Thursday, December 6, 2012

Organized beauty is the Best!

 Today I wanted to share an organizing tip I came across on Pinterest (you can follow me, my button is right over there to the right :) Right under my Facebook link...  I have an awesome board called Bad A$$ Beauty)  Anywhoo... my point is that The Beauty Department, showed this idea below for organizing and identifying your polishes:
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So I wanted to get started right away but I didn't have any of those little white stickers around the house, but I did have some holiday label stickers laying around that somehow don't "match" my giant wrapping paper collection, but they sure would work for polish stickers:
See they work great!
So I painted a strip of polish, then I cut them out in strips to stick on polish bottles - the thing they didn't account for in the Beauty Dept version is the fact that a lot of brands have a raised emblem on the top - look at your OPI, China Glaze & old essie bottle had an "e" so a little circle punch wouldn't stick.  By cutting a strip I can make sure it will stay where I want it!  Here is a picture of the first box full of "tagged" polishes. 
My Orly polishes aren't tagged because they are my primer, bottom coat, top coat etc...  I haven't decided how I am going to organize the lot of them - so I started an Excel spreadsheet to see what exactly I have.  I'm noticing A LOT of pink already, but I also found some gems I forgot about and some items I need to throw away!  All in all I think this is a great idea and great busy work while I'm catching up on "Revenge".
Do you have any great organizing tips?


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    1. I love it even more now that I am almost done! It is so simple but will make my collection so much easier to choos from and stop me from buying a million more pinks!

  2. Hmm this is a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I've been trying to think of ways to display and store my nail polish :)

    1. It really works out well, I'm guessing I have about a hundred polishes and this has made me realize what I do and don't have (and do and DON'T need)!

  3. You mean I don't have to dig through my polishes to find the shade I want, well that is just crazy talk!!
    This is a pretty great idea!! You have organizing skillz!

    1. Yes, didgging through things should be left to your closet (where I literally throw things around every day)! My organizing skillz are still developing :) But I love it when I come across something like this and actually DO IT instead of being like "thats a good idea" - doesn't happen often :)

    2. Yeah I have a problem with implementation, I always think I should do that or that's a great idea, buuuuuut I don't end up doing anything about it
      My closest(s) are a disaster zone, let's not even touch that !!

  4. This is such a fantastic idea. Why didn't I think of that?! LOL...perhaps I'm too busy buying nail polishes. I have such a huge collection that this is going to be sooooo helpful. Thank you for posting this! I'm definitely going to try it!

  5. I was so glad I stumbled upon it! It's always good to weed the collection now and then!

  6. Really neat idea! Your box turned out so cute, love the wrapping! I found you at Hairspray and Highheels link party!

  7. Awesome idea!!

    Thanks so much for linking it on The Wednesday Chronicles, hope to see you back this week!