Hello everyone! Today I have swatches of the January 2018 Monthly Awareness Polish Box. The Monthly Awareness Polish Box is a collaborative endeavour where 6 polish makers come together and each create a polish based on that month’s charity. 10% of all proceeds are then donated to the charity. This month’s box will benefit Project Semicolon – an amazing organization whose mission is centered around mental heath and suicide prevention.
You Are Not Alone – Night Owl Lacquer
First up we have “You Are Not Alone” by Night Owl Lacquer. Described as a medium blue packed full of green shimmer and orange to green shifting iridescent shreds, this polish was opaque for me in 2 easy coats. It smoothed out very nicely with top coat and man oh man that blue!
Stamp It Out – Pretty Beautiful Unlimited
Next up we have “Stamp It Out” by Pretty Beautiful Unlimited. This polish is described as having a medium red leaning pink base with a pink/blue shifting shimmer, crystal flakes that shift copper/red/gold/green, and micro holo flakes and glitters. Application was easy, 2 coats to opacity for me with no pulling or bare spots which can sometimes happen with densely-packed polishes. Loved the dimension with the different textures. Smoothed out with one coat of top coat but to get that glass-like finish you may need two.
You Got This! – Sassy Pants Polish
Our third polish is “You Got This!” from Sassy Pants Polish. You Got This! is a kelly green holographic shimmer polish. It was fully opaque for me in two easy coats – and the vibrancy of the green intense – this is a glow from within polish!!
It’s Not A Decision – Great Lakes Lacquer
“It’s Not A Decision” from Great Lakes Lacquer is a dark grey with abundant shimmer moving through purple to a glowing rosy gold and pinpricks of blue and green. This one was a one-coater for me, it applied well despite being a thicker polish (which makes it so opaque). Swatch below is one coat plus top coat. I love how it hinges on the lavender due to that rosy shimmer!
One Day At A Time – Bee’s Knees Lacquer
This polish by Bee’s Knees Lacquer is described as a rusty orange with pink shimmer and linear holo. 2 easy coats plus top coat and you’ve got gorgeous holo goodness on your nails!! I managed to catch a beautiful sun shot – a rare feat in Canada in the winter!
Progress Not Perfection – Supernatural Lacquer
“Progress Not Perfection” from Supernatural Lacquer is described as having a black base with burgundy/purple/gold shift and aqua/pink flakies. Despite the jelly-ish base of this polish (this is what allows those flakies to shine through), this was opaque for me in two easy coats plus top coat!
And now time for some bonus nail art!!!
Preorders are open January 12th and run for 15 days. The boxes will ship 7-10 days after the presale ends.
You have three buying options to choose from:
Choose 4 polishes: $40.00
Individual polish purchase: $11.00 each
And don’t forget that 10% of all proceeds go to Project Semicolon to help stamp out the mental health stigma.
Head on over to the Monthly Awareness Polish Box’s social media platforms to stay up to date on availabilities and additional swatches:
Until next time, happy painting!