The Stash

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Hello, and welcome to The Stash! Here you will find pictures of all of my polishes, with links to specific reviews. They are grouped by type (Polishes, Treatments and Topcoats, and "Other"), and then by manufacturer. Sets are photographed together.

Color Zone florescents. Color names are not available on the bottles, and the photo really doesn't give these colors their due in terms of brightness. $4.99 for the kit, from Marshalls.
Reviews: Glitter, Pink, Purple

POP Beauty Nail Glam Crackle kit. $4.99, Marshalls.
China Glaze Celtic Sun. $6.49 at Sally's Beauty Supply.
China Glaze "Ruby Pumps." $4.99, Sally's Beauty Supply.
China Glaze "Dorothy Who?" $4.99, Sally's Beauty Supply
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in #25 Night Lights
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in #150 Sun Kissed
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in #270 Lacey lilac
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in #320 Fuchsia Power.
Swatches can be found here.
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear #300 White On
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in Blue By! $3.59, Target.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in Just in Lime! $3.69, Target.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in Lightening. $3.69, Target
Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No Chip Nail Color #360 Diamonds and Rubies
**For sale or trade**
Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine #08 Vivid
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure #440 Calypso Blue
Sally Hansen Chrome Nail makeup in #13 Aquamarine Chrome.
Pure Ice in Touch Me Here, $.99 Walmart (discontinued)
Pure Ice in Siren. $.99, Walmart.
To see this color swatched, click here.
Maybelline Color Show in Plum Paradise. $2.89 at Walmart
**For sale or trade**
Review can be found here.
Maybelline Color Show in #380 Porcelain Party. $2.89 at Walmart
**For sale or trade**
CoverGirl Continuous Color 3 in 1
**For sale or trade**
Sinful Colors Professional in #946 Happy Ending

 Wet n Wild Megalast in On a Trip. $.99, Giant Eagle
 Wet n Wild Wild Shine in Metallica. $1.99, Giant Eagle.

Wet n Wild fantasy Makers glow in the dark polish, "Go with the Glow." $1.99, Giant Eagle.
Essie, Set In Stones. $7.79, Target.

Essie, "Exotic Liras,"$3.99, Marshalls

 Essie "Sequin Sash" and "Luxedo." $3.99/ea, Marshalls

Essie "Smooth Sailing" $3.99, Marshalls, and "Grow Stronger," $8, Giant Eagle.

Milani Neon in Rad Purple. $3.99, Giant Eagle.
Swatches and review. 

Brash "Green Machine." $2.99, Payless.

 Brash "Blue Dream" and "On Fire," $2.50/ea, Payless

S•X•Y "Dreamy Cocoa." $3.99, Payless.
Orly "Mysterious Curse." $3.99, Sally's.

Revlon "Mysterious," Target.

Finger Paints, "Tiffany Imposter," Sally's Beauty Supply.

Sally Girl, $.99, Sally Beauty Supply

Seche Vite, $7.79, Target.

Strengthening Nail Polish Remover
Confession: I am not picky about my nail polish remover. I will buy the cheapest thing I can find, so long as it contains acetone. The strengthening polish removers are a new discovery for me, and I have to say: "Where have you been all my life?" At first I was skeptical, but I actually have noticed a difference since I started using this, in conjunction with the other products in this section.

While the photo shows the Target brand, I do use others. Mostly it boils down to whichever one is cheapest or where I happen to be and how soon I need it. The Giant Eagle store brand has an identical ingredient list, but is about $.25 more (I think I paid $.99 for the Target version). I haven't noticed a difference between the two. Even the bottles are nearly the same except for the labels. 

Sally Hansen Maximum Growth Cuticle and Nail Treatment Pen. $5.99, Target.
This is so easy to use and it has made a real difference in my cuticles. Before, they were super dry and actually cracking, peeling, and separating from my nail bed. Not fun. I used this for two weeks and saw a marked improvement. 

According to the directions, you should use this 1-2 times a day, covering your whole (dry, clean) nail. Since most of the time I'm wearing polish, I apply it daily to just the cuticle, to the whole nail when I remove my polish, and then again to just the cuticle any time I use acetone or polish remover for clean up work. 

Claire's Nail Design Pens in black and white
Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in red
The verdict on these? I love the black and use it all the time for details and touch up--much easier to use than a brush for most things, in my opinion. It works very much like a felt tip pen. Sadly, even with a top coat (or two) it still rubs off very easily and doesn't look good after more than a day or two. But if you change your polish frequently, that's no so much of a problem.

The white and the red however...skip it. Invest in a good creme color and a nail brush instead. The formula is super sheer and watery. Even three or four coats won't give you full opacity, and is more likely to remove previous layers. Since it's so thin, it tends to gather at one end or the other, so if you draw a line it will be darker at one end and lighter at the other, and again it's really easy to remove. Save yourself the trouble and just use a regular polish and brush. Fewer coats and it will last longer.