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"Choose me!" + I need your help!

The blue polish chipped on some fingers after a few days so I had to take it off :'( But I will definetly wear it again very soon, because I fell in love with it!
Anyway, today I want to show you how “Choose me!” looks on it’s own. I used this beautiful polish so many times as a layering polish, but this time I decided that it was time to try it alone. And I don’t regret my choice!
It’s really really pretty, and there’s also a hint of duochrome if you look closely. So…glitter bomb plus duochrome? Oh yeah, that works for me!

And there’s another thing: 
I need your advice (in particular from my european readers). I’m thinking about buying some of the polishes from the Metro Collection (China Glaze) but I’m still not sure where to get them. I guess the best choice would be nailsupplies.us, but I’m afraid they could make me pay addictional taxes when the package arrives at the border, and I think that it’s expensive enough even without these.
Please, anyone who has already tried to buy polishes from the US could tell me how it works exactly?
  • Most of the time I purchase polishes from eBay sellers (not regular e-stores). The biggest package so far was 6-pack of CG Metro, I picked it up just yesterday, with no extra costs like custom fares, taxes, VAT.
    As far as I know the packages shipped from outside of EU and worth less than some particular amount of Euro are free of any charges. Don’t want to cause you any mess with TAX/VAT/custom things, so pls check it! Call your Customs Chamber (or whatever it’s been called) and ask about the law regulation.
    I was not much help I’m afrraid, but hope gave you just a tiny clue.

  • This color looks gorgeous on you. Great swatch!

  • the color is really good… full of sparkles!

  • Come ti han scritto sopra, se il valore non è tanto alto non ti fermano il pacco, tanto più che tanti venditori per evitare problemi ormai scrivono “gift” sul foglio verde della dogana. Io i miei acquisti li ho fatti su amazon marketplace e su ebay e sono sempre arrivati senza problemi nè intoppi. Adesso invece ho uno swap fermo in dogana! Il che è abbastanza assurdo. Se vuoi ti dico i nomi dei compratori con cui ho avuto a che fare io e guardi i prezzi e la disponibilità :)

  • amazing polish!

  • Iza

    This is a beautiful color. I just love it! :)

  • I live in Germany, and have many times ordered from nailsupplies.us. what you have to be careful about is that it’s not more expensive than 30 Euros, without shipping costs. That’s at least what it is like here in Germany. But nailsupplies.us usually writes on their packages that they are a gift and not worth more than 5$, so they should charge you taxes. It has worked for me several times, I never had to pay taxes, everything was fine. If you want to try it, I recommend nailsupplies.us, I never had problems with them. Hope I could help!

  • Io non compro da un bel po’, ai tempi con 8ty8beauty non mi ero trovata male (ovvero è tutto arrivato senza casini), se non sbaglio il “blocco dogana” scatta se la merce risulta appartenente alla categoria cosmetica (leggono la descrizione sul foglietto verde che chi spedisce deve compilare, meglio accertarsi prima che cosa vogliono/possono dichiarare) e ti devono mandare un modello da compilare e restituire. Invece (ma vado sempre a memoria se il valore supera i 22 euro ti consegnano il pacco, ma con iva e dazi da pagare).

  • Altrimenti puoi provare questo sito olandese: http://www.nailpolishfashion.nl/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3_139
    dove hanno già la Metro Collection e mi sembra che i costi siano abbordabili! Per vedere le spese di spedizione però devi fare un account e mettere le cose nel cestino, o chiedi a loro, contando che in Europa dovrebbe costare meno la spedizione magari fai pari che prendere in US :)

  • @Pani Skeffington: yes, I know that there are many good ebay sellers, but I just talked with a girl the other day who told me she had trouble to get her three polishes from the border (she had to pay extra 11€ pro bottle!!) so I’m not sure I want to risk :/ I think I’ll try nailsupplies.com hoping that everything goes well :)

    @Misch: thank you girl for these informations, they were really useful :) I think I’ll place my order at nailsupplies , I’ve already sent an email to ask them how they ship the package, just to be sure.

    @Simona: Grazie per il link, ma i prezzi sono assurdi rispetto a quelli americani…fai conto che con 26€ riesco a comprare 6 smalti + spedizione, mentre in quel sito che mi hai indicato a 5.50€ lo smalto non è affatto conveniente!
    Penso che proverò ad acquistare dall’America, visto che ho sentito di esperienze positive con quel sito, sempre sperando di non essere l’eccezione :P

    @maisenzasmalto: ho dato un’occhiata a quel sito, e ho notato che i prezzi sono praticamente gli stessi di nailsupplies, solo che non dicono quanto costa la spedizione per l’estero…tu ti ricordi più o meno quanto hai speso e per quanti smalti?
    E se sul pacco scrivono tipo “gift” al posto di “cosmetics” dici che si risolve i problema delle tasse aggiuntive? Perchè il mio pacco mi verrebbe a costare circa 26€, e non sono disposta a pagare chissà quanto per uno scarto di 4€!

  • I’m in a bit of a hurry & haven’t read other’s comments, so if I’m repeating what someone else has already said, apologies!

    I usually order my CG from head2toebeauty.com or transdesign.com and I’ve never had to pay any additional fees or had any trouble.

    Hope this helps! xxx

  • This looks beautiful on you! Thanks to these pics, I caved and bought it yesterday. ;) Good job!