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Monthly Awareness Polish Box: June 2017


Current status:  in a hotel room in Chicago.  Wrapped in a pink fluffy robe, iPad in the window, typing away à la Carrie Bradshaw and feeling super fancy.  Hair piled on top of my head, drinking Voss water out of a wine glass, and a gorgeous view of skyscrapers is all around me.  OMG, am I in a movie?  Let’s see, three empty Starbucks cups, a no-pants situation in progress, and Leonardo is nowhere to be found.  Still wearing orthopedic shoes and skinny is taking its damn sweet time.  I mean, I caught a view of my butt in a the Bathroom of a Thousand Mirrors, and now I’m just gonna sit here and cry for the next 37 years.

In other words, NOPE.  Just real life in all it’s forgot to shave my legs glory.  Weeeeee!

A quick blog for you today, so afterwards I can get my life back on track or something.  I have the Monthly Polish Awareness Box for June to review for you all, and like usual, every last one of these is headed for your shopping cart.  Cuz how often do you get the chance to hoard all the polish and donate to charity all at the same time?  Like never, I swear it.  Anyone in the mood for some serious legit justification then?  Well, here you all go…


Each month, the Monthly Awareness Polish Box partners with six awesome indie brands who create exclusive, customized nail polishes to fit the theme of that month’s charity.  For June, Courtney has chosen to donate to the PTSD Foundation of America, a non-profit organization mentoring combat veterans and their families with post traumatic stress.  I can’t think of a better way to spend some money today.  Take a look at these:

Well, isn’t that one of the prettiest things you ever saw?  Seen?  You’ve ever seen?  Ugh.  One can’t grammar at a time like this.  The point is, you lub it lots.  Now let’s focus; there’s serious business up ahead.

First up is from Alter Ego:

This is Look Past the Sun, a dark yellow jelly with holographic red and black fine glitter.  It’s a pretty sheer one; my swatch is three coats and you can still see my nail line.  But it’s quite a unique shade – I don’t have a single one like it – and after roughly 1500 polishes up on my shelves at this point, that’s some good odds.  So, there may be a lottery ticket EXTRAVAGANZA! later, which makes sense considering the sheer amount of normal behavior on display over here.  Superhuman, to say the least.

Close up of the goodies:

Gah! You want!

Next up is from Pretty Beautiful Unlimited:

This is Overcoming Nightmares, a medium red holographic with lavender shimmer, silver and pink glitters and micro shreds, blue to purple shifting micro glitters, and a smattering of crystal chameleon flakes.  Whyyyyy, that’s a whole lot of pretty all in one place!  Plus magic, plus happiness.  If it came with a side of Starbucks, no one’s surprised.  PERFECTION, is what I’m saying.

Two coats; lookin so fly:

A delicious macro:

Who wants to lick that one?!  Except SOCIETY says NO.  Boooo.

Now here’s one from Darling Diva Polish:

This is I’m a Survivor, a topper loaded with Pegasus pee, a light sprinkling of holo, color shifting glitters and holo flakes.  My swatch shows it not as a topper, cuz I don’t plan things very well.  Instead, I applied three coats over naked nails, and while it’s still kind of sheer, the ethereal quality of it is jaw droppingly stunning.  Like, a puddle of goo scenario is happening next, I’m quite certain.

Check out that glow:

Macro, for extra drool factor:

If you’re not super hardcore in love with this right now, we need to talk about some things.  

From Night Owl Lacquer:

This is Not All Wounds are Visible, a luscious teal with bright purple shimmer, purple to blue shifting iridescent shreds and a nice dose of scattered holo.  GUYS.  It’s time to roll the couches over cuz it’s super pass-out-y in about 2.5 seconds.  Bring the smelling salts and one of those cute boys holding a leaf fan.  Cuz you can’t just toss in a purple and blue dreamboat and then expect anything ladylike to happen next.  Nope, it’s sweaty to, like, the trillionth degree.

Everything Lindsay makes is perfection.  I dare you to determine otherwise.

An ocean of lovely:

COMPOSURE:  out the window.

Next up is from Sassy Pants Polish:

This is Don’t Trigger Me, a bright hot pink jelly with assorted iridescent glitters and white holographic microglitters with a blue shimmer.  And aside from all that, I’ll just be over here reattaching my jaw to my face about 18,000 times.  BRB.

My eyes, my eyes!  That blue shimmer is so glowy and those glitters give me a severe case of the GRABBY FINGERS.  At minimum.

Doh!  How will I ever remain upright again?

Lastly, from O-My Jewels:

This is There But Not, a creamy pale blue with holographic sparkly microglitter.  All you blue lovers, pay attention!  This one has your name written alllllll over it.  (Seriously.  I checked.)  Walking out of this blog with approximately 27 bottles of this beauty in your cart?   Sounds about right.  Cuz you don’t get to CRAZY NAIL LADY by being rational, let’s just say. 

To seal the deal:

Oooooh, you’re about to spend some money I can already tell.  Best day EVER coming up next!

The round up:

Pre-sale for this box opens on Friday, May 26 and will run until June 9. Cost is $52 + shipping and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the PTSD Foundation of America. You also have the option to just buy one polish or a set of 4, although that point is moot since we’ve already decided. All six, darlings!

To purchase, click here. Then stalk the mailman cuz it’s the most logical next step.

If you’d like to keep up to date on future Monthly Awareness Polish boxes (and you do), go give their Facebook page a like (click here) and follow them on Instagram (click here). And then as long as you’re clicking on stuff, here’s more fun:

Alter Ego

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited

Darling Diva Polish

Night Owl Lacquer

Sassy Pants Polish

O-My Jewels

And now you may get back into pajamas. Cuz good decisioning is hard work sometimes.

Later, loves!


Monthly Awareness Polish Box: April 2017


GUYS.  It’s spring.  It’s finally SPRING!  Here’s some thoughts:

1. Even when it’s a bad day, it’s still a pretty good one.  Chances are the sun is shining, the grass is green, and it’s not 8000-degrees below zero.  I don’t know about you, but all of those things make me instantly happy.  My dead winter self has come back to life, y’all!  Still not putting pants on though.

2. My wedding anniversary is coming up soon.  Which means I have somehow, YET AGAIN, managed to stay married for another year.  Has the world done tilted sideways?  Or perhaps hubby likes a woman in a constant state of robe-wearing, lounging on couches, but not in a sexy way?  Possibly that is the secret to a successful partnership, and if that’s the case, let’s not forget who invented it (ME!) in case of kudos and credit and forthcoming made-for-TV movie.  Also, pajamas for everyone!

3. Be sure and do armpit checks before putting on short sleeved shirts.  You know, in case you do a lot of arm raising out in public and would prefer not to advertise to your co-workers how stuck in winter mode you still are.  Not that I know first hand or anything.  Cuz I just LOOOOOVE shaving.  It’s the best thing about taking a bath, all that effort and hoisting up of legs and everything.  Super fun.

Now that I’ve most likely scared half of you away, let’s look at pretty things!  Remember last week how we bought some polish and donated to charity all with the click of one tiny button?  As in, best display of zero effort EVER?!  Well, let’s do that again.  I have April’s Monthly Awareness Polish Box to share with you today.  Take a look:

Each month, the Monthly Awareness Polish Box partners with six awesome indie brands to create exclusive, customized polishes to fit the theme of that particular month’s charity.  Some of you may already know, but April is Autism Awareness Month, so it only made sense to donate to an organization that benefits autism research.  After some consideration, Courtney chose the  Autism Research Institute, a highly regarded four-star charity.  That’s four out of FOUR stars, people!  And in case math is hard, that means it’s a good one.

So let’s get into it!  The polishes:

Excuse me while I attach my jaw back on my face.  I can’t go gettin’ unattractive this early in the blog.  Hubby might come in here and divorce me if I don’t get it together.  Cuz drooling, tongue-lolling wives are surprisingly not sexy.  Although neither are hubbies with judgy eyes.

First up is from Lifestyle Lacquer:

This is Love Needs No Words, a duochrome that shifts from blue to violet with a bit of scattered holo.  Yes, please!  Who else melts into a big puddle of goo when the word duochrome comes out?  Seriously, getting this on my nails was a sheer act of superhuman determination.  Cuz not much gets done while you’re busy passing out for a second. 

Also, I went outside to take these photos.  Next step:  logic, out the window.  Science is officially a facsimile of a sham.  Quick!  Someone get me pajamas and a latte, stat.

Time for macros!

Well, I don’t hate that one bit.  Ugh.

Next up is from My Indie Polish:

This is Close to Home, a purple creme with a pink/purple shimmer and a touch of holo.  Did you just die a little, cuz I sure did.  What a gorgeous little dreamboat.  My favorite shade of purple.  What else could be better?  Maybe there’s Leonardo in your living room holding a basketful of kitties?  Or perhaps mail is being delivered on a Sunday.  But other than that, NOT MUCH.  

Look at her under the lamps.  Drool buckets, EXTRAVAGANZA!

Ugh.  No Words.  Just moan-y throat noises.  Uhhhhhhhnnnnnnn.

See?  How the rest of this blog is getting written, I dunno.

Now we have Sassy Pants Polish:

This is Kiss My Aspergers, a red jelly base with red microglitters and red to gold micro flakies.  Seriously, if I’m wearing a red polish, it’s a red like this one.  Full of goodies!  It’s your date night red.  Your party red.  Or it could also be your couch lounging, napping red.  You know, if you’re me.

Man, I super love this.  Jelly polishes are the best.  The glitters, how they’re just floating in that big sea of red.  For real, I kinda wanna lick this one.  Except society says NO.  Society is zero fun sometimes.

And of course hubbies with their judgy eyes.  We don’t like them very much, now do we?  Listen, I never bought that fanny pack OR those straps for your eyeglasses that keep them attached to your face, so the least he can do is look the other way every once in a while.

I swear this would taste good:

Either that or kind of poison-y, but we’ll never know now, will we?  Hmmmpf.

From Night Owl Lacquer:

This one is called Loving Patience, a seafoam green with bright turquoise shimmer, crystal rainbow flakies and scattered holo.  And y’all know how I feel about this one already without me even saying so.  You’ve read this blog before, I’m assuming.  And that macro of the bottle up there?  For real, DEAD.  My brain has literally stopped holding my mouth shut.  Drooling, level EXPERT.

Under the lamps, that turquoise shimmer stands out so nice:

Who’s having the best day ever right now?  Green is my happy place.  And seafoam green is my happy place with like a Starbucks on top.

This one is perfect for spring.  Get it on your nails!  I mean it.

Next is from All Mixed Up Lacquers:

This one is All Over the Spectrum, a light grey scattered holo base with green, pink, purple and blue micro flakies and pink, green, purple, red, orange, turquoise and blue holographic glitters.  And OMG, is this not insane, but in the best way possible?!  This polish is just plain FUN.  That glitter mix is crazy legit.  Heart eyes times a billion, people!  You’re gonna love it, I just know.

For so much glitter, the formula here is basically perfection.  Not thick and goopy like some polishes tend to be.  Cuz no one wants a goopy polish.  Goopy polish is a punishment for bad people, like ones who make extra food noises with their mouth or who park in two spots at the same time, but like, they drive a car with mismatched doors so there isn’t even a good reason for it.  NO, goopy polish has zero business in the hands of a proper lady.  Cuz we are princesses and we shall be treated as such.

If there was ever a time for smelling salts, now would be it:

It’s good to be prepared, sometimes.  

Lastly, from Pretty Beautiful Unlimited:

This one is called Something Mysterious, and I have seriously lost all words.  Good thing we’re at the end, cuz I’m pretty sure I’m gonna have to pass out soon.  Cuz FLAKIES.  EVERYWHERE.

This one has an orange-y yellow base and is jam-packed loaded with pink/purple/blue/gold color shifting flakies, gold holo shreds, red shimmer and chameleon glitters.  It’s glorious!  Nice formula, too, considering all its goodies. I loved applying this, and was about to go full-on Polish Mountain with it, but gave up after two coats.  Eh.  I’m not very good at goals, let’s just say.

How about a ridiculous display of flakies then:

Gah! So pretty. A shimmering jewel.

And then I matted it for funsies:

DONE.  If I had a mic in my hand right now, I’d straight up drop it and walk right out of the room.  We’ve ended on a big ole exclamation point, people, so we’re gonna wrap this up in case something stupid comes out and ruins everything.  As it does from time to time.

The round up:

Pre-sale for this box opens on March 26 and will run through April 9.  Cost is $52 + shipping and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the Autism Research Institute.  There are also options to purchase just a single bottle or a set of 4 bottles instead of the entire box.  Although, WHY?, is the actual question.

To purchase, click here and then give yourself a toot on the ole horn for being so fabulous.

To get connected with future Monthly Awareness Polish boxes, like their Facebook page (click here) or follow their Instagram (click here). AND THEN! …

While you’re in a clicking mood, visit all the Instagrams!

Lifestyle Lacquer

My Indie Polish

Sassy Pants Polish

Night Owl Lacquer

All Mixed Up Lacquers

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited

Me (well, you didn’t think you were getting out of here without clicking on this one, did you?)

Okay, guys.  That’s it!  Let’s go ahead and set 17 alarms and put Post-Its on all your surfaces cuz you have approximately 3 days left to get your to-do list organized.  This box, up top!  Then dishes and groceries, if there’s time.

Well, why be obsessed if you can’t be the best darn obsessed obsesser that ever obsessed?  WHAT IS THE POINT OF YOUR LIFE?!  To hoard all the polish, at the very minimum.  Duh.

Later, loves!