Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Confessions of a Nail Polish Addict 2016

Over the last year and a half I have been trying to change my nail polish buying habits. Meaning buying less and using (up) my existing nail polishes. For 2016 I set myself some challenging goals (you can read about it here and here) and I must say I am not doing badly at all. But let me share with you my numbers and see for yourself.

Bought: 9 polishes
My goal was to limit myself to buy one polish per month, which I almost managed to do. 9 polishes in 8 months is not to bad especially considering that last year I had bought about 20 polishes by this time. Having bought just nine, is quite an accomplishment for me. Plus the year is not over so technically I can still manage to hit my goal. Fingers crossed!
Gifted: 3 polishes
When my mom came to visit me this year she got me a set of 3 Nails Inc. polishes which I absolutely love. They look very fancy and the packaging feels very luxurious (heavy glass bottle, mirrored cap). Love to have these in my collection.


Used up: 4 polishes
While I have been buying less polishes, I have also been using up less. Reason being that instead on solely focusing on the polishes of my project polish I have also been enjoying using other polishes in my collection. I wouldn’t mind using up a bit more but overall I am quite happy about it and confident I will be finishing a couple more by the end of the year.

Overall I feel great, as I think that I have been able to change my buying habits. I love nail polish and nothing is going to change that but instead of running of and buying more shades that I probably already own I am now enjoying using the polishes I have already bought.

What are your nail polish collection goals?


  1. love your posts. Please an you include a color wheel for the project ploish. You can show us the colors you are working and cross off the ones you finish.

  2. Glad to hear you enjoy the posts :-) Will definitely include a color wheel for my next project polish. Thanks for the tip!