Adeline, better known as Addie Mae, is the daughter of 2-Bit indie polish maker Kiley Akers Underhill. This sweet, sassy and spunky 7 years old loves all things unicorn, pink, her goats and playing with her brothers. However, her sweet and innocent world changed forever July 30, 2017 when a MRI revealed Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma or DIPG…a brain tumor.
Because surgery is the treatment for many other types of brain tumors, it is not possible for DIPG and even chemo is not effective due to limitations reaching a DIPG tumor. Therefore, Addie has been receiving radiation therapy for 6 of the 6.5 week treatment at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville. Addie’s family has been faced with daunting expenses during this time including medical expenses beyond insurance, travel, loss of pay, and child care for their 2 other children and Addie Mae’s her brothers, Skyler & Xander.
By now, I’m sure you have seen Addie’s beautiful face and read her story all over social media as many support groups, organizations and of course family is calling out for your support and to raise awareness. It didn’t take long before the indie nail polish community heard of what was going on and sprung into action. Swatcher/Blogger, Courney Everton Stemple (creator of M.A.P.B) and indie polish maker Crystal Churchill of POSHlish co-created and organized the #TeamAddieMae Benefit Box uniting 10 brands together for 1 purpose….Addie Mae! This box exudes compassion, love and support for Addie Mae and her family. Makers donated time and resources to make this happen all so one little girl could have a fighting chance.
PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO THE FAMILY!!!!
Let’s take a look!
**ALL SWATCHES ARE DONE USING COMMITMENT ISSUE PEEL-OFF BASE COAT BY VAPID AND TONIC TOPPER BY TONIC (SHINY) AND MATTE ME BY JIOR COUTURE (MATTE). SWATCH PHOTOS ARE TAKEN USING ARTIFICIAL LIGHTS.**
Makers and Brands features:
- Parrot Polish
- Night Owl Lacquer
- Colors by Llarowe (CbL)
- Pretty Beautiful Unlimited
- Inspurrations Nail Polish
- POSHlips by POSHlish
- KK’s Magical Creations
- Lilly Anne’s Garden
- Toadarrific Vinyls
- All Mixed Up Lacquer
Parrot Polish – “Addie Mae”
A deep, rich blue with a pink hue and a shimmer that will have you dreaming of Unicorns and rainbows!
Night Owl Lacquer – “Unicorn Kisses”
A bright purple polish with iridescent shimmer, silver holo shreds and purple to blue shifting micro flakes.
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited – “Unicorn Magic”
A blackened purple polish with silver, gold and copper galaxy glitters, rainbow micro shreds, purple shimmer and a rainbow of crystal flakes.
Colors By Llarowe – “You Make My Day Addie Mae”
A turquoise blue crelly base as bright as the sunshine Addie Mae shines in the world. Add in UP pigment, pink to gold shimmer, chameleon flake and a sprinkle of holo and the rainbow appears for you to share her light.
Inspurrrations Nail Polish – Jeremiah 31:13 “Young women will dance and be glad, I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow”
A bright pink polish with pink glitter, silver and purple holo glitters.
PoSHlips by PoSHlish – “Audacious” is a moisturizing lip gloss with a very light shimmer. Made with coconut oil, aloe oil, and vitamin E to replenish and moisturize your lips. Apply as necessary. ***contains nut oils***
KK’s Magical Creations – Cotton Candy Fluffy Cloud Wax Unicorn melts. Beautifully decorated melts with sparkle and detail, almost too pretty to melt!!!
Lilly Anne’s Garden – cuticle oil that smells of freshly baked, rich vanilla cake made with pure cane sugar decorated with creamy white frosting! YUM!
Toadarrific Vinyls – holographic Unicorn nail decals and a proud #TEAMADDIEMAE holographic Unicorn vinyl to display!
All Mixed Up Lacquers – Fizzy Bubblers in the scent of “Falling In Love”. They are beautiful pieces of pink and white bath bubblers made with butters and oils for softening your skin and relaxing!
#TeamAddieMae Benefit Box
No child, no parent, no family should have to deal with such devastating news. I hope you can find compassion and use your love of nail polish to support this little girl and her family.
Opacity: 2-3 coats
Price: $50 plus shipping (Please note, proceed will be donated to the family)
Availability: Monday, Sept. 11th – Monday, Sept. 25th