This will obviously be image-heavy, so click the jump to see it all!
OK, so I decided to organize this by brand, starting with the ones I have the most of and moving downward.
Thanks to all those Maven boxes, mystery boxes and secret store sales, I have more Julep than any other brand!
Revlon and Zoya: 46 each
Before I was married (i.e. before I had my husband looking over my shoulder) I would always grab a polish or three at the grocery store each week. It was usually Revlon because they have so many colors. And Zoya...well, I just love Zoya! Plus they're always having sales!
Indigo Bananas: 21
I was surprised to see an indie brand in fourth place, but Indigo Bananas is my favorite indie, plus I'm internet-friends with the brand owner and I got a lot of these in a Secret Santa swap!
China Glaze, Essie, Sephora by OPI: 20 each
OK, the only reason SOPI is this high on the list is due to that set of 16 minis I bought way back in 2012. But I actually use them fairly often!
So I actually have less OPI than I thought. Maybe because their collections the past few years haven't wowed me.
Sally Hansen: 14
Why does Sally Hansen use so many different bottle shapes?? This is really bugging me.
Color Club: 12
I really like Color Club, but it's so hard to find in stores. If you live in NY, NJ, MA or CT, you might be close to a Beauty Plus Salon, and they have a decent Color Club collection!
Pretty & Polished: 10
My second indie brand. These are entirely from the first three P&P subscription boxes.
Different Dimension: 9
I think this was the first or second indie brand I ever bought.
Alchemy Lacquers, Deborah Lippmann, Hard Candy, Julie G, Wet 'n' Wild: 6 each
This is kind of funny--I bought/received each of these brands (except for the Wet 'n' Wild) all in one go. The Lippmanns were a birthday gift from my parents...I would never have been able to afford six of them at once! The two Wet 'n' Wilds in the middle of the photo come from back in my teenage years.
From here on, I stopped photographing brands individually to save myself some trouble.
ILNP, Love & Beauty, The New Black: 5 each
A England, Sinister Benediction, Alter Ego Nail Enamel, Sinful Colors, Ellagee, Glam Polish: 4 each
Marbles for Polish and Butter London: 3 each
Various brands: 2 each
Now we're coming to the last big chunk of the collection, the pairs and singletons! So many brands here that I need more of!
Lots of brands: only one each :-(
You see that bottle of Kiss in the second-to-last row, next to Cosmic Forces? That's my official Ugliest Polish Ever. I got it sometime in grade school and I have no idea why I bought it or kept it. It's the color of boogers and frosty to boot.
Whew! I'm exhausted! I hope the super-anal among you enjoyed this post! I need to go lie down...