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I have a special collection to share with you tonight! This is the Moonflower Polish One More Light Collection which is a collaboration collection with Jenalyn of Two Girls, One Blush.

This collaboration collection came about directly as a result of Chester Bennington’s death. It struck a chord with Moonflower Polish creator, Nadia. The death of the Linkin Park front man struck a chord with her in a way no other celebrity death has, and she had been a long time fan of their music. She reached out to Jenalyn knowing that Jenalyn had felt the same way. Nadia had been diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder and Depression back in 2005, and Jenalyn has always been vocal about her depression.

This collaboration collection also will be benefitting the National Suicide Hotline and Linkin Parks One More Light fund. 20% of the proceeds will be donated.

Let’s take a look at this 5 piece collection.

One More Light

One More Light is a stunning dusty purple based scattered holographic with red to green color shifting shimmer. The shimmer brings this polish to life. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Inspired by the Linkin Park of the same name, this song is what has kept me alive on my worst days. The chorus goes “Who cares if one more light goes out? In a sky of a million stars, it flickers, flickers. Who cares when someone’s time runs out? If a moment is all we are. We’re quicker, quicker. Who cares if one more light goes out? Well I do” It reminds me that people do care about me, and I care about them. It shows the purpose of the collection, not just to raise awareness but to let others who are also suffering that we are here, there are lots of us, and we care. 

Shadow Of The Day

Shadow Of The Day is a medium powdery blue base tinged with grey with pink to red to gold shimmer and a scattered holographic. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Inspired by the song of the same name as well as a picture Jenalyn took. When we are struggling, the world feels all gray and heavy, it feels like there are no more options but one. 

A Million Thoughts

A Million Thoughts is a green leaning teal jelly base with red to green to copper shimmer mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade is my top pick of the collection.

This color represent my personal struggles with anxiety. Depression comes and goes but anxiety is always there for me. It often feels like I have a million thoughts in my head, all at the same time, a million worries and what ifs. Teal is my favorite color and very representative of me, it’s the color for the ocean of my Caribbean home (I’m from Puerto Rico originally), it’s the color I had on my hair for a while (but it’s purple now), it’s everything to me, it keeps me grounded. 

Heart and Soul 

Heart and Soul  is a magenta wine jelly base with scattered holo, purple to blue iridescent glitters and purple to blue shimmers. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This color represent my kids, they are the reason I’m still alive today, they reason I get up in the morning and fight. My son is 5 and his favorite color is red, my daughter is 10 and her favorite color is purple.

Do You Love Me 

Do You Love Me  is a deep slightly dusty blue with grey microflakes and pink to red to gold shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Inspired by Jenalyn’s long time boyfriend, specifically an old shirt of his that she loves. It’s calming and helps to center her. He is her rock and main source of support, yet she can’t help wondering if he really loves her.. It’s not that she thinks he doesn’t love her, but that she likes to ask him if he still loves her in order to calm the chaos in her brain even though she knows she’s his world.

The inspiration in this struck a chord with me. I know Nick loves me. We’ve been together 8 years, and even thought I know, I still seek that reassurance to calm myself. I connect with that train of thought.

Moonflower Polish One More Light Collection Overview

This collection has a glow from within feel and beautiful application. I had no issues with any of the polishes, and the elements within each one is perfectly suited to make the base color come alive.

This is an incredibly heartfelt collection. While I don’t have depression, I do have bouts of it, which is incredibly normal for everyone. Those small glimpses of it I see are sometimes difficult. I cannot imagine living with it on a day to day basis, and for those that do, you are a lot stronger than you realize. I have lost people to depression, people who were just done living with it. A few days after high school graduation, a friend ended his life because he just had enough. No one knew he was suffering.

If you are having bouts of depression like I do, or you have been diagnosed – or if you just had a lousy week and feel like you can’t deal with it, I urge you to talk to someone. If you feel like there is no one to talk to, please call 1-800-273-8255. While you think no one would miss you or notice you are gone, I guarantee that is not the case.

20% of the proceeds will be donated to the National Suicide Hotline and Linkin Park’s One More Light fund.

Price: $10.00 Each | $48.00 Full Collection

Where To Buy: Moonflower Polish Shop

Moonflower Polish Social Media: Facebook | Instagram

The One More Light Collection is available now and should be available for the remainder of January. Shortly after January they will be discontinued.

 

 

Author

I’m Lisa, a 36 year old mother of one energetic little boy. I live right outside of San Francisco with my son and my boyfriend. I work full time in an accounting office during the day and as a beauty blogger at night.

6 Comments

    • Hope you love them! I really loved the inspiration for these shades, and more insight as to what inspired it.

  1. Thank you for posting the stories behind the beautiful swatches Lisa. I’m dealing with the same issues right now, and I’m not the type that is “misery loves company” but it’s helpful to know I’m not alone and other couples and women go through it.

    • I thought the inspiration was incredibly important for each shade and name. It is completely normal and you definitely aren’t alone!

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