GUYS. Remember that time when we bought some polish and donated to a good cause all with the click of one tiny button? As in, best display of zero effort EVER?! Well, let’s do that again. I have a BIG TIME clicking opportunity to show you today.
Kiley, the maker behind 2-Bit Polish, needs our help! Her 7-year-old daughter, Addie, was recently diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor. Naturally, a small portion of the indie nail community – inarguably the most kindhearted bunch of magicians you’ll ever know – has rallied together and come up with an awesome collaboration box in an effort to raise money for Kiley, Addie and their family.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of any better reason to spend some money today. A legit no joke justification-type scenario just landed in your lap, y’all! Take a look at what you’re getting:
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Adeline Mae was born a beautiful and healthy little girl. Now fast forward 7 years. Addie came home from school shopping with her family on July 31, 2017 with a headache. Her parents, Michael and Kiley, did what all parents would do and felt her forehead – and that’s when they noticed the muscle tension in her face. After visiting the emergency room, they were immediately flown to Vanderbilt Hospital in Tennessee. Tests were done and they were given the worst possible news: Adeline Mae Underhill has Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) – terminal brain cancer.
Addie was given 6-9 months. Right now, she is going through radiation treatment in hopes of shrinking the tumor and giving her a little longer to live. Radiation is their only hope! DIPG is inoperable and does not have a cure.
This benefit box is to help raise money for the Underhill family so they can spend every second with their baby girl and not have to worry about how the bills are going to get paid. If a clinical trial became available, this donation could potentially help pay their way in.
— Courtney, Co-creator of the #TeamAddieMae Benefit Box
There are 10 indie makers who have joined this box to bring us nail polish (yay!) and loads of other fun goodies (more yay!) so get your shopping hand ready. And drool buckets, for SAFETY.
PARROT POLISH: ADDIE MAE
DESCRIPTION: A deep, rich blue with pink hue and shimmer
OMG. Have you ever?! (No you have not.) What a gorgeous, glowy, dreamy blue! One swipe of this and no more ladylike composure for you. Tongues are lolling, everywhere.
I did two coats, although one was almost enough. Ultra smooth application. Hands-down perfection.
NIGHT OWL LACQUER: UNICORN KISSES
DESCRIPTION: A bright purple with iridescent shimmer, silver holographic shreds and purple/blue shifting microflakies
All you purple lovers, FOCUS! This one’s got your name written allllll over it! And Lindsay made it, so of course we want 27 bottles.
Formula was pretty sheer so I did three coats here. Easy application, and shimmer for dayyyyys.
PRETTY BEAUTIFUL UNLIMITED: UNICORN MAGIC
DESCRIPTION: A blackened purple with silver, gold and copper galaxy glitter, rainbow micro shreds, purple shimmer and a rainbow of crystal flakies
I won’t lie: I kinda wanna eat this one. Except SOCIETY says no. Ugh. But what if – WHAT IF?! – it’s the juiciest most delicious blackberry thing ever invented and we’ve just been sitting over here being normal and whatnot? I mean, what is the point in life if we can’t lick some nail polish every now and then? I ask you, WHAT IS THE POINT?!
Two coats here, but could’ve done infinity.
COLORS BY LLAROWE: YOU MAKE MY DAY ADDIE MAE
DESCRIPTION: A turquoise blue crelly with unicorn pee pigment, pink/gold shimmer, chameleon flakies and sprinkle of holo
Look at this beauty! I am so drawn to this cheerful blue shade; it makes me so happy just to look at it. Then Leah Ann goes and throws some shimmer in it, and OMG, it’s noodle legs to like the trillionth degree. And look at those little flakies peeking through .. gah! We lub it lots, oh yes we do.
Three coats here, although two might be okay for some.
INSPURRRATIONS NAIL POLISH: JEREMIAH 31:13
DESCRIPTION: A bright pink jelly with pink glitter and silver and purple holo glitters
Young women will dance and be glad … I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
— Jeremiah 31:13, Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV)
What a glorious way to end this polish parade. Seriously y’all. If you’re still on the fence at this point, well basically the fence is no place for a lady. Soooo ..
I love this polish. It’s simple and pretty, elegant with a skosh of flashy. The jelly formula is sheer so it took three coats for me, but it applied smooth and gloop-free. Can’t ask for much more than that! Well, unless it comes with a side of Leonardo, that is.
Are we done? NO. Here’s a quick rundown of the box extras:
Welp, you want every last bit of that. For real, this box is soooo good! And the smells that come out of it when you open the package? Super swoon-y!
ALL MIXED UP LACQUERS: BATH FIZZIES
DESCRIPTION: Beautiful pieces of pink and white bath bubblers made with butters and oils for softening your skin and relaxing
TOADARRIFIC VINYLS: NAIL DECALS AND VINYL STICKER
DESCRIPTION: Unicorn nail decals and a #TeamAddieMae vinyl sticker to display on your Helmer, car window, school locker – anywhere!
POSHLISH: LIP GLOSS
DESCRIPTION: A moisturizing lip gloss with very light shimmer, made with coconut oil, aloe oil and vitamin E to replenish your lips ** contains nut oils **
LILLY ANNE’S GARDEN: CUTICLE OIL
DESCRIPTION: A cuticle oil rollerball that smells of freshly baked, rich vanilla cake made with pure cane sugar decorated with creamy white frosting
PARROT POLISH: HANDMADE SOAP
DESCRIPTION: Heart-shaped bath soap made in an assortment of colors and scents
KK’S MAGICAL CREATIONS: WAX MELT
DESCRIPTION: A beautifully decorated wax melt with sparkle and detail almost too pretty too melt
THE ROUND UP
This box is available now through September 25 and retails for $50. The majority of proceeds will go to help Addie and her family, which makes getting this box all the more worth it.
Where to buy: http://monthlyawarenesspolishbox.bigcartel.com/
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More info about DIPG can be found at http://www.defeatdipg.org.
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