...well now you know.
Yep, this is my entire collection of 1000-some odd polishes (minus minis, nail art stripers and basecoats/topcoats/treatments). I decided to reorganize them--again...
Oh the dilemmas of polish organizing!
I flip flop between organizing by brand and organizing by color. I like the aesthetics of organizing by brand because seeing all those pretty bottles lined up perfectly next to their sisters makes my OCD happy. However, the shortfall of organizing polishes this way is if I'm looking for just the RIGHT shade of a certain color, I have to yank out and sift through a bunch of brands in a bunch of drawers and that's annoying (especially because half my Melmer drawers make this God-awful screeching noise when I open them--a noise guaranteed to wake any and all sleeping children in the house, thus negating my chance at any kind of manicuring...)
Organizing by color is good for getting a glimpse of every nuance of every color you have--BUT it's not exactly fool proof either. How does one classify multi chromes or multi-colored glitter polishes?? And what about those blurples or those green-leaning teals or those burnt brownish oranges or grayed out purples or---AAARRRGGGHHH...yea I think you get the point.
SO I've come up with yet another organizing scheme that I'm hoping will actually work: Organizing by finish and purpose!!
Creams will live with creams.
Jellies will live with jellies.
Glitters will live with glitters
Holos will live with holos.
shimmers with shimmers...and so forth and so on...
and I'll organize the polishes by color ONCE I've sorted them by finish...
I've also decided I want to keep seperate categories for stamping polishes and layering polishes. Nothing is more annoying than having to sift thru 45 purples looking for one that I know stamps well.
Layering polishes will basically be polishes that can't be worn alone no matter how many coats--like, for instance, flakies in clear bases or color-shifting top coats or crackles....this should make it easy for me to pull out what I need when I'm looking to do something sandwiched or layered or some other fancy schmancy mani trick...
soooo here's hoping my latest organizational
grand delusion effort works out. And yes I will post pictures once I have everything sorted and settled!