Substance Abuse Awareness Box #3

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It’s always a privilege to be asked to swatch for a maker but this S&R is a little different because there are 4 makers in 1 box. These 4 phenomenal makers came together for 1 amazing cause….Substance Abuse Awareness. By now I know you all have heard of the makers and their brand but you may not have heard about the Substance Abuse Awareness Collaboration Box. This box is the product of a very special FB group, Substance Abuse Awareness and Polish (SAAaP), created 5 months ago by a good friend of mine, Mandy Wynder. The focus of this group is to provide support to people in recovery from addiction OR those who want to be. Not only does this group provide a safe outlet through polish but this group helps raise money for addiction based charities through the sale of its polish box. To date, the Substance Abuse Awareness Box has donated $515 between 2 wonderful charities, Drug Free and THP Purple Project. This box will help support the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA).

The 1st box included: Black Lace Cosmetics, Heathers’s Hues, Pink Hibiscus Beauty and Lifestyle Lacquer.

The 2nd Box included: CbL (Colors by Llarowe), Ever After, LYNB Designs and Pink Hibiscus Beauty

This go round, you’re in for 4 very special treats!

**All swatches done over Commitment Issues Peel-Off Base Coat by Vapid and topped with Quick Dry, High Gloss Top Coat by Pro-FX. All photos are taken using artificial lights**

Substance Abuse Awareness Box #3

No More Demons
by Anonymous Lacquer

No More Demons is a watermelon colored jelly with different sparkly red colored micro flakes and holo flakes. Swatches show in 3 coats.

FACT: “In 2011, President Obama issued the first-ever Presidential Proclamation designating October as National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.” – The White House

; by Ellagee

; is a violet jelly with matching glass flecks, green/violet shifting chrome flakes and a touch of scattered holo. Swatches shown in 3 coats

FACT: “More than 90% of people with a substance problem began smoking, drinking or using other drugs before age 18.” – The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

H.O.P.E (Hold On, Pain Ends)
by Lifestyle Lacquer

H.O.P.E. is a turquoise holo jelly with shimmer and gold/green UCC flakies. Swatches shown in 3 coats.

FACT: “Each year federal, state and local governments spend close to $500 billion on addiction and substance abuse, but for every dollar that federal and state governments spend, only 2 cents goes to prevention and treatment.” – The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

Never Alone
by Pretty Beautiful Cosmetics

Never Alone is a white crelly base with turquoise shimmer, purple, red, yellow and turquoise glitters and UCC flakies. Swatches shown in 3 coats.

FACT: “Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive, or uncontrollable, drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences and changes in the brain, which can be long lasting. These changes in the brain can lead to the harmful behaviors seen in people who use drugs. Drug addiction is also a relapsing disease. Relapse is the return to drug use after an attempt to stop.” – NIH

The Extras:

Earrings by Nail Jewelry Bling
Guardian Latex Barrier by Pretty Beautiful Cosmetics
String bracelet by Ellagee
Pearberry Lotion Bar by Anonymous Lacquer

The facts given throughout my post are alarming. We have to do something and that time is now. It’s imperative to raise awareness about this disease and we can do that by purchasing this box and those yet to come. You may not be affected by this epidemic, but I’m sure you or some you know is. This is your chance to help make a difference in that persons life.

Sssshhhh…here’s a little secret, SAAaP is trying to re-release the 1st box after this one (before the 4th one come out). So be on the look out for more info so you can score that box and support this cause.

# of Boxes: 50 boxes
Price: $45 + shipping
Presale: Friday Sept. 23rd – Sept. 30th

I wish I had more time today to show you some cool nail art I’ve done with this box, but I guess you’ll just have to join me over on IG for those manis. Until then, please enjoy more swatches and reviews from: Mandy Wynder, Beth Morehart, Jennifer Morgan and Sarah Kapperman.

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