22 October 2014

Essie Breast Cancer Awareness Collection 2014 from HB Beauty Bar

As most of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, promoting awareness for the 1 in every 8 women who suffer from breast cancer. People raise awareness by wearing pink, donating to the cause, and performing self checks (you can learn how to check yourself here.) This is a cause that's very near and dear to me, so I am happy to be showing you swatches today of the Essie Breast Cancer Awareness Collection, which consists of three pink polishes. In addition to releasing the collection to raise awareness, Essie is making a $10,000 donation
to City of Hope.


These three polishes are in various shades of pink, and they all have incredible formulas! Let's take a look at them individually:


I Pink I Can is a soft, creamy pastel pink with a gorgeous shine. Normally, light colors like this can be difficult to work with, but I found that this one was really easy to use! The formula was slightly jelly-like, so it dried with a nice shine and leveled itself out. Shown above is two quick coats with top coat.


Pink Happy is a gorgeous hot pink cream. Again, this one had a perfect formula, as you can expect from Essie! The polish dried to a lovely shine and it was fully opaque in just two coats. Shown above is two coats with top coat.


And finally, we have the glitter topper of the collection, Pinking About You. This topper features soft pastel pink matte hexes in various sizes. I loved the glitter payoff in this polish! This is similar to the metallic glitter toppers that Essie has, but I love the softness of the matte glitter. Shown above is only one coat painted over Pink Happy.

Overall, I really enjoyed this collection, and I am happy to add more pink polishes to my stash! These would be perfect for some breast cancer awareness nail art.

This collection is available from HB Beauty Bar for $8.50 USD per bottle, but you can get an additional 15% off with the code POLISHCHALLENGE at checkout.



For those of you who do not know about breast cancer, I urge you to do some research and learn how you can help. There are a ton of great websites where you can learn more!

Are you picking up any of these polishes? Which is your favorite?

These polishes were provided for my honest review.
I am not affiliated with any of the above breast cancer research foundations.

21 comments:

  1. Kelli, stop it. Seriously. Every polish looks so tempting on you! My fave is I Pink I Can <3

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  2. Haha you really are too sweet! I think that one is my favorite too :)

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  3. wow! I need them <3 they are so wonderful
    xoxo

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  4. Great swatches of all these colors. There pretty especially that glitter.

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  5. Such a pretty trio of polishes... I grabbed the glitter as it's in my blood. Thanks for sharing

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  6. I don't know how because I don't even really like pink but your swatches totally make me want these!!! Beautiful photos as always Kelli!

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  7. Thanks, Lisa! I hope they release more glitters like this :)

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  8. Aw, thank you so much, Emily! Who can resist a good pink?! You're crazy ;)

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  9. Love all of these but Pinking About You is amazing! I need it, like, right now. Beautiful swatches lady!

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  10. I love all three of these! Pink is definitely my color :)

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  11. I'm not a fan of the glitter but those cremes look really good.

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  12. The Polished MommyOctober 22, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    I'm a sucker for pink and these are so pretty..love the glitter!

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  13. heading over to order these, very nice.

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  14. Oh my... these are so gorgeous... and they remind me of love and Valentine's day.

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  15. All the polishes are super beautiful, absolute perfect for this cause, that is very dear and important to me!

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  16. This is such a lovely collection, great swatches and review dear!

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  17. I'm really loving I Pink I Can at the moment. It's actually on my fingers and toes now.

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  18. Gorgeous swatches and colors! I picked up Pinking About You. Such a pretty glitter :)

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