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Greening My Nail Polish Collection

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A few months ago, I went through my nail polish collection and tossed the bottles I’ve had for years and years. This is before I knew how to properly dispose of them. I still have 35 bottles that I know I will be disposing of for sure and 7 in question. For now, I am sending in 8 bottles of polish to the Zoya Nail Polish Exchange. They will send me 8 new bottles of Zoya polish of my choice at 50% off! I am so excited because I’ve been wanting to purchase a few Zoya polishes, but at $7 a bottle? Yea right. I paid $3.50 per bottle and $7.67 to mail my old polishes via UPS. It sucks that I can’t use USPS because they are hazardous liquids.

For this reason, I don’t think I will be sending in another batch of polish in the future. I can’t keep paying $7.67 each time I want to exchange polish. I’ll probably send my remaining polish to a hazardous waste collection. I’ll then, pick up some cheaper eco-friendly polish from diamond cosmetics or my local beauty supply. By June 30th, I hope to have a large collection of DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde free nail polish!

Zoya Nail Polish Exchange
April 22 – June 30, 2010

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  • Reply Execumama

    This is awesome! As a certified Nail Polish Junkie, and a recent (past 2 years) Big-Three Free fanatic, I too have fallen in love with Zoya (and Piggy Paint for my li’l mamas). HOWEVER, like you, that $7 per bottle is (as my e-home girl Brittany at Clumps of Mascara would say) No Bueno!, so I’ve purchased them sparingly, and even skipped shoe purchases (madness, right!) to buy a must-have color. The Midori, Creamy, and Ginger are so frikkin fab!

    Thanks for the info on Diamond Cosmetics, too! I’ve never heard of them.
    .-= Execumama´s last blog ..In Fitness & In Health: I DO! =-.

    View Comment May 5, 2010 at 4:49 PM
  • Reply Jessica

    WOW, how have I never seen these polishes before. I love all the colors.

    AND I did not know you were not supposed to throw polish away. Thanks for the info
    .-= Jessica´s last blog ..Check My New Look Out =-.

    View Comment May 2, 2010 at 5:22 PM
  • Reply Ms. Understood

    I had no clue that you weren’t supposed to throw nail polish in the trash. I’ll have to keep that in mind in the future. I really like that green polish (midori). Is it only sold online or in stores too?
    .-= Ms. Understood´s last blog ..My Mii is chubby =-.

    View Comment April 30, 2010 at 10:42 PM
    • Reply Sheena

      @Ms. Understood, to my knowledge, you can only purchase Zoya online and at nail salons:

      View Comment April 30, 2010 at 11:09 PM
  • Reply Brittany

    Yay! I love this post and I love Zoya and Diamond Cosmetics. All of my polishes are big 3 free (errr….I think) and if not I’m to be indulging in the Zoya Exchange. Got your eyes on any colors in particular?
    .-= Brittany´s last blog ..FOTD Friday: Red is the color of the week! =-.

    View Comment April 30, 2010 at 8:39 AM
    • Reply Sheena

      Yep. I ordered those 8 in the photo above!!

      View Comment April 30, 2010 at 5:35 PM

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