Wednesday, 18 January 2012

nail varnish diy

one day, i hope to have enough space to display all my nail varnishes for the world to see. at the moment however, i keep them all tucked away in this little box. great to lug them around quickly, but a nightmare in terms of finding the colour i want- i almost feel like i'm playing a bizarre version of this game
i wrote the idea for this diy down in one of my little notebooks ages ago, and found it again the other day when i was packing. there are so many ways that you could do this that would look a lot neater than how i've done it, but i was just going with what i had to hand. it's mega easy, and shouldn't take too long depending on how many nail varnishes you own.


so first, you need some sort of stickers- ideally i think circular ones would look best, but i had bog standard rectangular labels. 

i put a dollop of each nail varnish onto the labels, small enough to fit on the lids of each bottle. 







then, it's just a matter of waiting for them to dry, cutting them all out (think how much quicker this would be if i'd had little round stickers!) and sticking them to their matching bottles.

and there you have it. it may seem like a slightly pointless diy, but for me it's one of those "why didn't i do this sooner?!" type tips.

i love being able to actually see the colours i have, and this way i think i'll stop reaching for the same ones and actually use all of my 40 odd (!) nail varnishes.

26 comments:

  1. This is such a fab idea! I definitely need to get this done for my polishes x

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    1. yay glad you like it! it makes life so much easier! :) x

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  2. oooh wow! thanks for this idea! xoxo

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    1. no worries, glad you like it! x

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    1. thanks jennie :) it's my new lifesaver when i'm in a rush x

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  4. This is a really good idea! I keep mine in a cupboard though (which is overflowing) so I can't see the tops of them. I'll probably have to rethink my storage soon or get rid of some polishes! x

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    1. ah that's a shame, but i'm guessing you can see them if they're in a cupboard?! oh no, getting rid of them seems so drastic :( x

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  5. I've never thought about this before, but it's brilliant! My storage looks pretty much like yours and I always have to look for the right shade! Thanks for the idea :D

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    1. oh yay, i'm glad you like it!! hope it makes life easier :D x

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  6. This is a good plan! I'll take a picture of the awful mess that is my nail varnish collection, then sort it out a la your method! good plan!

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    1. haha good idea! i love befores & afters! :) x

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  7. Oh wow, that's a brilliant way to tell the colour of the polish :)

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    1. :D thank you, glad you like it! x

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  8. This is so simple but so good! I'll be spending the next hour doing this :)

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    1. oh cool, i hope it works for you too :) x

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  9. such a good idea, i will definitly be doing this! I dont know why i never thought of putting them in a box before either, i keep mine all lose in the fridge, which is irritating to say the least! x

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    1. ahh my auntie used to keep hers in the fridge :) i hope it works if you try it! x

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  10. wow that's a really great idea! my nail varnish collection isn't nearly as big as yours but i find i come across the same problem not being able to see immediately which colour is which!

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    GEM x

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    1. thank you, it's so simple but really effective :) thank you x

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