How do you store your nail polishes?

I used to keep them in Helmers on purpose, but I’ve donated about 95% of what I had (probably 10,000 bottles… no, seriously). I still have some Helmers leftover, so the few polishes I kept are in them, but I actually need to organize them again now that it’s a much smaller amount (maybe 100 bottles or so). I display all the Louboutin polishes on one of my makeup dressers.

— Christine
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I have two acrylic organizers with square compartments but I have been buying from indie brands lately and their bottles are not always square so I need to find something new. I have maybe ten bottles now because I get my nails done professionally and don’t change colors between manicures.

I keep mine in a train case. All of my mani/pedi supplies fit in there too. Recently I purged and took my unwanted polishes to mom’s nursing home. The aides like to polish the ladies fingernails and they love it so much. Before covid I enjoyed seeing the different colors on their nails too.

I have 200+ bottles. For the most common shapes of the bottles, they are stored in 3 acrylic organizers, the ones with long rectangles arranged in stairs. The biggest bottles from Nfu Oh are stored in a small metallic case.

Mostly in a few rather large Sterlite single layer containers. Plus another 30+ in a desk drawer. Sadly, I haven’t done a single Mani or pedi since moving here last March. Sad, because I must own 200+. 😔

I have a small basket from the dollar store I throw my polishes in. I have a zip bag (from Ipsy) that I store any tools, brushes, cotton balls, q tips, removers etc in. I used to have a ton of polishes, but I just don’t wear them as often these days and just a small basket is all I need.

I have the Ikea Helmer and I custom made dividers with those slotted dividers you can cut. I keep all the weird sized ones in their own compartment so they don’t mess with the organization of the other ones.

My loving hubs bought me my own Gelish UV lamp and a cool train case, the lamp goes in the bottom compartment and the top has a drawer for my tools and a pretty see through top to store my gel polishes. I give myself a new gel mani every weekend! Does it look as polished as a professional one? Not quite yet, but I have saved hundreds of dollars in the last three years by doing my own nails!

I think I might have about a 100 bottles. I store them in sturdy large shoe-box sized boxes: plastic or cardboard. I don’t wear often but my mom likes to delve so I leave her to it.

Went a lil crazy this weekend on sales at ILNP, IScream Nails, and Pop Polish, so I’m about to have around a 100+ and I’m now on a no-buy for life lol. That being said rn they’re being stored in heavy duty plastic containers under my bed (#ApartmentLife), but with the new goodies coming in I’m going to start looking into some display shelves.

I have about 50 polishes which are stored in a metal tin in a cabinet in our bedroom. The lid of the tin says, “I was normal 3 cats ago.” (I have six cats plus another outdoor cat). The lid is on display at my work office. I thought 50 polishes was a lot until I read some of these posts, lol.

I have a couple of heavy duty boxes with my smallish collection. I should paint my nails seeing as I’m not going to the salon now, but my nails are so weak and flimsy I would have to do them every second day, I don’t go anywhere so what’s the point?

I have collected polishes for over 10 years. I store them in Helmer, you can store so many without taking up lots of space. Lately there aren’t any collections that catch my eye.

I only have about a dozen polishes so I store them in a repurposed Ferrero Rocher container, with the prettiest bottles (Smith & Cult) displayed on the outer edges.

10,000 :O Woooow!
100 :O
I’m obviously not a nail polish person, max I’ve had about 15-20 in my lifetime. LOL!

And I forgot, stored like much of the rest of my makeup in a tray in a drawer (and I’ve given most to my young daughter who’s started polishing her nails to stop biting them.)

I have two of those rectangle boxes with fun prints that you can buy at craft stores. I have about 80 polishes and they’re stored in order by color.

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