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Nail Polish Storage–Toolbox Style!

I have had a few questions regarding my nail polish storage solutions as I have around 550 bottles! I have been using the IKEA Helmer just like all you other nail polish-loving gals, but I really hate the drawers. They don’t slide smoothly and it just gets harder to pull out as more weight gets added to the drawers, SO I knew it was time for a bit of a change!  Introducing a “real” toolbox, one with a ball bearings that allow the drawers to bear quite a bit of weight and glide like “buttah”!

I picked up a 5 drawer Husky from Home Depot for $120 which is considerably more than the IKEA Helmer, but the quality of the drawers is just so much better! Now, the only thing is that the drawers are still too short for OPI and China Glaze bottles, so I’m looking into some other methods of storage for my little babies. For now, they’re still in my old Helmer.

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Julep polishes in the very top shelf. Organized in order of the rainbow of course!

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Nail art tools and nail strips.

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All of my minis! I lined each of the drawers with rubberized liners so the polishes don’t move around.

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Indie and “imported” polishes – probably my most favourite drawer of all!

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Another coveted drawer as this one contains Butter London and Deborah Lippmann. My fiancé even commented that I “should get more Butter Londons” because they are the perfect height! I will just have to take his advice! Haha!

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This last drawer is a bit of a mixture, but is mainly top and base coats along with nail clean up tools like cuticle eraser.

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Hope you enjoyed a peek into my private nail life!

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