I’m back today with a doozy of a post. Crystal (one of the original 10 bloggers here at My Lacquer Cabinet) has started a charity group (Crystal’s Charity Lacquers) where every month, two new makers create custom polishes that are then sold and a portion of the proceeds is donated to a charity. I have said before and will say again….I am so proud of the work that Crystal is doing for the charities and in the polish world.
This month, the charity of choice is the Hawaiian Humane Society. This is a charity that is close to Crystal’s heart (I’m not sure I know of a bigger animal lover) and she has spent time at the Humane Society every time she travels to Hawaii. The two featured brands this month are Tonic Nail Polish and Joy Lacquer. Today, I have the Tonic Nail Polish to show you all.
Project Aloha is a deep mauve that shifts to a peachy and gold colour with a holo sparkle and green to orange shifting iridescent glitters. Woah! You read that right! It’s basically perfection in a bottle.
This polish pulled a very vampy wine colour on my skin tone. *Sigh* I love a good vampy wine colour (it’s my most owned colour group; even more than pink!) and I adore anything with a golden shimmer, so this polish was instant love for me. There are just so many dimensions to this polish. I felt like every time I looked at it, I could see a new facet. It’s complex and interesting and simply beautiful.
Tonic Nail Polish has earned an amazing reputation in a very small amount of time in the nail polish world. It’s polish like this that helps contribute to that level of chatter in a community that offers a lot of great products. I used two coats for opacity. I knew the formula of Tonics to be top notch from the others I own and Project Aloha kept with that trend. It applied buttery smooth and I wore it for 4 days with no chipping or peeling. What more can one ask?
Project Aloha is currently available and will stay that way until March 31st. It retails for $12 and Lindsay was graciously decided to beat the standard agreement that Crystal’s Charity Lacquers usually asks of its brands and will be donating 40% of the proceeds to the Hawaiian Humane Society. A stunning polish with money helping the animals? Yes, please!!