Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Well, Ladies, it has finally come the time that I think I need my very first "UNTRIED BOX" !! Very exciting, to me at least. My collection is growing , by the day (literally), and I am afraid I am getting so many new polishes that some might get left by the wayside. And that's just to sad to think about :(
So I am now going to start my very first UNTRIED BOX.

What about you guys? Where are you all with your nail polish collections? Just getting started? Looking to slim it down?? I would love to hear what you all have to say.
Hope you all have a great, polished day!


amabile said...

I'm just getting started, just getting started... ;-)

Congrats on your new Nubar and Nfu Oh beauties!

Kajsa said...

My stash started when the Rodeo diva-collection came out, now I have almost 40 bottle of highbrands <3

Today I got home ChG Crystal ball, looks great in the bottle. Gonna digg in now :D

Jamie said...

I've forced myself to quit buying for awhile...though I do want to "splurge" on some nail art pens here soon. I try to keep my collection manageable, but there are some colors in the spring collections that I'm not going to be able to resist. ;-)

Congrats on your new polishes...I love that Nfu-Oh bottle!

Katee said...

Yup, I also have an untried box for the same reason. I'd hate for any of the little pretties to get left by the wayside. I am trying to slim down my collection because I have so many colors I just won't wear. I wish you could sell once used polishes on ebay! I don't understand why you can't, I think it is so dumb. Polish has so many chemicals that all of the germs get killed. I have so many bottles that I'll never use that I know someone else would love! I was going to do the zoya exchange for some of them, but there aren't that many zoya's that I really want right now. sigh.

Brooke said...

AMABILE - Everyone has to start somewhere, the important thing is you have started! :)

JAMIE - What kind of nail art pens are you looking for? I had trouble with my strip rite pens drying up on me, I got them from Sally's.

KATEE - Do you ever get on MUA? I know they do alot of nail polish swaps there. It is a great way to get rid of ones you have tried but dont like and in return get some you do from someone else. I believe there is even a special part where you list which ones you are willing to swap and another list of ones you really want. It is a pretty cool idea, I think.

Brooke said...

KAJSA - Whoops! I'm sorry I missed you :) The rodeo diva collection has alot that I want, but I don't have any from that collection - YET! I do have Crystal Ball, and I love it! Looks like fairy dust was dumped in a dark red polish.

Nixxy said...

I've just been utterly, utterly ruthless and pared down my collection. 40 bottles either given away to needy friends or destined for ebay so I can recoup my losses on polishes with Formaldehyde in 'em #B)

Brooke said...

NIXXY - Nixxy's Needy Nailpolish Needers - how can I get on that list!!?? lol

That dumb formaldehyde, go to
h - e - double toothpicks! :P

Pixie said...

Ummm. I sort of have an unused closet :( I have no selfcontrol lol.

Brooke said...

PIXIE - An unused closet? How I would love to go through that thing!

Emma said...

I have about 30 just starting compared to you gals!

Keep up the good work!

Colette said...

When I realized I had enough untried bottles of nail polish that I could literally wear a different color every week for more than a year I realized something else ... I was going to have to start painting my nails more often than once a week LOL.

Nixxy said...

Hehehe! I just had this vision of Lucy from "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" entering Pixie's closet, only to be buried in an avalanche of tiny nail polish bottles heee #:D

Brooke said...

EMMA - We all had to start somewhere! Congrats, and before you know it, you will have more polish than you know what to do with :)

COLETTE - Your nail polish lasts on your nails a whole week??? I have to change mine daily! Especially with the fast dry top coats it is too easy not to.

NIXXY - LOL! That's one avalanche I wouldnt mind digging my way out of :)

Colette said...

I was actually a quick-dry skeptic until I started reading the nail blogs about a month ago. Then I went to Sally's & picked up a bottle of Seche Vite & I have to say I am mightily impressed - but I am only on my second manicure using it, & I'm just not in the habit of doing my nails more often. Plus, with the exception of a little tip wear they still look good so I almost feel guilty taking it off, especially since I'm loving this Unfaithful Red so much.

Jamie said...

Probably the Nubar pens, Brooke. I have some Stripe Rite bottles, but they do dry up quickly. I had the Nubar pens years ago, and they were very nice, so I'll see about getting some of those in the next month or so. :-)

I've had so much troubles with quick dry top coat and bubbles, I just don't use it. I do use the drops, but it still isn't fully set quickly enough for me to do my nails more than once per week, so you're in good company, Colette!

Brooke said...

JAMIE - I have had problems too with bubbles on the quick dry when the bottles get about 1/2 full. I have heard to add a few drops of nail polish thinner and it will bring it back to like new status. I just recently purchased some thinner. I will let you know what I think of it.

COLETTE - I hear ya on hating to change a good looking mani, but I just get too excited about using a new color I can't wait. I have no patience :)

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