Saturday, April 14, 2018

April Monthly Awareness Box Swatch and Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Blogger Discount*
Today I'm going to share the Monthly Awareness Box for April, which 10% of sales go to Paralyzed Veterans of America.  As a reminder, all 6 polishes are available for the next 2 weeks - you can also purchase your favorites (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 Rise and Shine Nail Lacquer (this is also my first experience with this brand and I was impressed!).  Rise and Shine created The Price of Courage, which is a blue jelly packed full of blue shimmer, blue micro glitter and silver flakies.  Photos show 3 coats for full opacity topped with glossy top coat.

Next is Baby Girl Lacquer's contribution called Ultimate Sacrifice.  Ultimate Sacrifice is a red jelly with red, white and blue mini star glitters, and white, blue and gold flakies and red squares.  I love a good jelly!  Photos show 3 coats for full opacity with shiny top coat.  There was slight glitter fishing required to retrieve the stars.

Poetry Cowgirl Polish created a colorful glitter bomb called Whatever It Takes.  Whatever It Takes jam packed full of gold micro flakies, red, navy, gold holographic micro glitters and purple metallic micro glitters.  Photos show 2 coats brushed on (which provided good opaque coverage) with shiny top coat..  This polish can also be used as a glitter topper using 1 coat.

Sassy Pants Polish created Because Of the Brave, which is an orange crelly with orange shimmer and red micro glitter.  Photos show 2 coats with glossy top coat.

And here is the mattified version.

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited contributed a black jelly with purple and gold metallic micro flakies, UCC flakies, color shifting flakies and pink shimmer.  It is called Honor and Valor.  Photos show 2 coats with glossy top coat.

And the mattified version.

The last polish of the collaboration is from Bees Knees Lacquer and is called All Gave Some.  All Gave Some is a purple jelly with iridescent flakies that change color in the lighting.  Photos show 2 coats with glossy top coat.

And the mattified version.

I also did some star nail art with all the polishes!

Shiny Top Coat: Vibrant Vinyls Fast and Hard (press sample)
Matte Top Coat: Heather's Hues Heart Of the Matter

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  1. These polishes are beauties and you really up the ante with those great star nails. I'm envious of your skill.

  2. I'm a fan of the jellies but the gold Poetry Cowgirl polish is a wow!

  3. That Bees Knees looks so gorgeous!

  4. the stars would be perfect for 4th of july here!

  5. They all look cool the way you stamped them with the stars.

  6. There are so many fun shades in this box!

  7. These are all beautiful and towards an amazing cause.

  8. I really love the gold glitter polish. The stars add that extra oomph!

  9. I am loving All Gave Some!!! This is just beautiful!!!

  10. Another winner box from this group! I love how they all are unique but look amazing together!

  11. I'm about to show my colour bias here, so my apologies to the brands if they see this and hope they don't get offended as they all look beautiful.......but,


  12. As a military spouse, I love the intent behind this box. As a polish addict these colors are amazing! That Bee's Knees is stunning.

  13. So many gorgeous flakies this time around!

  14. I absolutely love the concept behind this box! Such gorgeous polishes too :)


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