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Project Polish 2015 - Intro

11 May 2015
My newest 'Use-It-Up/Declutter' project is a project polish which features 12 coloured nail polishes, 4 clear base and top coats and a matte top coat. The goal is to use these up by the end of 2015.

This will be a YouTube only project, so if you want to keep up with it I'd love to have you come on over and subscribe, when these videos are published they will be posted on the blog (so if you don't have a YouTube account or just don't want to subscribe that's ok too!) but photos will not be included.

I'd love to know how long it takes you to use up a clear base/top coat, let me know in the comments!

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2 comments on "Project Polish 2015 - Intro"
  1. Considering I don't paint my nails often (I ought to seeing as I have 40+ polishes & counting...and that doesn't include the 8 or so polishes I want to palm off to other people), it's taking me a long time to get rid of base & top coats. I really want to finish the base coats I have (Essie's All-In-One - not bad, but not HG either - and Butter London's Nail Foundation - dries quickly, but I think it causes my polish to chip really quick so I'll use it on my toes only, got a lot of that left sadly) before I move on to something new & I think I'll be able to get through the Essie one by the end of the year, seeing as it was dual purpose for a while before I started using their Good To Go top coat.

    I recently got rid of a whole lot of nail polishes by doing a bit of nail polish art with them, purely because I was desperate to get rid of some that were old (namely Orly's Luxe & Shine in mini form) & I knew that I'd never finish them properly, plus there were others with formulas I wasn't fussed on. All I did was splattered a whole bunch of colours (a cobalt blue, teal-ish green, the Orly colours mentioned above and a bit of white & navy) across a small art canvas & then painted the frame with the cobalt blue & teal. Worked a treat (got rid of both Orly polishes + the cobalt blue & teal), even though the result is something that a 5 year old might do...then again, I never claimed to be good at art. ;o)

    1. That's a really good way to use up unwanted polish!! I often paint the ends of my makeup brushes with a polish I don't love so when I'm on a job with multiple artists it's easier to keep track of what belongs to me and I also took to painting my parents keys with different colours so they could easily see which key belonged to which door. I think re-purposing beauty items that aren't loved is a good way to use them up, I hate to see the money wasted!

      I find with most of the clear coats in my project polish that they cause my nail polish to chip or peel within about 24-48 hours so they are being used very often (which I'm happy about because I want them gone!) but at the end of the day a crappy polish is such a waste of money and time because not everyone can find the time to paint their nails every couple of days (or can even be bothered to!).