Posting polish, potions and pongs
February 12, 2013 8:52 AM Subscribe
I found out at the post office today that it is no longer possible to ship nail varnish or perfume (containing alcohol) from the UK to overseas. What are the rules the other way around? I asked at the counter but the lady selling me my stamp didn't seem to be sure.
posted by mippy to shopping (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm not in the market for online shopping/swapping just now - or a good while to be honest - but I have in the past ordered perfume decants as a Christmas gift (pre the USPS price hike that would have made Guerlain even more expensive), swapped product on MakeUpAlley, and gazed at pretty indie polishes from the US and Australia. If in the future I want to order myself some perfume samples, or have a funny turn and decide that it would be a really good idea to paint a dog's toenails
, can I still do this? I was told that it was only outbound packages that are liable to be scanned/destroyed and that other countries could post whatever they wanted and it would get to my door, but it seems odd that we would restrict things one way and not the other. The leaflet I saw only covered outbound mail, but a beauty blogger friend on Twitter said it works both ways. I'm confused!
It may all be a plot by the Illuminati to keep OPI at £12 a bottle and China Glaze at £7 for UK consumers, but it would be good to know if we can still order things from overseas without enraging our lizard overlords.