One of the questions I hear most is about where to find limited edition polish collections from the drugstore brands. Unlike salon and prestige lines that you can find at department store counters and chain salons, locating mass market brands can be very hit or miss. Store managers decide whether to carry the collections and just because you find the spring colors, that doesn’t mean the fall ones will show up.
Knowing that the Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen collections are notorious for causing a frenzy of drugstore hunting, I mentioned the issue to Bill Boraczek, Sr. VP of Marketing for Coty (Sally Hansen’s parent company) backstage at NYFW. The question Bill posed to me, I now pass on to you…
Where do you look for seasonal collections from any mass market brand? What chains do you have the best luck with? Drugstores? Superstores (ie Walmart, Kmart, Target)? Grocery stores? Obviously in a perfect world every retailer would carry them but if you had to choose, which one chain would you prefer to find seasonal collections?
After discovering that so many of you have medium to large nail polish collections, I’m curious… when was the last time you used up a bottle of polish? Have you ever finished a bottle? What was it? Did you repurchase the shade?
I personally go through top coats, base coats, remover and treatments like there is no tomorrow but with the exception of OPI I’m Not Really A Waitress (my go to pedi shade throughout my 20s), I can’t remember the last time I actually went through an entire bottle (other than minis). What about you?
A few weeks back I got you to share your “number” with the group. Now the question is, what do you do with all those bottles?
You’ve seen my polish room and the storage cabinet I use (below) but now I’ve outgrown it. So I’m looking for a whole new system or expansion method and I’d love to know what you’re using.
Share your favorite containers, cabinets, shelves, etc in the comments. If you could link to pics or e-tailers where I can buy, that would be great. I look forward to seeing all your creative solutions.
Come on kids, it’s time to fess up! How many bottles do you have tucked away in drawers, cabinets or under your bed? Are you conservative with a tightly edited collection of staples or full blown insane (like me) with too many to count?
You don’t have to give an exact number, just a guestimate.
I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours.
How do you feel about the constant barrage of new collections? Is there a point where you feel overwhelmed by all the choices? Is it all just a big competition between brands? Are they recycling colors to keep up?
Or do you love the endless amounts of new shades to choose from? Do you believe there can never be enough? Tell us what you think! I’m dying to know.