6 creative ways to store your nail polish
It starts off with a red, then a nude, pink and navy - and the next thing you know, you’ve got every colour of nail polish known to man and nowhere to store them. Well, nowhere practical, at least. A plastic bag that sits under the bed doesn’t count! What you need is something that allows you to see all of your polish colours, making selection nice and easy. And if it looks pretty, too, it doesn’t have to stay hidden. Here are six storage options we’ve come across that tick all the right boxes.
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Spice rack or nail polish holder? That’s up to you! Look for one with a gap in the design so you can see the colours of your polish bottles, or simply paint a sticker with a bit of polish and pop it above each bottle. Thursday night weekend prep just got easier!
This one requires a little bit of craft, but the results are worth it. Basically, you need to turn your little bottles into magnets so they can stick to a whiteboard. The result? Every shade is easy to see and it’s just a matter of plucking your polish of choice from the board.
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Some of you may have enough polishes to fill a suitcase, so why not do just that? Suitcases come in all different sizes and you can use dividers to keep your nail colours upright. Simply pop a dot of polish on the top of each lid so you can pick a shade without having to lift a dozen of them out. For black lids, put down a white sticker before brushing on the colour. This is a perfect option for those who prefer to keep their polish collection tucked away in storage.
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Alternatively, if you want to put your impressive collection on display, try using a few shelves. If you divide the shelves so that just enough room is left for the bottles, the rows of colours will look like artwork. You can even add framing or place them in an ombre order.
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Don’t let your pretty candle holders go to waste once the wax runs out. After cleaning them, use them to house your nail polish. For extra organisation points, group similar shades together and keep each ‘family’ in separate jars for easy sorting.
Tier cake stand
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Do you like the idea of a storage solution that doubles up as a decorative piece? Placing your polish bottles onto a tiered cake stand is the answer. If you have a sideboard or bathroom bench in need of some colour, a stand is a practical and colourful way to fill the space.
How do you store your nail polish? Which of the above solutions do you like the most?