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M.I.S.S. Michelle’s Beauty Picks and Tip of the Week: Recession Claws I – I Got Zoya for Ya


M.I.S.S. Michelle’s Beauty Picks and Tip of the Week: Recession Claws I – I Got Zoya for Ya

M.I.S.S. Michelle’s Beauty Picks and Tip of the Week: Recession Claws I – I Got Zoya for Ya


I LOVE painting my nails. The act of applying lacquer to my tender talons, dressing them up like pretty daggers or embellishing them like little Mondrian paintings is perversely empowering and wickedly fun – however, the price of reality really sets in, especially when the average cost of a designer nail polish is around $20 – and is essentially what pays for well thought out color palettes, clever naming, glamorous packaging, and arduous marketing campaigns. In this weakened economy, $20 has to stretch further than it’s ever had to for most of us, so this week’s picks and tip: Recession Claws I – I Got Zoya for Ya, are some ways you can nail down your beauty dollars.

RECESSION BUSTER TIP: My homegirl at D-Cupcake, who is one hell of a nail polish guru, tipped me off about a nail polish exchange Zoya is doing through their website. Zoya has a HUGE line of relatively inexpensive, long-lasting, eco-friendly nail polishes (they do not use Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP – chemicals linked to cancer, organ damage, and birth defects), and come in a variety of colors and finishes. So basically, when you spend $3 to ship an old nail polish to Zoya, they will send you a Zoya nail polish of your choice (a $6.50 value). You can sign up for their nail polish exchange here.

RECESSION BUSTER PICKS: My favorites for Spring 09 are Zoya’s Ginger, a deep, bright orange with golden

Zoya's Ginger Nailpolish

Zoya's Ginger Nailpolish

and Zoya’s Heather, a soft, pale lilac.

Zoya's Heather Nailpolish

Zoya's Heather Nailpolish

REVIEW:
Cost: $6
Value: Great
Accessibility: Moderate
Where: ArtofBeauty.com, Participating Nail Salons

Enjoy and stay posted for more beauty tips and picks to come next week!

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One Response to “M.I.S.S. Michelle’s Beauty Picks and Tip of the Week: Recession Claws I – I Got Zoya for Ya”

  1. Carla says:

    I’ve learned a few things from this recession – (1) the importance of saving (2) the importance of not spending money frivilously on overly priced makeup. After getting to the bottom of each and every makeup product I owned (which mostly came from Sephora) I was forced to find replacements that were less expensive. I don’t have time to brave the crowds at walmart, so I do a lot of online deal hunting. Most of my stuff now comes from Ebay shops or specialty cosmetics stores online. I found a great site called Coono Babe. Their makeup is really inexpensive and really great quality. Of note are their lip glosses and face powders. An added bonus – they offer free shipping on all orders. Check them out!

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