I've been taken aback by the number of hits on my last post about Royal Mail destroying polish and scanning parcels, and it seems to have become a bit of a hot topic in the nail polish community, even affecting amazing brands like A England, who announced on her Facebook page that she now has to find a way to ship polish to her customers abroad as she can no longer use Royal Mail.
It seems this is a bit of an international problem, although I think Royal Mail are so far the only ones to be found destroying the parcels.
So, it got me to wondering, how big is the nail polish community? Are we big enough to force some sort of change to these rules? It is Civil Aviation rules and yet they don't ask you if you have nail polish in your luggage do they? I understand that they have to be careful about how and what is shipped. However I find it ridiculous for nail polish to be classified a dangerous substance! And it will affect small businesses and surely that has to be considered too?
I personally haven't got time to battle this sort of campaign. All I know is there should be some way for individuals to share their love of the glory that is nail polish with fellow addicts all over the globe, cheaply and easily. And for small businesses to be able to sell their much loved products internationally.
To that end I have put a poll at the side of my blog. I'd love to know how many people there are out there who have previously shipped polish abroad. If there are enough of us then surely we can persuade the powers that be to make a change. If someone then wants to pick up the torch and run with it then that would be fantastic. So please answer as to whether you do mail polish overseas.
I do hope this isn't a permanent situation and we can continue to share our pretties and sparklies with our friends around the globe.