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“When it looked like the sun wasn’t going to shine any more, there’s a rainbow in the clouds.” – Maya Angelou
Happy Monday folks and Happy Labor Day! I know most of you are off from work/school, enjoying your long weekend and for many of us, the “unofficial end of summer.” If you’re like me, you probably enjoyed time with family, a good barbeque and time at the pool. But that is not the case for everyone. Some have family, friends and loved-ones that are fighting for their life and need support. That is the case of our very own, Stephanie of SoMuchGoodness. Many of you may know the story but for those that don’t, Stephanie’s niece, Rachel (pictured above) is a beautiful, 20 year old young lady who loves Scooby Doo, the color blue, her cat, Buffy, horror flicks, classic rock, adult coloring books, comfy clothes and always full of smiles.
Rachel is currently in the hospital battling for her life. On June 14, 2016, Rachel was admitted to the hospital with sepsis, endocarditis (infection of the heart valve) and septic emboli in her lungs from a staph infection. Rachel’s mom/Stephanie’s sister, Rebecca has been there with her daughter every step of the way and has exhausted all of her paid time off from work never to leave her daughters side. As you can imagine, bills and hospital costs are piling up.
Going through difficult times is stressful but to know you have physical, emotional and financial support is HUGE! Even the smallest gesture helps in the biggest way and when people step in to help, it’s nothing short of a blessing. That’s exactly what Mandy Wynder, creator of FB group Substance Abuse Awareness and Polish did. Mandy stepped in to spearhead Rachel’s Rainbow Box and in less than a months time, she created the planning group, organized the makers and gathered the swatchers/bloggers. This box is so important, because it gives Love, Hope, Perserverance, Joy, Courage, Power, Valor and Strength to those who need it most.
“Often times, the brightest rainbows follow the darkest rainstorms” – unknown
Are you ready to see Rachel’s Rainbow Box? Let’s get to it!
**All swatches are done using base and top coat from SoMuchGoodness and accent nail is done using the Holographic Top Coat from B.A.Bs.**
Love – Red by Crystal of POSHlish
Love is a red, berry colored crelly with purple and pink micro glitter which give this polish a beautiful shimmer. Shown in 3 coats to reduce VNL. Accent finger is the rainbow using all the polishes of this box
Hope – Pink by Chrissy of Turtle Tootsie
Hope is a pink crelly shown in 3 coats to reduce VNL. Accent finger is the rainbow using all the polishes of this box.
Perseverance – Orange by Connie of
Perseverance is an orange jelly packed with small, gold hex glitter and gold micro glitter. Shown in 3 coats to reduce VNL. Accent finger is a dotticure using a black base topped with Holographic Top Coat by Christy of B.A.Bs, Dots done with dotting tool from 77 Lacquer and green, blue and indigo polishes from this box.
Joy – Yellow by Cynthia of
Alter Ego Body Care Products
Joy is a yellow jelly shown in 4 coats to reduce VNL. Accent finger is a dotticure using a black base topped with Holographic Top Coat by Christy of B.A.Bs, Dots done with dotting tool from 77 Lacquer and green, blue and indigo polishes from this box.
Courage – Green by Hillary of
Lifestyle Lacquer by Nail Jewelry Bling
Courage is a green crelly with gold and blue micro glitter. Shown in 3 coats to reduce VNL. Accent finger is a white base with rainbow water decals from Green Eyed Goddess from this box.
Power – Blue by Fancy Gloss
Power is a blue polish with silver glitter shown in 3 coats to reduce VNL. Accent finger is a white base with rainbow water decals from Green Eyed Goddess from this box.
Valor – Indigo by Dave of Parrot Polish
Valor is an indigo shimmer with micro blue, purple and pink glitter. Shown in 3 coats to reduce VNL. Accent finger is topped with rhinestones from Lifestyle Lacquer by Nail Jewelry Bling from this box.
Strength – Violet by Jennalyn of LynDesigns
Strength is a purple jelly with micro glitter and small square and hex glitter. shown in 3 coats to reduce VNL. Accent finger is Valor by Parrot Polish topped with rhinestones from Lifestyle Lacquer by Nail Jewelry Bling from this box.
Now that you’re all in love with this box, its time to give you the details. This box contains 8, yes 8 FULL size polishes, a full size holo top coat, base and top coat, soap, bath pouf, rhinestones, waterslide decals and cuticle oil. You can pre-order your box from Friday, Sept. 9th thru Friday, Sept. 16th for $65 +6.80 for priority shipping. Be sure to check out more amazing swatches from me throughout the weeks and from some of your favorites coming soon:
When you get your box and share your mani, be sure to use #rachelsrainbowbox when you post on IG
Want to do more????
Rachel’s mom has set up a GoFundMe and any donation would be greatly appreciated.
“God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us – in the dreariest and most dreaded moments – can see a possibility of hope.” – Maya Angelou