As I've been mentioning, I've been getting new polishes and running out of space for them. So I finally got a new storage solution, after searching for quite a while.
I wanted something transportable. Ideally so much so that I could just grab my nail polish collection and do my nails out on the grass if I so chose. But it needed to be at least transportable enough that I could take it from my bedroom and move it with me to my college dorm. (By the way, that's happening in a couple days. Wish me luck!) I also wanted something with drawers, because those are the easiest to get into and out of if your nails are still wet. No fumbling with lids and whatnot. I also wanted something affordable.
So I would find things that were easily transportable, but the drawers were at most 3" deep. Most nail polishes seem to be between 3" and 3.5" tall, making a 3" drawer unusable but for the minis. Or I would find things that were too deep (5-6") and not transportable at all. Or I would find things that looked like they could work but were well over $50, or even over $100.
Finally I went to The Container Store in San Jose and picked up three of these, and a strap-a-handle.
And here it is filled with nail polish:
You may be wondering what some of the new polishes are. And if you're not, you're going to see them anyway. :p
I got this pretty one from Forever 21:
There's this great store in San Jose that was recommended to me, called US Nails Supply, and I finally got a chance to go. It was recommended because they have a LOT of nail polish, and it's CHEAP compared to other places. Like, pretty much everywhere OPI is at least $8. There? It's $4.75, if I remember right. Most of the brands are half-off what they are anywhere else. The only thing is they don't allow you to even open the bottles, which is a bit of a downside as I like to see what the consistency is like. Oh well. I'll just try to look up reviews or look at them else where, then go there to buy them. :D
Anywhere, here's what I bought from them after an unfortunately very short stop there:
I've heard so many great things about OPI - My Boyfriend Scales Walls that I decided I just had to get it. I mean, nearly everyone I'm following right now uses it. I also picked up China Glaze - Kalahari Kiss, because I've been looking for a kinda sandy colour as a base for nail art. This isn't quite what I was looking for, but it's close. And it's still a nice looking polish. I also picked up a crystal nail file.
Here's a couple shots of all my nail plate swatches: