How do you choose which polish to wear?

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How do you choose which polish to wear?

Post  Muffy on Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:26 pm

As the question asks, how do you choose which polish you want to wear each day (or however often you apply it)?
Do you match it to your clothes or other make up? Or do you wear your newest or untrieds? Or just whatever takes your fancy? Razz

I pick mine by random. I have them all numbered in a spreadsheet Embarassed according to where they are on my shelves. I use a number generator to pick a number by random and wear that. Unless it's one I wore recently, then I'll pick the nearest untried. Then I use the generator again to pick a glitter/flake etc. topcoat. Sometimes the combinations look great, sometimes rubbish, but it's fun to come up with something new. Very Happy

How about you guys?

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Re: How do you choose which polish to wear?

Post  shoppingaddict on Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:07 am

I pick out of one of my many untrieds!
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Re: How do you choose which polish to wear?

Post  star_struck on Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:22 am

I love the spread sheet idea! At the moment I just tend to pick one from my untried draw - what I have planned for the next couple of days normally affects how sparkly it is Smile
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Re: How do you choose which polish to wear?

Post  SueD on Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:22 am

I sit and stare at my make up bag of most recent buys and faves ,choose one and then change my mind at the last moment! Though sometimes if I know it's likely to be sunny I will choose something that I know looks better with a bit sunlight on it and then spend ages admiring the lovely depth and sparkle that I can't see on a dull day Smile
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Re: How do you choose which polish to wear?

Post  mrsmoore2b on Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:58 am

Usually for me it's my latest purchase that trumps the others lol x
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Re: How do you choose which polish to wear?

Post  Princess Sossidge on Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:31 am

I usually sit in the car driving home wondering about what I should do on my nails that night, I usually have a list of ideas that I want to try, or I head for untrieds.

I love your number generator idea!
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Re: How do you choose which polish to wear?

Post  Jasmina on Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:29 am

Sometimes I am on a untried spree so reach for those first.
New purchases normally influence my mani.
Sometimes I a inspired by a blog or photo and I try and recreate with polishes I already have.
Client meetings usually mean plainer cremes, I do plan my manicures for work.

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Re: How do you choose which polish to wear?

Post  RainbowNails on Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:52 am

Sometimes inspired by what I am wearing but especially if I am going out

or I get inspiration from blogs that I read.

I have barely any untried left since I have gone two months without a new polish
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Re: How do you choose which polish to wear?

Post  Babafette on Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:07 am

RainbowNails wrote:I have barely any untried left since I have gone two months without a new polish
Wow, that is impressive! [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] I've barely gone two days without a new polish recently........... Embarassed
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Re: How do you choose which polish to wear?

Post  RainbowNails on Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:15 am

I wont lie it has been very difficult but I have had to keep to a very strict budget but this will change in April hopefully.

Plus I have now booked a holiday and going away with my mum in 6 weeks time so all spare money is going on that



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Re: How do you choose which polish to wear?

Post  LoolaBeanbag on Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:24 am

I'm also seroiusly impressed at your self control RainbowNails, you are a positive role model for us all! cheers
Anyway, it takes me longer to choose what to wear than to put the polish on - I have no set routine, just a lot of time pondering and changing my mind, re pondering and so the cycle continues. New polishes do usually get tried, but where I favour greens, aquas blues and purples I sometimes get a bit fed up with the same variations on these limited shades and go for a pink or something. Then I change my mind and head back to the drawer for a green..... Rolling Eyes
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Re: How do you choose which polish to wear?

Post  SueD on Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:48 am

^^^ That sounds like me! When in doubt out come Barry M's Navy or Racing Green...I really need more green....!
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Re: How do you choose which polish to wear?

Post  RainbowNails on Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:36 pm

Well I do still have nearly 300 polishes so it isn't like I have no choice on what to wear.

I always end up buying polish on holiday so this shouldn't be an exception but I really want a couple of the liquid sands
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Re: How do you choose which polish to wear?

Post  Laura on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:53 pm

I just pick at random Smile

The spreadsheet idea is great but I wouldn't have the patience to sit there and fill in all of mine!
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Re: How do you choose which polish to wear?

Post  Muffy on Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:12 am

RainbowNails wrote:

I have barely any untried left since I have gone two months without a new polish
affraid
Laura wrote:I just pick at random Smile

The spreadsheet idea is great but I wouldn't have the patience to sit there and fill in all of mine!
It took me several days to complete as I got bored after a while. I have info on the polishes in it though, like a colour description and how many coats it looks best with.

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Re: How do you choose which polish to wear?

Post  kissmenow9 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:48 am

I just kinda... grab whichever one takes my fancy. I really need to start organising and giving equal opportunities to my polishes - some I've always overlooked until one day where I've picked them up and actually, they're stunning!
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