But then it got old and the consistency was weird. And then it smelled extra nail-polishy and I was pretty sure that wasn't good for my brain cells.
I also learned about three-free (and now five-free) nail polish (here's an article!) The article says, "3-free formulas that omit harmful dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, and formaldehyde," and "5-free polishes, [...] are made without formaldehyde resin and camphor."
In comes Zoya. (Which I believe is five-free!) I'm not entirely sure how I missed the OPI boat (especially since it's a lot easier to find/buy in stores), but I got on the Zoya boat and I've only deviated from it once. (For a color that didn't work out!) The first bottle or two may have been some sort of Zoya deal/offer going on and getting things delivered to my house always makes it easier. :)
My polish collection is surely peanuts compared to most polish lovers, but this is like... a bajillion more bottles than I owned (or cared for) before! At current count, I have 11 bottles of Zoya, with three more arriving sometime soon. :)
You can read more about the deal here.
Use this link to sign up (if you don't already have an account). Put three bottles of polish in your cart and use code ZOYA2013. It says the code starts on Jan 7 but it works now! and should run until January 13, 2013.