This year I started my minimalist journey. It’s been hard for me to try and dive head first into this lifestyle. And I think that’s because I have a lot of stuff and it’s stuff I don’t really want to depart from. I already told y’all I have attachment issues, but I am working on it.
To make this transition a bit smoother, I have decided to start this journey by doing small purges. The first purge I am going to do is my nail polishes.
I have a lot of nail polish. Way too much nail polish. And I don’t wear them often enough to rationalize keeping them all. So I started the purge.
This is my pile of nail polish. First, I separate them by brand. Next, I opened each polish to see if they were still in good condition. Some were very sticky, some I couldn’t open because the top was stuck on and some I didn’t like the formula. I decided to trash those. Then I took my favorites brands/colors and put them in my keep file. I didnt have a number that I wanted to keep, I just wanted to keep what I love and what I use. Everything else, that I liked or didn’t use I gave to my sister.
Surprisingly, it wasn’t too hard to separate from my nail polishes. I actually gave them away easily. My strategy moving forward is that for every nail polish I add, I must give one away. I want to decrease my keep pile a bit more but right now it’s at a manageable size. Ideally, I want all my polish to fit in the above box.
Do you own a lot of nail polishes? What’s your favorite brand? How do you store them?