Thursday, July 5, 2018

July Monthly Awareness Box Swatch and Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
Today I'm going to share the Monthly Awareness Box for July, which 10% of sales go to Group B Strep International.  Group B Strep International promotes "awareness and prevention of group B strep disease in babies during pregnancy through early infancy."  As a reminder, all 6 polishes are available for the next 2 weeks - you can also purchase all 6, your favorite 4 or just 1 (but purchasing all 6 is the best deal).


Let's get to the swatches!  *Picture Heavy Post*
Photos taken in filtered light box and LED light.
First up is the contribution from Sassy Pants Polish called Baby Boy Blue.  Baby Boy Blue is a baby blue polish with blue holographic micro flecks, a touch of scattered holo pigment and blue shimmer.  Photos show 2 coats with glossy top coat.



I also had to mattify this crelly!



Next is Pretty Beautiful Unlimited's contribution called Hope Support Love.  It is a colorful white crelly filled with periwinkle, blue, magenta, pink, navy and green matte hex glitters in various sizes.  Photos show 2 coats with glossy top coat.





And of course I had to mattify the crelly.



From 77 Nail Lacquer, GBS Awareness was created.  GBS Awareness is a mint green creme with gorgeous copper shimmer and green to blue shifting iridescent glitters.  Photos show 2 coats with glossy top coat.




I really love this one mattified.



Next is Poshlish's creation called Be Knowledgeable which is a magenta thermal with purple pearlescent shimmer and magenta -blue iridescent shimmering flakes.  It is magenta when cold and more pearlescent when warm.  If you are in warmer areas and want this polish, look into finding someone in a cooler area to hold onto it for you.  Extreme heat and thermals do not play nice.  My bottle still transitioned, but there were visible pigment clumps that I was able to steer clear of while swatching.





Bluebird Lacquer's contribution needs to have a distraction warning along with it!  Pause For A Cause is so sparkly!  It is a silver linear super holographic polish with a light pink and blue shimmer and a scattering of pink flakies.  I couldn't stop staring at this polish.  Photos show 2 coats with glossy top coat.






The last polish in the box is another polish from Sassy Pants Polish called B My Baby II.  It is described as a very light blush pink crelly (I see it more as a white crelly), with blue and pink matte, metallic and iridescent glitters with a glowing blue shimmer.  Photos show 2 coats with glossy top coat.




And mattified - I can't resist a crelly that isn't mattified.



Shiny Top Coat: Glisten and Glow Top Coat
Matte Top Coat: Heather's Hues Heart Of the Matter


Loves: I love the Monthly Awareness Box - a box that gives back always gets a thumbs up in my book.  I love that there are different finishes and colors in the box so that there is always a polish for everyone.  If I had to pick a favorite...ugh, while I love mattified crellies....that holo from Bluebird Lacquer is pretty amazing.

Wishes: I wish that this box does amazingly well!  I hope one or more of these polishes catch your eye, tickle your fancy!

Monthly Awareness Box
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14 comments:

  1. My inner microbiologist is thrilled that this is where the funds are going for this awareness box! What a pretty collection of colours!

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  2. I'm so impressed with the cause they've chosen for the box. Each of the polishes has its own beauty and together they are heart warming.

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  3. Beautiful swatches and box. And my, oh my, that Bluebird Lacquer is sparkly!

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  4. What a great box! Love the 77.

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  5. Pause For A Cause is my favorite!

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  6. I really like Hope Support Love. Crellies are the best!

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  7. This box has a great mix of finishes and colors to it.

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  8. I looooove your mattified swatches! Makes me love the colors more.

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  9. Baby Boy Blue is such a stunner with matte top coat!

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  10. There are definitely a couple I will be picking up!

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  11. That holo that Lou created, holy crap. That's gorgeous!

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