In high school, my best friend and I would trade nail polishes. We were always the ones trying out crazy colors -- while everyone else stuck to pinks, reds and the dreaded French manicure, we used purples, greens, blues, browns ... basically everything that's considered a must have shade today. (What can I say? We were ahead of our time.)
I especially loved the nail polishes from Afterthoughts and Old Navy. Old Navy was at its height of coolness back in the late 90's, and during every shopping trip there (which I admit were plentiful), I would find myself stocking up on the $1 mini nail polish bottles near the register. I couldn't leave the store without buying at least two! Afterthoughts also always had deals on nail polishes, and they had tons of really gorgeous, sparkly colors to choose from.
|I kept all of my nail polishes in this box. I loved the floral pattern and the French phrases -- it always felt so chic.|
|I can't say there was really any rhyme or reason to how I organized my collection back then -- I pretty much just made sure they all fit. But I did love those miniature Old Navy polishes and kept them on the top level for easy access.|
|The bottom level contained a bit of a hodge podge of polishes -- mainly from Afterthoughts, Bath & Body Works, Wet 'n Wild.|
|A closer look at my polishes from Wet 'n Wild, CoverGirl, Old Navy and Bath & Body Works. Remember those Color Drops nail polishes from Bath & Body Works? What a cool bottle shape. And that purple sparkle from Afterthoughts was my JAM.|
|I really, REALLY loved CoverGirl NailSlicks during the late 90's. I couldn't get enough! And that mint green polish from Bath & Body Works was on my nails ALL. THE. TIME.|
And there you have it -- my original nail polish collection! I'm really happy that I saved these, since they were such a big part of my junior high and high school experience. What's the beauty obsession you haven't been able to shake? Let me know in the comments!