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Live Love Polish Haul

How often have you heard that nail polish or perfumes can't be shipped? Well, that's not the case. I even contacted Laparkan about it; they said "...a hazmat fee will apply to the shipment. Please note that all hazardous cargo, being delivered to our warehouse, must be accompanied by an MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) and/or an IMO". That's if you're using their sky box services.

Or you just order your polishes from Live Love Polish cause they ship internationally. *fistpump* They're based in New York. You can see the list of brands they stock here...a lot of brands that aren't locally available.


In my confirmation email, they said it was their first order from Barbados. It came with a hand written note. How sweet is that? I heard about this company from watching Jessface90's swatch videos. I think it was late one night when I saw her apply 'Chillax' I was like: that's it! I must have it!

'Point Me To The Party' LE Electric Nights Collection
China Glaze 'Point Me To The Party' is a glitter topper with neon green, pink, blue and orange hex and micro glitter in a clear base. There's a party going on wherever you wear this polish! Wear over any polish for an instant neon pick-me-up!

'Chillax'
Picture Polish 'Chillax' is a seafoam green creme

'Pinwheel'
Colores de Carol 'Pinwheel' is a holographic multichrome shade that shifts from cyan to blue to purple to copper.

'Pinwheel' is so beautiful. That picture isn't doing it justice.


So is worth it to order polishes online? The subtotal was $32.50USD (China Glaze - $7.50, Picture Polish - $15 and Colores de Carol - $10). I was surprised that the Picture Polish wasn't full sized - only 0.37 fl. oz. instead of the standard 0.5 - and yet was the most expensive. But I guess that's because that's an Indie (Independent) brand that's made in Australia. Standard shipping was $14.99USD. You can read more about their international shipping here. That's $47.49USD total; my Visa Debit was charged $96.35BDS. It was sent to my local post office. I was told by someone that works at the post office - over the phone; I didn't collect the package myself - that the duty calculation on nail supplies is 20% x total and then 17.5% VAT on top of that. As I didn't collect them myself and they had no clue as to the value, the package only incurred a $5.60BDS charge. That's $101.95BDS grand total. I ordered on July 23rd and it was shipped the next day (standard shipping states 10 - 30 business days). There were shipped via USPS. The notification to collect the package from the post office came August 8th (if memory serves me correctly).

I'd say yes, totally worth it. If you're thinking of ordering I'd suggest getting polishes that would be unique to your collection. At Live Love Polish there's a lot to choose from.

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