I never meant to "collect" nail polish. It just happened, one pretty color at a time.
I paint my nails every other day, literally. I hate when it chips and I get bored with colors easily, so I guess that's how I acquired so many. It's rare to see me without nail polish on my fingernails, I actually kind of feel self conscious without it.
Here are some close ups;
All of my sparkley polishes...
oranges and yellows...
greens...
purples, pinks, and reds...
blues...
whites, blacks, grays, and clear coats...
And my top 5 favorites...
My favorites are not only my favorites because of the color but because of what great polishes they are. They go on smooth, quickly (one coat!), dry fast and don't really chip. The art club and funky fingers brands are from 5below which is a dollar store. They were 2 for $3 and I couldn't resist the colors. I assumed they would be garbage/need a ton of coats for the color to be pretty but they go on in one coat! I'm totally impressed!

A few nail polish related blog posts from the past:
How to get perfect polka dots - a nail tutorial part one.
How to get perfect polka dots - a nail tutorial part two.
Mood nail polish - a review.
Mood nail polish - photos.

Well I'm going back to work. I'll be thinking of which collection to show you next. 
xoxo!


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67 Comments

  1. wow great collection so many pretty colors!

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  2. ahhhh...so many typos...must be early...I'll try this again....

    I love all those colors! I probably have just as many but I think I have been stuck on reds and pinks for far too long...lately I have added black, green, and blue...but I am really looking for a great yellow and aqua!

    http://www.bluebirdandtree.blogspot.com/

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  3. that sally hansen--there's two in your favorites, I have that brand in bright red the name was "right said red" haha, and it IS seriously awesome. stays on PERFECT.

    I have that China Glaze green and blue. and one of your orange brands in yellow and one of your yellow brands in orange! haha

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  4. ahhhh i LOVE china glaze.

    i collect nail polish, too! along with a bunch of other stuff. i did a collections post a couple of weeks ago. check it out!

    http://helllokelly.blogspot.com/2011/01/collections.html

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  5. I used to be like you with nail polish, but somewhere along the way that changed and now I feel self conscious when I DO wear nail polish.

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  6. Wow! I love this! I especially love the individual pictures all sorted by color! I love having my nails painted. Just wish I had more time to do it. :)

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  7. what an impressive nail polish collection! i thought i had a lot but you have soooo many more! a collector indeed!

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  8. wow my nail polish collection is almost as big as yours....no not really but its getting there. lol

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  9. There's actually 3 sally hansen polishes in my favorites. Definitely my favorite nail polish brand!!


    April, really, why? My mom is like that too, she doesn't wear it because she doesn't want people looking at her nails. She got an infection a few year back and now one of her nails grows split.

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  10. I'm always a sucker for nail polish. I don't even wear it that much, but I love to look at all the colors, its quite mesmerizing!

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  11. love the yellows!! im a big fan of yellow nail polish! there's something about it that just injects happiness into your brain while your wearing it.

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  12. wow what an awesome collection *____*

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  13. haha...your collection looks just like mine. my all time favorite is China Glaze Refresh Mint. i search all over the city for it and finally had to break down and order it off amazon.

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  14. Nice collection! Your post definitely gave me some inspiration to do my nails. Unfortunately it makes me want to go shopping for new colors too even though I really shouldn't! Anyway, I collect perfumes myself. Maybe I'll do a blog post on em' sometime and take some fun pics of all the pretty bottles :) Everybody collects something!

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  15. the "poison" bottle is the cutest packaging i've ever seen!

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  16. OMG I want your collection! & I was reading past posts and found your reviews about Claire's mood nail polish. not sure I'll still find it but I'm definitely gonna search it :D

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  17. love that collection sadly i hate doing my nails, cause it chips and that makes me mad lol `

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  18. I'm the same way. LOVE my nail polish, though I don't have as many colors as you do. Quite impressive!

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  19. I wear nail polish so much that if I go one day without it as if to let my nails rest/breathe...they hurt! Or at least they don't "feel" quite right and it's so uncomfortable. The only remedy is to put on polish!

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  20. I love your collection... and I also LOVE nail polish too! Have you tried Nails Inc? Its a bit more expensive, but I think it's worth it! X

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  21. i just bought the Sally Hansen Lavender polish yesterday! It's heaven. THe bristels are curved and feels sooo good putting it on. It was so much fun i wanted to put 3 coats, but i resisted. I also got a White Decal Pen thatis Hello Kitty for 3 bucks. Look out for it. (it even has 10 tiny nail stickers)

    Love ya K.
    p.s. i bought your wallet with the frog fishing on one side and the pig on the other. it's the best.

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  22. Oh my gosh you have such a great collection! I just organized my nail polish collection last night - but I have about a quarter of what you've got!

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  23. Great collection!
    I am addicted to nailpolish too. Every once and a while I feel so naked without it, I just don't recognize my own hands that way, that's when I always decide to stop for a little while until it feels normal again. And then go straight back to nailpolish;)

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  24. that is a huge collection of nail polish!!! have you heard of nail lacquer?!?!? it is suppose to last for weeks and not chip and stays shiny too! i want to try it cause the one reason i don't paint my nails that often is because it usually chips the next day and takes soo much effort for me to do my nails! i think next time i am at the beauty store i'll look around!

    i always love your nails designs...it gives me nail envy :)

    xo,
    cb

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  25. That is super awesome! Where do you get your sparkly polish?

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  26. I am doing a project this year where I am wearing a different nail colour every week!
    I have nail polish comning in from people everywhere, its awesome!

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  27. aw lovely collection. I used to have so many nail varnishes but i got out of the habbit of wearing them. coincidentally i did bu a new bright red polish yesterday :D

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  28. Wow. That's awesome! I envy your collection. Sooo very lovely!!

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  29. i looove looking at them grouped by colour. i am crazy about anything organized that way!
    you should open a nail salon, hehe.

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  30. OH MY that is a collection. I know what that is like tho. My favorite brand is Sinful Colors. Cheap and Quality. Good stuff.

    I used to only wear black or brown nail polish but suddenly I had a huge collection of colors, and even the mini brushes to do all sorts of designs. I've developed steady hands and am often seen with british flags, letters, and things like the bat signal on my nails. It is just too fun.

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  31. Wow, you do have quite a number of nail polish bottles there...
    I absolutely love nail polish and I agree with what you're saying, Kaylah, I get easily bored with colours, too.
    In terms of "chipping": I just discovered a nail polish that stays on almost seven days. It's amazing. And if you use a coat, it lasts even better!

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  32. Miss Kaylah, would you mind telling us what the color names are for your five favorites? I'm enamored with color names, plus I adore the ones you chose.

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  33. Danielle, target! :)

    maren, yeah give me a few hours and i'll rummage back through my collection and get the names. :)

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  34. I adore SINFULCOLORS..I've got kinda fucsia...it's so incredible how it turns in your nails!and most of all, no chips it never breaks!
    when I say fucsia, I mean the first one from left:
    http://www.google.it/imgres?imgurl=http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_a7oe8gHwXXE/TA6hgB9_jdI/AAAAAAAAASg/x2X9tpPJ7f8/s1600/SinfulColors.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.beautybombshellx.com/2010/06/drugstore-review-sinful-colors-nail.html&usg=__0Z1lvOFzPxBhlIDv4RvhmmNry24=&h=523&w=600&sz=108&hl=it&start=29&zoom=1&tbnid=FEM9s-njIkjjWM:&tbnh=139&tbnw=160&ei=a3FITfnlHcnsOZG9taEE&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsinful%2Bcolors%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dit%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1580%26bih%3D682%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=281&oei=ZHFITfiWEcacOqv_wZUE&esq=2&page=2&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:17,s:29&tx=28&ty=99

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  35. If you click the link, you will see what I mean!^-^

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  36. dear squid,
    here in Italy there's a very very famous brand..it's loved by all the girls and women for the biggest choice of colors and very very low prices!
    it's called KIKO MAKE-UP.
    You'll find all the nail polish you like, all the colors of the rainbow!
    you can shop online as well:
    http://www.kikocosmetics.com/

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  37. http://www.kikocosmetics.com/EN/Scheda/150/Nail-Lacquer.html

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  38. so sorry, they're saying that there is no international shipping at the moment..:-((((

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  39. I only just started caring for my nails under a year ago and I'm surprised by how quickly polish colors add up to a collection. You can't mix them like regular paints/makeup but there are sssssooo many awesome colors.

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  40. I love this series. I love painting my nails but am never very motivated to do it :-(

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  41. ahhh I am so conflicted about nail polish! I love the fun and choice involved, but the chemicals worry me. I wrote a whole blog post ranting about my dilemma! http://teacupadventure.blogspot.com/2011/01/painterly-problems.html regardless, your collection is lovely!

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  42. Wow that's a ginormous collection! My fingernails are normally bare because I can't stand the chipping...but I'll have to give your top faves a chance and see how it goes :)

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  43. Wow..you weren't kidding...I've been totally slacking on the painting my nails...I used to feel nakey without it too. But..I will be lazy no more...you've inspired me! :) Hearts, Janna lynn

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  44. I WISH I had this many beautiful colors! Slowly but surely...

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  45. i didn't see any LA Girl Disco Brites in your collection, but you should get a few. they come in great bright colors, have fun, funky names like 'can you dig it?' 'platforms,' and 'turntable,' they are cruelty free/not tested on animals, AND they glow under black light! i got mine a fred meyers for like $3. you should check it out, lady!
    - vallie

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  46. Hi Kaylah! Thanks so much for sharing with us you (very) brightly colored nail polish collection! I didn't see any O.P.I. brand nail polish in there. If you have never tried it before, you gotta! This stuff dries quick and last FOREVER! (had some on my toes for more than 2 months... I know... lazy). Doesn't chip very often either, and comes in a ton of colors. The "N.I.C.O.L.E." brand is made by OPI, but for some reason doesn't seem to last as long. Can't get it at walmart though, but a store called ULTA always has tons of colors in stock :)

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  47. I love nail polish too and have tons also. my roommate is taking esthetics in college and does great home manicures for me! unfortunately i can't do my nails very much because of my crappy food related job. booo.

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  48. Wow! Amazing collection to have :)

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  49. vallie, hmmm, i've never seen that brand, i'll have to keep my eyes peeled!

    manda tarr, i don't like opi, i have a couple and wasn't really impressed with them.

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  50. Oooh - I totally *wish* I had your nail polish collection!! Lovely. :)

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  51. this just made my day, i am obsessed with nail polish too.

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  52. I think I'm in love! I collect nailpolish to- completely unintentionally. Mine started the same way as yours- one pretty color at a time. However, my most recent discovery is Nail Polish Strips! Oh my goodness. Lovelovelove. I got a box of Sally Hansen ones from Walmart (about $7), and they're magic. I know Sephora has some as well (&15), and they're "Glee" prints like music notes and polka dots. But I got some flower ones and I love them. No more chipping! There's tons of colors including solids, metallic, and patterns! You don't have to worry about multiple coats or drying time either! Just stick, file, and go!

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  53. If you're feeling adventurous, try American Apparel's nail lacquer... I LOVE it. I suck at doing my nails and it goes on so easy and so thick! And the colours they have are amazing. They're a little more expensive (but still cheaper than say, OPI) but I think they're worth it!

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  54. Oh man! I wish my nail polish collection was as big as yours. Sadly with my skin tone I can't pull off as many bright colors so I'm limited to darker ones (like I can't do yellow or orange). I also can't stand chipped nails. One chip and they HAVE to be repainted.

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  55. You should do a giveaway! :) I would be ecstatic to win one of your nail polishes from your collection! lol! :)


    zoe

    www.shopsealedwithakiss.blogspot.com

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  56. awesome collection! i'm a bit of a fanatic for nail polish myself...i do my nails about every two days or so.

    love the oranges and yellows, by the way. those are colors you don't see on nails everyday!

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  57. Nice collection! I just wanted to make sure that you knew about the REVLON SCENTED polishes that are out right now. They are perfumed when dry-not overwhelming-you have to smell it! I have grape icy and it reminds me of grape bubble gum! Sooo fun. I got mine at CVS. (6.39 here) and another coming from drugstore.com (4.79) tomorrow!

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  58. ooh i have the claire's mood green!
    i love it!
    i sometimes do electric blue, neon orange, and the mood green to match the chinese lights in my room :)

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  59. You totally inspired me to look at my own stash... and then photograph it extensively. I'd love to hear your thoughts! (http://sara-sayswhat.blogspot.com/2011/03/sara-really-likes-nail-polish.html) -> not meaning to spam ya with links, but there ya go!

    I love those chunky Nicole glitters, I wish I had one, but I like to DIY with Martha Stewart fine-milled glitter. I just sprinkle it the hell on there. :P

    You should check out Dr. Frankenpolish- if you have a couple you're tired of and like trolling ye olde dollar store, you could mix and match your own unique franken! :D

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  60. I'm exactly the same! New polish three times a week, when I don't have any, my nails are kind of light green. Looks kind of wierd:)

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  61. Wow! I thought I had many many, but you have so much more! love the colors!

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