Accidentally Organized!

Sunday, April 22, 2012




So a few weeks back, my make-up train case broke!  Uhh don't you hate it when that happens?  Well, i immediately ordered a new one, and in typical Carla fashion, i failed to check the measurements assuming it was the same as the one i currently owned.  Well, i was wrong!  When it arrived, i knew immediately there was no way this make-up obsessed girl would fit all of her beloved make-up in this new case.  Needless to say i was not a happy camper!  So, i promptly ordered another, this time making sure to purchase the correct one.  But what would i do with this one?  I mean, i certainly didn't feel like shipping it back.  And then it clicked!  This would make a great case for organizing my nail polish collection, which until now, had been residing in a large rectangular plastic container... hardly a pretty home for my gorgeous polish collection!  Turned out to be indeed!  I love how when i open it now, i can see every single color perfectly making it easier to decide on a selection based on my mood.  Key word being "easier" not "easy" by any means since there are so many choices!  But you've heard me say it before, I'm obsessed with nail polish yada yada, so as you can see, i wasn't kidding!  Only thing is, i can't fit much more in this case which can be problematic for future purchases!  Hmmm  As for my manicure supplies, i keep those in a really pretty fabric bag that i found at Home Goods... couldn't fit it all in this one.  I bet if i had the large train case specifically for this purpose, I'd fit it all in there... ok ok, this will have to do for now!  So here are some pictures.  Hopefully, i will inspire some of my nail polish junkie friends to organize their collections as well. 


So when you open the case, it opens up into three tiers on both sides.  My thought was to separate each tier by brand.  Each brand, i tried to separate by shade. 







Getting a picture of the entire open case was quite challenging lol 


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40 comments:

  1. Great post! you have amazing collection of cosmetics
    Thank you for your commment. I follow you and I would be happy if you decide to follow me back:-)
    Kisses
    Aga

    Check my new post
    www.agasuitcase.com

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    1. Thanks Aga! I LOVED your post... makes me want to be in every place that you visited!!! I'm following you now :) xoxo

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  2. Ok, now I'm jealous hehe! great collection :)

    Following back both GFC and bloglovin' :)

    xx Ingrid

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    1. You're so funny, i'm a bit out of control with so much polish, but it makes me happy :) Thanks for following!! xoxo

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  3. What a great solution! You have a really amazing nail polish collection!!
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  4. I wish I was that organized!
    You have a huge collection of nail polish, love love love!

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    1. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! XOXO

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  5. I just started following your blog & i love it.
    This year I am trying to make my dreams come true.

    follow back?!
    please & thank you :)

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  6. Love these polishes and the way they are organized! Just genius!! Lol, I thought I had a lot of polishes but you've topped me ;-)

    xoxo

    http://www.lolitainthemix.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi! Thanks! It was not intentional but it ceratainly worked out :) Yes, i have a nail polish issue lol! Thanks for visiting! xoxo

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  7. nice post..!!
    thanks for your comment
    i follow
    kisses
    http://color-blockbyfelym.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Of course we can follow each other! xoxo

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  9. Essie is my absolute favorite nail polish brand! I was glad to see it get such a good showing ;). And, newest follower to your blog, I'd love if you followed back!

    xoxo, Amy

    www.amyisthinking.blogspot.com

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  10. Hi Amy! Thank you SO MUCH for following! Will certainly follow back!!! xoxo

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  11. Wow! So impressed with your nail polish collection! Pathetically enough I haven't worn polish for years and am just starting back up. I own 1 thing of nail polish but hoping to fix that soon. I am a new follower!
    Creamy

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  12. Hi Emily, welcome!! Well, you gotta start somewhere right? Little by little you'll build your very own perfect polish collection! xoxo

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  13. Sweetie thank you so much for your comment...you have a wonderful nail polish collection!! oh and i will follow you with pleasure

    http://e-fashiondiaries.blogspot.com/
    dont forget to follow back and check out my newest post!!
    xx
    Nelly

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  14. Aw thanks Nelly! You got it! xoxo

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  15. wow. looks amazing. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my resort style post. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I'm a big fan of your blog! Thanks for checking out mine! xoxo

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  16. Amazingbcollection of cosmetic..great post dear!!!kiss kiss!!!

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  17. I just love your nail polish collection!! I wish mine was as extensive as yours! :-)

    citygurlsecrets.com

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  18. You have an amazing collection and now it's perfectly organised (:

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  19. Wow, that is an intense collection of nail polish, I'm so super jealous! This makes my polish collection seem so lame!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  20. Oh my... this is nail polish heaven!!! I love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

    xoxo,
    Rachael

    www.rachaelkhawkins.blogspot.com

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  21. So pretty, lovely collection of nail polishes xo

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  22. Hi, thanks for the comment on my blog. You have a lovely blog with a lovely photos too... What do you think if we follow each other on GFC?

    www.petitgraphie.blogspot.com

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    1. Ofcourse we could follow each other :) I'm following you now!

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  23. Amazing colletion !!
    I'm following
    xoxo

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  24. what train case is this/where did you get it?

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  25. Hi Sasha (love your name btw), This train case was purchased on ebay (similar to this http://www.ebay.com/itm/Code-Lock-Makeup-Cosmetic-Jewelry-Train-Case-Box-Black-Aluminum-Travel-Artist-/230786227523?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35bbee5d43)

    Just copy and paste the link to see. Unfortunately it was too small to house all of my makeup so i figured i'd use it for my nail polish collection instead! Only problem is, i'm currently outgrowing this too lol... clearly i have issues!

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  26. Wow, your collection ia amazing! Nail polishes make me always happy:D kisses chris

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