Saturday, 6 August 2011

Addicted to... Nail Enamel

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Moving swiftly on from the last post... today I bring you my collection of nail enamel. I bought the glass tray recently in an antique shop in Haworth. Exactly what I have been looking for, it gave me the motivation once I returned home with it, to organise my rather large selection of nail enamel, which were previously residing in my refrigerator. While I still believe that that is probably where they are best kept for longevity, I decided to make them a feature on my bedroom shelves instead. As they still wouldn't all fit on the tray, I chose another china plate from my collection for the overspill. Nail enamel is one of those products that I buy as a treat or if I don't have much money to spend on myself, a new bottle can feel like a small piece of luxury. I change my nail colour often, depending on what I am wearing, my outfits will quite often be styled around the colour on that particular day. I do of course blame my mother for this addiction. When I was a little girl, Saturday night in front of the tv was manicure night. And it was she who taught me how to look after my nails, which I have done ever since. I don't think I have ever had a single day of not wearing a nail colour, even if just a very pale shade, since my very early teens. Somehow, looking down and seeing a pretty colour on my nails just makes me feel better.

31 comments:

  1. Wow! Now that is a collection. Such beautiful shades. I envy your lucky nails! x

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  2. I seriously envy your nail polish collection!! and that one with the flowers in them is really cute!

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  3. Paula that's one amazing nail polish collection. I especially love all your Chanel shades. AMAZING. You have inspired me to get a similar glass for my collection.

    Hope you're having a nice weekend.
    Dena x

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  4. What an amazing collection! I hardly ever wear nail varnish, I don't like the shape of my nails so I don't really like drawing attention to them. I love the glass tray, it's gorgeous!


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  5. That's a seriously beautiful nail polish collection! I love the Chanel colours but much prefer the quality of Essie...love your glass tray, what a great find! De x

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  6. Beautiful collection, I'm a bit of a nail varnish addict myself I've had to put myself on a nail varnish shopping ban so I can use some of the many bottles I already have before they go bad! xoxo

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  7. ahhh.... all those Chanels....just beautiful! xo

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  8. Way a stunning collection!

    May I ask if you do anything in particular to keep your nails in good condition? I often find when I've been wearing nail varnish a lot my nails tend to get quite weak and split, but I do love wearing nail varnish so I tend to do so anyway!

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  9. harriet - nothing major, just oil on the cuticles and keep the nails short.

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  10. Now that is a collection to be proud off!

    X x

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  11. What a beautiful collection of colours. The Chanel shades in particular are gorgeous! Unfortunately I pretty much stopped painting my nails once I started my fine art degree (was continually covered in paint so it felt like a waste of time.)Now I'm out of the habit, just feels weird wearing it. Occasionally do my toes though :)

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  12. I love your glass table for the polishes! :) I keep meaning to buy something that'll keep them on display, I have 60(!!) so at the moment they're divided into two purple transparent boxes, but now there's overfill!
    I also wear nail polish all the time, I feel weird without it! xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  13. the one with the little bits at the bottom - what is that?! Am I being silly?

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  14. Katy - so pleased I'm not the only one!

    Milly - no not silly at all! It's a cuticle oil that my mam bought me, not sure where she got it but it has small flowers in the bottom, so pretty!

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  15. Oh my, you really do have quite a collection there! love the cute clear one with lil flowers at the bottom:)

    xx

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  16. I love the idea of Saturday night being manicure night! Gorgeous pictures.

    Olivia xx

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  17. What an amazing collection. Chanel polishes are always amazing and they never ever go "gooey". I saw this and thought of you http://www.nightowlhandmade.bigcartel.com/ (maybe you can ask them to make you one with a pink bow on?) xxxx

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  18. Wow, quite the collection! I've been lusting after a midnight blue and a gold shade to add to mine recently - any recommendations?

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  19. Sher / My New Favourite Thing - thank you!

    Temporary Secretary - they are gorgeous indeed! Very individual.

    Little LJ - definitely Chanel Blue Satin. I looked all over for gold & the small bottle in the second pic was all I could find, it's from Superdrug £1.99 woohoo!

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  20. What an incredible collection! I love having painted nails, too :)

    Leia

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  21. Your nail varnish collection makes me so envious! I love the way you have stored them too :)

    Maria xxx

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  22. WOW. That is a seriously impressive collection! Photographed beautifully too :) I'm seriously jealous, I have barely any nail varnishes, and definitely no posh ones like these.

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  23. Wow Paula, that is A LOT of Chanel!

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  24. Beautiful collection! I love the bottle with the flower in it.

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  25. what an amazing collection, very jealous! x

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  26. I have been looking for a gilt tray much like this to place serviettes and salt and paper shaker on my buffet. :) Isn't it the most wonderful feeling when something you have been searching just appears out of the blue?

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  27. I have a similar collection, but mine is stored in a canvas box... I am very jealous of this beautiful plate! x

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  28. WOW!! Look at all those Channel polishes! Fab collection and beautiful tray to display them on xx

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  29. Great collection and photos, I love the idea of 'manicure night'!

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  30. I wish Topshop nail polish was available in the US.. I just love the cute packaging!

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  31. great collection, loving all the Chanels, they have such a great colors! I understand pretty well the feeling weird without nail polish part, I think I've had mine polished for some 10-15 years, with perhaps a few odd days of going bare. I love your posts :)

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