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POLICE FILES: Stash pics

March 22, 2011 by pam

Yes, I changed the blog layout. I was getting a little tired of all that red and brown and I’ve been wanting something brighter.

So here we are – an all-new Polish Police.

And to celebrate, here are my stash pics.

But first, a confession. My Ikea Helmer is full. It’s not just full, it’s overflowing. And that’s a problem because I promised I would stick to just one Helmer.


Let’s proceed with the stash pics. This is my current stash – minus the overflow that I’ve sent off to my grandma’s for safekeeping and minus the bottles different friends have borrowed.

I arrange my nail polish by brand.

Drawer #1: Chanel, RBL, Butter London, Nars, Illamasqua, Dior, YSL, Anna Sui, Gosh, Make Up Store


Drawer #2: Deborah Lippmann, MAC, Zoya, H&M, Eyeko


Drawer #3: OPI, Sephora by OPI, China Glaze


Drawer #4: Orly, Essie, American Apparel, Barry M, Barielle, Diamond Cosmetics, Topshop, Nailtini, pa, Sparitual, Nubar, Nail It! by Sportsgirl


Drawer #5: Korean brands (The Face Shop, Missha, Tony Moly, Etude House, Skin Food), Australian brands (BYS, Ulta3), brandless European polishes, Caress, Arezzi, Borghese, YMCK, Jessica, Mavala and more.


Drawer #6: Sally Hansen, Revlon, Color Club, Claire’s, StrangeBeautiful, ManGlaze, Urban Outfitters, Wet n Wild, Milani, Sephora and more


And that’s my stash. As you can see, the Helmer is really overflowing. And that doesn’t include the bottles I’ve lent out and the ones I’ve asked my grandma to keep for now. Which means I might have to purge soon. And maybe hold a blog sale. Maybe. I don’t know yet. I don’t want to think about it yet.

I’d love to see your stash pics too. Yes, I mean you, Miss Bun, Sol, Sheila, Smile and all you other polish lovers out there.

***This new template caused issues in the comment box. So sorry about that. It’s fixed now.


  1. Ria says:

    *drools* I won’t even ask how many there are. You should prolly do a contest. Guess how many bottles of polish the Helmer holds. :p

  2. Brocoliy says:

    Ah, now I see why you like to keep the nail polish boxes. It looks really nice and organized when the boxes are all lined up. :-)

  3. sol says:


    haha, no time to organize pa, and my polishes are squatter as of now, we bring my 2 helmers when we have bazaars, dati isa lang ngayon dalawa na minsan dinadala huhu. will try this weekend but estimate ko i have 3 or 4 drawers full pa lang, normal pa hahaha!

    • pam says:

      Loka! Normal ba yun?! Adik ka din eh! Haha! And ikaw may makeup pa, ako polish lang :P

      Grabe, Sol, bilib ako that you bring two helmers to bazaars! Ang bigat nun ha!!

      Stash pics! Stash pics! Stash pics!

  4. melvel says:

    Can I get first dibs when you sell! LOL

    I’ll post pics of my stash soon. Pero not on my blog, my real life friends already think I’m crazy enough, I don’t want to give them another reason to think I’m even more crazy. Haha

  5. Czarina Maye says:

    Nice layout! :D

    Anyway, hindi ba mahirap pumili sa dami niyan?! Haha. Love it!

  6. pilar says:

    Didn’t I tell you I saw another Helmer in your future? Hahaha! With all that nail polish, you can totally open your own nail spa! Since you’ve already invested sa nail polish, manpower and location na lang. Just imagine the happy people your nail polish will make. :) Or you can hold an auction! Like a live auction, with paddles and all! That’ll be fun!

    • pam says:

      Haha! Nooo I will try pa rin talaga to stick to just one Helmer… :D It will be hard but I’ll try..

      People keep saying I should open a spa nga but parang it’s too crazy! I like being the customer lang :D I’ll give people tips na lang here on the blog and through e-mail :)

      Thank you, I’m so glad you like the new layout.. I love it too!!!

  7. pilar says:

    BTW, love the new layout! It IS brighter and makes reading your posts easier. :)

  8. Cathy says:

    Oh my, that is a LOT of polish. I am totally jealous. I hope mine would grow on its own :) )

    Anyway, I wasn’t able to reply to your reply regarding Skin Food. I don’t know the shade exactly cause they don’t have labels, but the one I’m talking about is a beautiful shade of teal in their Nail Vita collection. They also have a new line of mattes that you can check out. :)

    May I ask where you buy your Seche Vite?

    Anyway, I just wanna say that your blog is currently my favorite! I used to bite my nails too and I wasn’t really interested in polish before since I have ugly hands. Manly dark hands if I might add. But I dunno, something happened! Magic perhaps. I kid :)

    I hope you have a FAQ page containing all your favorite shades from different brands, nail polish remover brands, nail spas and all that. Too excited to start reading your blog from the beginning!

    • pam says:

      Hey Cathy!

      Trust me, your collection will grow! :) You’d be surprised at how quickly it can grow in just a few months!

      Will check out Skin Food soon! :) I still haven’t played with the few bottles I have here.

      I buy my Seche Vite in the US. You can find them in drugstores like Duane Reade for about $10 but I found them in a beauty supply store for just $5 so I got two bottles for me and one for my friend Tatin :) I constantly worry that it would run out! sells Seche Vite along with brands like OPI, Essie, Misa, etc and it ships to the Philippines :)

      So glad you’re enjoying the blog :) Hahaha! Nail care is magical. I used to hate my ugly bitten nails too but now I love them!

      Yes you’re right, I should come up with FAQs soon! :D Will do that! And I just put up a spa directory a couple of days ago! :)

  9. Zara says:

    I love your new template, and I’m jealous of your stash! :)

  10. Kitty says:

    Yay! I am able to comment now! I have 3 “Melmers” now and I’m praying that I won’t need a fourth or else I need a stool to reach!

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