My nail polish collection is large. Polishes kept in good condition (away from heat or light) can last a long time, longer than the two years many people quote. A good thinner (I use Seche Vite) can also revive them. I have tossed polishes when thinner cannot save them or they have obviously gone bad, but it is rare. When I started collecting polishes again, I tossed all polishes older than the summer of 2013. To avoid ordering duplicates, I created a spreadsheet. Swatching them with these spoons I purchased from Amazon will help me compare the colors, finishes, and overall quality. All polishes only have one coat, because I wanted to spot the difference between my sheer and opaque polishes. We’ve all seen polishes that look dark in the bottle only to need 3-4 coats for opaqueness. No polishes have base or top coats either, because that can change the way the polish looks.
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I finished sending Birchbox gift subscriptions to my sisters in June (more articles are coming). Having a third box was awesome, but I wanted to end it with as few points as possible. My Dad always tells me not to leave points on the table. Of course, he is not referring to Birchbox in particular, but this is good advice for all things in life. Going into the September box, my third account had 132 points. You can only cash them in 100 point increments meaning I could cash in $10, but I would leave 32 points behind if I placed a $10 order. Thanks to Ace status, I could have done this in August and been done.