Firstly, it's not just about wearing it on the nails. It's about the bottle of polish itself. There's nothing so pretty as a whole load of polishes in different colours from the same brand in matching bottles. No wonder so many polishaholics display their stash on shelves. They can look so beautiful. And every polish lover has her own way of organising her stash.
Secondly, why does anybody collect anything? Some people collect stamps, others, china, others collect funny little toys or whimsies. I collect polish, and at least my collection is useful, it doesn't just get stored in a book or cupboard to be looked at occasionally. Everyone can see my collection on my nails :)
Every colour is a little bit different. Yes, there occasional dupes, but usually every colour is slightly different, or has a different effect. It might be matte, shimmery, glass flecked, glossy, jelly. And it's fun tracking down that hard to find polish, or receiving a totally unexpected, surprising polish in a swap.
That's why I collect polish - what about you?
|A display of essie polishes - look how pretty they all are!!|