Polish Storage

So much for catching up on posts! I’m blaming Bones again, possibly because I’m now a little bit in love with Booth! Anyway, I’ve been looking at polish storage ideas for a while, and what would suit me best. Up until now, they’ve all been in a compartmented drawer in my IKEA PAX wardrobe, but I’d ran out of space, so I needed a solution. I’ve seen a lot of bloggers who have great wall racks, but I can’t seem to find any in the UK, not nice ones anyway. And of course there’s Leslie at work / play / polish, who has the amazing ‘Mani Cave‘ which is possibly the best room ever, but again, not suitable for me. The other storage I’ve seen used by a lot of fellow polish addicts is the IKEA Helmer, which, for £25, was a great solution. It’s not too big, but holds a lot of polish.

I’ve become quite handy at building furniture, a table and chairs, a desk, a bookcase, but the Helmer seemed more complicated, coming in about 50 pieces! Thankfully, once I worked out which bit was which, and which bit went where, it was fairly straightforward. I decided not to put the castors on (mainly because I couldn’t screw them in by hand and I don’t have a drill…) but I thought it would be more stable without them.

Before; the drawer in my PAX wardrobe

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After; my finished Helmer! I decided to use it as my bedside table, so it has all my essentials on top. I also lined the drawers with some none slip liners, to stop the bottles sliding around.

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Drawer one; cotton wool and cotton buds, nail polish remover, top and base coats, hand cream, dotting tools, nail art pens etc

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Drawer two; Models Own and Ciate´

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Drawer three; Nails Inc

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Drawer four; Barry M

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Drawer five; All other brands, Butter London, Revlon, Rimmel, elf, Colour Club, Topshop etc

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Drawer 6, glitters, nail wheels, mixing palette, striping tape etc

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Overall, I’m over the moon with my Helmer. I expected it to be bigger before I saw it in IKEA, but it’s the perfect size. The width of it means I could add another next to it, for make up and other things (and for if my polish collection outgrows the first Helmer!)

I also picked up these vases from IKEA, which I filled with sand from Hobbycraft (I need another jar but they only had one pink one left) for my make up and nail art brushes.

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How do you store your polish?

Lyndsey 🙂

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