|That Independence Day Mani I started with|
Since I have this nice little treasure of at last count was about 800 polishes (gulp), I would do a blog sale. But as I sat there going through all the polishes I began separating them into three piles. Cult Nails polishes and creations including all my multiple lab samples. (You would be surprised how many colors we send to the lab to get made and how few actually make it into the line. Sometimes I can't make a color to send to the lab to recreate for me, sometimes I have to give them my concept/idea and hope they can get what is being envisioned in my head and make it into a polish.) ANYWAY, I digress, so I was separating the polishes into 3 piles, the Cult colors, the ones I could part with and the ones I just couldn't part with. (I thought for sure I could part with more than I actually did, turns out I just can't part with a single RBL or Chanel polish, no matter what. I love each and every one I own too much.) It was amazing how many polishes instantly brought me back to a particular day, week, occasion, feeling. The ones that didn't give me that instant pang if I got rid of it, went into the give away pile. Some I dug back through and grabbed and then ended up back in the give away box. I went back and forth like this all day.
|Coco giving me a mani|
|Coco's mani, I still have this on my nails, I really need to change my mani!|
So I thought this is what I would do. I reached out to a fellow blogger who knows of a few youth groups and shelters in our Central FL area and I am going to hand off these babies off to her to divvy up and donate. She typically takes any left over swap polishes from our group meet ups to donate, so I know she will find loving places for these. I think I have about 650 - 700 to donate. I wonder if they will think it's crazy when they get all these? I wish I knew of places on my own, but all in due time I suppose. It's a start and I feel comfortable with that.
|A blurred out pic of some of the stash that will find new homes. It's blurred and in B&W on purpose so no one has a heart attack over what is in there. LOL|
Kind of a nice chill day off. I spent it with memories and cleaning. It was fairly quiet around here, so it was the perfect day for it. (read: boring) We had seen fireworks Monday night, so I didn't feel like I was missing out. And once my girls returned, we watched 21 JumpStreet, had a few laughs and called it a night. No BBQ's, no friends, no crazy crowds. Quite different from years passed. I will say though as nice as it was, next year, I think I want a return of the madness.