Here's my box o' polish. I've only started using this box earlier this week and I'm already out of room. I have 7 more Butter London polishes from Karmaloop being delivered today and I'm waiting for the Chanel Les Jeans polishes to ship. They're not going to fit in the box. I'm going to Michael's this weekend to see about getting a Melmers.
All of the Butter London, Deborah Lippmann and NARS polishes were purchased within the last 3 weeks. Three of the Chanel polishes were purchased during that time. I got my first Chanel polish in September. I had the Chanel polishes organized by number at first. I changed it to alphabetical order because it's easier to find the color I want. Normally I would have them arranged by color if they weren't in their boxes.
I don't like Deborah Lippmann's boxes, so I'm glad I can see the polish colors without them. Her boxes are hard to open and I feel like I'm going to cut myself fooling around with the hard plastic. And am I the only one who has a really hard time opening the bottles? I thought it was an isolated incident when I first got Cleopatra in NY, but it seems like I struggled to open nearly all of the Lippmann polishes.
I'm still unsure of how to store the Butter London polishes. I was going to store them on their sides to see the colors, but not if it will hurt the polish. I saw one storage picture where someone had painted the top of the lid with the polish color. Keep scrolling down until you get to Drawer Eight. I think that's pretty clever, but I don't want to ruin the tops or boxes of my polishes. I may do a version where I use tape instead, or maybe attach a nail swatch to the lid. She has an amazing polish collection, by the way.
I also stumbled across these pictures for another storage option. Clear shoe box drawers. I love how there are optional dividers to purchase for further organizing.