Swatching Polishes

I decided a while ago to swatch all my polishes and create a record of which polishes I own. I thought this would be a good way to avoid wasting my polishes by testing them every time I wanted to paint my nails. The record of polishes means I won't waste money by purchasing the same polishes again.(This happens too often!) Also I'm about to start learning how to do acrylic nails so this is probably a good time to get organised.


So firstly, I purchased some swatch sticks for eBay here, 50 for £1.79 with free delivery, I also found none of these were chipped, where as some of my orders from other sellers there was roughly 5-10 chipped swatch sticks per pack.

You may also want to purchase a sharpie or permanent marker so you can write the details onto the stick, and also a pack of hinged rings so you can keep them together; with any sort of organisation you like! I purchased a pack of 10 rings for £2.57 from here.



Tip: Remember when swatching to paint the underside of the polish to avoid chipping.

I did this by brand and while I was waiting for them to dry, I uploaded the polishes(brand, collection, name & other information - because I'm a organised freak) into a spreadsheet for future reference.

I feel so organised now and I love it, I did have great fun swatching all my polishes and it was a good way to rediscover old favourites that were forgotten about! It's also surprisingly cheap to swatch your polishes for how much time it consumes.

Have you swatched your polish collection?

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  1. I bet that took all day, ive seen how many you have xx

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    1. yeah it did take a long time! But a good way to spend summer haha xx

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