My Backup Nail Polish Stash | Collab

My Backup Nail Polish Stash | Collab


Today I have a collab video! We’re talking about the nail polishes we have backup bottles of.

Check out everyone else involved in this collaboration:
Holly –

Zenorah –

Amy –

Amanda –

Sellers mentioned:

Cupcake Polish –

Polishes mentioned:

Sally Hansen – Pacific Blue
Essie – Shine of the Times
Cupcake Polish – Berry Good Looking
OPI – Metallic 4 Life
OPI – Teenage Dream
OPI – My Boyfriend Scales Walls
China Glaze – Wish On A Starfish
China Glaze – Ruby Pumps
China Glaze – Atlantis
China Glaze – Red-y To Rave
China Glaze – It’s a Trap-eze
China Glaze – Pearl Jammin’


On my nails: I Scream Nails – Ice Cold
On my lips: Mac – Hue


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What top coat/base coat do you use?

– I don’t have a favorite topcoat, usually I use the INM Out The Door (can be found at Sally’s Beauty Supply) for swatches and the HK Girl from Glisten & Glow for manicures. My all time favorite base coat the CND Stickey. You can find that on or at Ulta stores.

Why do you take your picture and video swatches separately?

– Since my lighting, camera settings, and tripod all have to be adjusted when switching from pictures to video, its faster, and helps keep the lighting more consistent, if I batch process all the pictures at once and then all the videos at another time. It also helps me get a feel for how to work with the polish if I do my pictures before the video.

How long do you let your nail polish dry between coats?

– I wait until a coat is completely dry to the touch before adding another one. The time it takes for that to happen varies from polish to polish, but usually is around 5-10 minutes.

How long do swatch videos take you to make?

– To take pictures, film, edit, and upload, it takes between 5-8 hours depending on the size of the collection.


– I purposely avoid the sides of my nails and my cuticle line when I’m swatching because I do swatches one after the other after the other. Removing polishes that are applied too close to the skin can stain the skin around my nails and make the next swatch look bad. I do it to keep the video clips and pictures clean.

Why don’t you use a peel-off base coat when you swatch? You should use the UNT one because Simplynailogical uses it and everyone should use everything she uses with no exceptions.

– I speed swatch. The polish is still wet or tacky by the time I remove it to apply the next one. Using a peel-off base coat would not only add an extra step to my routine, but would require me to wait for the polish to dry before it could be peeled off. This would end up taking more time and be less efficient for me.
Trust me, if Cristine suggests it, I try it…but everyone has different taste in products and everyone does things differently. Two people can have vastly different opinions on a product. It doesn’t mean that one of them is wrong, it means that they’re different people.

Are you going to swatch the Essie/OPI/China Glaze _____ collection?

– Yes.

18 thoughts on “My Backup Nail Polish Stash | Collab

  1. Does anyone know of a good place to sell polishes? I have so many I don’t wear (including the original Pacific Blue!) but I don’t know what to do with them!

  2. Lol, the OPI polishes you mentioned weren’t so popular here in the Netherlands I guess! A few years ago those popped up in a dump store for 50% off..

  3. I found a bottle of Metallic 4 Life at a local CVS about a year ago (amongst a random group of OPI’s that probably shouldn’t be sold at CVS). After a quick Google search, I snatched it right up!

  4. Pearl Jammin is still very easily available on Ebay, and for a retail price πŸ˜‰ I live in the Netherlands and we have a bunch of e-tailers that still sell this polish as well. Love the idea of this video by the way πŸ™‚

  5. I was at ulta just the other day and I saw a bottle of Pearl Jammin’ just sitting there. They had a buy one get one free deal going on for the China Glazes, but I didn’t pick it up. I already have two bottles of Pearl Jammin

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