Sunday, February 5, 2012

First Cull Attempt...

I went through all my polishes this morning... I thought I was doing so well. I was only keeping the ones I truly needed. No dupes allowed!

I was discarding polishes left and right...

Then I counted the ones I had left.


And the OPI Holland, CG Magnetix and Essie Overboard collections are making their way to me...21...

No where near my ultimate goal of 150. I think I was too optimistic with 150. I'm just not ready to part with my 'collectors' polishes. Yeah, that's you Nail Prisms. I just couldn't bear to discard anything holo...Even GR8.

I just counted my polishes in the discard pile...


I'll try again tomorrow. Maybe 300 would be a better goal for me...

And to make this post worth while... Here's a picture of a polish I'll never discard.

Essence Hello Holo
Once I've got my nail polish collection down I think I'll start on my books collection... then maybe my wardrobe. I mean I only wear the same jeans and comfy t-shirt when I'm not at school...and I've been updating my clothes to more 'teacher' looking anyway. Do I really need the pink floaty dress with crochet back... I've worn it once. Tough decisions, but I'm going to be brutal.

I'm really getting into this downsizing thing.


  1. I can't imagine downsizing my polish collection. What would I fill my 3 Melmer's with if I did that?! Haha. ;)

  2. Good for you for sorting! It is hard. I feel bad throwing away polishes, but I find that some of the lesser brands I bought just apply like crap. They aren't even worth selling. I might give them to some friends who aren't as into polish.

  3. I think that's great progress I have over 500 and couldn't give up anywhere near 200 if any at all, They are my babies!

  4. Aw don't forget to keep something cute for date nights with your husband! ;)

  5. My hat is off to you for trying to sort your collection! Very brave! I couldn't do it! I think I would have a panic attack if I had to get rid of anything!Like "beauxs mom" says, they are my babies :)

  6. Wow, you've thrown away more than I own I think :-) Good luck with the clear out, I do think you always feel better after a bit of an overhaul.

  7. I need to downsize, soooo hard! I mean, I need them all(even if they look the same=P). My goal is 500 for now...But I guess I'll need to downsize even more...I admire you for giving up so many=)

  8. Where did you order Holland from? I'm meant to be on a no buy but looove Holland!