For me, in this category, obsessed would be an understatement.
I own 112 bottles of nail polish, not including the crackle bottles, thin brush bottles, tiny to go bottles, top coats, or glitter bottles. I have pretty much every accessory: from rhinestones, stickers, stampers, and even the Cavier beads. Opi, fresh paint, funky fingers, Essie, wet and wild, and even sephora’s holiday kits, are all a part of my collection and I love it. I find doing my nails relaxes me and also helps me maintain my creativity and ambidexterity. Some of you my find me crazy but I am totally okay with that. Buying nail polish is like retail therapy for me, only cheaper because I get my bottles 3 for $5. I also don’t buy them as frequently as it sounds, I just don’t really get rid of colors. Also most of my friends know that nail polish is the best gift for me so I tend to accumulate even more. I also love the weird colors and pride myself on my ability to create even more awesome designs. In a world where I rarely fit into the clothes that I think are the most fashionable, nail polish is my one place where it always fits and always looks amazing. I can be bold, subdued, classy, crazy, or even just funny whenever I feel like it.
I also really love all the new trends of texture and designs that have taken over the market. I recently gave in to a stamper (only $5 so I don’t feel that bad) and it is pretty cool. But more than anything I am really obsessed with the new color changing polish.
A few years ago I went to the Bahamas where color changing was a huge fad. It was on clothes, hair pins, and even polish there but I never bought it because it was a little too expensive but I found some sweet bottles in my usual 3 for 5 bin the other day and was over joyed. There was a vast variety but I ended up picking a white shimmer that changed to a light gold and a bright teal that became a purple color.
Both actually worked surprisingly well and now I am excited to see if more colors will be released.
I am posting two pictures here but they don’t truly show the awesomeness of the color change because the sun today isn’t as bright and my nails are about a week old. (I totally forgot to take pictures when I first painted… But I will update when I put on a fresh coat). That is the only down side, after about a week of washing and working, they don’t turn as dynamically as the do when you first paint them but I still think they are pretty awesome.
Indoor: the white is a little more white than the picture shows
Outdoor: usually a lot stronger purple but the sun want “really” out
Anyway, do you share my obsession? Do you have your own? Would you try this trend? What do you think?
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