Nail Polish Organization

I often get asked about how I organize things from my makeup to nail polish to shoes to jewelry and to tell you the truth, I wish I had better answers but I just do my best to try to keep thing organized and even though it might not be the best way, it somehow works for me so I just do that until I happen upon a better a way.  I do admit that I like to see how others store their make up and nail polish, not only to get some new ideas but to get a glimpse of their collection!  🙂  So, here is a short little video showing you my nail polish organization and how I try to keep track of all those little polish bottles.

West Elm is sold out of the shoe drawer that I use but here is a similar shoe drawer.  And click here for the acrylic box that holds my Zoya nail polishes.

The Zoya colors I showed you in the video are Gilda (I’m wearing that color on my nails) and Karina.  Also, the nail polish remover is the Sally Hansen Kwik Off which is awesome because you just dip your finger in there and just let the nail polish sponge take the polish off without having to deal with cotton balls.  Also, you know those times when you only have one nail that has major chips and you just want to repaint that one nail?  Well, this is perfect for those times because you can just take the nail polish off that one finger without having your other nails bothered.

The ring I’m wearing is the Erica Anenberg Double Finger Ring.

How do you organize your nail polish?  I would love to know!

p.s. If you are wondering what those little green guys next to my drawers are, they are the little pears that I crocheted awhile ago!  I still love looking at them, they always make me smile.  See here for more pictures of the pears and here for all the other little characters that I crocheted.

I haven’t made one in over a year but they sure were fun to make! 🙂

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  • Ria
    February 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I saw your vlog on youtube…and loved your ring. I was going to ask where you got it, but you answered it here on your blog. Thanks!

    Great organizational skills! and cute pears and other little crocheted things. Love the apple! 🙂

  • lisa
    February 24, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    you're so organized.. my nail polishes are just sitting on my sidetable.. i really should find a proper place for them.

    i really love your two pears they're so cute!! you should really think about opening an etsy shop and selling them because they're soo adorable.. and your handiwork is really impressive!

  • elizabethashleyphoto
    February 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Thanks so much for the video! Your boxes are so cute and I am envious of your collection! 🙂

    I found a cute mini-sized cheapo plastic caddy with a handle at the grocery store once for like $2 and it is the perfect size for storing my favorites plus my manicure tools. The handle makes it easy to tote around the house to wherever I feel like doing my nails.

  • Erika
    February 24, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Wow you have an awesome collection of nail polishes. I store my polishes like you do lol. Except that I got mines at Target and its purple which I love. Your lil pears are so darn cute and I love your ring<3. Thanks for showing us your video!

  • DSK Steph
    February 24, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Your crochet critters are adorable! Apple Genius was my fav <3!

  • suzanne
    February 24, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    those lil pears are so stinkin' cute! you should sell them! i'd totally buy one!

  • kimmie
    February 24, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    You have so many pretty colors! I didn't care about nail polish until pretty recently, so I'm just now starting to worry about how to store all my new polishes. Thanks for the video!

  • iamstylish
    February 24, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    @Ria Thanks for checking out the blog post too! I get a lot of youtube questions but try to answer them all on my blog as it's easier for me to get the info out that way.

  • iamstylish
    February 24, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    @lisa It took me awhile to find a proper way to organize my nail polishes! It was driving me insane until I found those boxes.

    Thanks for the idea but I just have no time to crochet anymore. Plus when I made them I just liked doing it for fun and giving them to friends.

  • iamstylish
    February 24, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    @elizabethashleyphoto It really is essential to find something that you can carry around because I totally do my nail polishes all over the house and always bring the box with me because I need all my tools and nail color options in case I change my mind last minute.

  • iamstylish
    February 24, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    @Erika 🙂 I used to just use a big ol tupperware bin but I'm glad I found these drawers! I wonder if they still have yours at Target? I like that they are purple!

  • iamstylish
    February 24, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    @DSK Steph I love Apple Genius too! 🙂

  • iamstylish
    February 24, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    @suzanne hehe, thanks! Not going to sell them but if I ever get back into making them I'll let you guys know, I may do a giveaway!

  • iamstylish
    February 24, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    @kimmie When I had just a few polishes, it was easy just to keep them in a little box and then it just kept on expanding and then I needed to find a better solution. You'll find the same as once you get into buying polishes, you'll keep on wanting the newest/latest colors!

  • Julie
    February 24, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Okay. 1. I should wear more nail polish (in the winter, I wear tights, socks, and boots so much that I definitely slack off on the toes!) 2. Those pears are freaking adorable!!

  • Higgenbottom
    February 24, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    your little pears are adorable! i keep all my nail polishes inside my refrigerator in the door. this way, it keeps the polish from thickening up and makes it easier to apply

  • genieinabottle
    February 24, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    You totally turned me onto ZOYA, thank you! I have 6 so far and they are lined on a tiny shelf in my bathroom (it's an old medicine cabinet that was modified) and so there is no door. I can see them everytime I go in there and it makes me smile!

  • Twenty.Something
    February 24, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    What a great post! I need to organize my nailpolish… disaster… all piled under my sink in a container… haha. You've inspired me!

  • freeteyme
    February 24, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    great collection Tiffany! Mine are all of the same shade lol

  • Sara
    February 24, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Nice! I currently use shoe boxes also, but the kind with tops on them from Container Store. I like the drawer idea, but I also just need a better place to put my ever-growing collection of polishes (up to about 60 at the moment…).

  • Katie
    February 24, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Great organization! It took me awhile to get a good nail polish system, but an acrylic organizer in one of my bathroom drawers has been the best way. You have to be able to see all your colors!

  • brooke
    February 24, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    This is perfect! I was just telling my bf I wanted to get something to organize my nail polishes… they currently are overflowing a little plastic basket container I have and I wanted something with drawers. I was at Fred Meyer and saw cute little drawers, but they were too little and couldn't stand a bottle in them, but this shoe drawer idea looks perfect!

  • Richelle
    February 25, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Hey Tiffany I just watched your nail polish vid and when you say "bye" my boyfriend said "bye!" lol. Like a loser 🙂 You got a lot of nail polish. That's crazy.

  • Anonymous
    February 25, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Thanks for the video Tiffany! I loved seeing your collection of lacquers, you have good taste. Off topic, but what are your favorite good quality skinny jeans? I'm looking for some new ones, and wanted your recommendation!

  • Karoline Kalvø
    February 25, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Gorgeous. Love your blog. Now following. Hope you'll follow me back.

    Check out my blog if you've got time and feel like it. It would mean a lot. I've just started.
    Karoline Kalvo

  • iamstylish
    February 25, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    @Julie It's hard to upkeep the nails but it's just something that I love to do! 🙂

  • iamstylish
    February 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    @Higgenbottom what a good idea! I don't have much more room in my fridge but I will have to do that for some of mine.

  • iamstylish
    February 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    @genieinabottle Aren't they great? I love the Zoya!

  • iamstylish
    February 25, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    @Twenty.Something hehe, don't worry I used to be the same way! Good luck organizing!

  • iamstylish
    February 25, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    @freeteyme thank you! I've missed you! 🙂

  • iamstylish
    February 25, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    @Sara it's always a space issue for me too! Glad you have a love of the nail polishes too 🙂

  • iamstylish
    February 25, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    @Katie that sounds great. if I had more room in my bathroom drawers I would do that!

  • iamstylish
    February 25, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    @brooke I ran into that problem a lot where I found a great container but the nail polishes were too tall. Hope you are able to find some shoe drawers in your area!

  • iamstylish
    February 25, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    @Richelle LOL!

  • iamstylish
    February 25, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    @Anonymous my favorite skinny jeans are from Madewell. They have a lot of great styles! Also check out J Brand, their skinny jeans also fit great.

  • iamstylish
    February 25, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    @Karoline Kalvø Thanks for visiting Karoline!

  • alison*elle
    March 1, 2011 at 7:24 am

    I like your storage solution… it's somewhat similar to mine! I keep my polishes in stackable clear plastic shoe boxes that I get for only $2 at Daiso!


  • Celine G.
    July 6, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    I like your solution a lot! Makes me want to use a clear container store shoe box (1 of the many I own) and consolidate all my polish and nail stuff when I get home tonight, thanks for sharing 🙂