I don’t have a Helmer yet, but since a new Ikea store is opening nearby, this might be only a matter of time. But in the meantime, how am I storing my nail polish?
Back when I had only a handful of them I kept them on a shelf in my cabinet. Then it got slowly more and more and I couldn’t find anything anymore. So I put them in a drawer instead, keeping them closer together. It wasn’t easy to find a drawer that had the right height, but I had one. But that one was so deep that I couldn’t see the polishes in the back. And the drawer was the kind you can completely pull out, there are no stops in. By then I had a three digit number of nail polish and the thought of accidentally pulling too far and having all of them fall down made me queasy.
And so they are currently stored like this:
This is not all of my polish, I stopped to make a picture when I was sorting it. This box is high enough to fit in OPI polishes. Most boxes I tried before were too low. I don’t even remember where this box came from. I simply try putting OPI polish into every empty box I have and when OPI fits in, it’s a keeper. I think this one might originally have contained clothes. It’s sturdy carton. Still, I don’t lift it without supporting the bottom. A box full of polish can get heavy. For the same reason it is currently parked on the bottom shelf. The rest of my polish is still in the drawer, but since it’s a lot less now I don’t have to pull it out so far.
I’m still in the process of buying furniture, but that’s going really slow so this will be my storage for now. Of course I dream of getting seperate units for my polish and my makeup. While having them on display would be nice, I fear that would destroy the pigment, so I prefer keeping them in the dark.
How do you keep your nail polish? How do you sort them? I try to sort by color, which of course gets all those different bottle shapes in a mess. But if I sort by brand I tend to forget which exact shades I have that are similar to each other…