Yesterday was the first day of summer, the longest day of the year. Could be a cause for celebration, as I know there’s some girl out there shining up the Uggs and marking days off til she can pumpkin all the things. NOT THIS LADY. The beginning of summer means days will continually get one minute shorter until suddenly we are in the bowels of winter, and OMG, the hives are already lurking.
Ugh. Why do I torture myself by looking so far ahead? I mean, it’s not like every day until then isn’t going to be at least 90-degrees, and I’m bound to complain mercilessly about each one of them anyway. Cuz y’all know I don’t sweat like a lady, and regardless how terrible the word moist is, there’s really no other way to describe the situation. Ew.
HOWEVER, I feel like some effort today. Did y’all just scroll to the top to see what blog you were reading? I know, me too. But it’s hard to be grumpy when good things are happening. Cuz Crystal’s Charity Lacquers is back again and it’s time to hoard some polish! BOOM.
Each month or so, Crystal’s Charity Lacquers chooses a charity and teams up with indie brands to create exclusive polishes to sell and help raise funds for the cause. This round, she has chosen Victoria from BLUSH Lacquers and Heather from Heather’s Hues to release some pretties to benefit the Women’s Foundation.
So get off your no-buys, ladies! A TOTAL LEGIT JUSTIFICATION-type scenario just fell into your lap like no big deal. Lesssss go!
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Our charity this month is the Women’s Foundation. The Women’s Foundation uses funds that are raised to address areas of concern for women: stopping violence against women, ending poverty, empowering women and ending human trafficking.
The Women’s Foundation uses money raised to help fund emergency shelters and programs to help survivors of abuse and sex trafficking rebuild their lives. They fund life-changing programs designed especially for women to help women move out of poverty. Through these unique programs, women can learn a skilled trade, start a small business or gain work experience.
The Women’s Foundation also supports girls confidence by funding dynamic programs that engage the body, mind and spirit. They offer mentorship programs and also have programs that target at-risk girls, allowing them to explore science and technology, play sports, learn critical thinking or take on leadership roles, all in a supportive all-girl environment. These are all just a brief example of all the wonderful work this charity does. The Women’s Foundation’s mission is to help women and girls move out of violence, out of poverty and into confidence.
— Crystal Weber, Crystal’s Charity Lacquers
Well, when you put it that way … 2,477 bottles, stat. I can’t think of a better way to spend some money today. Maybe slightly more rationally, but then again, no one does Crazy Nail Lady quite like you.
As previously mentioned, there are two indie brands helping out this round. I only have swatches of the BLUSH Lacquers offering, but there is a link down below to another blog where you can view the swatches for Heather’s Hues. Seriously, is there an award coming? Cuz someone is being awfully overachieve-y today.
(Me, to be clear. )
First up is #girlpowered:
This one is a soft baby pink with peach tones and golden shimmer. It’s such a pretty, delicate shade. The gold glowing through gives me a case of the Grabby Fingers, I swear it. Three coats of YUM, plus easy to apply formula, plus the most amazing brush applicator on the DADGUM PLANET! In other words, you’re buying this.
Another angle, cuz NERD:
And now, a macro EXTRAVAGANZA!
Welp, we are officially pass-out-y. Bring on the smelling salts! And Leonardo, just in case.
The other half of the duo is Hear Me Roar:
This one is a magenta linear holographic with pink holo glitters, and OMG, the sparkle, the bling, the ladylike composure just OUT THE FREAKING WINDOW. I got two smooth coats out of this one, although I could’ve done a billion cuz polishes like this make me completely not normal. But in a very good way. Polish Mountain, here we come! One coat .. two coats .. th re e coa. Ts … blah, never mind. I’ve already done two efforts today; at this point, pajamas is all that’s left.
Oh, but how about one more angle? You know, for extra convincing.
Lastly, the macros. Otherwise known as the prelude to the Noodle Leg Epidemic that is happening next:
Okay, fiiiiiine. Some holo action first:
And now we’re all just unattractive puddles of goo. Bye bye checkbook!
The round up:
In addition to this lovely duo, Heather’s Hues has a one too! First, there’s Queen of the Castle – a soft lavender with gold shimmer, gold holo and microflakies. Then there’s BElieve in YOUrself, a light teal metallic holo with pink/violet duochrome shinmer. I’m pretty sure you want these too, but for the lack of proof via 18,000 Excel spreadsheets and a science experiment, go check out Lacquered Mama’s review and see for yourself. Click here!
Pre-sale for these starts Saturday, June 24 and will run until Sunday, July 9. That’s like two weeks of panic, so be sure to set alarms so you don’t miss out. Cuz while the polish is bueno to like the trillionth degree, it’s the charity that makes it all worthwhile. Get on it, boo boos!
Cost for the BLUSH Lacquers polishes will be $11.75 for #girlpowered and $12.25 for Hear Me Roar. At the time of this writing, I do not have the cost for the Heather’s Hues duo, but I will update once I get it. Polishes will be available at each respective makers’ site, and I will leave links below for you cuz I have a random burst of energy today and might as well burn a few calories to aid the skinny.
BLUSH Lacquers – click here
Heather’s Hues – click here
That’s officially three efforts for the day in case you don’t math well. Seriously, are we in the right blog? I’m so var var confused.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Women’s Foundation through the CanadianWomen.org website. Be sure to give it a read. Then while you’re in a clicking mood, go ahead and join the Crystal’s Charity Lacquers Facebook group so you can get inside scoop on future donations, brand collaborations, and polish sneak peeks. DO IT. I mean it. Click here.
Okay, gang, I’m off to do some quick polishing that will most likely result in a four hour swatch fest and then subsequent napping at my desk tomorrow. Happy Almost Friday!
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