I recently took pictures of my stash, and thought I would post them here! My stash is around 135 bottles, with about 20 more coming in the mail. I am almost always thinking about purging polishes from my stash, so I just wrote down some thoughts I had as I was taking the pictures XD I'm kind of nuts, right?
OPI Let Them Eat Rice Cake, Lynnderella Heart Strings, Lynnderella ♥, Lynnderella Matter of the Heart, Essie French Affair, Essie Raise Awareness
Purge thoughts: I want to purge both those Essies, but DBF won't "let" me. I prefer Raise Awareness to French Affair, but DBF prefers the name of French Affair to Raise Awareness. He does know both names of these pinks, and conducts regular searches of my stash now to make sure they are both still there ._.
Revlon Sublime Strawberry, Essie Your Hut or Mine?, Essie Watermelon, Illamasqua Collide, Zoya Dana, Zoya Alegra, Nfu Oh 63.
Purge thoughts: The first two are really close on the nail. I prefer Essie bottles, but the Revlon is scented and I am addicted to the scent. I wanted to purge one of Essie Watermelon and Zoya Dana, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. I almost purged Zoya Alegra, but it is so pretty in the bottle, and on the nail (I just never reach for it). I'm thinkin about ditching the Nfu Oh, because I like my holos to be green/blue, not so much pink, you know? But it's nice. How can I do such a thing?
OPI Smitten with Mittens, Essie Limited Addiction, Essie Bonded, MAC Bad Fairy, Hello Kitty Red Sparkle, Lynnderella Ruby Red Ruby x2
Purge thoughts: MAC Bad Fairy doesn't look great on me, but it is amazing on the nail (I've only worn it twice, look how low it is in the bottle! what the nards!). I just got the Hello Kitty polish, and I might purge it.
Oranges and Bright Blues
OPI Ecuadorable Coral, MAC Imperial Flower, ESsie Vermillionaire, Zoya Robyn, Illamasqua Fern, OPI Absolutely Alice
Purge thoughts: The Essie is my favourite, hands down, but I also like the OPI and MAC. But if I'm going to wear a bright orange polish, do I really need a choice of 3? To be fair, the OPI is not that bright. Love all three of the blues. I used to own yellows, but they're all gone now (Zoya Pippa, AA Butter, OPI Fiercely Fiona).
Essie St Lucia Lilac, Essie Bangle Jangle, Lynnderella Nosegay, Lynnderella LavenDear, OPI Planks a Lot, Nails Inc St John's Wood
Purge thoughts: Essie SLL used to be an HG of mine, but I havent worn it in so long, I can't remember, so I need to rewear it.
Illamasqua Baptiste, Orly Fowl Play, Orly Plum Noir, Zoya Valerie, Lynnderella Very Pretty Vampire
Purge thoughts: The only one I am waffling on is Orly Plum Noir.
Zoya Neeka, Zoya Lovey Dovey, Nina Ultra Pro Never Glum Plum, Zoya Pinta, Nails Inc Belgrave Place
Purge thoughts: I might need to purge the Nina (which I used to love a lot, but now that I have Neeka, would I ever reach for NGP?).
Zoya Crystal, Nfu Oh 65, Speciallita Hits Poseidon, Illamasqua Raindrops, Essie Sag Harbor, Franken, DL Glitter in the Air, Revlon Whimsical
Purge thoughts: I'm not sure about Essie Sag Harbor, now that I have Raindrops. I should get rid of DL or the Revlon, right? I'm not sure which to keep, so I'm keeping both for now :x the DL has a sheerer base, which is better for layering, but less glitter. I'm a bit worried about the Revlon glitter bleeding, so I don't want to give up the DL yet!
Zoya Caitlin, Essie Cocktail Bling, Essie Lapis of Luxury, Essence Forget Me Not, Essie Smooth Sailing, Lynnderella Forget You Not, ChG 2NITE
Purge thoughts: I need to wear Essie LoL and Essence Forget me Not to figure out if I need both. Essie Smooth Sailing is a little lukewarm... need to rewear it.
Nfu Oh 52, Zoya Charla, Missha JBL01, Joe Fersh Peacock, DL Across the Universe
Purge thoughts: the only one I'm thinking about purging is the Missha, due to its awful rose scent. But I think it actually looks better on the nail than Zoya Charla, which I love! So I don't know what to do there.
Blues 4 (wow I have a lot of blues, huh)
Orly Royal Navy, Orly Stone Cold, Lynnderella Mlle Violette de Bleu, Fingrs Blue Glitter, MAC Ming Blue, Speciallita Hits Apolo
Purge thoughts: I purged Revlon Royal in favour of Orly Royal Navy. I hate that the shimmer sinks and I need to prepare to wear it by tilting it upside down.
AA Mount Royal, RBL Catherine H, OPI Glacier Bay Blues, CND Midnight Sapphire, Essie Bobbing for Baubles, Misa Office Polish-tics, NARS Midnight Express
Purge thoughts: AA Mount Royal because I never reach for it, but it has a nice formula and is not dupey to anything I have. I'm not sure about Essie Bobbing for Baubles because it's somewhere between the Misa and a darker colour... and for darker blues, I really like the formula of the CND. NARS ME is HG status for me. It's halfway down the 'N' D:
Joe Fresh Teal, RBL 360, Essie School of Hard Rocks, ChG DV8, Speciallita Hits Hera, CND Urban Oasis, Illamasqua Muse, Orly Sapphire Silk
Purge thoughts: JF and RBL are total dupes, but the JF is in a smaller bottle (0.3 oz vs 0.4 oz), but Ji is so irritating. But if I purge this RBL, then my bottle of Catherine H will be lonely! Essie SoHR is nice, but looking at it in the lineup, is it too close to JF/RBL?
AA Office, Orly Gumdrop, OPI Mermaid's Tears, Essie Greenport, Essie Turquoise & Caicos, Misa Dirty Sexy Money, Nails Inc Warwick Way (wow this is totally green IRL, but photographs blue!)
Purge thoughts: I would like to purge the AA if I can find a dupe for it (hoping one of the Spring Orlys will do it!). Hoping that Zoya Bevin will be a dupe for OPI Mermaid's Tears so I can purge it (I don't like prowide brushes, and Zoya bottles are preferable to OPI's to me). I wish I didn't have all three of Orly Gumdrop, Essie T&C and Essie Greenport. If I had to choose 1 of the 3 to keep, it would be Greenport, but whenever I wear the other two, I think about how nice they are and can't let them go! The Nails Inc photographed way bluer than it is in real life, though.
ChG Emerald Sparkle, Illamasqua Rampage, Essie Going Incognito, Zoya Veruschka, Brucci Black Emerald (decanted), Zoya Ivanka, Nfu Oh 56, ChG Glittering Garland
Purge thoughts: the only one I want to dump is Zoya Ivanka. But it is soooo pretty in the bottle... I stop myself every time.
Illamasqua Milf, Nfu Oh 66, Essie Da Bush, Essie Sew Psyched, Essie Power Clutch, Illamasqua Hectic
Purge thoughts: I'm thinking about the Nfu Oh. I still haven't worn it as a full mani yet. :/
OPI Samoan Sand, SH CSM Fedora, Orly Country Club Khaki, ChG Ingrid, Revlon Stormy, Essie Chinchilly
Purge thoughts: love all these. I wish I could find a true dupe for Fedora, though, because I flipping hate the brush and stem on that thing! I know $OPI has a close dupe (UMTC), but I hate that bottle as well -.-
SH CSM Sequin Scandal, Hello Kitty Night Sparkle, Face Shop GR501, OPI At Your Quebec and Call, OPI Spark de Triomphe, Orly Luxe
Purge thoughts: I need to try the first two together and purge one. I wore the HK one recently and it had an amazing formula, though dried quite dark. I can't remember if SS was that dark. I love the Face Shop polish, but if the Jessica-graphite dupe is better, I will probably purge this one.
I don't know if I love OPI AYQaC; I purged BL Wallis in favour of this. I want to try NARS Mash, I think I would like it better.
ChG Party Hearty, Lynnderella The Glittering Crowd, Lynnderella Boy-Girl Party, Lynnderella ChocoLotta Love, ChG Fortune Teller
Purge thoughts: My precioussss...
Lynnderella Sweets to the Sweet, Lynnderella Love, Lace and Lilacs, Essie Marshmallow, OPI Skull & Glossbones, Nfu Oh 61, AA Hassid
Purge thoughts: I might purge the Nfu Oh when Jessica Disco Diva comes to live with me. If I purge my other AAs, I want to purge Hassid too. I hate loner bottles. I purged all my other light greys in favour of OPI S&G.
CND Effects - basically all of the sparkle topcoats
Purge thoughts: I don't use these too often, so I wonder if I should keep them all... ?
Color morphing pigment topcoats from Noelie, Face Shop topcoat 05, Maybelline Colorama Cold as Ice (decanted)
Purge thoughts: If I purge my other Face Shop I will let the topcoat go too. I love Cold as Ice (I think that's the name), and have been looking hard for a dupe. I thought CND Sugar Sparkle would be one (no), then Zoya Sparkle Gloss Topcoat (no), then Essie Pearl Purefection (no), then Confetti -something- (no), and SH Diamond (various, all no). There's just something about it that I can't put my finger on!! Sigh.
So, what's the last polish you have been thinking of voting off the island?