The Know: The Zoya Nail Polish Exchange

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Remember the old saying “make new friends but keep the old”? Well, what if you could get a new friend for free just by getting rid of the old one? If this was real people we were talking about, it would be rude to say “peace out” to your pals since the 6th grade. But I’m not talking about people. I’m talking about nail polish. Old nail polish that’s been sitting in your medicine cabinet for years and somehow gets moved from house to dorm, dorm to house, house to off-campus apartment, year in and year out. And you still never use it.

You know, the bottles and bottles from 1997? The sparkly Wet and Wilds or neon Hard Candy’s (with those plastic rings that came on the bottle but barely fit your pinky finger)?!

Well lookie here: until June 30th, you can send in 6 bottles of unwanted, old, out of date, I-don’t-know-what-I-was-thinking-when-I-bought-this-color (bright yellow? Really?!) nail polishes and get 6 new fabulous Zoya bottles of your choice! And by choice I mean I hope you are better at decision making than I am, because the options are endless.

So start going through those pastels you still have from when you used to paint every finger a different color and start stocking up on the best spring shades all for F-R-E-E. It really doesn’t get much better than that.



  1. b says:

    "All you pay is $3.50 per bottle for shipping and processing."

    so, it's not exactly free… :(

  2. H says:

    That's exactly what I was thinking lol. You pay 3.50 per bottle PLUS however much shipping is going to cost you to get your polishes to them.

    Which, all together, is almost as much as just buying from the store.

  3. Alex says:

    I just saw that too. Great idea, but not going to happen when I can but a bottle of wet n wild for just under a dollar. Thanks anyway!

  4. Hannah says:

    Zoya polishes are right up with some other great polishes like Essie and OPI in my opinion and you get them here for less than half off. It's a great idea if you ship your old polishes in a flat-rate box, and the best part is that Zoya is taking your old polishes and getting rid of the in a eco-friendly way (instead of just dumping them in a landfill).

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  8. Frans says:

    Being a mom to a 4yr old, my Gozo co our this holiday has been Chanel Intermezzo. It doesn’t show wear that much when I don’t have time to touch up or agnche up. However, as an insufferable fashionista’ I cannot help but long for the gem and jewel tones of the season. New to Zoya, I think the Smoke and Mirrors collection is amazing! Following and Liked wish me luck.

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