to get rid of but felt that it is not clever to have dupes in the collection so I chose one of them in the project.
The last bottle on the right is a frankenpolish I made using Picture Polish Forget Me Not and Essie Play Date. The experiment worked and the result turned out to become one of my favorite polishes! If I finish this in the fall I will definitely make it again. I have decided to call all of my frankenpolishes (of which I currently only have one) Franks and I will also come up with a name for them. This one is called Evening Sky.
Rimmel Cocktail Passion, P2 Rich & Royal, Rimmel Show Off
These Rimmel polishes have been in my collection for several years and especially Cocktail Passion hasn’t received very much love despite the fact that I love it. Not too long ago I noticed that my H&M Coral Road is exactly the same shade as Cocktail Passion and has a better formula too. But for some reason I can’t get rid of Cocktail Passion. So, I might as well add it into the project as I needed some coral in the set anyway!
Rimmel Show Off is a shade of pink that I normally only wear on my toes and usually it’s not clever to have a polish like that in one’s collection. But for some reason I can’t get rid of this one either, so I might as well include it in the project.
P2′s Rich & Royal needs to be included because I love to wear it and I have a similar shade that is newer.
OPI Petal Soft, Lucky Lucky Lavender, Paint My Moji-Toes Red, Magazine Cover Mouse, Kiss Me at Midnight
I have ambitiously chosen five OPI bottles in the project. It’s ambitious because OPI bottles are so big. I don’t expect to finish all of these but if I manage to finish at least the liquid sand polishes and get the level down on many of them, I will be happy.
I am allowed to use the polishes in my core collection just as long as there is a polish from the project included in the manicure. Needless to say I won’t be allowed to buy new polishes this year. There is only one polish I can buy and it is Pink Parrot by Essence. I will allow myself to buy it because it seems like a good replacement for Golden Rose 120. I just hope that the collection (Exit to Explore) where that polish is comes to Finland.
This project will be a kind of a punishment for me for buying so many polishes in the past month and a half. In the spring I thought that I had learned to manage the buying of nail polishes but I was wrong and it makes me very disappointed in myself.
There will be updates at the end of the month as usual, although this month will probably still be spent on using the unused polishes.
I think this was all I had to say this time. Until next time!