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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Custom Polish Book Case & Flakie Fun....PIC HEAVY POST

Okay, so for months I've been thinking about how I could 'display' my polish. I insisted on seeing them all, because it's a form of art to me, lol. Well one of our neighbors brothers, can basically build ANYTHING, so he came over, and checked out what I needed and the space I had available. Well this is my new 'Art Piece', lol. I LOVE it, and he made it to match all of our living room furniture since, it's in the living room, lol.
Well...here is my before.. It was a complete MESS, and angered me, every time I had to find a certain polish.


Here is the shelf, empty, and the hubbs


Now it's filled, with most of my polishes, he's so proud! It fit most of them, I might need a sister one, lol 


and my daughter wanted a pic on here too, lol. Oh and the pup, is Grandpa, a 16 year old mix, we adopted a few months ago


Here is the top half


Middle


and bottom

Now onto the mani, as much as I love my Nfu-Oh flakies, well the few I have, I don't find myself using them very often. Well yesterday, I decided to have a little fun with one. Nfu-Oh 51.For this mani I used a base of Color Clubs Fashion Addict, 2 coats of Nfu-Oh 51, my regular black & Essie Matte About You, later down the road, lol, and of course Scotch tape. Here was what my final mani ended up looking like. I actually preferred it, the step before it got to this point. You'll see.


Not only do I ADORE their bottles, but look at the rainbow inside!!!!


This was 1 coat of Fashion Addict, and 2 coats of 51

Then I decided to use Matte About You. I really like matted flakies :)



Then I did a funky french with black tips, and if you haven't noticed, I love mixing up finishes!! This is how I love this mani the most!!




But, being me, I just had to see what it would all look like shiny again.




















What do you all think? Do you like matte flakies????

118 comments:

  1. Girl! That shelf is freakin' awesome :D Now you can look at all your pretties all day long, yay!
    And what a lovely mani, 51 looks gorgeous matte <3

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  2. omg. that's one freaking hell of a nail polish collection. i feel so inadequate, having only around 200 bottles, haha. i'm thinking your neighbour could probably make a fortune selling polish shelves like that. =P

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  3. That is amazing!
    It was cool of them to make a shelf
    for all your nail polish; it matches
    the furniture in my room haha. (:

    & the first picture of that Nfu-Oh
    is to die for. That's on my wishlist.

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  4. Polishes in the living room?!?
    Now I want to know all your guests' reaction :D

    Manicure is super, I prefer it all shiny ;>

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  5. OMGoodness, How beautiful is that shelf! Hubby should be proud. Your daughter is lovely like you. Yes, you will need a sister shelf. Lol!

    Love #51 topcoated and matted. Really matted shows the flakies better :)

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  6. woooow this is a shelf of heaven. how many polishes do you own right now? my friends already laugh at my amount.
    and the i love the nfu oh flakies!
    xx

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  7. Beautiful!! I'm in love with that shelf - it's so pretty! I love handmade shelves - I have 2 for my polish as well. Not that big of course! Lol

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  8. OMG!!!
    I have no words.
    Can i be your daughter? ;)

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  9. What a nice shelf! Freakin' awesome! I like that it has 'steps' on each shelf.. And I love that it looks like a rainbow because it's organised in colors! You're lucky!

    Oh and I loooove flakies.. and matte.. So matte flakies? a WIN! haha

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  10. Wow, that´s a lot of nailpolish! Love that shelf! I´m soo jelaous of you right now! Love the matte flakes btw :)

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  11. absolutely fantastic! i love how youre proud of your collection...sometimes my boyfriend makes me feel ashamed of mine! xxx

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  12. wow, you really got a lot of polish!
    nice shelf... and nice mani, of course :-)

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  13. oh my god...that's so freakin awesome !! be sure that all your guests just see your polishes and don't take them away, because they're all so beautiful.
    do you ever want to stop collecting polishes?
    I'm sure if you would stop, you would've polishes for the rest of your life :D
    lg fairy

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  14. OMG, I will dream of this polish case... <3 Great idea, to layer #51 over Fashion Addict. I like all versions.

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  15. Really awesome but man, you'll be dusting your collection a lot.

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  16. Congratulations on the great case! It looks marvelous indeed... And please pat Grandpa for me :)

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  17. I'm so jealous of your bookshelf!! I've been looking for a storage solution for a while now. Since I only have about 150 polishes, I was considering getting an Ikea Helmer. Love the mani, too! I've been wanting Nfu Oh #51 forever!

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  18. Amazing collection! Not sure my boyfriend would allow me to ever display my polishes in the living room though :) x

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  19. that polish case is too cool! you are lucky to have someone that can do that kind of stuff for you. he might have himself a tiny little business with all the mail bloggers out there becoming envious of you.

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  20. I am insanely jealous of your polish case! my stash looks like your "before" stash >.<

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  21. I Love the mani but must know how many polishes that shelf holds. That is one massive collection that definitely makes my 120 bottles look puny, lol. :) TFS!

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  22. Oh my gosh. I am in awe and entirely jealous. That looks amazing!

    xx

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  23. Your polish storage looks awesome and the manicure of course too! :)

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  24. OMG! How freaking awesome, I want a shelf like that! And your stash is so.. is soo.. I want it all!

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  25. wow that's awesome! i'd hate when the time comes around to dust though!

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  26. wow, that's a serious nail polish collection! :)

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  27. It looks super nice with the black tip !
    Xx. S

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  28. Your stash is sooo cool!

    I also own Nfu-Oh 51, it's beautiful and I also love matte flakies!

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  29. oh my Good your colection is amazing love it

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  30. Love the shelf! It looks so nice! Great job to your neighbor.

    Where do you buy the Nfu-Oh bottles? I can't find most of the things you use here. I live in Puerto Rico and my Sally is pretty selective. I can't even find the Konad kit, so I have to buy it online.

    Btw, love the matte flakies and I'm not a fan of matte. I love my shinny manis!

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  31. That was so wonderful for him to do! And such a great idea. It really is beautiful and so is the mani!

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  32. HOLY BALLS, that polish storage is amazing. I am insanely jealous.

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  33. Wooooow look at that cabinet <3 that's freaking amazing.

    The mani indeed looked best with the shiny/matte contrast. Nfu Oh 51 is just amazing!

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  34. That is AWESOME! I love organizing - and that shelf is PERFECT - color coordinated and everything!

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  35. awww the shelf is AMAZING!! props to your hubby!! i want one now! You're so lucky! ;)

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  36. i always thought matted flakes would not look good but they doooo...

    love your collection... ^_^

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  37. The shelf is perfection! Now only if I manage to ind someone to make me something similar

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  38. oh wow, how amazing is that?? So cool! :)

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  39. very nice!! I just showed this to my husband , aka showing him what he needs to make me. He was like i dont want to fuel your addiction if i made this you'd want to fill it up. hah i had to give him a news flash about how my collection wouldn't fit on the shelf and he would have to make it wider or make two, hah. he's been doing a lot of looking away when it comes to the amount of polish i've amassed in just a few months. I hope you have this secured to the wall somehow. Would be tragic if it fell over!

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  40. Sweet fancy Moses, I want one of dem racks! :D

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  41. Your new shelf is absolutely to die for!! I do like the matte flakies but I'm more of a shiny girl myself~

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  42. I am so jealous of that shelf! It's exactly what I've been imagining for myself (except I don't need one nearly that size, haha).

    I love matte over flakies. Whenever I wear flakies, they usually end up matte after a day.

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  43. That shelf and your collection is insanely awesome!! I'm curious what people think when they come over and see it! Love the mani! So pretty!

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  44. omg thats sooo gorgeous!!
    I love it!! how many polishes do you have???

    love the flakies nfu-oh!!

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  45. WOOOW! I´m not able to speak right now...seriously. I can only dream of that many beautiful nailpolishes, haha. Lots of love<3.

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  46. O.O

    Words cannot describe the awe and wonder I feel at the vast amount of nail polish. I have only...(don't laugh) eight. Yeah, I know. I'm working on it. -.-

    I don't like mattes, but mattes ALWAYS look wonderful on you. They look weird on me.

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  47. gir im soo jelaous of you and your boyfriend cuz i know he suport u.
    ure very luky and i only have 30 nailpolish

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  48. OMG! Is your friend willing to make another (maybe half the size) and ship it to Miami? LOL!

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  49. Oh my gosh! This is absolutely amazing! Can I please hire him to build me one too? *_*

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  50. I totally love your new polish case! I wish I have something like that. Better yet, I wish I have that much nail polish! :)

    I love looking at your nail designs. So classy and so neat!

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  51. So jealous!!! Look amazing! And as usual love the mani!

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  52. That is amazing! It's hard to picture 550 bottles, but now I have an idea of how much space that would take! lol Your shelves turned out SO nice! Hmmm...I was thinking small time for my collection (my SO was going to make an acrylic one)...but with the way it's growing, I may need to rethink my shelves! I like the look of the wood! So so cool how that all looks!
    And both the matte and glossy for the flakies look great! I just orderd Essie's Matte About You...You make it look so great all the time! Plus I show my SO your pictures and he really likes the texture contrasts you do! :-)

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  53. Wow. That is fantastic. I want one myself

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  54. Wow this is amazing!
    You have a gorgeous family too :)

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  55. that is an amazing shelf! i definately don't have that many polishes, but my wishlist might fill up that shelf! I also wanted to say that I tried out one of your scotch tape manicures and I got so many compliments! I hope you don't mind!

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  56. Thanks ladies!!! I am so sorry for my late response, I have been without internet ALL DAY, due to crazy weather!! Oh and for those of you that asked about how many polishes I have, I have around 700, lol.

    Nolitoshy, I get my Nfu-Oh's from fabuloustreet.com :P

    Lissi, Hahah, he def should get in the business of making these!!

    Crystal, aww thanks!! Oh YAY, I hope you enjoy Essie Matte About You!!!! And I'm so glad your SO and you both enjoy my manis so much!! *hugs*

    Thank you Gabrielle!!!

    Elizabeth, OMG, I don't mind at all!! I'm so glad you tried it, and liked it!!!!!

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  57. Wow, awesome shelf! And look at all those Prisms on the bottom....drool!

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  58. That shelf is AMAZING!!!!!!!! its like a rainbow...definitely a piece of art ;)

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  59. Wow...that is the most awesome nail polish storage ever!!! Your neighbor's brother should go into nail polish shelf building business!!

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  60. that is an awesome collection!!! OMGGGGG so envious of your nail polishes!! :D

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  61. oh my GOD!!!!! O_O It's an amazing collection!!!!! woa!!! i'm impressed|

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  62. Thanks ladies!!!! I'm on my 3rd day with it, and still just love looking at it!! Dork, I know :P

    Melacine, Oh I LOVE my prisms!! I wish I had back ups of them all!!

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  63. Fantastic The mani is gorgeous too :-)

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  64. OMG, your nail polish collection is insane, love how organized it is and how it's color coordinated!

    how do you even remember what you have with so many bottles? i think you have a better collection than nail salons :D

    pretty-lil-things.com

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  65. WOWWW its beautiful! x

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  66. Thanks you guys!!!

    Adeline, Haha, I used to not remember what I had, that's why i needed this, lol.

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  67. I'm stuck somewhere between I love and hate you for that cabinet lol! It's awesome dude, congrats on such an amazing set up!! Now if you get a sister one, you need to get a ton more polish to fill that lol! So question, how many polishes did it take to fill that and how many do you have left over? :)

    BTW: I found your blog recently, it's already become my fav blog! I love your tape manis lol ;)

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  68. Sarah, HAHAHAHA, Thank you!!! I don't know the exact amount, but somewhere around 600 fit, and I have about another 50-75, that didn't.

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  69. @____@ That's how my eyes went when I scrolled down the pictures! Hahaha. So amazing! & Love the flakie polish! I need to find one & add that to my collection! Haha.

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  70. Matte or shiny flakies both are nice. Wish I had some.
    Love your new nailpolish display - me wants. But I don't have so many polishes

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  71. I was just wondering, have you ever counted how many polishes you have? I made an approximate count (number on one shelf multiplied by number of rows) and got 580!!
    The matte flakies look awesome! Going to have to try it myself!

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  72. No, I haven't counted in over 6 months. From my guessing, It's around 650 :) That includes minis, snowmen and pumpkin holiday polishes, as well as all my novelty ones.

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  73. I love your amazing shelf!!! Your mani was gorgeous too! I like the look of matte flakies, I really need to buy a flakie polish.

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  74. BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY! My eyes bugged out when I saw it lol. How long have you been collecting nail polishes to reach this amount?

    Also sorry I'm not technically a "follower" on your blog because I don't have a blog but I'm a big fan and check your blog everyday!

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  75. Thanks girls!!!

    Nana, lol. I've really only been collecting for about a year, eeekkk. No appologies needed, as long as you enjoy my blog, make me happy!

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  76. That display case is STUNNING! I agree with you about it being art - I love looking at my makeup colors. I love color period. It would have taken me forever to figure out how to organize them, you did a beautiful job. Now they are worthy of being on display in your living room!

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  77. Thanks Pam, I def love it sooo much!!!! It just makes doing my manis sooo much easier too

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  78. Your husband is amazing! I need something like that in my life, the nailpolish shelves I mean (ok maybe the husband too, he's a hottie!) but yeah, thats just pure amazing. Lucky you!

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  79. A Polished Life, hahahahahaha, thank you so much!

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  80. It's official...you're my hero! lol
    I'm starting my own collection but it's not nearly as vast as yours. I'll get there someday lol

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  81. Hahaha, oh don't worry, it won't be long till you get where I am, lol. It took me only like a year, eeeek

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  82. Omg, i am so jealous at youre nailpolish closet!!!

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  83. haha, thanks Irene! I now need another one :(

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  84. OMG, that's crazy! But cool. =)

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  85. WOW that shelf is brilliant! I cant believe how many polishes you have its awesome!!
    that is a gorgeous manicure either shiny or matte! xxx

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  86. love your collection!! I'm jealous! Mine s all in boxes...

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  87. Thank you!!! I just wish they all fit on the case :( Oh well, just another reason to get another one, lol. Oh minet started off in a tiny hat box, lol

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  88. Wow! Your collection is crazy! I love it! Super jealous!

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  89. Haha, thanks, I just wish it hasn't now overflowed to another storage container :)

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  90. WOW, you seriously rock!!! I love your new shelf and all the pretty little polishes :)so cool!
    as for your mani, I like the matte, but I'm more of a shiny girl myself :)

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  91. OMG and WOW!! <3 I'm so jealous :D

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  92. OK, Does he have plans for the shelves? Amazing.
    My husband would like to take a shot at it. dchapman@wi.rr.com

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  93. Deb, I'm sorry my husband didn't build it, our neighbors brother did, and I don't think he kept any of the plans since it was a custom build

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  94. Wow! amazing collection! ;D

    I really NEED Nfu oh flakies! they look so so so so gorgeous!

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  95. I would DIE to be your daughter. She's so lucky :) (I'm younger than 15, lol)
    Amazing nail polish collection. I could spend all day looking at it. :D

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  96. Awesome lol ur collection is crazy! Love the flakes matte with shiny tips

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  97. I LOVE that shelf!! I want/need one!! I have little to no room in my townhome but I make do. I do prefer the shiny flakes but that's me. I prefer shiny stuff hehe

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  98. I love that shelf!!!
    And I am sooo sad right now......I had over 465 different polishes and ended up getting rid of more that 3/4th of them.......I am now back up to about 200....I need that shelf!

    I think it looks like art also!

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  99. Whaaat!!! I can't believe how many nail polishes you have!!! that is absolutely awesome!!

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  100. Where did you get the Nfu-oh flakie polishes? I've been dying to get some and some Matte Magic by China Glaze...

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  101. Oh be still my beating heart! I am insanely jealous of your polish collection & your nail's look amazing! I ordered this exact colour & also the essie shine of the times I can't wait to try this mani out

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  102. Psh if you don't want your amazing rainbow flakies send me one!

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  103. your dog is 16 years old?

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  104. Why, on God's green earth, woman, do you need this much nail polish?

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  105. Do you know if your neighbor used a particular pattern for your shelf or did he wing it? My hubby just promised to build me one and was wondering about the pattern. I'm so excited, I'm gonna get one!!!

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  106. So you have somewhere between 650-700 polishes! My collection looks so ridiculous now!! Lol!

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  108. Amazing! I love the shiny nail manicure! I would be in paradise to have a manicure like that. Or a shelf like that!

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