Dec 15, 2011

nail polish collection/nail art tips.


i have quite an extensive selection of nail colours for someone who only sports the solid-nail-colour-look, no stamping, no stickers or any designs. i have previously shown colour-focus swatch series and my nail wheels, but the newest gimmick to organize and keep an overview of my collection are these nail art tips i want to show you today.
you can buy them for really cheap on ebay.com, i think i bought mine at less than 3€ for 50 sticks with free shipping. just search for the tags "nail art tips display stick" and you will get quite a specific selection. prepare for very long waiting times, though ;)
i chose the milky ones since my clear nail wheels made all polishes end up with a matte finish, so i was afraid it's the same material.
i got 300 nail tips and needed quite a few hours to paint them altogether. you need to label them with the particular polish name, paint each with 2 coats and the most time consuming part for me was to organize them into a nice graduation of colours.
but i loved to do that, even as a child i always wanted to buy the biggest set of coloured pencils/liners to do that colour organization thing in my pencil case ;) it's just somewhat therapeutical and calming to think about which colour would flow best into the next and to look at the colours melting into each other afterwards...
with over 250 different colours though, it's quite some work to do if you threaded them altogether and then decide (several times) that this one particular colour needs to go somewhere else ;D well, i was relieved when i finished, and just loved to play around with the result.
i think the big plus with these compared to nail wheels or individual nail tips (that don't have a stick) is, that you can easily compare colours next to each other and have the product names right there. i always had to number the wheels since the names don't fit on there and needed to keep a list of the names. with the individual tips it was impossible to keep an overview and i only kept those for single use, comparison swatches etc. since i'd have to repaint colours onto a new wheel if i wanted to do an exact colour comparison.
now, comparison and colour coordination are very quick and easy.

so this is a very photo-heavy post, prepare for a blast of colours ;)



it's easy to compare...
and to colour-coordinate colours for mani/pedi!











31 comments:

  1. Awesome! This is such a clever idea. Love it! And your nail polish collection is amazing. :')

    I hope all has been well. xxxxxx

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  2. Oh WOW *_*
    Your collection is really amazing. And such beauties!

    I just ordered tip sticks like these myself, I tried single tips before but I wasn't so happy with those. I kept them in a little box and whenever I looked for one specific colour I had trouble finding it.

    I agree with you that organizing stuff into a graduation is really calming. I love doing it. I do it with my books, I do it with my clothes, I even redid the organization in some of my e/s palettes ^^

    I'm really looking forward to the day when my tip sticks arrive. It will be a lot of work painting them, but as I "only" have about 180 different colours it won't take me as long as it took you :)

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  3. AMAZING!!! a very brilliant idea indeed. wish i can find these stickssss easy to buy :P

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  4. Oh wooooow, was für eine beneidenswert tolle Sammlung! ♥

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  5. WoW! I am shocked and impressed (both in a good way of course)! What a great work you have done with this kind of nail polish color organization! Your collection is brilliant! Now i think how pathetic my nail polish collection is :-) xo

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  6. I had never seen anything like it, look like abanicos.

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  7. Wow. Real beautiful. I'd like to see your nail polish storage :)

    _sala_

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  8. Are those the ones with white or clear tip? I've been wanting to buy these but was unsure about which ones to get.

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  9. @anonymous: i bought the milky tips because my clear nail wheels made the nailpolishes dry to a matte finish, i thought they would be of the similar material and worried to get the same result.
    furthermore, the written product names are easier to read on the milky base.

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  10. Die würde ich mir gern mal durchschauen. Vorallem die Türkis und pink-orange Töne. Beeindruckende Sammlung.

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  11. WOW, this is incredible! What a collection you have.

    :)

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  12. I never could see the point of wheels for comparing colors, but these sticks are great. And your collection . . . I'm speechless!

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  13. You really do own an amazing collection of nail polishes, I'm impressed!

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  14. Du hast eine wunderschöne Sammlung an Farben, danke fürs Zeigen. :) Diese Nailtips habe ich mir auch gekauft, sehr praktisch.

    LG Petra

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  15. I wish I had you as a sister! that's a very impressive collection of colours! ♥
    chocolate-closet.blogspot.com

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  16. Thank you! Yeah, I was wondering whether the base color would affect the polish color. I'll try the milky ones then. :)

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  17. wow--such a nice and useful way to keep tabs on the nail polish collection! I like how you arranged all the colors for picture display, in a pretty rainbow.

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  18. die nailtips hatte ich mir auch bestellt, aber ich hatte schon von dem gestank beim mailwheels lackieren kopfschmerzen, so dass ich mich (noch) nicht an die tips traue :)

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  19. Omg, this looks amazing.You have more polishes than most of the salons :D It is very nice to watch, thanks for the opportunity, let me say your blog is not budget friendly :D Take care

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  20. wow that's AMAZING. Um.. so how do you keep your polish sorted? Do you have a nail polish rack or something?

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  21. Wow it's crazy with all the swatches like that! I couldn't tell it was for a manicure!


    xoxo,
    Roxanne
    http://www.lacedivory.com

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