Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Nail colour of the week
Happy new year! May 2017 be less devastating than 2016 for us all. Say safe celebrities (well, some of you, I'm not concerned about the Kardashians to be honest).
I've started the year having a clear out and that included revisiting my nail varnish collection. I received five nail varnishes for Christmas. Yes, FIVE! Four were Opi and one was my beloved YSL (thanks sis). More on them all over the coming weeks but today I am sporting one of them, Opi Black Cherry Chutney. It is beautiful, a very deep, blackish purple with loads of shine. I adore it.
Anyway, after almost 20 years of having my nail varnish in a beaten up old toolbox (that sounds cooler than it is, it's plastic and a bit nasty), I have moved them all to a bigger box and well, I have a lot. I have the sort of collection you might see in a professional nail salon. I have more than 20. I have more than 30. I haven't actually counted them but I have at least 30 by Opi alone. Let's not put a number on how many I have, we're all friends here. How did this happen? I'll tell you how. It happened by a mixture of obsession (I cannot sleep until I have Madam President), a love of pretty nails and the belief that a tenner on a bottle of nail varnish is a cheap pick-me-up.
I am not ashamed. There are worst obsessions out there and it's harmless but I have made a pledge to stop for a while and to use what I have. If I can't find the colour I want from my collection then I have a serious issue.
In a similar vein I have also decided to not buy any more skincare or make-up for a while. For at least January and February. I have a lot of make-up for someone who doesn't actually wear a lot of it. I bought a little bit before Christmas (ahem - Bobbi Brown called to me and online shopping is SO EASY!) I have plenty. No more for now. Skincare - no more is to be purchased until I have finished at least two full-size pots/tubes of something. No more shower gel until I am down to my last bottle in my stash (this may take a while). I am going to sell/give away/throw away what I don't use and use up my endless little bottles and sachets of samples. No more perfume until the summer. I actually finished three bottles of perfume in the last six weeks but I will not be buying more for a while. We're not even going to discuss how many bottles of perfume I have.
No more scented candles. I have an embarrassing stash of Diptique candles but I can never resist a bargain (the Christmas ones were in the SpaceNK sale but you had to move fast and I did) and if I get a £5 code off SpaceNK, I always buy a candle. No more until I am burning my last ones.
It's time to relieve my shelves from the weight of my stash, use and enjoy what I have and save some money for the new bathroom. Oh my god, when I get a new bathroom, I am hitting SpaceNK in a big way.
I shall still be blogging of course. I need to tell you all about my Bobbi purchases, my four other new nail varnishes and how I get on with all the stuff in my stash that I've not told you about yet. Fear not, I shall be here so please keep the comments coming. Don't be shy!