Friday, June 13, 2008

Here is a question - where to buy?

It is, actually, the question.

I hardly pay full retail price for a nail polish ever since I've discovered a beauty of etailers. I really don't see a point in paying almost twice the etailer's prices. Usually I try to stay calm, smooth and reasonable and make a big online order once in a while. It's all sounds good, sure, but sometimes girl just needs an instant gratification. You know, when you have this irresistible nail polish urge (and you do know it if you read this blog). Or you just need this particular color - just this one, and no more polish for a month!

Sad enough, there is no instant gratification with Misa. I do not know any single retailer who carries this brand. Hence, in a case of polish emergency one just has to resort to a donut, or chocolate, or any other pleasantly unhealthy food of choice. If you really into a healthy lifestyle, there is no other choice but Ulta or Sally's, or whatever you favorite retail spot is. Where (I'm aware of repeating myself) you won't find a single bottle of Misa.

There is always a chance to find something interesting - nail-wisely, yes - in nail salons in your area. Again, this is not the case with Misa. I've seen the only salon in my area carrying Misa. And - guess what - it was going out of business. I've been asking salon owners why they don't use this brand. "This is cheap stuff, my clients won't like it" - there is a typical answer. How come "cheap" equals "bad"? /There should be a long tirade about the power of brand-names, brainwashing marketing etc, but I'll spare you the pain/

So, Misa fans are left to the mercy of etailers. Two of them carry the brand: and As you can see, head2toe maintains a better selection. Transdesign does not have newer collections like "Sugar Sugar", but they ask cheaper price. Color representation sucks are misleading on both sites.

I've been to Transdesign in Atlanta, so I know for sure - they have colors listed as "not available" or not listed at all. If you want to make an order, you'd better call and ask them. If somebody will be willing to go and check it out for you, which is... unlikely.

PS: I'm not affiliated to any of mentioned etailers/retailers.