Thursday, September 12, 2019

Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Box 2019 Swatches and Review

The maker of Turtle Tootsie Polishes, Chrissy, is a breast cancer survivor who created an amazing fundraiser for breast cancer research involving her friends and colleagues in the indie community. The Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Box is available for pre-order now until September 15. Products will be shipped around October 1. You can purchase a full box for $245, with $20 going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation,  a polish-only box for $205, with $20 going to BCRF, or individual items with a percentage or dollar amount, listed below, going to the BCRF. Let's check out this amazing collection!
*sent by the makers for photography and review*
Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Box 2019


6 Harts There Will Be Time is a berry creme which I wore in two coats. It has a medium dry time and smooth formula. I recommend quick-dry top coat with this one for ultra shine, though it is shiny on its own. 

Price: $12 or included in box. $2 from individual purchase goes to BCRF
6 Harts There Will Be Time

6 Harts There Will Be Time

6 Harts There Will Be Time

Anchor & Heart Lacquer What a Wonderful World is a coral pink jelly with aqua-violet duochrome aurora shimmer and white, pink, mint, and teal pastel matte glitters in various shapes. I wore it in four thin coats for maximum depth, but fewer will do. It has a fast dry time and needs top coat to smooth.

Price: $12 or included in box. $2 from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Anchor & Heart Lacquer What a Wonderful World

Anchor & Heart Lacquer What a Wonderful World

Anchor & Heart Lacquer What a Wonderful World

Anchor & Heart Lacquer What a Wonderful World
Bee's Knees Lacquer Third Time's the Charm is a cameo pink jelly with red/green multichrome aurora shimmer. I wore it in four coats, but two or three will do. Nice, non-streaky medium drying formula.

Price: $12 or included in box. $2 from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Bee's Knees Lacquer Third Time's the Charm

Bee's Knees Lacquer Third Time's the Charm

Bee's Knees Lacquer Third Time's the Charm

Bee's Knees Lacquer Third Time's the Charm

Colores de Carol Valiente is a pearl gray with pink-to-gold duochrome shimmer and holo shimmer and microflakes. I wore it in four thin coats for maximum sparkle, but two or three will cover. It has a fast dry time and needs top coat to be perfectly smooth and shiny.

Price: $12 or included in box. $2 from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Colores de Carol Valiente

Colores de Carol Valiente

Colores de Carol Valiente

Colores de Carol Valiente

Colores de Carol Valiente

Cuticula Guavaberry is a pink-flecked scented top coat. The fragrance is guava and berries and is really nice and sweet. I wore it in one coat over 6 Harts There Will Be Time and in four coats on its own. I recommend shaking it before using for maximum flakes.

Price: $9 or included in full box (not in polish-only box). 10% from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Cuticula Guavaberry over 6 Harts There Will Be Time

Cuticula Guavaberry over 6 Harts There Will Be Time

Cuticula Guavaberry

Cuticula Guavaberry

Cuticula Guavaberry
Ethereal Lacquer Hope is a Baker-Miller pink jelly with iridescent gold/red/green multichrome flakes and red-green aurora multichrome shimmer. I wore it in four thin coats and it had a quick dry time. It needs top coat to fully smooth due to the flake content but the formula was really easy.

Price: $12 or included in box. $2 from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Ethereal Lacquer Hope

Ethereal Lacquer Hope

Ethereal Lacquer Hope

Ethereal Lacquer Hope
Fair Maiden Polish Dancing in the Rain is a baby pink jelly with gold/magenta multichrome flakes and gold/green multichrome shimmer. I wore it in four thin coats for maximum depth, but two or three will cover. This has a nice, fast dry time.

Price: $12 or included in box. $2 from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Fair Maiden Polish Dancing in the Rain

Fair Maiden Polish Dancing in the Rain

Fair Maiden Polish Dancing in the Rain

Fair Maiden Polish Dancing in the Rain

Great Lakes Lacquer Never, Ever Give Up Hope is a petal pink jelly with gold-to-blue multichrome shimmer and holo shimmer. I wore it in four thin coats and it had a fast dry time with no streaking.

Price: $12 or included in box. $2 from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Great Lakes Lacquer Never, Ever Give Up Hope

Great Lakes Lacquer Never, Ever Give Up Hope

Great Lakes Lacquer Never, Ever Give Up Hope

Great Lakes Lacquer Never, Ever Give Up Hope

Great Lakes Lacquer Never, Ever Give Up Hope

Great Lakes Lacquer Never, Ever Give Up Hope

Handmade Natural Beauty Pink Ribbon Goat Milk Lotion has an almond vanilla berry scent. It is a nice moisturizer and the scent is wonderful. It comes in a 2 oz. pump bottle.

Price: $6.25 or included in full box. 10% from individual purchase goes to BCRF

Handmade Natural Beauty also has a Hope Goat's Milk Soap, not pictured here, in pink and white swirls with a strawberry, champagne, and cassis scent.

Price: $8 or included in full box. 10% from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Handmade Natural Beauty Pink Ribbon Goat Milk Lotion

Handmade Natural Beauty Pink Ribbon Goat Milk Lotion

Heather's Hues Think Pink is a brilliant lavender pink shimmer with blue-pink-gold multichrome shimmer and holo shimmer and microflakes. I wore it in three thin coats and it had a nice, fast-drying formula with visible brush strokes.

Price: $12 or included in box. $2 from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Heather's Hues Think Pink
Heather's Hues Think Pink

Heather's Hues Think Pink

Heather's Hues Think Pink

Heather's Hues Think Pink

Heather's Hues Think Pink

Leesha's Lacquer La Resistencia is a light cool gray solar polish that shifts to a slight violet tint with UV light. It has pink-to-gold duochrome microflakes and the tiniest pink microglitters. It dries quickly to a matte finish and needs top coat to smooth. I wore this in three thin coats, though two will do. I wore it for a full mani and it shifted to the violet tint you see here (second set of pictures) on my mile-long walk to work, but quickly shifted back to gray indoors. The effect is pretty subtle, but I would say my photos are accurate as to how much shift you will see in real life.

Price: $12 or included in box. $2 from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Leesha's Lacquer La Resistencia

Leesha's Lacquer La Resistencia

Leesha's Lacquer La Resistencia

Leesha's Lacquer La Resistencia

Leesha's Lacquer La Resistencia

Leesha's Lacquer La Resistencia

Leesha's Lacquer La Resistencia in presence of UV light.
Leesha's Lacquer La Resistencia under UV light

Leesha's Lacquer La Resistencia under UV light

Lollipop Posse Lacquer Such a Wonderful Thing to Love is a carnation pink jelly with green-to-pink duochrome aurora shimmer and multichrome iridescent flakes. I wore it in four thin coats and it had a nice, fast dry time. It needs top coat for smoothness and shine.

Price: $12 or included in box. $2 from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Lollipop Posse Lacquer Such a Wonderful Thing to Love

Lollipop Posse Lacquer Such a Wonderful Thing to Love

Lollipop Posse Lacquer Such a Wonderful Thing to Love

Lollipop Posse Lacquer Such a Wonderful Thing to Love

Music City Beauty Wind Beneath My Wings is a fuchsia with holo shimmer and blue-to-indigo duochrome iridescent flakes. I wore it in three thin coats, but two will do. Nice, quick-drying formula. It needs top coat for smoothness.

Price: $12 or included in box. $2 from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Music City Beauty Wind Beneath My Wings

Music City Beauty Wind Beneath My Wings

Music City Beauty Wind Beneath My Wings

Music City Beauty Wind Beneath My Wings

Music City Beauty Wind Beneath My Wings

Music City Beauty Wind Beneath My Wings
Necessary Evil Polish This Woman's Work is a tri-thermal with a persian pink warm state, amaranth medium state, and a black raspberry cool state. There is scattered holo shimmer and pink-to-gold duochrome microflakes. I wore it in three thin coats and it had a nice, fast-drying formula that dries matte (shown here with top coat). It stayed mostly in the middle state for me and was fast-reacting.

Price: $12 or included in box. $2 from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Necessary Evil Polish This Woman's Work

Necessary Evil Polish This Woman's Work

Necessary Evil Polish This Woman's Work

Necessary Evil Polish This Woman's Work

Necessary Evil Polish This Woman's Work

Pepper Pot Polish BFF (Breast Friends Forever) is a fiery rose jelly with pink-to-gold shimmer, scattered holo shimmer, and multichrome iridescent small hex glitters. I wore it in three thin coats and it had a nice formula. It needs top coat to completely smooth.

Price: $12 or included in box. $2 from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Pepper Pot Polish BFF (Breast Friends Forever)

Pepper Pot Polish BFF (Breast Friends Forever)

Pepper Pot Polish BFF (Breast Friends Forever)

Pepper Pot Polish BFF (Breast Friends Forever)

Pepper Pot Polish BFF (Breast Friends Forever)

Pepper Pot Polish BFF (Breast Friends Forever)

Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish Choose Hope is a gunmetal metallic shimmer with strong pink-to-green multichrome shimmer and turquoise metallic microflakes. It has a wonderful, fast-drying formula. I wore it in four thin coats.

Price: $12 or included in box. $2 from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish Choose Hope

Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish Choose Hope

Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish Choose Hope
Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish Choose Hope
Polish 'M Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow is a dark fuchsia with red holo glitter, aqua-to-pink microflakes, iridescent, and gold microflakes. I wore it in three thin coats, but two will cover. It has a fast dry time and needs top coat to smooth.

Price: $12 or included in box. $2 from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Polish 'M Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

Polish 'M Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

Polish 'M Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

Polish 'M Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

Polish 'M Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

Polish 'M Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

Quixotic Polish Unbreakable is a strawberry pink jelly with holo shimmer and pink-gold-green multichrome shimmer. I wore it in four thin coats for maximum depth, but two or three will do. Great, fast-drying formula.

Price: $12 or included in box. $2 from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Quixotic Polish Unbreakable

Quixotic Polish Unbreakable

Quixotic Polish Unbreakable

Quixotic Polish Unbreakable

Quixotic Polish Unbreakable

Quixotic Polish Unbreakable
Rogue Lacquer Pink Strong is a neon amaranth with gold flakes. It has a nice, fast-drying formula and covers in two thin coats.

Price: $12 or included in box. $2 from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Rogue Lacquer Pink Strong

Rogue Lacquer Pink Strong

Rogue Lacquer Pink Strong
Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer Fight Like Hell is a fuchsia pink with two sizes of cool pink shimmer that shifts warmer. I wore it in two thin coats, but one might do. It had a fast dry time and was not completely self-leveling but smooths out nicely with top coat.

Price: $12 or included in box. $2 from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer Fight Like Hell

Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer Fight Like Hell

Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer Fight Like Hell
Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer Fight Like Hell
Supernatural Lacquer Keep Calm and Fight Cancer is an amaranth deep purple jelly with cool purple-to-red multichrome shimmer and strong holo shimmer and microflakes. I wore it in three thin coats, but two will do. Great, fast-drying formula.

Price: $12 or included in box. $2 from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Supernatural Lacquer Keep Calm and Fight Cancer

Supernatural Lacquer Keep Calm and Fight Cancer

Supernatural Lacquer Keep Calm and Fight Cancer

Supernatural Lacquer Keep Calm and Fight Cancer

Supernatural Lacquer Keep Calm and Fight Cancer

Supernatural Lacquer Keep Calm and Fight Cancer
 Turtle Tootsie Polishes Save the Woman Not the Boobies is a white jelly with pink-to-gold duochrome shimmer, pink holo glitter, and charcoal microflakes. I wore it in four thin coats for maximum depth, but two or three will do. Nice fast-drying formula with no streaking, and it dries fairly smooth, but needs top coat for a glassy finish.

Price: $12 or included in box. $2 from individual purchase goes to BCRF
 Turtle Tootsie Polishes Save the Woman Not the Boobies

 Turtle Tootsie Polishes Save the Woman Not the Boobies

 Turtle Tootsie Polishes Save the Woman Not the Boobies

 Turtle Tootsie Polishes Save the Woman Not the Boobies

 Turtle Tootsie Polishes Save the Woman Not the Boobies

 Turtle Tootsie Polishes Save the Woman Not the Boobies
Turtle Tootsie Polishes Strawberry Cheesecake Mega Lip Balm is a lightly-pink-tinted, scented lip balm. It is triple the size of the brand's normal lip balm. I wore it for a couple days and it was nicely moisturizing with a matte finish.

Price: $9 or included in full box. $1 from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Turtle Tootsie Polishes Strawberry Cheesecake Mega Lip Balm
Turtle Tootsie Polishes Strawberry Cheesecake Mega Lip Balm

Turtle Tootsie Polishes Strawberry Cheesecake Mega Lip Balm

Turtle Tootsie Polishes Strawberry Cheesecake Mega Lip Balm

Turtle Tootsie Polishes Strawberry Cheesecake Mega Lip Balm
Under a Hula Moon I'm Gonna Love You Through It Clamshell Wax is an exclusive scent of falling rain, peaches, and musk, along with a dash of dragonfruit. It is really lovely, and actually came across a bit rose-like to me. 

Price: $5 or included in full box. 10% from individual purchase goes to BCRF
Under a Hula Moon I'm Gonna Love You Through It Clamshell Wax

Under a Hula Moon I'm Gonna Love You Through It Clamshell Wax

There are some accessories included in the full box and some individually:

A pink lanyard with the text "no one fights alone" $3 individually with $1 donated to cancer patient Brandon Hamm, a young man who has battled four bouts of cancer since age 3

A black and pink silicone bracelet keychain with text "we will win the fight" $2.50 individually with $1 donated to cancer patient Brandon Hamm

Rainbow Polished Sisters silicone bracelet $1.50 individually with $1 donated to cancer patient Brandon Hamm

A pink and white "no one fights alone" bracelet, included in full box only
Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Box 2019 bracelets and lanyard

Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Box 2019 bracelets
You can browse the shop for various other accessory add-ons, such as Pura-Vida bracelets benefiting Brandon (you can read his story under the listings) and pink braided leather bracelets.

The products in this box were created with so much love - I have bought it in previous years and am honored to get to share this year on my blog.  It is also wonderful that products are available in full listings and individually, allowing folks of every budget to participate.

The Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Box 2019 is available through host Turtle Tootsie Polish's website for pre-order through September 15, with a ship date around October 1. In addition to individual listings, you can purchase a full box for $245, with $20 going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation,  a polish-only box for $205, with $20 going to BCRF. 

I hope you have found something to love in this year's box!

*sent by the makers for photography and review*

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