Hi everyone and happy Thursday! Today I have a really special polish that holds a deep meaning to me. It might sound dumb to say that a polish is meaningful but as soon as I found out about the meaning behind this polish, I knew I needed to have it. To start off, this polish was inspired by Van Gogh's iconic sunflower painting and you can see a re-creation of Van Gogh's handwriting on the numbering of the bottles. A limited number were released recently, 16 full sized bottles and 10 mini bottles, and with my husband's help, I was able to score one. Also, $1 from each sale was donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
This polish represents what the title suggests, Softening the Bad Things. A fellow blogger, Mishka of Accio Lacquer put it better than I ever could. You can read her post here. The polish represents the battle with mental illness that many people face on a daily basis. Many people hide it because of the stigma that our society has about it. If I were brave like Mishka, I would share my personal journey with you, just as she has. She has far more bravery than I do. While I am not willing to share my story just yet, I will share this beautiful lacquer with you and know that I am not alone in my life or in the polish community.
This polish consists of an aqua blue base with gold hexagon glitters and dark maroon microglitters. I used three coats for my swatches with two layers of topcoat to even everything out. There was a little bit of curling to some of the glitters but topcoat smoothed everything out.
I love this polish not only for the combination and how it looks, but also the meaning behind it. While this polish is not available currently, I do believe it will be re-released sometime in the future (at least that's what I thought!). You can keep up with updates on the Lucky 13 Lacquer Facebook page. I will admit that I am disappointed in myself for not being as open, maybe one day I will have the confidence to do so.