Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Nail Polish Collection and Favorite Polishes

You've seen my favorite lipsticks, now let me show you my favorite polishes and my nail polish collection.

If you know me you know that I change my nail color every 2-3 days. I know this isn't healthy for my nails, but I just have to do it.

I've been collecting nail polishes for over two years now, and it is still growing until now. I should probably ban myself from buying polishes, but I know I won't be able to do it. I can ban myself from not purchasing any lipgloss this year, which by the way I'm doing a GLOSSOUT 2011. If you are not familiar with this movement, it's simple you do not buy any lipgloss this year. I'm not doing a total lipgloss ban, but I will only buy FIVE lipgloss this year. Who's with me? Let's challenge ourselves shall we?

Okay, so enough blabbing about lipglosses and I'll show you my nail polish collection. Take note that I have been collecting these polishes for over 2 years and it is still expanding. Most of my collection consist of OPI polishes just because they are widely available here in Vancouver. Essie is a bit harder to find compared to OPI. I have some Revlon polishes too, and I must say that I'm really impress with the formulation and consistency of it.

So with out further a do here's my nail polish collection.

I probably have over 50 polishes, I know this is insane, but I can't stop myself from purchasing nail varnishes okay? :D

I will break down the brands that I own.
> OPI- chips after 2-3 days.
> Revlon- chips after 3 days.
> Essie- chips after 3-4 days.
> American Apparel- chips after 1- 2 days.
> Orly-chips after 2 days.
> Sally Hansen- chips after 3-4 days.
> China Glaze- chips after 2-3 days.
> E.L.F.- chips after 1 day.
> Deborah Lipmann- chips after3-4 days

I've been experimenting with them for a while now, and I conclude that OPI might have a wide range of colors and they are very easy to find(most salons carry OPI), but Essie, Deborah Lipmann, and Sally Hansen last longer and they don't chip until the 3rd or 4th day. This will not stop me from buying OPI's because I love the formulation and the wide brush it comes with.

I would not recommend getting E.L.F. polishes. I know they cost a dollar and we should not expect a lot from them, but I just won't bother buying more polishes from them. I love their makeup and brushes, but definitely not their polishes.

I will now be showing my top nail polish picks.
(photo above) Left to right: American Apparel Hunter, Revlon Stormy, OPI Metro Chic, Essie Mink Muffs, Essie Little Brown Dress, Sally Hansen Red Zin, OPI Vodka and Caviar, OPI Lincoln Park at Midnight, OPI Dating A Royal, OPI Strawberry Margarita
Left to Right: American Apparel Hunter, Revlon Stormy, OPI Metro Chic, Essie Mink Muffs, Essie Little Brown Dress
Left to Right: Sally Hansen Red Zin, OPI Vodka and Caviar, OPI Linclon Park at Midnight, OPI Dating a Royal, OPI Strawberry Margarita.

and..here are my favorite glitter polishes
from Left to Right: OPI Sparkalicious, OPI Mad as A Hatter, OPI Extra-va-ganza!, Deborah Lipmann Don't Tell Mama, Orly Rage, Sally Hansen Celeb City
I took these pictures a week ago, and you guys know I bought some polishes recently such as; OPI Teenage Dream, OPI Black Shatter, and OPI Simply Smashing. I would include these in my top polish picks.

So, now you know my favorite lipsticks and my favorite nail polishes. I think I will do my favorite lipglosses next. What do you think?

What's your favorite nail polish brand? I would love to try Rescue Beauty Lounge, Chanel, Zoya, Sinful Colors, and Butter London. Give me some recommendations if you have any.

Happy Tuesday.

xoxo, Kim


  1. great collection. I don't even wanna begin to count mine. Last time i counted i had 130 polishes and that was 2009, lol!

  2. @Shadowy Lady- oh wow! 130 plus by now :D I bet you have a great nail polish collection. Keep up the good work ;D haha

  3. Nice collection! I like the formulation of China Glaze the best because OPI seems to take longer to dry and I'm not too patient lol. OPI is one of my favorites though because of the wide range of shades like you mentioned. ELF nail polishes are such a disappointment! I bought a bunch of them for .40 cents and they were horrible! They're better for toe nails because they won't chip as fast lol.


  4. @she walks in beauty- oh wow! I will try to paint my toes with the ELF polishes. Thanks for telling me. I didn't want to throw them away. :)

  5. I deff should do a polish collection! and girl you know i am with you on the gloss out 2011 for sure! wicked collection of nail polish btw!
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  6. I think you need a better basecoat & topcoat, I can wear all of those brands and have them last at least 7 days without chipping and minimal tip wear.

  7. Nice collection!:D

    Loving your reds!:D

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