Saturday, March 14, 2015

MPolish "Mama Loves Polish" Mother's Day duo swatch and review!

**Press Sample**



Hey y'all!

Today on the blog, I have a swatch and review of the MPolish "Mama Loves Polish" Mother's Day duo that releases on Thursday, March 19th.

MPolish Annette and Sliver of Hope

First, let me start by saying that I absolutely adore how a handwritten card is included in all of the packages from MPolish. She even included a wax seal to close the envelope, y'all! Talk about attention to detail. It has a unicorn on the front and she hand printed inside!

MPolish Annette and Sliver of Hope


This duo was created by MPolish for a friend of ours in the nail community, Rebekah, that recently lost her best friend, Annette to breast cancer. Annette left behind a husband and three young children, ages 1, 3, and 7 years. Annette received care for her cancer but by the time they caught it, she was at stage 4. After a 3 month long battle, Annette lost her fight. That is when Rebekah decided to join the Avon Walk to End Breast Cancer, a division of the Avon Foundation. She is running a fundraiser with the intention of walking the full 39.3 miles of this walk for her friend, Annette and all women and their families that suffer from breast cancer. You can visit Rebekah's page for the fundraiser HERE




Moving on to the swatches and review, I started with Sliver of Hope which is a gorgeous gunmetal shade of silver. It is very thick, as stamping polish should be and very opaque. I am no well-seasoned stamper by definition but the formula on these polishes is phenomenal and so simple to work with. For those of us that struggle with stamping these polishes make it so easy because in my experience with them, they pick up the first time, every time. I used a stamping plate JQ-18 from ALIEXPRESS for the design and a WINSTONIA stamper from Amazon to stamp my nails. Perhaps my favorite quality of these polishes, other than their ease of use is their ability to be used over light and dark colors. As you can see here, I used it over Zoya Tove which is in the same color family and it shows up perfectly.

MPolish Sliver of Hope stamped over Zoya Tove
The second polish of the duo, and my favorite is Annette. Annette can best be described as a delicate, metallic pink that looks lovely over lighter or darker colors. This polish has the same qualities as Sliver of Hope and is very easy to use. Whether you are a novice stamper or stamping is old hat to you, you will find these polishes a dream to work with. I did a gradient of Zoya Purity and Tove to show Annette's chameleon-like abilities over lighter and darker colors. I used the same image three times and was profoundly amazed by the completeness of the image that picked up with this polish. As I stated before, I am not a seasoned stamper and have always found it rather difficult. Its great to see that if you actually use the proper tools what you're able to accomplish. 

MPolish Annette over a gradient of Zoya Purity and Tove

This duo is a definitely a winner and a must have. I love that it is not only beautiful and has a winning formula but that it has a meaningful tribute behind its creation. The "Mama Loves Polish" duo will release on Thursday, March 19th and will only be sold as a set. The set will retail for $13.50 with 50% of the proceeds going directly to the fundraiser in honor of Annette. You can purchase this duo, along with other MPolish HERE. She has just expanded her shipping to the UK and Australia! 

As always, thank you for reading!

Have you any polishes with special meaning to you? What are they?

**All opinions expressed in the review portion of this post are my own. These polishes were sent to me by the maker in exchange for my honest, forthright opinion.**




44 comments:

  1. These are so gorgeous! I can't wait to get my hands on them.

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  2. Great post! I love your writing style! I can't wait for these pretties to be released

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    1. Thank you Keeyoh! That's such a compliment. I always feel like my writing isn't as great as I want it to be. Lol

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  3. I can't wait for these! Love those two colors together!

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    1. Ana - you'll love them. As much as I loved her spring collevtion, these are even better!

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  4. Great job! I really wish I could lay my hands on some of this MPolish! I lost my grandfather to cancer, it was one of the worst things I ever went through. I have sentimental polishes that were gifts, but nothing like this specifically.

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    1. I'm sorry for you difficult loss. <3

      M Polish has just started shipping to the UK and Australia so perhaps South Africa will be next!

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  5. I love the packaging for this duo and the story and cause.

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  6. What a beautiful duo and a great tribute.

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  7. This is beautiful, cancer can SUCK IT!!! :( I thought this was made for Nadia at first haha

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  8. I definitely have some lunch money tucked away to get these. I cannot wait to try them out for myself! Fantastic review :)

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  9. Nice post. Loved both the designs. I do not have any polishes with special meaning.

    I do have some close ones fighting cancer and I salute them for their spirit

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    1. Thank you. Sending thoughts to your loved ones.

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  10. So sweet that MPolish is doing this. I love both colors

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  11. Sorry to know about Annette. I pray Rebekka gets success. You did a very beautiful post.

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  12. These are super pretty and perfect for Mother's Day. I always have a mini panic attack when you Brits celebrate like "crap...did I forget it?" The US celebrates in May. ;-)

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  13. The second mani has me all sorts of in love!

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  14. So cute and a really great post!

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  15. It's so awesome of M Polish to honor Annette and contribute to such a good cause!

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  16. Beautiful polishes. Lovely manicure.

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  17. Great idea for a fundraiser. This is a pretty duo!

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  18. Those are lovely. I love a polish with a cause!

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