It’s just so pretty, and you can do so much stuff with it, and any time your mood changes, you can change out the colors, and… and… and…
Well, now I feel like I am just making excuses for myself.
The thing that really gets me about nail polish is– how much can you really have? I mean, there are only SO MANY colors, right? I can’t possibly own– say over a hundred bottles… that would be insane. Wouldn’t it?
“Where would I keep it all,” you ask?
Oh, you know… on my nail polish shelf…
Yeah, that’s an actual shelf in my office. it holds nothing but nail polish. (Side: I’ve actually been thinking of getting some of those stair step things you can buy for spice racks so that I can see all the colors at once. I wonder if I am crafty enough to just make one?)
Here’s the sad part… I haven’t actually USED all that nail polish. There are some in there that I’ve never even opened! How sad is that… all those adorable little colors, lonely and unused.
So, I think you know what I have to do… don’t you?
Oh yeah, that’s right… I have to use it ALL.
EVERY SINGLE COLOR.
Wow, I erased that THREE TIMES after typing it. I am scared.
The rules are simple. I have to use them all at least once–I am allowed to re-use colors, but ONLY in the event I am currently wearing a new color somewhere. If I am given nail polish for any reason I can add it to my collection… but I am NOT ALLOWED TO buy more until I have used each and every polish on that shelf! ( And for the record, my skittle nails TOTALLY count as using five polishes at one time to start off this little adventure of mine!)