Friday was an extremely busy day at work. I couldn’t even meet the courier at security when my prize from Truworths and Revlon arrived. @SanitaShimmy went to get it for me and I didn’t wait long to open it. I was completely overwhelmed by the contents! It was nicely packaged too.
I was sent the ENTIRE Moon Candy range. If you didn’t know, this is a duo with polish on the one side and a complimentary flaky suspended in a clear, slightly tinted base on the other. There are 10 duos in the range. Just the other day I was saying how much I love flakes, but how they aren’t really available here. Now I have all the flakies my heart could desire! I also received a base and top coat, quick dry spray, nail polish remover and two sets of 3D nail appliques. Lastly, they included two shades from the chroma chameleon range, Rose Gold and Cobalt. It is an amazing prize! I am so very lucky! The prize is worth R1500! Someone actually stopped by my desk and asked if I am selling nail polish *snigger*.
For a few weeks now I’ve been contemplating a storage solution for my polish. Adding all these polishes just pushed me right over the edge. I hated that everything was just standing on my dressing table and that I couldn’t *see* what I have. It makes planning manis hard and finding something in the mess is always a challenge. Planet nails sells perspex stands that look like stairs, but a stand that holds 50 bottles already costs about R170. After adding my prize I was at 85 (including base and top coats) so I would already need 2. I trawled Plastic Land and Builder’s Warehouse for something else, possibly even a spice rack, but came up empty. Rudi insisted that he could make one for me and I decided to let him give it a bash. I searched for ideas on Pinterest and showed him something I like. He set off to Builder’s and went to buy supplies. Including a new drill so he could hang it. *ahem*. The supplies cost about R250 (excluding the drill) with 2 cans of spray paint. He bought pine to make the rack. It didn’t even really take him long. He measured some polishes to see how high the shelves must be and set off to work.
Isn’t it AMAZING?!?! I absolutely love it!!! My polish is organized and I can SEE everything. Anything I need is within reach and easy to find. It is just perfect! The fact that it is against the wall is fantastic because it is off my dressing table completely (would not have been the case with the perspex stands) and it takes up less space than another stand would have. I am so proud of my husband for his handiwork. He hasn’t really made many things since we’ve been together. So I tend to underestimate his abilities. I really love my rack though!
I’ve organized my polish by brand and put all the ones I haven’t tried yet together at the bottom. I intend to work through them all before I go buy much more. Ordinary Misfit had a great idea for that! She suggested I do the untried polish challenge Siobhan did on her blog. I’m very excited about it! I’ll feel a lot better about buying new polish if I have tried most of what I already have and I can also pass on the ones I don’t like. Here is the challenge:
This challenge is awesome for me because there is no time limit and I don’t have to do it in any particular order. I’ve already planned manis for each topic, now I just have to get around to doing the manis. So my next 13 manis are already planned!
I’m already wearing my first challenge mani, watch this space!