*These polishes were provided for review
Hello! How are we all doing on this fine Monday? I kid I kid. Mondays are always the worst. Unless you have a husband who’s days off are Sunday Monday like mine! Since I’m a stay at home mom my weekends are my husbands weekends! Anywho, Glisten & Glow is bringing us a Mental Health Awareness Collection. This is so close to my heart. I suffer from bipolar, PTSD, anxiety, depression, OCD, excoriation disorder, and agoraphobia. This collection brings to light 4 out of 7 of my “conditions”. This makes me extremely happy because these things are usually so hush hush. I am very open about what I deal with to help erase the social stigmas. Having these polishes will make for great conversation starters about mental health. Not to mention the donation of $1 for each bottle sold! This collection really has it all. Let’s have a look!
Suicide Awareness is a yellow jelly polish with blue to purple chrome flakes and rainbow color shifting iridescent flakes. There was a sneak peek at this one about a month ago and everyone went nuts over it. So here it is! The coveted yellow jelly!! The formula on this one was perfect. I do suggest Glitter Grabber since this is so flakie packed. It’s so flakie packed that you can’t tell it’s a jelly! It will cover in 2 coats for shorter nails. My free edge is really white so I used 3 coats for full opacity.
Break The Stigma is a red jelly polish with orange/red/green and green/purple color shifting iridescent flakes. To me, this is more of a fuchsia base. Either way it’s so so pretty. The flakies just make this polish ❤ Jill really nails the jelly formula too! Nice and smooth strokes for the win! I used 3 thin coats for my swatches. There is still a very slight visible nail line. Again, I highly suggest Glitter Grabber for such a flakie packed polish.
Bipolar & Depression is a lime jelly polish with green/gold color shifting shimmer with green to purple color shifting iridescent flakes and a touch of holo. This one can also be worn as a topper and is a bit thinner formula for exactly that reason. This polish is so unique. In my 1600 bottle collection I have nothing like this at all. As a topper it’s so gorgeous. I used 3 coats alone and 1 coat over black for my swatches.
PTSD & Anxiety is a teal based polish with added blue to purple color shifting shimmers. This is another polish that can be worn as a topper. it was made to be a thinner formula for exactly that reason! This one is awesome. It is on the sheer side so even at 3 coats I had a slight visible nail line. the formula was fantastic. I used 3 coats alone and 1 coat over black for my swatches. Such a shifty polish!
Before we get into the details, I have some facts for you!
- Nearly 1 in 5 American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year.
- 46% of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their life, and half of those people will develop conditions by the age of 14.
- Number of US adults with mental illness: 44 million
- Percent of US adults with mental illness: 18%
We are NOT alone and we should NOT be ashamed of something we cannot control! I recommend the Mental Health Awareness Collection to everyone and if for no other reason than the donation aspect! $1 per bottle gets donated to Mental Health America ❤ That’s a huge donation! Each polish will be $10 and the whole set will be $38. If you buy the set $4 will be donated. These release on May 28th at 7pm EST. Will you be picking these up? Let me know in the comments what you think and what you’re getting. Have a great week y’all ❤