halp! i have a nail polish addiction

Nail polishaholic

I am to nail polish what Carrie Bradshaw is to shoes.


I am a merchant’s wet dream when it comes to nail polish. I simply cannot walk by a brightly colored display of a new line of OPI or Essie nail polish without stopping and most likely purchasing one of the newest colors. I start to get all tingly inside just thinking about it.

I don’t where or how or when it all started, but seriously, I can’t get enough nail polish, clearly, as proven by the photo above, which represents only half of the polish I have in my unreasonable stash.

My current favorite collections are:

The Brazil Collection from OPI (probably because I want to look like this Brazilian lady)

New spring nail polish colors  by OPI Brazil CollectionAnd the latest spring collections from Essie:

New neon spring nail polish colors for spring 2014 by Essie

Essie Spring 2014 nail polish collection

It’s taking every thing in my power not go out and buy ALL of the colors above (I’ve only purchased 4 which is a miracle).

The irony of being a polishaholic is that I’m not very good at giving myself a manicure AND I’m also lazy about taking the polish off, so I’ll walk around with chipped nails longer than the amount of time my nails actually look good.

Case in point . . . I painted my nails last Friday night and this is what they look like now. And they will probably look like this for the rest of the week.

polishaholic and chipped polish

(If you have any tips on avoiding such bad chipping, let me know!)

To avoid the chipping issue, I’ve just been getting gel nails at the nail salon, so then all of the polish I impulsively buy sits in this plastic green crate, just waiting to be used. Some of the polishes I haven’t even touched yet. At least polish doesn’t cost as much as Manolo Blahniks, right?

I'm obsessed with nail polish

I do know how to get nail polish out of clothes though, so watch this video tutorial to see how it works.

What is your shopping obsession that you just can’t pass up?



  1. 1
    Laura says:

    You know my solution… . I just bought the whole darn Shellac system and do my own gel polish at home. All that cute conventional polish I still own gets applied to my toes and my daughter’s nails.

  2. 2
    Alli says:

    I too have this addiction. I like selection :)

  3. 3

    I’m the exact same way! I have tons of nail polish but I always just go and get shellac because it lasts so much longer! And I’m HORRIBLE at painting my own nails – always looks like a 5 year old tried to do it :(

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