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Thursday, December 27, 2012

NAIL INFO: My Swatch Spoons

Today I thought I would do a post featuring a very useful item in my polish arsenal: my swatch spoons. I order them on eBay and they are very inexpensive ($3 a pack and that included shipping). They do take a few weeks to ship since they come from China, so I try to order in advance of need. 




Here's one of the main things I use these spoons for: my color catalog. I made a scrapbook, if you will, that indexes all of the polishes in my now 400 bottle collection. This is much easier to rifle through than a bunch of loose wheels and spoons. 








 I also use a lot spoons while making my polish. They help me to create an index of my colors. 



So do you use these spoons? If not, what do you use? 

26 comments:

  1. I do use spoons, but the white, not the clear ones. I have them sorted by color, so I have like 15 different fans, the blues, the reds, the purples, the greens... For some colors I had to use multiple fans, because there's only room for 50 spoons per fan...

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    1. I've thought about getting white for some colors. But the clear is all I have at the moment.

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  2. Love this post! It comes very handy for us, polish fanatics... Thank you!!!!

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    1. Your welcome! Thank you for the comment!

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  3. What ebay seller do you buy them from if i may ask? I only found them way more expensive...

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    1. Here is a link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/140845300255?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

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    2. A very late reaction, but the form wouldn't work for me until now...:) thank you so much for this link! I ordered from them straight away and I am very satisfied!

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  4. I use spoons like this and think they are great to keep track of what polishes you have and also when you want to match colors.

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  5. love this post! I just got a bunch of nail wheels for Christmas so I'm going to be busy cataloging my polishes. Now I'm thinking these spoons would have been better, but oh well :)

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    1. I started with the wheels. They aren't bad. Just not as easy to organize.

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  6. I love these spoons. My whole collection is sorted by color. It's really much easier to handle than wheels (although those look funky in their wild shade mix).

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    1. Perhaps one day I'll color code too. :)

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  7. Do you have a link you can share? I cant find them...

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    1. http://www.ebay.com/itm/140845300255?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

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  8. This is awesome & thanks for sharing!

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  9. I use the wheels now and I dont like them. I really wanna try these, it looks like these are much easier to code than the wheels, I can't fit any writing on the wheels. Do you think the clear spoons would be better at accurately showing the color of the polish?

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    1. I think so yes. I personally think the white spoons make colors look much more opaque than they are on the nail. So to me, the clear ones are much more accurate.

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  10. After I originally commented I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new
    comments are added- checkbox and from now on every time a comment is added I receive 4 emails
    with the same comment. Perhaps there is a way you can remove me from that service?

    Cheers! plenty of fish review
    My weblog ; plenty of fish

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    1. You can remove yourself from the notifications list by clicking on the appropriate link in the e-mail. At least I can because I commented through my Google account. Hope this helps!

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  11. Love this post! Thanks for sharing :) I'll let you know when I start the madness :P

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