Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Review: Wacky Whimsy Nail Polish Rack and a Polish Rack Giveaway!


As I said in my last post, I have been a busy blogger even if I haven't excelled at the blogging part.   A dear friend of mine, the glorious brains behind Wacky Whimsy Crafts, made me her largest polish rack--the Imperial Palace to review.  She even let me pick out my own color!  You guys know that my stash has only increased exponentially in the past year so I was WAY behind on polish storage so this rack was a godsend.   The Imperial Palace holds up to 378 full size polishes.

I was so excited to get this rack home that I filled it up with polishes completely that night.  Then, I realized that you all, dear readers, deserved to see what this rack looks like sans polish, you know, so you can imagine your stash on it.  

Check out the pics!

Imperial Palace Polish Rack-sans polish

Imperial Palace Polish Rack-sans polish side view

Imperial Palace Polish Rack-sans polish double shelves

Imperial Palace Polish Rack--sans polish, scale
 Below is a picture of me half hugging my new polish rack.   Sorry but the day I unloaded the rack, I had done some yard work and had zero cosmetics or polish on BUT I wanted to show you how tall the rack was.  I am 5'7 and the rack comes up to my shoulders.

Me and my Imperial Palace Polish Rack--sans polish and makeup, sorry!

Next up is the polish rack filled with most of my indies, frankens, HTFs, favorites, premium polishes, and essence collections. 








So here is my review:

This polish rack is rock solid sturdy with its base.  Depending on how well you mount it on your wall, you could have a rock solid polish rack on your wall but I didn't want to have to mount anything.   The rack survived a long trip in my car as well as me awkwardly trying to get it into my house with out dinging it or the walls.   No scratches, no wobblies.  Plus after filling it completely, I did the very official let's-try-to-tip-this-rack-over test and the rack didn't budge.   You can't be too careful with a kitty who does this as a kitten:


The double tier shelves are very roomy.  Your full-size polishes will not hang off the ledge.

This rack holds a significant number of polish for any polish hoarder. I counted 380 polishes including half size, essences, and minis and I still have a lot of room to work with.   Totally side by side with no spaces I think I could get the rest of my un-inventoried indies, favorites, and frankens on there easily.

I love that you can pick the color your want your rack to be when you order.  I chose a custom color called Silverberry.  Its hard to see from the pics but the purple has a shimmery silver undertone.

Also, if you get the stand, you get a bonus area to put more polish or nail stuff--if you don't have a meddlesome cat like me.

Last, this rack, folks, is going to last.  It is not going to fall apart, drop your polishes, or crack during a move (like my acrylic shelf did).  It is going to stay where you put it (as long as you install it correctly) and display your collection with the magnificence it deserves.  You will not regret making this purchase.

If this rack had any cons,  it might be that it could be too big for some people.   It does take up a large corner of my polish room and would probably take up a significant part of a wall. If you are pressed for space, you might consider downsizing or learning the physics behind mounting so that you don't ripe holes into your walls or have mass polish-cide if it falls.  Other than that, I cannot find any fault with this rack.

Summary:  Sturdy, easy to set up, customizable color, roomy, long lasting, holds a TON of polish securely.

So now you think you need one of these polish racks, right?   Lucky you, Dawn from Wacky Whimsy has agreed to give you an exciting chance to win one of her polish racks along with a franken from me.  The two prizes are below and the Rafflecopter is below that.

Prize #1:  One aqua Wacky Whimsy "Boardwalk" Polish Rack and one full-size Nails Actually franken.
Prize #2:  One purple Wacky Whimsy "Dottie Whimsit" Polish Rack (for minis) and one mini Nails Actually franken.
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Please share this review and the giveaway, enter, and buy all the polish racks!  I would also LOVE to see your polish storage, custom or purchased racks, etc.  Post your links to pics or blog posts in the  comments or on the Nails Actually Facebook page.

Disclaimer:  The Imperial Palace polish rack from Wacky Whimsy was purchase by me with personal funds at a discounted rate in exchange for an honest review our their product.   My opinions are my own, true and objective.

44 comments:

  1. My favorite rack is the Bonkers rack, probably in black or red, and my favorite franken is Cootie Cure, but you know that!

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  2. I love the Boardwalk rack - it's cute enough to be hung in my little living room! I would chose the color black - just because it goes with everything. Your rose or paisley nails are my favorite. I'm so excited I found your blog - I'm a newbie to nail art and love the inspiration here!

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  3. I have been looking for a nail polish rack that fits in with my decor!! Love the wooden racks!!

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  4. I love the Stardust rack, more than likely in Hunter Green or Key Lime. :)

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  5. I just went head over heels for the rack you got, The Imperial Palace! I don't know where I'd put one but it sure looks amazing with all those polishes on it and I have plenty. Plus a meddling cat here as well lol! I'd probably pick a blue color since it's my favorite but it wouldn't necessarily match my decor. All three of your Betsey Johnson Print nails are my favorite manicures! They are absolutely to die for and I wish I was talented enough to make them myself. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I like the KacyShalon rack and I love your abalone nails

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  7. The Dottie Whimsit is my favorite, and gosh, I couldn't name just one of your frakens that I love, there are so many I like.

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  8. Menagerie is hands down the best franken in the entire world, ever made, really, ever. EVARRRRRRR. .

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  9. I like this one, maybe in Espresso: http://www.etsy.com/listing/130164029/nail-polish-rack-holds-216-to-252-nail?ref=shop_home_active

    You know I hate glitter on myself (only because I hate trying to take it off) but I really like the Dot-Dot-Muse franken. :-)

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  10. Bonkers Whimsit rack in teal/aqua!! and my favorite franken is Chrysalis!!!!!!!!!!!! neeeeeeeeeeeed

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  11. I LOVE the purple for the polish racks and Dragonfly Autopsy for the franken!!

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  12. The Boardwalk and Loch Ness Treasure. Lovely.

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  13. favorite rack is Sands Nail Polish Rack in black satin. butterfly sugar baby is the franken for me.

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  14. My favorite rack is the KacyShalon in Midnight Blue satin, and my favorite franken of yours is Cosmic Kitchen Sink!

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  15. Any one would be my favorite. My polishes are in cardboard boxes!

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  16. i love your franken garden party and would pick the kacyshalon rack in grape

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  17. I am completely jealous of the Imperial Palace. If I could, I would totally get it in either black or light grey. and I love your frankens speckled, glory baby, and rainbow stew :)

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  18. I love the "Imperial Palace" rack and I love Speckled polish!

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  19. I LOVE that Imperial Palace. favorite franken is (at the moment!) Watermelon Salsa!

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  20. i like the Stardust rack, and the color that you chose above. and i love your holo circles mani.

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  21. I like both racks.I have pet cats too.The rack you got looks amazing.I like your polish of starships.I like your halloween nail tip mani.Very pretty.

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  22. STARDUST!! Dawn, you kick butt, lady! <3

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  23. Stardust in dark teal.

    Love Dragonfly Autopsy ....and that Chrystalis ;)

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  24. I like the Hacienda rack in white satin! I like the Chrominance franken :)

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  25. "Boardwalk" and Hacienda rack Polish in a black satin color... Glorybaby Thank You!!

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  26. I love the Nail Polish Rack, Manicure Accessories Organizer Center in Berry Pink Gloss. And I loved your Holo Circles Manicure! :)

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  27. I love the kacyshalon rack, in teal. My favorite of all your beauties is definitely butterfly sugar baby, but they all RULE

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  28. I'm so into that Imperial Palace rack. I would die. In teal...oh jeez...so awesome! And my fave mani of yours are the Betsey Johnson prints. So fun! Thans for the chance!

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  29. I really like Castaways, and I'd get it in cornflower satin. I really like Planet Remnants!

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  30. I love, love the Daft Whimsit stand, and while I love the purple and both pinks, I think white would be best so the polish colors are easiest to see.

    My favorite franken is Planet Remnants; I love me a chrome!

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  31. Imperial Palace is my favorite rack, and Menagerie is my favorite franken

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  32. Love cosmic kitchen sink and I really like the Dottie Whimsit is so cute! Thank you so much for opportunity!

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  33. The Bonkers rack and Cooty Cure is my favorite polish. :)

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  34. I like the Hacienda rack in Deep Aqua and the starships polish

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  35. I love Bonkers Whimsit in Purple Gloss and Rainbow Stew. :)

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  37. Stardust rack in Berry Pink and Dragonfly Autopsy<3

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  38. What is your favorite Wacky Whimsy polish rack and color?

    Nail Polish, Glitter, Bead Storage Organizer Rack Display & Black (for simplicity sake)

    What is your favorite Nails Actually manicure or franken?

    Holo Cirlces

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  39. Nail Polish, Glitter, Bead Storage Organizer Rack Display - Over 18 Color Choices - 324 to 378 Polishes - "Imperial Palace" in Dark Red WITH the stand because my walls aren't flat, but too poor to buy rack/stands for all my polishes.

    $5 Wine, Rainbow Stew, Girl Talk, Everything Nice, Watermelon Salsa, and tons more, lol.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  40. My fave rack is the bonkers whimsit, and fave polish is planet remnants! So pretty!

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  41. I really like your Cosmic Kitchen Sink Glitter mix and the Stardust (in red!) rack. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  42. I like the Wacky Whimsy "Boardwalk" Polish Rack ..........I don't know how I choose my favorite polish but Planet Remnants and Star Ships both stood out to me! (but they all ROCK!) Good luck to all! This giveaway is amazing!

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