Tuesday, February 17, 2015

My Polish Room

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I had told you all that I was on a little hiatus in January due to moving all my polish and supplies to our guest room. Our guest room rarely got used. It was just a room sitting around. Now, it gets used every day! I took some pictures and thought I'd give you all a peek into the room and show you all the details! 



Starting with the above photo, we painted the wall red when we moved in to go with the black and white bedding. The sconces were used as the bedside lamps and the wooden piece on the wall was the head board. We didn't have the shelves in when the bed was there, as they can't really hold much. I was really excited to be able to use a few of them for this.



My husband surprised me one day and set up my light tent and lamps in the corner. Not shown in the picture are the black curtains he hung so I could take photos during the day without any unwanted light coming in. We found the desk and the chair at a Goodwill. Absolutely perfect and a great price! My husband then surprised me and brought home a fantastic lamp for the desk and put a daylight bulb in it to make it even better! Not in the picture, but I now have this Scentsy warmer on top of the base of the lamp. It's a fun addition visually and nasally (I don't know if that word works there or not, but it makes the room smell amazing and drowns out the smell of acetone and nail polish!).


I found these fun glasses at Dollar Tree. The one with the mustache has my nail art brushes and dotting tools, the clear one in the back has my nail files, a tall skinny one with hearts on the left has orange wood sticks, and in the front are pens and scissors (I've gotten smaller, better scissors since I took this photo). I found the darling nail polish highlighters at Bed, Bath & Beyond on clearance. I was so excited when I found them on clearance! Then of course, tape for when I get the guts to try using it again (last time I used it in a mani it was a disaster). The wonderful husband also brought me home a large tape dispenser for me to put striping tape on it. Really excited to try to use all the striping tape I have!


Next to my husband's laptop (which he is a doll for letting me use, when he isn't using it, for the past year and a half), is a plexiglass make-up organizer that I never could find a use for...until now! I've got my Revlon nail art sticks in the slots where lipstick would normally go. In the other spots I've got my manicure basics for when I'm swatching: GelousBeauty Secrets base coatNail EnvyB-Shiny top coatthinnerRemove+, Orly Nail Repair powder, Sunny's Miracle BalmThat's a Wrap liquid nail tape, and my foam piece for when I need help opening bottles. 

In front of that is a plastic butter dish I found at Dollar Tree. I use that to keep my nail clippers, clean up brush, cuticle balm brush, tweezers, cuticle pusher, nail cleaner, and buffer block. I keep a desk pad on my desk to protect my desk from polish and remover. It's fantastic and only $6. I recommend it to anyone with a polish desk! Plus, I decorated underneath the pad with drawings my daughter did and some stuff I get in packages. I have pretty things to look at and they are protected! 

The large glass container in the back, I found in the "As Is" section at my local Ikea a few years ago. It's perfect for cotton balls! In front of that is a heart shaped glass dish I found at Dollar Tree. In it, I keep all my cuticle oils, super glue, and Orly Nail Repair glue. 

In the blue drawers to the left of the cotton ball jar, is a vast mixture of goodies. In the bottom drawer, is all my extra clean up brushes and my unused nail wheels. In the next drawer up I have hand creams, sugar scrubs, cuticle balms, and all my Zoya sampler spoons that they used to send with their collections (I don't know about you all, but I miss them!). In the drawer above that is all my nail art glitter, rhinestones, flowers, etc. Lastly, in the top drawer are miscellaneous nail wraps (that I have no idea why I have) and my used nail wheels.  


On my first shelf, I keep my OPI minis and my Otaku Polish minis. I want to find little figurines from the movies the Otaku Polish is inspired by to go around them. I think it would look so cute! So if anyone knows of little My Neighbor Totoro and/or Howl's Moving Castle figurines, PLEASE let me know!! 


On my other shelf, I keep my lovely Louboutin, Black Spotted, Pure, some pretties I got in nail mail, and a Nailtini that doesn't really fit anywhere else. 


Underneath my desk is a little shelf. It's super convenient! I keep my Scentsy bars on the right side, power outlet in the middle, and on the left are these bins I found at Dollar Tree. In the top one are my polishes that I need to swatch, the middle are all top coats (glossy and matte), and under that are all my base coats.


In the drawers to the right of the photo are shipping supplies, extra cotton balls, foam bottle openers, extra drawer liners, and more. On top of the drawers is a little rock fountain that helps me relax when my mind is racing too hard to focus and a bin I keep anything that needs to be mailed out. Nothing of importance to my polish room are in the other drawers. That is why they are blocked and can't be opened. 

Moving on, to the Helmers, those three are all full! They are organized alphabetically by brand and alphabetically within each brand. However, all my polish doesn't fit into 3 Helmers. The two boxes to the left of the them (under the pink bin), and the two giant bags next to the boxes (not including the small bag of trash on top) are all full of polish that I need to buy more storage for. On top of my Helmers are crossword puzzle books (that I like to do when I'm feeling burnt out to get my brain on the right track), boxes that I use to ship stuff, and extra Post-It pads and such. 


On top of the drawers that can't be used, are two more bins I snagged at Dollar Tree. One, I use for all my back up polishes, and the other is for all of my daughter's polishes for when she wants to paint her own nails. Next to that is a large bin where I keep my large tub of acetone, other miscellaneous bottles of remover, and other random items that don't quite have a spot.


Last, but not least, my wall. This is where I put all my polishes from companies who are no longer with us, or the random few that I know I will never buy again. 

So, there you have it! With the exception of a couple little things I still am saving up to do, that's my room! This is where I've been spending my time lately. It's my little piece of heaven, and I'm beyond happy with it!

Do you have a polish room or area? I'd love to see it!

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Happy Polishing!!

Becky  :o)

41 comments:

Jenny Olesen said...

I don't have a polish room now, I use the kitchen table. :0) But I would love to have something like this one day. It looks great!

LaraLeaf said...

Love your polish room - it's so nice and organized. It is so grand to have such a space for 'nail stuff'! I have been looking around for something to put on my desk for protection. I was wondering about that Ikea pad - will acetone eat it? Or is it glass? I like that it it thin. All the ideas I have seen are thicker than I want. I figured I would have to go to a glass shop to get something, but if this pad works, I think I'll get it. Thanks!

Naked Without Polish said...

No, it's not glass. I have gotten some acetone on it, but never a lot and I don't leave it there for long, but I haven't had issues with it getting messed up at all. It is only $5.99. Worth a shot to get and try out before spending a lot on glass. Ikea also has glass you can get too.

Blingfinger said...

I need a polish room too! This look great and organized, it must be a great feeling to walk into you're polish room and look at all the colors!

Naked Without Polish said...

It really does!! It's a huge relief and not overwhelming.

Philly Loves Lacquer said...

What an organized setup! Looks like you might need another Helmer or two!

Naked Without Polish said...

HAHA For sure!! They are on my list! And I want swatch sticks. Those are the last two things I want to finish up my room...more Helmers and swatch sticks.

Lo F said...

Love your setup! I just recently got a whole new set up also and i love it! I really need one of those mini drawer sets that you have sitting on top!

Naked Without Polish said...

I found those at a garage sale a while back, but they are at Walmart and Target. It's 2 sets of 2 drawers.

Nadia Mamaheartspolish said...

What a great room! Someday I hope to have a craft/hobby room again. When it was just my daughter we had an extra room and that's where I kept my desk and all my art and craft supplies. Now it's my son's room and my stuff is divided amongst the living room, his closet, and my bedroom.

Polish & Plates said...

How nice to have a space all your own. I can't wait to have a polish "den" :)

Naked Without Polish said...

Well, soon, I will have to share it with my daughter, but i don't care. I still love it! :)

Naked Without Polish said...

I have been wanting a place of my own other than a corner of the couch for so long. It's a really nice feeling having a place I can go and know that it's mine. I hope you get something soon. Moms deserve a spot of their own!

Manna's Manis said...

I'm so glad you finally got your own space. You deserved it <3

Naked Without Polish said...

Thank you, Manna! <3

Naked Without Polish said...

I'm the same way!! No matter how much I love how it is the ideas keep flowing when I look at other people's areas

Makenna Driscoll said...

I'm uber jealous, you've got an amazing setup!!!

Shawna Harrold said...

Nice set up!! I don't remember what my desk looks like - it's been burried in polish and the likes for a while now :P

Savannah of Addicted to Polish said...

Love your setup! I love seeing people's polish areas!

Manisha said...

Awesome set up. I love the way you have arranged all the items and the part where you have those stickers for not swatched, base coats,etc. Setting up an entire room requires so much of effort.Hats off

Polished Hippy said...

Nice job getting this set up. Mine is not nearly so organized.

Naked Without Polish said...

Thank you! I'm really pleased with it. :)

Naked Without Polish said...

Haha I usually let things pile up, but I'm doing really well with getting a system in place so it's always clean and not cluttered.

Naked Without Polish said...

Thank you!! I do too! I almost didn't post it, but I was hoping people enjoy looking at those areas as much as I do so I did it!

Naked Without Polish said...

Thank you! Yeah, I knew that was a must have! Running around the Dollar Tree and I saw those and got the idea so it wasn't taking up space in my Helmers. haha

Naked Without Polish said...

My previous area wasn't at all. I knew i had to go overboard with this one.

Amy Hoye said...

Being a stereotypical type A Capricorn, it always fascinates me to see how other people organize their nail spaces. Thanks for sharing yours!

Naked Without Polish said...

Most welcome!! Do you have a post about your room?!

AlpsNailart said...

Wow. You are so organized person. Whenver i do manicure, my desk is such a mess. I wish i learn something from your post now. And that Louboutin <3

Amy Hoye said...

Haha, I don't have a room. I have a desk wedged between my couch and my dining table. It drives me NUTS not to have my own space.

Naked Without Polish said...

If you want help trying to figure out how to organize it, email me! I'd gladly help you out!

Roselynn787 said...

I'm completely jealous of your polish room! All I have is a corner, I don't even have wall space lol. I also love your huge light box!

Tamara Marie said...

Wow! I am in awe of your setup! I wish I had a polish room like this! Very nice and thank you for sharing!

Naked Without Polish said...

That's how I used to be. It sucks. I know I got really lucky with this!

Naked Without Polish said...

Thank you!

Amy L said...

I'm like a million times jealous of your awesome room! I live in NYC and space is prime.

Naked Without Polish said...

Well, you living in NYC makes me jealous enough! haha My 5 year old would be super jealous! She's obsessed with NYC and all things Broadway. She loves it more there than Disney World. haha

AlpsNailart said...

Aww so sweet of you :*

Naked Without Polish said...

I love that sort of thing! I'm totally serious! haha

AlpsNailart said...

I shall definitely reach to you when i plan to get organized :)

TKny said...

Amy, if you ever want to talk n/a, I live on the West Side and would just love someone who shares my interest.

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