The Polish Project: Wear It or Let It Go
Over on JamieSanford.com you can follow along with the ambitious Polish Project that kicked off today. Jamie’s self-challenge is to wear every single nail polish in her impressive collection before buying any new shades. She’s using a spreadsheet that is similar to one that I created to keep track of worn and unworn lacquers. Oh god, I just shared the link. I’ve exposed myself as a meticulous data-hoarding crazy person.
I’m intrigued by this challenge. The first reviewed polish was A England’s King Arthur and I can’t help noticing that her disappointment in the A England formula were similar to mine. Maybe making myself wear everything I own will allow me to make really clear-headed assessments about other products after the initial purchase excitement has passed.
I’ll be following Jamie’s progress and possibly following in her footsteps soon. I track my worn lacquers, too, and every time I buy a new one I have a brief flash of guilt over the number I haven’t yet tried. Should I really be perusing Harlow & Co when I have so many unworn shades? I really feel compelled to log a Y for every entry in the “worn?” column. I’ve fallen behind on my swatching and stamping, so maybe I need to get my butt in gear for those columns, too.
On that note, a little later today I’ll be posting my fourth and final Dupe-Fest Swatcharama entry where I compared all of the silvers I own. One of my silvers came very close to my perfect liquid metal dream. See? Wearing what you’ve bought can pay off.