Monday, 19 December 2011

Purging: Which ones to keep?

I think we all have that time in our nail polish lives where we feel that we own just a little bit much. As I am moving out of home again for university next year, I really want to trim my stash down! Today I am only showing you a little bit of the stash.

Purging is a hard thing to do... usually I am very strict on myself with the polishes that I keep. Usually it's ones that I don't have a doppelganger of, or I wear it more than a few times a year and most importantly it has to suit my skin tone.


These are my reds. To be honest, the only red I am crazy about is Ruby Pumps. I sort of only own the others because I don't have something like them and fear I will need them at some stage to match an outfit. Now that I think about it, I don't actually wear any red outfits, only ever red lipstick. Hmmm...

Left to right: Glitter Gal Not Another Red, OPI Guy Meets Gal-Veston, China Glaze Dress to Kill, China Glaze Ruby Pumps


These are some of my favourite polishes. Quirky, pale, sweet shades. I love every one of these to pieces. I can't trim down this area any more.

Left to right: OPI It's a Girl, OPI Steady as She Rose, OPI Skull and Glossbones, OPI Time-less is More


Browns, oranges and rose golds have only started to grow in the stash this year.

Left to right: Australis Citrus, OPI Pros and Bronze, OPI Ginger Bells, OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys


I could not trim down my navys any lower than this. I think I had about eight. They are the largest colour group found in my stash. I feel safe with these ones as I have one in almost every finish if I ever did need it. That is some weak justification if I ever did hear!

Left to right: OPI Russian Navy Suede, OPI Roadhouse Blues, OPI Play Til Midnight, OPI Ink


Lucky last, the greens. I'm still not completely sold on all of these shades. I do however love wearing Uh-Oh and Trendsetter.

Left to right: China Glaze Electric Pineapple, OPI Who The Shrek Are You?, China Glaze Trendsetter, OPI Uh-Oh Roll Down The Window

Do you have any shades you just can't get rid of?

11 comments:

  1. my favorites with your skin tones (I'm guessing the bottom picture is what you were labeling the names?)...

    Reds: keep the middle finger. I think it's Dress to Kill?

    Pales: Ring finger. Skull and Glossbones?

    Browns/Oranges: Ring finger. Ginger Bells?

    Blues: ooh either Russian Navy Suede or Ink

    Greens: pointer finger, uh-oh roll down the window.

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  2. I need to cut down too on my collection I can't seem to live without light shimmery colors, while I love brighter shades I find that I'm usually in the mood for something like designer de better or glitzerland or something like that... good luck with cutting your stash down

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  3. I honestly didn't think any of these were close enough to get rid of! Maybe that's the polish hoarder in me speaking, lol.

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  4. Keep them all! LOL I am a hoarder. Guy Meets Galveston looks amazing on you!

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  5. I'm planing to do some stash-checking in a couple of weeks, because I literally don't have any control over what's there and what not anymore. And so the purging will happen and I have NO idea how i'll do it.

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  6. You definitely have to keep China Glaze Ruby Pumps, OPI Russian Navy Suede, and OPI Ink. They look fantastic on you! :)

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  7. Hey I tagged you in my Top 10 Awards!

    http://notskindeep.onsugar.com

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  8. Thank-you all for your opinions! :)

    And thank-you for the award Nicole! I will check it out.

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  9. Hey Steph, whatever happened to your blog sale? I'm looking through the posts but can't find it. Thanks :)

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    1. It all got a little bit confusing so I am going to try it a different way :)

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    2. Fair enough :) Thanks for replying! Do you sell on Trade Me at all? Lots of polish addicts there!

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