Are you dizzy with excitement about nail polish?

Well, it's official. My summer vacation is over. It was really nice, though, so I'm very grateful for that!

This is two coats of Givenchy Island Palm. My friend got it for me while on vacation in France. It's my first Givenchy polish!

The bottle is little and really cute.

At first, I thought it was maybe your standard green frost, but then realized it has a very decent blue flash duochrome to it!

Yes, it's an unforgiving finish and you have to be very careful in applying it, but I still love it.

I think it's so pretty and fresh.

The actual polish, as I recall, was a bit thick. I think I added a little thinner for the second coat.

I still have a lot of catching up to do with my posts, so bear with me and hopefully I can crank it out in the next week or so! :)

My best friend and I counted my polish stash yesterday...yes we did. I have been wanting to for some time. What do you think? Any guesses?

We also re-organized my collection by color, which I'm super excited about! It was funny at times, trying to decide how to categorize certain very ambiguous colors (you know the ones I mean!). I have the most of blues. 271! I was kind of surprised by my seemingly smallish stash of reds (78) and blacks (35). I have a healthy 252 purples as well as 211 greens. Yeah, baby!!

Soooooo, the grand total at this moment......is......1,487. That is including minis and excluding treatments/base coats/top coats. That also excludes Konad stamping polishes and art polishes/stripers. I have four Ikea Helmers and I am happy to say I still have some room to grow. ;)

What do you think of my collection? How big is yours?

9 dizzy comments:

I say WOOW!!!! I only have around 200 and almost 300 if I count my nail art polishes.

Ohmygosh. First, that laquer is so awesome! i would love to own a givenchy laquer!
Second, i've never heard of anyone with such a big collection! I'm kind of embarassed when I say I have less than 100... Yeah, I know. Bad, huh?
But 1,487? I'm falling off my chair, haha! I would love to be you!

P.S. You're gonna be RICH when you're old and you sell your laquers to some teenage girls who would spend all their money on nail polish, haha!

wow pretty! :D:D:D

Åsa - I was there! The scary part is that I've acquired the bulk of my collection over the past two years. ;)

Lois - Thanks! I so wish they sold Givenchy lacquer in the US. If so, I'd have every seasonal bottle. Don't be embarrassed by your stash!! Not bad at all! I would LOVE to be rich one day from this collection. My family teases me a bit and asks how much I could get if I sold it all...well, right now I sure don't even want to think about that, but it would be awesome if it paid off in the end! :)

Spaceinvaders - thank you!!

wow i love this color on you.. and wow.. that 's a lot of polish.. one day i will have that much.. but right now i'm a student.. and I think eventually I want to travel/live outside the country.. so having that many polishes is prob not a good idea.. although i have about 150.. already..and I just started my polish obsession a year ago...*sigh* i need to stop.. lol

This polish reminds me of some tropic butterflies, an amazing colour! THAT is a whole lot of nail polishes - will you ever be able to use them all up before they are dried out? That would be my fear... But I would love to see how you have them organized :-)

Pretty - thank you! It IS such a lovely color. Good luck on your studies and dreams! ;) You can always sell/give away some polishes if you need to before you start traveling.

Tina - love the description! I am just trying to someday be able to say that I've tried them all. lol That's my main goal. I'm not worried about them drying out but maybe I should be? The lovely ladies on Makeup Alley have taught me that polish can nearly last forever. They say you can add polish thinner to old polish and it's good as new! ;) Let's hope so.

Beautiful polish and wow, what a collection! I don't know how many I have, I think more than 500 but less than 1,400!

I'm your new follower. Really like your blog! Maybe you can check out mine sometime: www.melaniesnailpolish.blogspot.com

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