April Monthly Awareness Polish Box: Autism Awareness 

April Monthly Awareness Polish Box: Autism Awareness 
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Hey y’all! Good Morning and happy Monday! Today I have swatches of the newest Monthly Awareness Polish Box, Autism Awareness.

Before we jump into the swatches, let’s talk a little bit about Autism.

What is Autism?

“Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. We now know that there is not one autism but many types, caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental influences.”

“The term “spectrum” reflects the wide variation in challenges and strengths possessed by each person with autism.”**

So let’s not just think of these as “more polish” or “another polish box”, but think of the families that will be impacted from the donation made because of your purchase. As you open each polish, think of it as unwrapping hope, joy, support, encouragement, awareness and most of all love.

This month the Monthly Awareness Polish Box (M.A.P.B.) is supporting Autism Research Institute by donating 10% of all sales to this wonderful organization. Preorder started March 26th and goes thru April 9th and shipping will begin mid month. Please note, at this time international orders will not be accepted (this may change in the future). The cost is $52/box including all 6 polishes, $40 for your choice of 4 or $11/individually (applicable shipping rates apply).

April Makers and Brands features:

Hillary Wilson of Lifestyle Lacquer
Tanya Picanco of My Indie Polish
Lindsay Johns of Night Owl Lacquer
Virginia Shaw of Pretty Beautiful
LJ Stanford of All Mixed Up Lacquers
Angie Cavaiuolo of Sassy Pants Polish

 **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.**

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Hillary Wilson of Lifestyle Lacquer

Love Needs No Words – A duochrome that shifts between shades of blue and violet with a hint of scattered holo pigment. Swatch shown in 3 coats.

Tanya Picanco of My Indie Polish

Close to Home – A purple cream with a great pink/violet and hidden holo. Swatch shown in 2 coats.

 Lindsay Johns of Night Owl Lacquer

Loving Patience – A seafoam green with bright turquoise shimmer, crystal rainbow shifting flakies and some scattered holographic. Swatch shown in 4 coats. I would definitely recommend thin layers or using white undies.

LJ Stanford of All Mixed Up Lacquers

“All Over the Spectrum” light grey scattered holographic base with green, pink, purple, blue micro flakies and small to medium pink, green, purple, red, orange, turquoise and blue holographic glitter. Swatch shown in 2 coats.

Angie Cavaiuolo of Sassy Pants Polish

“Kiss My Aspergers”. Is a very sparkly red jelly with red micro-glitters and red-gold micro flakies. Swatch shown in 3 coats. I would recommend using undies to reduce VNL.

Virginia Shaw of Pretty Beautiful

Sometimes Mysterious is yellow crelly base with pink to purple to blue to good UCC flakies, gold holo shreds, red shimmer and chameleon glitters in various sizes.

**Be sure to check out more swatches and reviews**

Jessica Federoff of SloppySwatches – Blog / FB / IG
Courtney Stemple of nails_by_courtney.s – IG
Dianna Setterfield – IG / FB / Blog

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**https://www.autismspeaks.org/

March Monthly Awareness Polish Box: Cure MS

March Monthly Awareness Polish Box: Cure MS
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I am dedicating this post to a family member that continues to preserve over MS everyday. She is the sweetest, most kind-hearted young lady and has a smile as big and bright as the sun. You would never know her story and that she lives with this disease just by looking at her but she does, and she does it with such pose, positivity and optimism. So before you continue to read this post, please think about those you know personally or that friend of a friend, that mom, or co-worker that deals with MS and what supporting this fight means to them.

What is MS?*

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.

Common Symptoms*

Common symptoms include fatigue, numbness or tingling, weakness, vision problems, dizziness and vertigo and pain. While there is no cure for MS, there are now FDA-approved medications advances in treating and understanding MS are made every year.

Know The Stats*

  • Women are at least two to three times more likely than men to develop MS.
  • Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, although an estimated 8,000–10,000 children under the age of 18 also live with MS, and people as old as 75 have developed it.
  • An estimated 2.3 million people live with MS worldwide

This month the Monthly Awareness Polish Box (M.A.P.B.) is supporting Band Against MS  by donating 10% of all sales to this wonderful organization. Preorder starts February 26th and goes thru March 10th and shipping will begin mid month. Please note, at this time international orders will not be accepted (this may change in the future). The cost is $52/box including all 6 polishes, $40 for your choice of 4 or $11/individually (applicable shipping rates apply).

March Makers and Brands features:

  • Hillary Wilson of Lifestyle Lacquer
  • Sophia Jewels of O My Jewels
  • Lindsay Johns of Night Owl Lacquer
  • Virginia Shaw of Pretty Beautiful
  • Victoria Greathouse of Blush Lacquers
  • Angie Cavaiuolo of Sassy Pants Polish
 **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.** 

 

Made Strong
 Hillary Wilson of Lifestyle Lacquer
A green base with gold shimmer, a mix of blue and green translucent flakes and shifting gold/green UUC flakies

Inner Struggle
Sophia Jewels of O My Jewels
A brunt orange crelly with a opal flash swimming with fuchsia micro flakies and tiny matte glitters

Light in the Darkness
Lindsay Johns of Night Owl Lacquer
A black base with 3 different shades of color shifting micro flakes & holographic micro glitter

Bruised But Not Broken
Virginia Shaw of Pretty Beautiful
A blackened purple holo base with violet micro shreds, micro purple flakies. Blue/violet/red/orange shifting pigment, purple to blue crystal flakies and chameleon glitters in various sizes

Hidden Scars
Angie Cavaiuolo of Sassy Pants Polish
A cornflower blue with shimmer and smoky blue flakies.

MS Gets On My Nerves
Victoria Greathouse of Blush Lacquers
A fuschia based polish with a blue flash, magenta to blue micro flakies, holo flakies (not glitter) and holo

**Be sure to check out more swatches and reviews**
Jessica Federoff of SloppySwatches – Blog / FB / IG
Courtney Stemple of nails_by_courtney.s – IG
Samantha Hickernell of samhnails – IG

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*All information sourced from the National MS Society

February Monthly Awareness Polish Box: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness 

February Monthly Awareness Polish Box: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness 
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No one or nothing can ever prepare you for the loss of a child and it’s the last thing you think of when you find out your expecting a child. The grief and devisation is something I can’t even imagine and my heart goes out to any family that has ever had go through this horrible experience of pregnancy and/or infant loss. Coping is often a lifetime struggle and support is always needed for the hundreds of thousands of families struck by this terrible circumstance.

“In October 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. “When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world. It is also meant to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDS, and other causes.”” – Remembering Our Babies

Since October has been declared “Awareness Month”, Robyn Bear, founder of www.october15th.com chose a day, in the middle of the month to become, “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day” (PAILRD). On this day, everyone in all times zones, worldwide, join in a candle lighting ceremony at 7pm on October 15th. I will definitely be doing this in remembrance of all the little angels gone too soon.

This month the Monthly Awareness Polish Box (M.A.P.B.) is supporting Infants Remembered in Silence, IRIS, by donating 10% of all sales to this wonderful organization. Preorder starts today, today, January 26th thru February 10th and shipping will begin mid month. Please note, at this time international orders will not be accepted (this may change in the future). The cost is $52/box including all 6 polishes, $40 for your choice of 4 or $11/individually (applicable shipping rates apply).

February’s Makers and Brands features:

  • Hillary Wilson of Lifestyle Lacquer
  • LJ Stanford of All Mixed Up Lacquer
  • Lindsey Johns of Night Owl Lacquer
  • Virginia Shaw of Pretty Beautiful
  • Crystal Churchill of POSHlish
  • Angie Cavaiuolo of Sassy Pants Polish
 **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.** 

 

Sending My Love to Heaven
Hillary Wilson of Lifestyle Lacquer
An indigo (blurple) shade with a Violet shimmer and pink/blue/gold UCC flakies

Forever Mine
LJ Stanford of All Mixed Up Lacquer
A bright to medium pink with rose metallic glitter, neon pink and blue holographic glitter of different sizes, ucc flakies and rainbow flakies.


Forever In My Heart
Lindsey Johns of Night Owl Lacquer
A turquoise polish with shimmer and taupe & brown flakies 


Love You Always
Virginia Shaw of Pretty Beautiful
A light purple crelly with blue to pink to gold shifting shimmer and a rainbow of different glitters in different shapes and sizes

Unconditional
Crystal Churchill of POSHlish
A purple to pink thermal


Mom of an Angel
Angie Cavaiuolo of Sassy Pants Polish
A vibrant purple polish with hot pink flakies and neon purple micro flakies. 

**Be sure to check out more swatches and reviews**
Jessica Federoff of SloppySwatches – Blog / FB / IG
Courtney Stemple of nails_by_courtney.s – IG
Samantha Hickernell of samhnails – IG

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January Monthly Awareness Polish Box: Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness 

January Monthly Awareness Polish Box: Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness 
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Hey y’all, today I’m back with another Monthly Awareness Polish Box (M.A.P.B.) this time it’s Alzheimer’s Awareness.

FACT: “Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and the 5th leading cause of death for those aged 65 and older.”alz.org

Alzheimer’s, pronounced is ahlts-hahy-merz according to dictionary.com, is a common form of dementia, believed to be caused by changes in the brain, usually beginning in late middle age, characterized by memory lapses, confusion, emotional instability, and progressive loss of mental ability.

 FACT: “One in nine people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s disease.” alz.org

Like most diseases, Alzheimer’s has a monumental effect on the person themself, it also traumatic effects on the lives of family members and care givers. 

FACT: “In 2015, 15.9 million family and friends provided 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care to those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. That care had an estimated economic value of $221.3 billion. This is approximately 47 percent of the net value of Walmart sales in 2014 and eight times the total revenue of McDonald’s in 2014.”alz.org

Over the years the statics of this disease have continued and will continue to grow, its time we help!

FACT: “By 2025, 20 states will see at least 35 percent or greater growth in the number of people with Alzheimer’s.”alz.org

This month M.A.P.B. will donate 10% of sales to alz.org. Preorder starts today, Dec.26th and run thru Jan. 5th. Shipping will begin mid month, however, at this time international orders will not be accepted (this may change in the future). The cost is $52/box, $40 for your choice of 4 or $11/individually (applicable shipping rates apply).

January’s Makers and Brands features:

  • Cynthia Decker of Alter Ego
  • LJ Stanford of All Mixed Up Lacquers
  • Carrie Lynn of Darling Diva
  • Virginia Shaw of Pretty Beautiful
  • Crystal Churchill of POSHlish
  • Angie Cavaiuolo of Sassy Pants Polish
 **All swatches are done using Commitment Issue Peel-off Base Coat and High Shine Quick Dry Topcoat by Vapid (shiny) and Matte Me by Jior Couture (matte). Swatch photos are taken using artificial lights.** 

Fleeting Memories
Cynthia Decker – Alter Ego

Fleeting Memories represents Stage 2 and is a golden orange holo with subtle shifts of yellow, green & blue.
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I’ve Got This
LJ Stanford – All Mixed Up Lacquers

I’ve Got this represents Stage 5 and is a medium to dark blue crelly/jelly with gold and turquoise holograhic glitter, purple, green, and blue matte glitter of all sizes, and fine silver holo sparkle.

#EndALZ
Crystal Churchill – POSHlish

#EndAlz is a  rich vibrant purple filled with a copious amount of silver holographic micro glitter.

Loving Hands
Angie Cavaiuolo – Sassy Pants Polish

Loving Hands represents Stage 4th and is a cranberry red scattered holo with shimmer and garnet and pink berry hex glitters.

Courage
Carrie – Darling Divas

Courage is a medium periwinkle linear holo

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I’ll Remember For The Both of Us
Virginia Shaw – Pretty Beautiful

I’ll Remember For The Both of Us is a thermal shifting seafoam with iridescent and silver flakies.

**Be sure to check out more swatches and reviews**
Jessica Federoff of SloppySwatches – Blog / FB / IG
Courtney Stemple of nails_by_courtney.s – IG
Samantha Hickernell of samhnails – IG

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December Monthly Awareness Polish Box: M.A.D.D.

December Monthly Awareness Polish Box: M.A.D.D.
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Another month, another box, another worthy cause. Last month’s Awareness Polish Box focused on Lung Cancer, this month…we are M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). I remember that first time I heard of M.A.D.D., it was 1999-2000 and I was a junior in HS. Right before prom, they had all the juniors and seniors come outside to the front of the school where a car crash had been staged to show the life changing and damaging effects drinking and driving could have on ones life. Not just those involved but the family and friends too. Now mind you, in HS we were not of legal drinking age, but the message was, and still is, extremely important, DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE! Or, for that matter, get in the car with someone who has been drinking.

FACT: “Every day in America, another 27 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes” MADD.org

As I continued to read and research more about M.A.D.D. the madder I got, but then I remembered that knowledge is power. So, my plea and call for action from todays post is that we unite together and stand firm that we are M.A.D.D.!!!

FACT: “Over 1.1 million drivers were arrested in 2014 for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.” MADD.org

FACT: “In the United States, the number of drunk driving deaths has been cut in half since MADD was founded in 1980.” MADD.org

The facts are alarming but we don’t have to stand for it any longer. Every month the Month Awareness Polish Box will donate 10% of each box to a specific charity or cause, this month proceeds are going to M.A.D.D. Orders for this box will start Saturday, Nov.26th thru Dec. 5th and start shipping will begin mid month. At this time international orders will not be accepted but that may change in the future.

December’s Makers and Brands features:

  • Lindsay Johns of Night Owl Lacquer
  • Hillary Wilson of Nail Jewelry Bling
  • Carrie Lynn of Darling Diva
  • Virginia Shaw of Pretty Beautiful
  • Victoria Greathouse of Blush Lacquers
  • Anetress Malone of Dainty Digits

 **All swatches are done using Commitment Issue Peel-off Base Coat by Vapid and Topped with Love by Love, Angeline (shiny) and Matte Me by Jior Couture (matte). Swatch photos are taken using artificial lights.**

 Overcoming Gray Skies

Overcoming Gray Skies: a medium gray crelly with copper shimmer, UCC flakies that shift copper, gold and green, chameleon micro glitters and red hook micro shreds.

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M.A.D.D. with Envy

M.A.D.D. with Envy: an evergreen with golden and green/blue/purple UCC flakies.

No More Victims

No More Victims: a raspberry holo

Blackout

Blackout: A black holo polish with black holographic fine microglitters
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Always Count the Cost

Always Count The Cost: a light gold with gold holographic micro glitter and red holographic shreds.
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Hand Over the Keys

Hand Over The Keys: periwinkle blue with a royal blue shimmer

You can help fight this war and support small business by purchasing this box for $52 + $6.80 shipping.

Be sure to check out more swatches and reviews here:

Jessica Federoff of SloppySwatches – Blog / FB / IG

Courtney Stemple of nails_by_courtney.s – IG

Samantha Hickernell of samhnails – IG

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November Monthly Awareness Box: Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November Monthly Awareness Box: Lung Cancer Awareness Month
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Awareness. Dictionary.com defines awareness as, “the state or condition of being aware; having knowledge; consciousness.” The meaning of Aware is, “1) having knowledge; conscious; cognizant, 2) informed; alert; knowledgeable; sophisticated.” It’s time we educate ourselves of the sickness and disease that so many of us deal with. I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it, “you may not be dealing with an issue first hand, but I guarantee someone you know is.” It’s time we make ourselves aware so that we do everything in our power to help and support.

Did you know that November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month? I didn’t until I was introduced to this Monthly Awareness Box. So I began researching and found, “by far, the most important risk for lung cancer is smoking tobacco. Nearly 87% of all lung cancers in the United States are smoking-related. Quitting smoking helps to reduce that risk.*” I helped reduce my risk at the beginning of 2016!! I quit smoking! It’s be a challenge but by the grace of God, I’ve been able to do it.


Courtney Stemple has created the Monthly Awareness Box (MAB) to help bring not only beautiful polish to the masses but to help bring support and awareness to the diseases that plague our families, communities…our world! Every month the Month Awareness Polish Box will feature 6 makers and sell for $52 + $6.80 shipping. 10% of each box will be donated to a specific charity or cause. This month, the charity is the American Lung Association which has led the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air for more than a century. This inaugural monthly box will feature makers and brands including;

  • Lindsay Johns of Night Owl Lacquer
  • Hillary Wilson of Nail Jewelry Bling
  • Crystal Churchill of POSHlish
  • Carrie Lynn of Darling Diva
  • Virginia Shaw of Pretty Beautiful
  • Cynthia Decker of Alter Egoimg_6590

The November box will go on pre-sale Oct 23rd thru Nov 2nd at noon and start shipping mid month. At this time international orders will not be accepted but that may change in the future.

I have lots to show you and I can’t wait any longer, so let’s get started

**All swatches are done using Commitment Issue Peel-off Base Coat by Vapid and topped with Quick Dry, High Gloss Top Coat by Pro-FX (shiny) and Matter Me by Jior Couture (matte). Swatch photos are taken using artificial lights.**

Got Air?

Got Air is a holo russet colored base with a mix of copper micro flakes and bronze glass fleck pigments. Swatch show with 2 coats.

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Beauty in Every Breath

Beauty in Every Breath is a pearl white with 5 different color shimmers. Swatch shown in 1 coat over white base by Kleancolor.

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Breathe

Breathe is a white base with green, orange, bronze, garnet, navy and caramel hex glitters in various sizes. There is also lime/gold and copper galaxy glitters and copper shimmer. Swatch shown in 2 coats.

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F%8k Cancer

F%8k Cancer is a medium teal base with pink to gold shimmer color shifting flakes and a sprinkle of holo sparkle. Swatch shown in 3 coats.

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One Breath at a Time

One Breath at a Time is a soft sage green pearl with scattered peach holo. Swatch shown in 3 coats.

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You’re Stronger Than You Know

You’re Stronger Than You Know is a dark plum with gold shimmer and violet and gold micro flakies. Swatch shown in 2 coats.

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Aren’t these colors amazing? And if you already own polishes from these brands, I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how amazing the formula of these polishes are. If you don’t own these brands, this box is a great way to get your feet wet.

Check out more swatches and reviews here:

Jessica Federoff of SloppySwatches – Blog / FB / IG
Jennifer Collins of Lacqueredmama – Blog / FB / IG
Courtney Stemple of nails_by_courtney.s – IG

Did you know, “Exposure to secondhand smoke also increases the risk of lung cancer. According to the 2006 Surgeon General’s Report on the effects of secondhand smoke, nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke at home or at work increase their risk of developing lung cancer by 20 percent to 30 percent. Secondhand smoke also increases the risk of heart disease and other ailments.*”

I challenge you on this day to do 3 things next month to help raise awareness in the fight against Lung Cancer. Whether it’s changing your FB profile picture or posting 3 facts on your SM acct(s) or donating time or money to the charity of your choice, do something. It’s time we be the change we want to see.

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*Sources: From LungCancer.org, http://www.lungcancer.org/reading/

October AwesomeSauce Box

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Happy Friday!! I know you thought you were going to be reading an amazing post on challenge nails or an inspiration mani because of what my Posting Schedule indicates buuuut instead I have something 10x more fun…promise! Here we are, the end of September but the party is not ending, it’s just beginning. I’m really in love with this post because the awesome box that I am showing you today brings me a since of nostalgia.

Born in the 80s, growing up a young girl meant one thing, Lisa Frank! Lisa Frank dominated as the queen of bright, rainbows, neon dolphins, puppies and stickers. I remember in elementary and middle school all my school supplies had to be Lisa Frank. Even today, she continues her reign because now my girls, 9 and 5 want all things Lisa Frank. This box warms my heart and I’m delighted to bring you the newest, Lisa Frank inspired, AwesomeSauce Box.

First up we have,
Let’s Be Frank by Ever After

Let’s Be Frank is a watermelon holo with rainbow shimmer

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Next,
Chasing Rainbows by Lavish Polish

Chasing Rainbows is a vibrant, medium purple holo with blue and pink shimmering flakies

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Here we have,
Dream Like a Unicorn by Anonymous Lacquer

Dream Like a Unicorn is a deep, bold, rich blue with a flash of purple linear holo

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Last, but not least,
Stargazer by Different Dimensions (Monthly Guest Maker)

Stargazer is a full coverage silver glitterbomb, jam packed with different shapes in multiple colors. Side note, you may want to apply an extra coat of topcoat to smooth out the glitters.

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As you can see, this box is a lot of fun and a great representation of what Lisa Frank is all about, the makers did a great job! But I didn’t even show you the extras….yet! Yes, this box comes with a few extra goodies that will take your mani from drab to fab. 

Included is:

  • Neon Star Glitters from Different Dimensions
  • Cuticle Balm from Anonymous Lacquer
  • Rainbow nail file from Lavish Polish
  • AND….water decal from Green Goddess Creations

Now, let’s talk about how you can get it! Set your alarm for tonight *next Friday, Oct 7 at 8pm EST  to grab this box for only $40 full size / $22 mini + shipping. It will be on sale through 10/8 *10/15 @ 8pm EST.

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Tune into my IG, I’ll be showing some fun manis I did with this box!!

 

Thanks for making this another exciting month…you in October!!!

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*Change in dates. These date changes were made after the post was published.

Substance Abuse Awareness Box #3

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It’s always a privilege to be asked to swatch for a maker but this S&R is a little different because there are 4 makers in 1 box. These 4 phenomenal makers came together for 1 amazing cause….Substance Abuse Awareness. By now I know you all have heard of the makers and their brand but you may not have heard about the Substance Abuse Awareness Collaboration Box. This box is the product of a very special FB group, Substance Abuse Awareness and Polish (SAAaP), created 5 months ago by a good friend of mine, Mandy Wynder. The focus of this group is to provide support to people in recovery from addiction OR those who want to be. Not only does this group provide a safe outlet through polish but this group helps raise money for addiction based charities through the sale of its polish box. To date, the Substance Abuse Awareness Box has donated $515 between 2 wonderful charities, Drug Free and THP Purple Project. This box will help support the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA).

The 1st box included: Black Lace Cosmetics, Heathers’s Hues, Pink Hibiscus Beauty and Lifestyle Lacquer.

The 2nd Box included: CbL (Colors by Llarowe), Ever After, LYNB Designs and Pink Hibiscus Beauty

This go round, you’re in for 4 very special treats!

**All swatches done over Commitment Issues Peel-Off Base Coat by Vapid and topped with Quick Dry, High Gloss Top Coat by Pro-FX. All photos are taken using artificial lights**

Substance Abuse Awareness Box #3

No More Demons
by Anonymous Lacquer

No More Demons is a watermelon colored jelly with different sparkly red colored micro flakes and holo flakes. Swatches show in 3 coats.

FACT: “In 2011, President Obama issued the first-ever Presidential Proclamation designating October as National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.” – The White House

; by Ellagee

; is a violet jelly with matching glass flecks, green/violet shifting chrome flakes and a touch of scattered holo. Swatches shown in 3 coats

FACT: “More than 90% of people with a substance problem began smoking, drinking or using other drugs before age 18.” – The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

H.O.P.E (Hold On, Pain Ends)
by Lifestyle Lacquer

H.O.P.E. is a turquoise holo jelly with shimmer and gold/green UCC flakies. Swatches shown in 3 coats.

FACT: “Each year federal, state and local governments spend close to $500 billion on addiction and substance abuse, but for every dollar that federal and state governments spend, only 2 cents goes to prevention and treatment.” – The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

Never Alone
by Pretty Beautiful Cosmetics

Never Alone is a white crelly base with turquoise shimmer, purple, red, yellow and turquoise glitters and UCC flakies. Swatches shown in 3 coats.

FACT: “Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive, or uncontrollable, drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences and changes in the brain, which can be long lasting. These changes in the brain can lead to the harmful behaviors seen in people who use drugs. Drug addiction is also a relapsing disease. Relapse is the return to drug use after an attempt to stop.” – NIH

The Extras:

Earrings by Nail Jewelry Bling
Guardian Latex Barrier by Pretty Beautiful Cosmetics
String bracelet by Ellagee
Pearberry Lotion Bar by Anonymous Lacquer


The facts given throughout my post are alarming. We have to do something and that time is now. It’s imperative to raise awareness about this disease and we can do that by purchasing this box and those yet to come. You may not be affected by this epidemic, but I’m sure you or some you know is. This is your chance to help make a difference in that persons life.

Sssshhhh…here’s a little secret, SAAaP is trying to re-release the 1st box after this one (before the 4th one come out). So be on the look out for more info so you can score that box and support this cause.

# of Boxes: 50 boxes
Price: $45 + shipping
Presale: Friday Sept. 23rd – Sept. 30th

I wish I had more time today to show you some cool nail art I’ve done with this box, but I guess you’ll just have to join me over on IG for those manis. Until then, please enjoy more swatches and reviews from: Mandy Wynder, Beth Morehart, Jennifer Morgan and Sarah Kapperman.

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Rachel’s Rainbow Box

Rachel’s Rainbow Box
PRESS SAMPLE NOTICE***Press (PR) Samples. This post contains polishes that were sent to be from the company/brand in exchange for an honest review, All opinions stated are my own. For additional info regarding PR samples, click here ***

 “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
77 Lacquer

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:

Jen Sky Walker, Leila Franklin Pierce, Genevieve Clay-Poor, Jennifer Collins, Mandy Wynder, Christy Collins-Schrock, Samantha Davalos, Charity Rutenberg and Andy Franklin

When you get your box and share your mani, be sure to use #rachelsrainbowbox when you post on IG

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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

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