Sunday, 8 March 2015

My Nail Polish Storage


One thing that you may have already noticed about me by now is that I'm quite a nail polish enthusiast. What follows is that my collection doesn't really seem to stop growing anytime soon.
It has taken me quite a long time and lots of failed attempts to figure out a way to properly store all of my polishes.

There were certain requirements that the final storage solution had to fit:

  1. The polishes should be easily accessible!
  2. The different colours should be displayed (or at least visible without having to take them out of a box or something)!
  3. It should store over 100 polishes!
  4. At best, there should be an option to enlarge the storage capacity!
  5. I don't want to spend a fortune on specially made polish racks that you can buy online!
Despite the rather large number of requirements, I finally seem to have found the perfect solution for me, namely the RIBBA picture ledge from IKEA! Although it's certainly not intended to be used as a nail polish holder, it's perfectly suitable for this task.


You can either get it in a lenght of 55 cm or 115 cm (21 ¾ " or 45 ¼ ") - which one you would want to choose simply depends on your free space / the size of your collection.
I, myself, got the smaller size in a wood colour (because I mostly own wooden furniture) but the RIBBA is also available in black or white.
The great thing is that you only have to pay 4,99€ for a small rack or 9,99€ for the bigger one.
So far, I got three of the small ones but I need to add another one soon because I'm afraid that I've already exhausted their capacity...

You can simply use them as they are so that you'll be able to place one row of polishes on every ledge. Luckily, my father used his mechanical skills and attached another wooden bar to each ledge so that I'm able to place another row of polishes on them.
You can somewhat see this construction on this picture taken a bit more from the side.


In this manner, I'm currently holding exactly 119 polishes (I keep the majority of my base/top coats separately, though)!
Last but not least, here are some pictures of each individual rack:






How do you store your nail polishes? Have you found your perfect solution yet?

76 comments:

  1. 119 polishes without top/basecoats? You make me feel good about my collection, and like going out and buying some more!

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. In my defense I have to say that all the polishes on the bottom shelf come from my last two Ciaté advent calendars :D
      I don't mind encouraging you to go out and buy some more, nonetheless! ^.^

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  2. !!!!!! What a collection!!!!!! I thought I had a lot, but I have no way near as much as you do lol, clearly I need to go and expand my collection :D. Great storage idea, and within budget too! I have been planning on buying a spice rack to store mine in, but a trip to Ikea looks like a better option :D

    http://katsbeautytales.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. My collection really shouldn't be the benchmark for how many nail polishes a girl should own :D Of corse, there's nothing wrong with treating yourself to some more, though 8)
      I'm glad that I could give you a storage idea, although a spice rack would certainly look really lovely as well!♥

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  3. Very nice! like it :)

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  4. I store mine in plastic boxes because cats and shelves dont go together haha =]

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    1. Haha, that's completely understandable, of course!

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  6. I love your collection. Looks like you too are addicted to nail polish, I am for sure.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. You're right, I'm definitely guilty of that! :D

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  7. Wow paradise!!! Love nail polish!
    Kisses from Spain.
    Xoxo, P.

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  8. Wow, you have huge and amazing collection, dear and I like the way how you stored them :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm finally content with this solution as well ☺

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  9. Wow, such a great collection of nail polishes!

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  10. Wow, 119 polishes! That's quite a number! I have like 5 polishes and I think they are enough :D I was in Ikea the past Sunday, but I didn't see the holder. It would be great for other woman stuff as well.

    sunandsany

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    1. I certainly don't want to motivate anyone to get this amount of polishes as well :D
      I actually bought these shelves quite a while ago but I deliberately checked online before writing this post and at least in Germany and the US they are still available!
      I can also imagine displaying pretty perfume bottles or something similar on them ☺

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  11. Omg Lena I am drooling over your collection. I love the the ciate ones and the rest as well. the storage system is very clever and you can always add another layer when your collection grows.

    Jo | Say Cheesy Cake
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    1. Thank you so much, Jo! ♥
      The possibility to increase the capacity of my storage is definitely one of the greatest advantages to me as well ☺

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  12. Wow! I've never seen so many nail polishes! jealous haha x

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    1. You should watch some of the "nail polish collection" videos on YouTube then - there are people who actually own far more than twice the amount of what i have :D

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  13. Love this idea! I'm currently storing my polishes in the IKEA ALEX drawers. I like that I keep everything tidy and colour coordinated easily. I love this kind of idea though because you can see every colour. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you ♥ The ALEX is really great as well - you can practically store all kinds of make up in there! ☺

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  14. Looks very organized! Thanks for the inspiration! I have a ton of nail polish sitting in a couple of large boxes, need to organize it asap!

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    1. I'm glad that I could give you an idea! ☺

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  15. Girl I am so jealous of your amazing collection!!

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  16. You really must love those nail polish.
    You got so much.
    XO

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  17. Great post! I really like your nail polish collection and how you store it. You have a great blog, I'm following you now on bloglovin, checkout my blog and if you like it follow me too! Let's keep in touch! :D

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    1. Thanks a lot! ♥ I'll head over to your blog right away ☺

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  18. You have such an incredible collection of nail polishes! I love how well organized they all are and how you can easily see everything. I store my nail polishes in a small clear acrylic caddy.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Thank you so much! ♥
      Sure enough, acrylic containers are really nice to store all kinds of bits and bobs in - I use some to store most of my other make up in as well ☺

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  19. I have to say I am very jealous of your nail polish collection, and this is such a great idea for storage!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  20. 119 polishes?! okay you beat me there haha. i store my nail polish all in one drawer. it fills it completely :/ but I don't have as many as you.

    xx
    smudged-fingerprints.blogspot.com

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    1. At least you might not be as tempted to purchase even more polishes and save some money like this when you've already exhausted your storage capacity :D

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  21. Amazing nail polish collection! I love how you organized them so that they're super easy to find ❤
    munchies&musings

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    1. Aww, thank you! I'm glad that you like it ☺

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  22. Your collection is incredible! I can only dream of a collection as big as yours, haha... Looks very nice :)

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    1. Thanks a lot! ♥ But I can tell you that dusting all of these bottles certainly is not too much fun :D

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  23. wow :)

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  24. Hope you're having amazing day, dear :)

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    1. And I hope that you do, too! ☺♥

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  25. How can you have so many? It's like a nail polish paradise, girl! :D

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    1. Haha, I guess excessively collecting nail polish for quite a few years eventually leads to such a collection!

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  26. Wow, such amazing storage for your nail polishes! The Ciate bottles look so cute all lined up :)

    Rebecca Coco

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    1. Thank you! ♥ I also like how uniform the lower rack with the Ciaté polishes looks ^.^

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  27. oh wow i seriously need these! i have a massive nail polish collection stored in wicker boxes, it takes ages to find the colour i want boo

    Charlotte Harvs | Fashion Fade Magazine

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    1. I used to have exactly the same problem! I always had to lift up all of the bottles and look at their colours to eventually find the shade I was looking for :D

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  28. So many nailpolishes. I wish I had patience to apply different one every week. Love your collection. Great post.

    LEJA

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    1. Thank you! ☺ I often use quick dry drops after applying my nail polish as I'm not the most patient person either ^.^

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  29. Ahhhh, stunning collection! I have similar but no place for them :D

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    1. Thanks! ♥ Unfortunately, my space is slowly running out as well :D

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  30. Wow what a collection! I love how everything is well organized!

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    1. Thank you! I'm very happy with this solution as well ☺

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  31. I love the idea of this - definitely the most tidy, pretty and space-efficient way to store a large number of polishes :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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    1. It's so nice to hear that you like it! ☺

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  33. OMG that is a lot of nail polishes!! Awesome collection!!!!

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    1. Admittedly, I wouldn't have thought that my collection would grow so big one day :D
      I'm glad you like it, though! ☺

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  34. Lovely! My polishes are a mess! (:

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    1. Haha, mine used to be as well!

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  35. Hi boo !
    I'm back again lol lovely posts and amazing photos.
    By the way theres new posts on my blog
    if you'd like to check them out. Hope to hear from you soon !
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  36. I love the storage, my nail polishes are stuffed in my drawer lol But I don't have that many so it works for me!
    RachelShuchatMakeup

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    1. When I didn't have that many polishes, I used to stored mine in a drawer as well and I was perfectly fine with it! ^_^

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  37. Hello! Thank you for your article. I’d like to try to compare it to my previous experience of learning polish lessons through Skype on online classes for free. I did around 10 conversations over Skype with a native speaker from http://preply.com/en/polish-by-skype. And I was pretty satisfied with their Quality. I think they have a strong teaching quality,They teach in a way any kid will easily understood.Following their course curriculum now I can speak polish like a native , but I Want to try another option.

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  38. oooooooo this is such a good idea, right now I just store them in a tub!

    What I do enjoy to do is remove the autumn winter colours (with my lipsticks) around this time of year and put them away with my jumpers etc, then its like xmas in October when I take them out again lol

    Erin || MakeOverErin

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    1. I've only been doing this with my warmer clothes so far, but it's actually a really good idea to also put away autumnal and wintery make up when you're running out of storage space! ☺

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  39. wow! what a lovely collection !!! :)


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  40. Woow what a collection!!! x
    Love,Julie
    http://julieswonderworld.com/

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