Project Polish Update 1

Today I am going to be sharing with you the first update for my project polish. If you have not read my introduction you can read it here. In short, I want to see how many nail polishes I can get used up this year.  Nail varnish is something which I have tons of and never seem to be able to get down. I have not purchased any new shades in the longest time now because I am trying to use some up. It was originally created by Pretty Pistol 86. I selected 6 shades are the start of the year, once I finish one I will be replacing it with another shade in this project. So on to see how I have done this month. My goal for this month was to use all of the shades at least once. I used 5 of the 6 shades so I am classing that as a win.

I am going to start with the one which I did not use this month at all  It is the Barry M Rose Quartz Glitter. This is going to be one which I expect to take all year anyway because glitter is not something which I reach for so much. Maybe in the summer, I will reach for this a little bit more than I have been recently. I really want to use this at least once this month even if it is just for some accent nails. We will see if this is something which I do manage to do this month.

The next shade which I have is a Maybelline colour show this is an amazing cool blue shade. It is actually called Cool Blue. I managed to use this once as you can see if has actually a small amount of movement. I now have just under half of this left. For sure this is one which I have been loving even though it may be more of a summer shade than a January one.  I would say there may only be a few uses left in it. This is the colour which is currently on my nails anyway and it has lasted around 5 days without chipping.

Another polish which I want to use up is another Maybelline Colour Show Polish in Urban Turquoise. I managed to use this once or twice this month. This is one which I may have marked this a little bit lower than it actually is. For sure this is a colour which makes me feel bright and for sure this is one which is amazing in the summer as well. I chose to use it at this time of year to brighten up my life though. Again this one does last about 3-4 days without chipping. I should mention I do not use a top coat at the moment with them I am using base coats though.  My goal for this polish is to see if I can actually get it finished this month. Definitely before the end of March would I like this out of my collection.

A polish which I for sure have used a couple of times this month is the Essie Polish in Bikini So Teeny. This is actually the one I have on my toes at the moment. It is a very cool shade of blue almost a grey colour. My boyfriend actually said it reminds him of blue tack. After him, saying that I am unsure if it is one which I want to be rocking on my nails. This is a shade which I used to adore a few years ago but have fallen out of love for it. I am under halfway in this shade so I can not see it been done for a while. I am going to aim to use it once this month however, I am unsure if I will.

There is also a couple of minis in this project the first been Essie polish in Jump in my Jump Suit.  As you can see from the progress I managed to use this shade one but because it is a mini it looks like I have a lot of progress. I would say I might not have about a quarter left.  For sure, this is one which I want to use up this month. I am thinking it may be easy with Valentine’s Day this month and maybe either some nail art or the glitter. I have a lot of red shade’s in my collection so for sure it will be nice to hopefully have one less than I currently do.

The final polish I have is the random one from Nails Inc. I do not have the shade name at all with this polish sadly it is a beautiful colour though. This is one which I used once again because it’s a mini it does not have a lot in at all. I think the next time I use this the polish may be gone. I find that you need a good two or three coats with this polish to get the colour. It chips so quickly without a top coat though I think when I wore it I only got a couple of days before it started. My goal for this shade, of course, is to try and use it up.

Hopefully, I will be able to achieve a few of my goals this month. Who knows I may be adding some new shades for the next update which would be exciting to slowly see my collection reduce.


Have you ever tried to use up some of your nail polish?

Charlotte xx



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