Beauty Nail Polish

NPA…Nail Polish Anonymous

March 23, 2012


My name is Mimi.

*waits for you to say Hi, Mimi*

I’m addicted to nail polish. I don’t know when it happened or why but its out of control.

Whenever I go in the store, I try to look straight ahead and steer clear of the aisles that house these little bottles of internal joy but they “be” calling my name.

Mimi..Mimi….MiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiii. We know you hear us.

Then I go to them. I buy 1, 2 or even 3 bottles at a time.

I need help.

Here’s the proof:


Sinful Colors


Sinful Colors


Sally Hansen










Wet and Wild


Sally Hansen


China Glaze




Pure Ice


Tip Toe


Cover Girl




Max Factor


Klean Color


Hodge Podge


Wild and Crazy


Sally Hansen


Nail Art Pen


Wet and Wild


My nail plates and stamper...that I don't know how to use

Awful. I know. Total count is 130 +/- 5 that are missing because little hands got into them. Sad part is now that I have most of the drug store brands my plan is to move on to building my Essie and OPI collections. There is a warehouse in Miami that sells them for $3-$4 a bottle. My friend Sheena is going to take me when I go down there in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait. It really shouldn’t be that serious…but it is. *hangs head in shame*

How many bottles of nail polish do you have?

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    March 23, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Oh wow. I’ve heard you talk about your nail polish collection before and I was thinking that you might have like 50 bottles. I just got my collection up to 6 bottles. LOL

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      March 24, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      Hope all is well. You’ve been missing. I can’t believe your baby is about to be a year. WOW!!!!

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    Dre Davis
    March 23, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    OMG I almost jumped up and down in excitement when I saw all of these polishes. You have such an extensive collection and I love it!

    I have many of the Sinful Colors polishes because my local BSS fuels my habit lol. I have quite a few polishes, but I think I’m a worse hoarder of lippies and books. They’re everywhere and I need to slow down!

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      March 24, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      I was on a book kick for a while. I have so many that I haven’t read so I stopped. I would go in Books a Million and if it was on the clearance I would buy it. I have about 30 in here I haven’t read. I guess I should do that while my nails dry!

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    March 23, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Nice collection! I think I have two bottles of polish!

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    March 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    wow, wow and WOW. I have like 2. LOL! eyeshadows are my drug of choice.

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    March 23, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Oh, my goodness! Your collection is beautiful. It’s a goal of mine to have a collection as lovely and plentiful as your. Right now I’m down to a measly one bottle. Darn kids!

    Hugs and Mocha,

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      March 24, 2012 at 11:31 pm

      Girl. Lil Mama will get in my case and get to tossing. She’s broken a couple of bottles so I had to put a lock on the case!

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    March 23, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Okay! Yes you are a little addicted! You could open your own nail salon!! Lol! But hey….a girls gotta have some vices. Mine are pocketbooks…one day I should take some pictures too!

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    Baby Shopaholic
    March 23, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Gurl! That is a lot of polish! I problaby have about 50 to 70. I have a ton of OPI and Essie. I hit up trade secret everytime I go to the mall and check the little clearence basket. They are usually half off. Or… I get them at Ulta when they have buy 2 get one free and then use the $3.50 off coupon. Sorry I am not helping with your condition.

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    March 23, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    I thought I had a lot of nail polish, but you have got me beat. I would probably have more if I wasnt a OPI snob. Their brush is so amazing! Ive been trying more brands though.

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    Optimistic Mom
    March 23, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    WOW I thought I was doing it up with about 20 bottles. LOL 10 have probably been purchased in the last couple of months. I am starting to hear them call my name in the store too!

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      March 24, 2012 at 11:30 pm

      You have to start somewhere friend!! When they call, don’t get in the habit of answering. Its a trap!

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    March 23, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    First of all, wow. I LOVE it, though.

    It’s funny you did this post because I recently thought of you when I purchased some nail polish. I particularly thought of a post you did a while back that showed the process of how you paint your nails. I found that post to be very helpful because I actually don’t know the “right” way to paint my own nails — how to make it last.

    I’ve never been a polish girl because I’ve never had the patience to keep it up (I HATE chipped nail polish). But something about approaching 30 and wanting to feel as pretty as possible made me go out and buy a bottle. And then the next day I bought two more. I bought a charcoal color (my favorite), a coral (for the spring), and a royal purple.

    A couple of them are Sally Hansens, but my charcoal one is Essie. I don’t see Essie in your collection. Is there a reason? You’re OBVIOUSLY the nail polish queen, so I need to know if I’m buying the right brand! 🙂

    Cool post!

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      March 24, 2012 at 11:29 pm

      Essie ROCKS!! I’m just cheap so I steered clear of anything over $5 but I pretty much own all of those so I am moving on to building my Essie collection.

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    March 23, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    You do have A LOT of polish!!! We’re probably neck and neck! Hope you get more use out of yours than I do… Maybe I’ll polish mine now =).

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      March 24, 2012 at 11:28 pm

      See…I don’t know what I will do when the Sinful Colors sale comes back around. Probably buy more. See you soon I’m sure!

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    March 24, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Wow! I thought I had a collection! I have about 60 bottles right now. I’m more of a hoarder of books and magazines. It’s terrible….. Is there a Books & Mags Anonymous? Lol!

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      March 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      Magazines…Me too! When he tries to throw them out I go ham. I love the pictures and the glossy pages. I must have at least 300 mags laying around here.

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    March 24, 2012 at 2:14 am

    NPA…My name is Sheena….and I have recently relapsed. I stopped my collection after college and now Im in need of intervention. Within the last week I’ve purchased 22 bottles …YES 22!! I’m going tom to get the 90 ct rack….so geeked!!! See you soon Mi…hee hee hee #partnerinNPcrime

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      March 24, 2012 at 11:26 pm

      22 bottles huh? I can’t wait to get down there. I hope they are open after 5:30 when I get out of class!

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    Mrs. Delightful
    March 24, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Fab collection! I have about twenty.

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    March 24, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Now THAT’s a collection!From one polish lover to another, I LOVE it!

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    March 24, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    As just finished laughing so hard as I was scrolling down thru the never ending pics of nail polish! So funny but you like what you like!

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      March 24, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!! We all have our vices.

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    Melisa - Mommy This and That
    March 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Wow, I know you talk about it but dang, that really is an obsession!! You could open a nail salon with all that polish!! That’s like me with lipgloss and lipstick…

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      March 24, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      Like I really am obsessed. Mr. said he would rather it be nail polish than shoes!

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    March 25, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Ummm, yes. You have a problem! Lol! I only own about 3 bottles of nail polish. I can never keep a manicure because I wash my hands do much at work. :-(. But oh my, what a collection!

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    March 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Yes, you do have a problem. I only have about 20 bottles of nail polish but, I rarely paint my nails.

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    March 25, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    So I thought that I had an addiction….you sooooo have me beat. And I bought one of the nail stamping kits and I had to return it, I couldn’t get it to work either. Looking at your collection is tempting me to go out and purchase more…lol

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    March 26, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Wow Mimi you are serious about your nail polish…I have about 50 polishes…..and looking to buy more….I just can’t help it either

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    March 26, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I have maybe 15 bottle all together. I don’t plan to add anymore until the ones I have are too low to use anymore. I keep my nails and toes polished and I thought EYE was bad. You’ve got me beat and then some! lol

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    Cam | Bibs & Baubles
    March 26, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    um, so, yeah. most of those brands – i’ve never even heard of. Girrrrrllll, you got it bad!!! LOL!

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    Looms, Lids, and Layers
    March 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    We are in the same boat! I don’t know if I have a couple of more or less but yes I have over 100! I have all that you have except pure ice and the wild crazy. I do have a few from Ginger and Liz.

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    March 26, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Na, I call that a slight problem. I love the collection. I recently went to amazon and bought 6 bottles of kleannails for like 8 bucks. Not bad and they all came in wonderful colors. It will take years for me to get to your collection, but that won’t stop me from admiring it. I really love all the colors.

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    Alicia @MommyDelicious
    March 28, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Oh… my… gosh!!!! I thought I was bad because my nail polish collection takes up an entire shelf in the bathroom, but it ain’t got nothing on THIS! WOW!!! I wish we were neighbors b/c I’d never buy another bottle. I’d just go over to your house. LOL.

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    March 28, 2012 at 11:34 am

    I give up on even starting a nail polish collection… you knocked me out the BOX!!!! #TKO

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    Christine M of Hartlyn Kids
    March 31, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    You can open your own nail salon.
    I have five bottles of nail polish. The only reason it’s such a small collection is because I really love Essie and I talk myself out of buying a lot of their nail polish. I usually keep a couple of colors on rotation during each season.

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    April 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    There is a Nail Warehouse (I believe that’s their name also) in Tucker off of Mountain Industrial/Jimmy Carter. I go there for my OPI & Essie. My jobs corporate office is in the same office park. One day I went to corporate to pick something up & stopped in there & told them that I work in the office park & asked if they would sell to me wholesale prices. AND they said yes. Girl, you never until you ask!
    BTW I thought I was bad. My obsession started when I was a young girl. Maybe 12. My mom is hooked also. She used to store hers in a big church hat box. I remember raiding it! LOL
    Anyway…thanks for sharing! I love it!

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    June 1, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    I had 500 but since I went on a major buying spree, its more like 520/530. Dang, I need to inventory again! Looking forward to seeing your Essie/OPI haul!

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      June 2, 2012 at 5:09 pm

      500? *faints* That is my goal. People don’t understand when you tell them how much of an addiction it is. I’ve tried to slow down a bit…but these new summer colors are calling my name!

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    July 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I know yiou shouldnt. Compare addictions ..but I have 46 still shameful. And yes essie is my brand of choice. I hit the factory up every time i go home

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