Friday, May 9, 2014

My Nail Polish Community

Today I have something a little different. Check out this post by Elizabeth; it's about all the different "personalities" of nail polish that lacquer addicts have. Deborah over at Love, Varnish, Chocolate and More expanded on that idea and gave an example of each one of the "personalities", so that's what I'm going to do here!

The Tease: The polish that you love but you're afraid to wear because it's discontinued and you don't have a back up bottle.
OPI Mad as a Hatter - I picked this up when it was first in stores, without knowing it would soon become one of the most sought after polishes of all time! I never did a blog post on this collection, though I can't for the life of me remember why I didn't! I'll have to do that one of these days.

The Senior: One of the first polishes you owned. Now it's all thick and you don't really like the color anymore but you keep it anyway because it has memories.
OPI Don't Melbourne The Toast - It's not that I don't like this guy, but I don't think I've worn it since the first year I got it. It's one of the first OPIs I ever own. *sigh* Memories!

The Ugly One: The polish that you absolutely hate in every way but you keep it anyway to laugh at how weird it is.
BB Couture Kelly's Green - This is cheating, because I don't hate this in any way! I love it! But it definitely is "ugly pretty" and I don't think it's one that most people love when they see it. It is the best kind of crazy polish in my opinion!

The Superficial: The polish that looks fantastic in the bottle but is all kinds of crap when you try to put it on.
OPI Pepe's Purple Passion - This one is just sad times. That lovely shimmer looks like it's drowning, it sinks so badly and it ends up looking like mud on the nail.

The Rocky Road: The polish that always insists on being lumpy.
China Glaze Fortune Teller - One of my favorite polishes ever, but seriously chunk-tastic! Multiple coats of top coat is required to get it smooth.

The Multiplier:That one shade of polish color that you can't stop yourself from buying every time you see it.
Essie Cute As a Button - I'm a coral/pink girl! Just search for "pink" or "coral" on my blog and you'll find like a zillion posts. I even created my own coral/pink with Rescue Beauty Lounge called Kellie Gonzo!

The Ex: The polish that used to be your favorite but now sits in the back of your stash collecting dust.
Deborah Lippmann Razzle Dazzle - I really love this polish but I haven't worn it in forever. Whenever I see DLs in a store, I always pick up Razzle Dazzle thinking it's some new and gorgeous color and I'm embarrassed every time to see what it really is and that I don't recognize it haha.

The Beast: The polish that you like but never wear because it's a giant pain in the butt to remove.
Zoya Charla - Ooh this one is so gorgeous but I never wear it because it's ridiculous to remove! Smurf fingers!

The Party Animal: The polish you can wear to any party or festivity, and it will always look good with everything!
Rescue Beauty Lounge Kellie Gonzo - Did I sneak this in a second time? What a shameless plug! ;) But for real, I feel like I can wear this anywhere, any time of year, and it always looks perfect!

The Socialite: The polish that caused quite a buzz at launch, but isn't as easy to get as one might think.
Cult Nails Toxic Seaweed - This one was a limited edition polish that quickly became HTF so I'm so glad I got it when I did. It's so pretty and unique!

I hope you thought these were fun and feel free to post your own in the comments or on your own blog if you have one! Thanks Elizabeth and Deb for the fun :) Also be sure to enter my 5th Blogiversary Giveaway if you haven't yet!


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94 comments :

  1. imperfectpaint5/9/14, 8:14 AM

    I love this post! I'm going to have to do this too. The only polish I ever broke was OPI MAAH. It was so tragic. I managed to save a teeny tiny bit I put into an empty top coat bottle. It's sitting in my Helmer and will never be used again. :P

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  2. That was fun to read! Maybe I should do this one too! We'll see if I can find the time to!

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  3. Yay, so cool to see you join :D! And so much fun to read your picks :).

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  4. This is a really cute post! I enjoyed reading it.

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  5. Love this post! I can think of two categories to add: 1) The Pest: the polish you love but it's such a PITA to apply, like OPI Push and Shove. and 2) The Let Down: the hyped polish you HAD to have which ended up being a personal disappointment. For me it's Clarins 230. =p

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  6. Such a fun post! Maybe I'll come up with polishes for all those types also, it was that much fun to read!

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  7. Kellie Marie5/11/14, 4:36 PM

    Congrats! My favorite movie is probably Gone with the Wind

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  8. Congrats on your blogiversary! I just started reading your blog recently.

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  9. Congratulations! You have very beautiful nails!

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  10. This is the very first time I have been here. Happy Blogiversary.

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  11. Amy (Irwin) Duke5/12/14, 12:00 PM

    Happy Blogiversary!!! How exciting!!! I believe I've been reading your blog for at least a couple of years now. My nail polish obsession only started about 2 or 3 years ago, so I'm fairly new to the scene. I'm wearing aengland's Briarwood on my fingers and toes at the moment. My husband wanted to paint my toes for me as a Mother's Day treat, so I picked the polish that I thought would be the easiest for him to handle...didn't seem to matter, they were a mess! I certainly appreciated the effort though! :)

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  12. Happy Blogiversary! I've been following for about a year and a half if my memory serves me right! lol Love your blog! Right now I'm wearing Glam Polish "Graveyard Smash" over Wet'n'Wild "Black Creme".

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  13. I\m wearing Enchanted Polish in Awesome and it is truly awesome! The lego movie song keeps running through my head!

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  14. Diane M Gooding5/12/14, 4:33 PM

    Thanks for the give-away! Right now my nails are bare! Eek! But I have to clean my pet birds cages so any polish would be ruined. LOL!

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  15. Kelsey Chen5/12/14, 4:41 PM

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway and congrats!

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  16. Happy Blogiversary! I am currently wearing China Glaze Frostbite on my nails. A nice color to go with my new summer clothes.

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  17. funatyourfingertips5/12/14, 7:10 PM

    I'm a new reader. I had a job interview last week and I really hope I get hired. my rafflecopter name is Ashley Nicks

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  18. My favorite movie is Dirty Dancing!

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  19. Erin Hall Lewis5/12/14, 7:30 PM

    Happy Blogiversary! I'm wearing KBShimmer's Vicious Circles right now. It's fabu.

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  20. Tanya Payne5/12/14, 8:32 PM

    Happy blogiversary! I love your swatches, especially the natural lighting. So many extra stylized looking photos out there, it makes it hard to see the true color. Nothing beats a good camera and sunshine, and I appreciate your swatches for staying tried and true.

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  21. Amanda Lawson5/12/14, 8:46 PM

    Sinful Colors Orange Crush on my nails! ;D

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  22. AshleyTucker5/12/14, 8:48 PM

    Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a new reader! :)

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  23. Lacky Corner5/13/14, 2:37 AM

    Happy Blogiversary! I really don't like scary movies :( On my nails I have NYX Complex Purple right now.

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  24. Wow, it's been 5 years already! Congratulations! Keep up the good work :)

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway :D and ive been a reader for a month now :D

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  26. Cogito Ergosum5/13/14, 7:44 AM

    thanks for chance! :)
    love your blog, congrats!!!

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  27. What a great idea, I really enjoyed reading this! I need to go through my stash and see what I can come up with ;)

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  28. I have gel manicure pink/gold

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  29. Congrats and actually I just found your blog through twitter! Awesome giveaway. I had a pretty purple on my nails but its chipped. I need to repaint them. You posts look wonderful, I'll definitely have to come back later for more! <3

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  30. Congratulations! At the moment my nails are bare... as I can't choose between Cirque Sky Woman and a-england Tristam, but that'll be remedied in half an hour... tops!

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  31. AmandaSakovitz5/13/14, 1:38 PM

    Today I'm wearing a peach shade. Congrats!

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  32. Cara M James5/13/14, 2:56 PM

    I love your polishes, girl!:)

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  33. joy Infinity5/13/14, 7:11 PM

    Happy Blogiversary! thank you for the giveaway!

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  34. I have only RBL in Smile, with a gold accent nail!

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  35. Thomas Murphy5/13/14, 7:46 PM

    Thanks for the awesome giveaways!

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  36. Congrats on such a great achievement!! I just stumbled upon the blog but loving what I see so far!

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  37. chemicallyfeline5/14/14, 2:03 AM

    Happy Blogiversary! i'm wearing some chipped up Rainbow Honey polish in Petit Four :)

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  38. I'm wearing Hey Baby from the OPI Gwen Stefani collection. I got it on sale at Sallys for $4.50 :)

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  39. Sandy VanHoey5/14/14, 10:03 AM

    I am new to your blog and so happy to have found you

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  40. Andrea Darst5/14/14, 10:07 AM

    Happy Blogiversary! I've got a teal/blue with black/white dots on the tips of my nails right now!

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  41. I'm wearing a deep crimson on my nails right now!

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  42. happy anniversary! what a fantastic giveaway as well! your blog has a fun name :)

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  43. Jordanka Patricia Pulido5/14/14, 6:11 PM

    my nails are bare for now i dont know what polish to use lol

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  44. urban vegan5/15/14, 4:49 AM

    Happy bloggiversary!

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  45. Happy blogiversary!!!! Super awesome giveaway!

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  46. Happy Blogiversary! Congrats!! Nothing but base coat on right now, contemplating my next mani!

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  47. Yun, The Polish Hideout5/15/14, 12:42 PM

    Congrats on 5 years! That's an amazing accomplishment. :) So my nails are bare currently, but they're all filed and ready to be polished. I'll probably do that tonight. One of my favorite things to do is to go through my nail polishes and decide on a color to wear. #polishheaven :)


    ~ Yun

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  48. Congrats and happy Blogiversay!! Right now I have a dark raspberry polish shade on 4 nails on each hand and a metallic gold on 1 finger on each hand. Fun!

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  49. my fave scary movie is Halloween

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  50. Alexis Wright5/15/14, 5:03 PM

    Congrats! As someone just getting into nail polish, I look forward to thumbing through your blog!

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  51. Girl. Five YEARS. That's kinda mindblowing. It definitely doesn't feel like that long.

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  52. Happy anniversary. I've been subscribing for years but lately my emails haven't show up.

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  53. xxjillrocksxx5/15/14, 8:36 PM

    Happy Blogiversary! I am wearing BL Trout Pout!

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  54. Congrats on 5 years!!! Here's to many, many more!! I'm currently wearing Jindie Nails Clyde.

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  55. Flávia Alves5/17/14, 3:21 AM

    Congrats!
    I started to follow you right now, so nothing positive or nagative to point..
    This giveaway is actually very positive :)
    I'm wearing in my nails KIKO nail lacquer 359

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  56. I love the blog and I'm wearing a Jamberry mint polish.

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  57. Congrats!!! Your swatches are amazing and so are your photos!

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  58. Happy blogiversary Kellie! I've been following your blog forEVAH :) OK: for something random--I never paid attention before, but now I'm noticing what colors look good with my skin tone & which ones don't (goldish colors & greens, sadly). Not sure if it's gonna keep me from wearing them tho...
    Anyway thx for the giveaway! Have a wonderful day!

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  59. happy blogiversary!

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  60. I'm wearing four layers fo Nails Inc Trafalgar Square, a red glitter nail polish. It's soo sparkly but it'll take forever to remove it :D

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  61. Congrats on five wonderful years!

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  62. Right now I am wearing For Audrey - China Glaze

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  63. Michelle Castagne5/19/14, 12:00 AM

    Happy Blogiversary! I've just started following. Hope you have many more good years!

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  64. dorofte alexandra5/19/14, 2:57 AM

    I really like the shape of your nails and your awesome swatches ,congratulations and happy 5th blogiversary .

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  65. I've been reading your blog for 3 years now - happy blogiversary!

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  66. Анастасия5/19/14, 6:01 AM

    Congratulations! My favorite scary movie is SAW! :)))

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  67. Hobbylobbyist5/19/14, 8:30 AM

    This is actually my first time visiting your blog so I am excited to get caught up on the archives.

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  68. Congrats! I always love seeing new posts from you. Here's to 5 more years!!

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  69. Zane Ziminski5/19/14, 12:53 PM

    A very Happy Blogiversary to ya! I love your blog, you're doing a great job. Keep it up!

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  70. Natalia Afonina5/19/14, 3:31 PM

    Happy blogiversary! Thanks for this chance)

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  71. happy blogiversary! I love your photos - im not a scary movie fan

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  72. Happy Blogiversary! It;s first visit on your blog but it's nice!

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  73. Holly Kennedy5/19/14, 8:55 PM

    Happy Blogiversary! This is my first time reading your blog. I'm hooked. Thank you!

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  74. Happy Blogiversary! My nails right now are inspired by my favourite green necklace. I just painted them today and then my necklace broke a few hours later! At least it's something that can be fixed!

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  75. Happy Blogiversary! Right now I am wearing a color called Jamaican Me Crazy!

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  76. I'm wearing some random hot topic color on my nails. Bleh!

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  77. Lindsay Giedosh5/20/14, 6:40 AM

    Congratulations! :D My favorite scary movie(s) is probably the Saw series but it's so hard to pick lol

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  78. Congratulation on 5 years! Hope to read many more posts from you :)

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  79. molliemills5/20/14, 8:27 PM

    Congratulations On Your 5 Yrs Blogiversary !!!

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  80. Happy Blogiversary!
    I'm wearing Illamasqua's Creator right now. It's one of my favorites polishes!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Sil
    silvanna5@hotmail.com

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  81. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  82. Hello! I am a new follower and I just wanted to say that your blog looks amazing! Thank you for an awesome giveaway & good luck everyone!!!! <3 <3 <3

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  83. Right now my polish needs to be redone on my toenails, it's been about a month since I had a decent pedicure which was a treat for myself

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  84. Congrats! And thanks for the giveaway; I'm new here :)

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  85. Love your blog. Happy Blogiversary. I came upon your blog by a happy accident it's so cute. Unfortunately my nails are naked as I had a n interview and didn't want them to be over wowed by my nails. However I am on my way home from work to fix this

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  86. I'm wearing three different polishes right now, from a Julep Maven welcome box which I review here on my blog: http://vividchik.blogspot.com/2014/05/julep-maven-april-it-girl-box-pictures.html

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  87. I love your writing style on your blog. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  88. Alicia Renee5/22/14, 7:29 PM

    Hi! Congrats!! New follower here. And I'm wearing KleanClolor 265 Madly Black Matte and white flower design on ring fingers.

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  89. I am actually new to your blog, but glad I found it :-) Congratulations on 5 years! :-) Thanks so much for having this giveaway!

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  90. Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  91. Happy Blogiversary! I wish you continued success -- 5 years is a long time!

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  92. first time Ive been to your blog.. won't be the last! congrats!

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  93. Veronica Torres5/24/14, 12:43 PM

    awesome giveaway, currently just wearing a solid dark brown color on my nails. nothing fancy.

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