Hey, everyone! I know I don’t usually post on Saturdays but I wanted to share an update post about where I take my photos and how I store my nail polish. You may remember a little while back on the blog I shared how my melmers are set up (in this post). Things have changed a bit since then!
Although I liked how they were set up at the time, I decided I wanted to have things set up with my lightbox somewhere semi-permanently so that I did not have to clear off a space on my desk and go grab it from the closet each time I wanted to use it. So, I needed to move and stack my melmers. Although this doesn’t look as cute, it does give me more space on my desk, which is nice.
I also decided to purchase additional lights after seeing how Sarah over at Tunay na Mahal (one of my favorite nail/life blogs!) set hers up. Prior to that I was only using that black stand lamp. I ordered the same lightbulbs & work lights that she did and set them up on the sides of the lightbox with the black stand lamp on top.
I was a bit disappointed at first as it didn’t quite seem to make my photos any better (a blog about these nails will be posted up in a week or so, don’t worry!):
|With just one light.|
But I also tried it with a duochrome swatch stick and it seemed to have more of an impact there, so I am happy about that:
|Just one light.|
|With all three!|
(Sidenote: I am also considering switching to my black background, I think it looks kind of classy. What do you think?)
In addition to needing to change things around, I also had to do so due to my increased number of polishes (around 208 at last count, yikes. I had 97 when that last post was made at the beginning of August). I ended up needing to clear out a drawer, so I chose to take my makeup pallets out and place them on my desk again. So, with all that being said, let me show you my new setup!
|Lightbox area with lights on.|
|And with them off!|
|Top coats, base coats, strengtheners. Used to be in a drawer with the drugstore polishes but it was making the drawer bottom sag and almost broke the damn drawer! So I opted to take them out and not put so many polishes in one drawer.|
|Polish and cuticle removers, makeup sponges, seche vite refill, glue, vaseline, aluminum foil, etc.|
|Other side of the desk. Yes, I put my blog up on firefox before taking the photo. /cheesy|
|Please ignore my gross looking mirror, I promise it is not that dirty. Damn you, flash!! Anyway, here I have makeup palettes, brushes, random candles, etc.|
|Some random candles & my coconut oil for my cuticles!|
|Swatch sticks, cuticle oil/creams, chapsticks, biotin.|
|Close up on swatch sticks. Had to move to two jars! I need to get some ribbon or rings or something to organize these by color.|
|Top drawer: nail art supplies and random crap.|
|OPI & China Glazes!|
|Zoya, Indies, minis (indie and drugstore) and the lone NARS polish.|
So, that’s it for now. I’m sure eventually it’ll need to be changed around again. I wish the closest IKEA was less than 3-4 hours away, what I really need is a helmer!