Friday, March 25, 2011

Polish Unpacked & Another Fun Friday Giveaway!

The good thing about unpacking is you get a clean slate for organizing your stuff. You don't have to pull everything out and move stuff around - you just have to put it away in the empty new place.  What was my favorite thing to unpack? My polish collection, of course!!

All of my polishes made it across the country in one piece. There was some leaking on a few bottles, but nothing severely damaged. Now they've all be unpacked, unwrapped, sorted, and placed in my Helmer in a way that's part alphabetical by brand, part alphabetical by location where they were purchased, part by the number of polishes from a certain brand. 

Viva Polish! reached over 100 followers this week! I can't think of a better way to share about myself with all of you than letting you have a look into my polish stash. And what better time to show it off than right after it's been freshly organized?

DRAWER 1 - OPI & Higher End Brands
OPI, Essie, RBL, butterLONDON, MAC, Lippmann, Nfu Oh, Chanel
DRAWER 2 - Brands that I tend to buy online or in specialty
(i.e. beauty supply) stores
BB Couture, Barielle, Claire's, Cult, Diamond, Funky Fingers, Misa, Nubar, Orly
China Glaze & Color Club
DRAWER 4 - Drugstore
Cover Girl, Jesse's Girl, L'Oreal, Oke Doke, Maybelline, Milani, Revlon
DRAWER 5 - More Drugstore Brands
Sinful, Sally Hansen, Ulta, Wet n Wild

Zoya & Revlon Street Wear

Truthfully, I need a second Helmer for my mini bottles, random bottles from brands I only have one or two polishes from, nail treatments, and other supplies like files, cotton, etc. I'm reluctant to buy one because I know that I'll be tempted to fill it up! I'm satisfied with just having one Helmer for now because 97% of my collection fits in it and I know where every polish is - ahhhh! Organized!!

Now how about 100 followers?  You guys are great and deserve another giveaway!  Right now, I have two brand new OPI polishes for you to win! 
Breathe Life (Spring 2009) and Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees (Fall 2009)

I'll be adding more polishes for the rest of the week up to the awesome grand total of 10, so keep checking back to see what you might win!
To enter this giveaway, please fill out the form below. You don't need to be a follower to enter, but I'd definitely appreciate your follow. You can also earn extra entries if you tweet or blog about this giveaway or like Viva Polish! on Facebook. This giveaway is open to everyone - US and International.  It starts now, ends next Thursday, and the winner will be announced on Friday, 4/1 - no April Fooling!

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  1. YAY congrats on reaching 100+!!! I'm glad your collection made it :)

  2. Thanks!! So am I - sometimes polish bottles can be so tough and other times they crack when you look at them funny!

  3. Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    Liz Secret Rendezvous

  4. Congrats on the 100 followers!

    I was shopping today with hubby and he managed to drop a bag of 4 polishes (3 Catrice + 1 Essence) on a tile floor. It sounded really bad but all polishes were ok!

  5. its so crazy to have 6 drawers of nail polishes >_< jealous jealous super jealous >_<

  6. congrats! and great give away :) if you like you can enter mine too!

  7. i thought i had lots! Sorry submitted form twice cos just after i'd pressed submit the 1st time i realised i hadn't put my twitter id on!


  8. congrats on 100+!!! this is an awesome giveaway!!

  9. Congrats on the 100 followers! And awesome stash, it's super organized! ^__^

  10. Congrats! I'm having a giveaway too

  11. Congrats on the 100 followers! Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. gratz on your follows, and here's to many more successes for you! <3

  13. Thanks for all the congrats!! You're all too nice =D

    @intootje That really does sound crazy! I'm glad your polishes survived their tile trauma. I haven't tried Catrice yet, but it's on my To Do list, especially if they have such strong bottles.

    @Kheldar You rock, too!!

    @Pixie D I've been collecting for a few years now - one day you too may have 6 drawers ;)

    @You nailed it! I will be entering your giveaway - your prizes are ridiculously good. Congrats on your 1 Year Anniversary!!

    @Jodie Thanks for the heads up - I'll delete the dupe entry no prob :) How many polishes do you have?

    @Karina Believe me, it doesn't always look this well organized but I do try for sanity's sake!