Nail Polish I’m Recycling | Zoya Earth Day Exchange 2016

Happy Friday! Today is Earth Day, and I am very excited to share with you all of the nail polishes I’m recycling this year. Did you know that nail polish is considered household hazardous waste? It is not supposed to go in the regular garbage, but instead must be recycled at a household hazardous waste facility. You can learn more at THIS helpful website, and even find a recycling center near you. Unfortunately, there are no recycling facilities local to me, so I had to figure out how to properly dispose of my unwanted polish. That’s where the annual Zoya Earth Day Exchange comes in to help! Every year Zoya runs an awesome promotion where you can exchange your unwanted polishes for new Zoyas at a discounted price. I’m participating this year, and want to share my experience!

Nail Polish I'm Recycling | Zoya Earth Day Exchange 2016

First things first, let me share with you the nail polishes that I am recycling. Most of these polishes I reviewed during Manicure March, so if you want more information on a polish simply use the search feature on my blog to find a full review. The nail polishes I am recycling all fall into the same category, meaning they are what I consider unusable. These polishes have formulas that are so bad I wouldn’t recommend them to anyone else. Some of the polishes were once favorites, but just didn’t withstand the test of time. Others were bad from the start. I do want to mention that I am not bashing any of these nail polish brands. Every brand has a dud, and I’m recycling the duds I’ve found!

Nail Polish I'm Recycling Here is the first round of polishes I’m recycling. They all come from the drugstore. I’m going to list the names for you for reference, but not a description of each polish.

  • SinfulColors Pink Break
  • SinfulColors Summer S-col
  • SinfulColors V.I.Peach
  • SinfulColors Whiteboard
  • Revlon Leather Rock Chic
  • Jordana Merry Mint
  • Jordana Sunsational
  • Jordana Whimsical White
  • Milani Texture Shady Gray

Nail Polish I'm Recycling

  • Julep Piper
  • Julep Alfre
  • Julep Nikki
  • China Glaze Skyscraper
  • China Glaze Creative Fantasy

Nail Polish I'm Recycling

  • Pomegranate Nail Lacquer The Queen’s Jewels
  • Max Dona Purple
  • LEX Nail Laquer Peabow
  • Madam Glam Lucky Bamboo
  • Tip Top Nail Chic Sitting Pretty


Now that you know all of the polishes I’m recycling, let’s talk a bit about the Zoya Earth Day Exchange! You can visit Zoya’s website HERE for full details, but the basic way this works is that you buy Zoya Nail Polish for 50% off and in return you can mail in your unwanted polishes. Regular consumers, like me, must purchase 6-24 bottles of polish and use the code ZGREEN at checkout to get 50% off plus free shipping. This promotion runs on the honor system, meaning that you don’t have to send your polishes to Zoya if you plan on recycling them locally. I will, of course, be mailing all of my polishes to Zoya. Unfortunately, you do have to pay for the shipping to Zoya, but I’m going to use a flat rate shipping box to get the most for my money.

I don’t yet know if I’ll be purchasing any polishes from the promotion yet, but if I do I will let you know in a future blog post! I’m going to have a good look through my collection and see if there are any shades I’m missing that I really need. Otherwise, I’ll just do my part and recycle my polishes!

Definitely let me know in the comments if you are participating in the Zoya Earth Day Exchange this year! If so, what polishes are you recycling? What new Zoyas are you getting? I want to hear from you!


This post is in no way sponsored or affiliated with Zoya Nail Polish.


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