Thursday, June 10, 2010

To: Lovers of Nail Polish ---------- From: The Earth

I love nail polish. When my toe and finger nails aren't polished, I feel naked. I love all different kinds of colors, and have very specific and very anal-retentive rules for how and where I wear them.  I credit my weekly mani-pedi with getting through my first year of seminary with any degree of sanity. No, really, and here's why: it takes a good 2-2.5 hours to do your nails, during which time you can't really move or you risk ruining it. During that time I really couldn't do anything besides watch a movie. It was forced relaxation time. I would do my nails every Sunday night, then plan my week's outfits around whatever color I was wearing. I think one of the best things about summer is getting to show off fun and prettily-polished toes. However, if you're like me, the harsh chemicals and strong smell of the polish is a huge downside.

This month, in honor of Earth Day, Zoya Nail Polish is offering six new shades of its eco-friendly polish when you mail in six old bottles of polish as part of its Zoya Nail Polish Exchange. You pay $3.50 per bottle for shipping, or $21 for six new bottles of Zoya polish. Each bottle normally goes for $7. Zoya Nail Polish is free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (phthalates) and camphor. Through June 30, 2010, send in six (or more) bottles of old polish of any brand besides Zoya, Qtica or Nocti, and they will send you six colors of your choice.

Here's the link:

Have fun choosing! And let me know which colors you get!


  1. That's awesome! I'll have to look into it! Do any stores sell that brand or is it online only?

  2. I don't know if any stores sell the brand; I'm assuming since they said that S&H is $3.50, you have to order it online.