Nail Polish Haul & No Buy Polish Challenge

nail polish haul

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but I have a slight nail polish addiction.  Nothing alarming…but those in my life who aren’t bloggers and have never seen a nail polish collection on YouTube often react to my lil’ ole 125 or so bottles like I’ve literally lost every ounce of sense in my head!  If I had a dollar for every time my grandmother has said “You only have 10 fingers!” or “You can only wear one color at a time!”  (which clearly is not true) then I would be a rich woman.  I’ve felt my addiction was justified because I love doing my own nails and of course I’m saving money by buying my own polishes, right?  Well – as true as that may be ;-) – there comes a point and time when a woman has to cut herself off to prevent going off the extreme deep end.  And I am at that point.  NO MORE POLISH PURCHASES!  Once I got to the point that I have polishes in the double digits that I haven’t worn yet – I realized I may have a slight problem.  Slight.  And I don’t wanna be a hoarder so, as of February first, I am challenging myself not to buy nary a new polish until I’ve worn every single polish in my collection!  You heard me right, before I buy any more polishes I must use each of the ones I already own!  I don’t care what the new collection is, what new finishes are invented, how much of a deal I got (because we know I rarely pay full price) I will not purchase any polishes until each in my collection has been used.  I don’t have a time frame, I’m not going to say “until all my polishes are used or 6 months, whichever comes first.”  Nope!  No cheating!  I’m excited and definitely feel up for the challenge and I think it will help me to enjoy the nail polish collection I’ve already amassed!

Now with that being said, the last month or so I’ve been on a bit of a buying frenzy, so I share my nail polish haul with you below and put you up on how I got over ten bottles of polish for around $25, including Julep, Sephora by OPI and Julie G brands.  Yep you heard right, check it out!

And now for this week’s Manicure Monday link up with LA Lynns and Lipgloss & Binky, allow me to show off my Shellac (soak off gel) mani that I had done for $17 via Groupon!  I love shellac…until my nails grow out a bit and the edges feel like they are pulling at my precious strands! But it sure is a pretty neutral color, no?

Nail Polish Haul

Shellac Manicure

Well, that’s it!  My nail polish haul and personal challenge.  Anybody wanna come on this ride with me?

Ebony C. Princess About Ebony C. Princess

A self proclaimed hair enthusiast and healthy hair advocate, Ebony C, Princess is the chief editor of Longing 4 Length. She shares her personal journey towards growing long, healthy hair while providing hair care tips and information.

  • Fiona Onanuga

    uh oh this sounds like one tough challenge, no worries you can go polish crazy afterwards ;) x
    your nails look yummy

    • http://www.longing4length.com/ EbonyCPrincess

      Hey fi! And honestly…I’m sure I will go on a polish buying frenzy once its done! lol

  • Fiona Onanuga

    ts fi from lyt by the way!

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  • shanita mills

    love it and i am with you! your fellow nail polish lover at at naturaltwist!