October Monthly Awareness Box

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Hiya guys! I've had a lot of health issues in the past, most notably in the last two years. And I'm honestly still struggling, but the one thing I can say is that I'm staying on top of things. As you may know, next month is Breast Cancer Awareness. I had a recent scare with my mother and it prompted me to get checked out for the first time. Was it fun? No. Was it uncomfortable? Yes. But it's something that needs to be done, not just for me but for you as well. Breast cancer is one of the top leading causes of death for women, but with early detection the chances of beating it skyrockets. I'm definitely very passionate as you can probably tell, which is why I'm so thrilled to have been chosen as a guest swatcher for this special collaboration. Today I'm sharing swatches for the October Monthly Awareness Polish Box, which this month is supporting You Can Thrive by donating 10% of all sales. The makers for this month are Night Owl LacquerPretty Beautiful UnlimitedSassy Pants Polish, and the three guest makers are All Mixed Up LacquersColors by Llarowe, and Kathleen & Co. There are a lot of photos ahead, so let's get to the swatches!

October Monthly Awareness Box

The October Monthly Awareness Box launches on Tuesday, September 26th and will remain open until October 10th. The first 5 full box orders will ship immediately whilst the rest will begin to ship mid month. The cost is $52/box including all 6 polishes, $40 for your choice of 4 or $11/individually (applicable shipping rates apply).

Night Owl Lacquer - Save The Hooters
Night Owl Lacquer - Save The Hooters

Save The Hooters can be described as a bright hot pink with iridescent shimmer and holo flakies. Starting off with one of my favorite shades in this box! It's not only vibrant and fun, but the flakies add such a cute pop factor. I love the color against my skin-tone as well. I don't do pink very often, but when I do I love just like this. Loud and spunky!

The formula has a very opaque and smooth application, almost enough to be a one coater. Consistency wise it feels very much balanced, not too thick or too thin. It dries down to a minimal gritty finish that smooths out perfectly after topcoat. Shown in two coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat.

Night Owl Lacquer - Save The Hooters
Night Owl Lacquer - Save The Hooters

Sassy Pants Polish - Save the Ta-Tahs
Sassy Pants Polish - Save the Ta-Tahs

Save the Ta-Tahs can be described as a blush pink with iridescent rose shimmer and iridescent rainbow diamond dust micro-glitter. And here we have another favorite of mine in this box, which I was definitely not expecting. Normally light pinks don't tend to mesh well against my skin-tone, but this one is simply divine. I love the it looks: the softness and sprinkles of iridescent glitters is perfection.

The formula has a sheer, but smooth application that builds-up for full coverage. It has a thin consistency, but it's very easy to manage and work with. It dries down to a minimal gritty finish that smooths out perfectly after topcoat. Shown in three coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat.

Sassy Pants Polish - Save the Ta-Tahs
Sassy Pants Polish - Save the Ta-Tahs

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited - Save 2nd Base
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited - Save 2nd Base

Save 2nd Base can be described as dark raspberry jelly filled with tons of glitters and flakies.

The formula has a good opacity, but not quite enough to be a one coater. It has a nice even build-up with plenty of glitters and flakies throughout each brush stroke. Consistency wise it was balanced and not too thick or too thin. I didn't experience any staining to my nail bed or cuticles on removal. It dries down to a minimal gritty finish, but smooths out after topcoat. Shown in two coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat.

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited - Save 2nd Base
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited - Save 2nd Base

Colors by Llarowe - I Love Boobies
Colors by Llarowe - I Love Boobies

I Love Boobies can be described as a white crelly with pink to gold shimmer and scattered holo. This is another shade I wouldn't normally gravitate to, but ended up absolutely loving it. The shimmer is really subtle and gives the finish a really nice glow. It was definitely very hard to capture that shimmer color shift on camera, but it's much more noticeable under direct sunlight.

The formula has a sheer application, but builds-up really well. Nice balanced consistency, not too thick or too thin. Very easy to work with and layer for full coverage. It dries down to a nice smooth finish. Shown in two coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat.

Colors by Llarowe - I Love Boobies
Colors by Llarowe - I Love Boobies

All Mixed Up Lacquers - Fight Strong
 All Mixed Up Lacquers - Fight Strong

Fight Strong can be described as a coral base with scattered gold holographic glitter and copper-green-gold ucc flakies. Another one of my favorites from this collaboration and probably one of my favorite corals of all time.

The formula has a sheer jelly-like application that builds-up really nicely for full coverage. It has a nice balanced consistency, which makes layering a breeze. Plenty of glitters and flakies per brush stroke with great distribution across the nail. It dries down to a gritty finish, but smooths out perfectly after topcoat. Shown in two coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat.

 All Mixed Up Lacquers - Fight Strong
 All Mixed Up Lacquers - Fight Strong

Katheen & Co - Angel Wings
Katheen & Co - Angel Wings

Angel Wings can be described as a bright pink jelly with a light purple/blue shimmer and filled with glitters and flakies. Photos really can't do this shade any justice, it's so stunning in person. It's so full of shimmer and sparkle... honestly it's almost blinding to look at! The light purple shimmer is the perfect finishing touch to the finish. Plus I don't have anything quite like this in my collection so it feels very unique to me.

The formula has a very sheer application, but it does build for full coverage. I do feel like this shade could be used as a topper over a cream base as well. Consistency wise it's very balanced, not too thick or too thin. It dries down to a minimal gritty finish, but smooths out after topcoat. Shown in three coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat.

Katheen & Co - Angel Wings
Katheen & Co - Angel Wings

Overall this is a beautiful box with a punch of gorgeous polish for a wonderful cause. I love the creativity behind all the shades and especially enjoyed the fact that all the makers didn't stick with just pink. There's also a lot of diversity in the finishes, which I thoroughly enjoyed as well. Whether you're a fan of pink or not, this collaboration surely has something for everyone to fall in love with. Plus it's polish for a wonderful cause! And please get yourself checked, early detection can mean the difference between life and death.

To recap, the October Monthly Awareness Box launches on Tuesday, September 26th and will remain open until October 10th. The first 5 full box orders will ship immediately whilst the rest will begin to ship mid month. The cost is $52/box including all 6 polishes, $40 for your choice of 4 or $11/individually (applicable shipping rates apply).

Monthly Awareness Box
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  1. You know I've never done one of those tests. But I really should look into getting this done. I'm a person that will start to panic before going to the doctor or as I feel something is wrong lol. Your swatches are beautiful!

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