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

  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.

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

  4. What a great box! Love the 77.

  5. Pause For A Cause is my favorite!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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