Tuesday, June 8, 2010

You know you're a polish addict if...

Last Friday, I asked you what describes a polish addict.  I got such a great and overwhelmingly huge response!  This list is hilarious, creative, and oh-so true.  Which one best describes you?

You know you're a polish addict if…

1.  You know you're a polish addict if you own polishes with such slight differences that no one beside you or an other lacquerhead would get it, yet to you they look absolutely different to you so you feel 
you must own them all. - Nathalie - Jellynat from http://jellynat.blogspot.com/
2.  the people in the checkout-line (or even the cashier itself) give you "the look" they give crazy people when they buy enormous amounts of things. – amusedPolish from amusedpolish.blogspot.com

3.  you have more untried than trieds and you keep buying more! - http://jeweledthumb.blogspot.com/

4.  the only difference between a polish you ownt5 and the polish you're lusting after is SHIMMER. O_o – Nicole from MagicMaid http://www.magic-maid.net/

5.  you know what color/brand someone else is wearing without being told! – Judy from Beauty Judy http://beautyjudy.wordpress.com/

6.  you plan out your manicures for the week on an Excel spreadsheet. – Heather from Mighty Lambchop http://lambchopmobile.blogspot.com/

7.  you can spend £50 in the DRUGSTORE on nail polishes! – Sara from Daily Polish http://dailypolish.com/

8.  you compare every day things to nail polish colors! bahaha http://twitpic.com/1prwcl - naomiii @sodapoprocks
9.  you no longer look at the price of the  polish, you just look at the color. - Jackie S. from http://candycoatedtips.blogspot.com/  

10.  You can't let a day go by without having to buy a polish - even (get this) EVEN if you know you don't really like it! – jaljen from NailPolishUK http://nailpolishuk.blogspot.com/

11.  you carry a list around of all the  polishes you want (I keep my list under "Notes" on my ipod). - Jackie S. from http://candycoatedtips.blogspot.com/

12.  You do your nails often enough to have plenty of content for a blog =) - Colette from mysimplelittlepleasures.blogspot.com

13.  You not only know what a Helmer is but what your color options are - Colette from mysimplelittlepleasures.blogspot.com

14.  You own at least one of said Helmers - Colette from mysimplelittlepleasures.blogspot.com

15.  You need to keep your stash separated by worn vs. unworn - Colette from mysimplelittlepleasures.blogspot.com

16.  People expect to see something different on your nails every day, expect you to stop by their desk & show them, and may be dissapointed if you wear the same thing for 2 days (or maybe that's just something that happens to me) - Colette from mysimplelittlepleasures.blogspot.com

17.  Minor imperfections in your manicure seem like glaring errors to you. - Colette from mysimplelittlepleasures.blogspot.com

18.  you look at your stash and see bottles you have NO idea where they came from. – Hillary from By Hillary http://www.byhillary.com/2010/05/unconventional-collectibles-nail-polish.html

19.  you accidentally buy the same colour twice. – Justine from http://productrater.blogspot.com/

20.  you see a new OPI/Essie/China Glaze whatever colour and think off the top of your head of at least 3 colours that you currently have that look just like that. – Justine from http://productrater.blogspot.com/

21.  you can't find a place to fit all your polishes anymore. – Justine from http://productrater.blogspot.com/

22.  the shop assistant knows your last name and first name - Rébecca (Rebie) from http://mestrucsmoi.blogspot.com/

23.  the shop assistant tells you "I miss you when you're not here" - Rébecca (Rebie) from http://mestrucsmoi.blogspot.com/

24.  it takes you more than 20 minutes to chose which polish your going to wear - Rébecca (Rebie) from http://mestrucsmoi.blogspot.com/

25.  you feel you need to lie about how much polish you own because you don't want to look like a freak (I feel this one works perfect here, lol) - Rébecca (Rebie) from http://mestrucsmoi.blogspot.com/

26.  the only real question you're trying to answer is "How do I store my polishes? By brand or by colors?" - Rébecca (Rebie) from http://mestrucsmoi.blogspot.com/

27.  you've already made a 1 hour 30 minute trip to find only 1 polish - Rébecca (Rebie) from http://mestrucsmoi.blogspot.com/

28.  you can spend hours reading nail polish blogs  - Rébecca (Rebie) from http://mestrucsmoi.blogspot.com/

29.  when you write a nail polish blog - Rébecca (Rebie) from http://mestrucsmoi.blogspot.com/

30.  when your little sister invites here friends at home say to them "I'm going to show you something really weird" and then she comes to you and says "Can I show them your nail polish collection please?" - Rébecca (Rebie) from http://mestrucsmoi.blogspot.com/
31.  when you dream, think and live with nail polish fumes and cuticle balms ALL DAY AND NIGHT! – Jamie from http://squovalicious.blogspot.com/

32.  when you see a polish want to buy it but you are pretty sure you have a dupe. Then you buy it anyway because at least 1. you have a dupe and 2. you can blog a comparison post about how it is a dupe!! – Taki J. from http://takij.blogspot.com/

33.  When you feel really happy on high until the next day you are ready for your next fix or high :) – rmcandlelight from http://nailsbeautiqued.blogspot.com/

34.  When you misspell other words as “polish”: I work for an insurance company, When I'm spelling policy I spell  polish. – rmcandlelight from http://nailsbeautiqued.blogspot.com/

35.  After work rush to the nearest DS to buy a polish you don't have (only have a few dollars in your pocket) after purchase grinning from ear to ear as you head out the door feeling all good like a good hit. But the next day need that fix or hit,  mind you I'm broke as a joke and raid the penny jar to buy that next polish! lol  I'm bad. – rmcandlelight from http://nailsbeautiqued.blogspot.com/

36.  When you dream about polish. – rmcandlelight from http://nailsbeautiqued.blogspot.com/
37.  When you spend your last few dollars on polish rather then lunch :) – rmcandlelight from http://nailsbeautiqued.blogspot.com/

38.  your husband just nods when you say you need another helmer.  he would rather buy a helmer than look at polish all over the house. – Jessika aka Jbrob.

39.  none of your friends bother buying polish anymore, because they know they can come over and use yours! – Selina from http://prettycleverblog.blogspot.com/

40.  You know you're a polish addict if even random guys in your class you don't talk to notice your nails. – x3desiree from http://x3desiree.blogspot.com/

41.  you buy polish every time you set foot in a mall – Elizabeth, via Facebook

42.  you give up your other hobbies to devote just to nail polish and the blogs - Kimberly, via Facebook

43.  You keep your polish collection in a temperature controlled room – Jenn, via email

44.  You know your a polish addict if you're happy when your manicure chips because it means you get to paint your nails again. – iPolished from http://ipolished.blogspot.com/

45. every time you go in to any store, you're hunting down their polish selection.  – Megan from www.kitschysuburbia.blogspot.com 

46.  the first thing you come in to work on Monday morning and the girls are asking to see your nails. – Megan from www.kitschysuburbia.blogspot.com 

47.  you start making a list for your birthday months in advance with a list of polishes you have and what you're lemming.  – Megan from www.kitschysuburbia.blogspot.com 
48.  Denial.  When you refuse to admit that owning more than 100 polishes means you have a true polish addiction. – Kelsey from Kelsey’s Korner
49.  If you enjoy skittles swatching more than you do wearing the same color on more than 5 nails! - Bunny Masseuse from Bunny’s Beauty and Bags http://tpfbunny.blogspot.com/

50.  You own more polish than shoes lol...:0) – Nessa, via Facebook

ps: I'll be posting my polish-addict sized collection photos in a few hours!


Tierney said...

This is great!

Jeweled Thumb said...

#32 and #44 !!!!

Colette said...

LOVE the list Brooke =) The spreadsheet with manis for the week (#6) is seriously GENIUS - I need to do that so I don't sit staring into space for long periods after removing polish LOL.

Of course while reading I came up with a few more - like if you have so much polish you have a spreadsheet organized by brand, color, finish & many other things - OR the fact that I carry a prinout of said spreadsheet in my purse so as not to buy dupes ... unless I see one dirt cheap, then I might still snag it for frankening XD

Rebie said...

Oh my god I can see myself in so many of these.
Just like colette I got a paper on my bag listing all the polish i have lol

Unknown said...

These are great! I have a few more.

Nail supply store calls you on the phone because they know you buy every new collection.

Can't wait for the weekend because you will be driving from one end of town to the next just to find that one polish called Hidden Treasure which Sally did a pretty good job of hiding.

- said...

Awesome! thank you Brooke. :D

(21, 24 and 25, that's totally me!)

Liz said...

OMG.... I totally have a spreadsheet organized by brand, color and finish.

Megan Harmeyer said...

Those are great! I hate to admit, but I'm witness to more than a few of those. Thanks for letting us know we're not alone in our disorder/addiction. :D

Leanne said...

This is amazing, I was nodding my head to most of these! Look at us poor souls ;P
I'm going to link to this post in a few days' time on my Free Love Friday post. Thanks for this!

Justine (Productrater) said...

haha thanks for including me in that.. your post made me go through and colour organize my polishes and post my addiction for the world to see.. 223 polishes counted. ;)

amusedPolish said...

I really enjoyed reading this list :D

Unknown said...

Love the additions, Colette!! Wish I could add them - Blogger is being weird and won't let me edit this post - it keeps saying it is loading. Will try again tonight!!

Rmcandlelight - same thing - I will totally try to add them tonight!! This post is acting funny because it was copied and pasted from a word document. May need to have a second addict list soon!!

Thanks jellynat!!

haha, Megan, we all have each other :D lol

Leanne, AWESOME!! Thanks!!! :D

Justine, OH MY GOODNESS!! Welcome to the polish addict club!! lol. 223 is a lot! wow!!

Unknown said...

Brooke, blogger has been weird for me too... here is one more...

when you pretend that it is OK to walk into Claires and are the only person over 16... and you will fight said tweens to get the last bottle of Magic on sale for $2

polishedlyrics said...

I love these Brooke. I fall into several of these... I got a weird look and why are you buying all these from the gal at claires a while back and people stop by my desk daily to see my nails lol.

Susy said...

These are great!! They are so true too! :D

rijaH said...

So have you made a facebook page for this called "You know you're a nail polish addict when..."? :D so we can fill in more :)

Unknown said...

I aa sooo guilty of more than half of these!!

May said...

Great post, found you through Leanne's blog! xxx

Jossu said...

Hhahah, this made me laugh! :DD ... maybe im a polish addict :D

Caitlyn said...

first I LOL'ed, then I thought OMG ... then OMFG!!!! and then I kept giggling, because I had to nod at like 99% of the comments ...
btw, I own about 400+ polishes, I keep my fave 100 in a specially designed rack, handmade of wood by my little brother and screwed on my free bedroom-wall ... the little polishbottles get kissed by the sun every morning *g*
the rest sleeps in a (silver *g*) helmer down the hall, just before the bathroom ...
and yes, my boss and my co-workers come to look at my nails several times a week ...
and I have to say "checked!" to most of the other things as well ...

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