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Moonflower Polish - One More Light Swatches

Thursday, February 1, 2018
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Hi guys...so I created this collection in collaboration with Jenalyn of Two Girls One Blush/Velashaa on IG and FB. It's inspired by our struggles with mental health and a couple of songs by Linkin Park. It's a bit of a heavy subject matter and since I tend to tear up when talking about it, I'm just going to copy what's on the site. Like always when I blog about my own polishes, this is not a review, I'm just showing you the swatch pics I took with a description for each. There are currently available as a pre-order until Feb 2 at www.moonflowerpolish.com and after that they will be discontinued.

The One More Light collection came about directly as the result of Chester Bennington from Link Park's death. It struck a chord with me in a way that no other celebrity death had previously as I have been a longtime fan of their music. I reached out Jenalyn from Two Girls One Blush/Velashaa on IG because I knew she was feeling the same way and had been very vocal about her depression. I myself was diagnosed officially with General Anxiety Disorder and Depression back in 2005. It's been an integral part of my life since then, pretty much shaping me into the person I am today. When I asked Jenalyn if she wanted to collab with me, I showed her a few song lyrics and the colors I had in mind and then I also asked to assign colors to what she feels when she's depressed and happy. She provided me with some pictures to help explain her emotions in color form, and this is what we settled on. The colors represent both the good and the bad.

20% of the proceeds will be donated to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Linkin Park's One More Light fund.

In alphabetical order the colors are:

A Million Thoughts - greenish teal jelly base with red-green-gold color shifting aurora pigments and copper shimmer.

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Swatch is 2 coats with topcoat. This color represent my personal struggles with anxiety. Depression comes and goes but anxiety is always there for me. It often feels like I have a million thoughts in my head, all at the same time, a million worries and what ifs. Teal is my favorite color and very representative of me, it's the color fo the ocean of my Caribbean home (I'm from Puerto Rico originally), it's the color I had on my hair for a while (but it's purple now), it's everything to me, it keeps me grounded.

Do You Love Me - dusty blue with gray microflakes and pink-red-gold aurora pigment.

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Swatch is 2 coats with topcoat. Inspired by Jenalyn's long time boyfriend, specifically an old shirt of his that she loves, she likes to ask him if he still loves her in order to calm the chaos in her brain even though she knows she's his world.

Heart and Soul - wine jelly base with scattered holo, purple-blue iridescent glitters, and purple-blue aurora shimmers.

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Swatch is 2 coats with topcoat. This color represent my kids, they are the reason I'm still alive today, they reason I get up in the morning and fight. My son is 5 and his favorite color is red, my daughter is 10 and her favorite color is purple.

One More Light - a dusty purple creme with scattered holo and red-green-gold color shifting aurora pigments.

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Swatch is 2 coats with topcoat. Inspired by the Linkin Park of the same name, this song is what has kept me alive on my worst days. The chorus goes "Who cares if one more light goes out? In a sky of a million stars, it flickers, flickers. Who cares when someone's time runs out? If a moment is all we are. We're quicker, quicker. Who cares if one more light goes out? Well I do". It reminds me that people do care about me, and I care about them. It shows the purpose of the collection, not just to raise awareness but to let others who are also suffering that we are here, there are lots of us, and we care. 

Shadow of the Day - bluish gray creme with pink-red-gold aurora pigment and scattered holo.

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Swatch is 2 coats with topcoat. When we are struggling, the world feels all gray and heavy, it feels like there are no more options but one.

Once again, this polishes are only available until February 2, 2018 after which they will be discontinued. 20% of the proceeds will be donated and so far we have raised over $200, which I think is just amazing. I want to say a huge thank you to all the bloggers that swatched and have reviewed/promoted this collection, plus all the customers that have re-posted info about it. Most  importantly I want to thank everyone who has shared their personal stories with me, who has reached out to share why this means so much to them...because that was my main goal. Awareness, not that depression exists, but for the sufferers, to let you know you are not alone.

If you want to purchase, the shop is http://www.moonflowerpolish.com. They are $10 each or $48 for the 5 piece set. Turn around time is about 5 business days after the pre-order ends.
4 comments on "Moonflower Polish - One More Light Swatches"
  1. I love you, lots. And I thank you for working with me on this. I suck at existing when I feel low, and I'm sorry, but I'm always here for you, okay? We made something beautiful, and you're doing so much good with it. I'm proud of you.

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  2. These are all equally beautiful and for great awareness ♡

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  3. I love the added shimmer in each of them. Very pretty.

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  4. Thank you for sharing the swatches.
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