Friday, November 15, 2013

Silly Bee's Chickadees: Steph's Toy Chest Swatches & Giveaway

* The following post features a product sent for review and sponsored giveaway.

The day has finally come! Today, is the release of Silly Bee's Chickadees The Gift of Melly collection. I was so honored to be asked to be a part of this project. There are 5 polishes in this collection, each inspired by 5 bloggers, 5 holiday movies, 5 great causes, and all created by Melissa of Silly Bee's Chickadees. 20% of each bottle purchased will go to the charity of each blogger choice.

My favorite holiday movies have always been the original Home Alone films. I was always awestruck by the scene in Home Alone 2, where Kevin goes into the massive Duncan's Toy Chest store completely decorated like a Christmas wonderland. I love everything and sparkly and festive, so this was my inspiration for my polish...

 Steph's Toy Chest

My charity of choice is the SPCA of Central Florida. I spend 1-2x a week here volunteering. If you follow my Instagram, I'm sure you're used to my bombardment of cat pictures on Wednesday and Fridays! The love, care, and attention given to these animals by staff and volunteers is incredibly heart warming and inspiring to me. This organization not only has made the lives of dogs and cats better, but it has made my life richer.

On to swatches!

Steph's Toy Chest over white

Steph's Toy Chest over black

Steph's Toy Chest over dark shades and light shades
Clockwise starting at top left: Steph's Toy Chest over Orly Wild Wisteria, Revlon Chic, Julie G Tokyo Nights, and China Glaze Holly-Day

Steph's Toy Chest over light shades
Clockwise starting at top left: Steph's Toy Chest over Sinful Colors Unicorn, Eva Powder Blue, Julie G Mint Gelato, and Sinful Colors Candy Coated.

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Steph's Toy Chest is a is a magical glistening topcoat with loads of gold shimmer, red, evergreen, lavender and light green "ornaments"

This is such a versatile glittering top coat. I love it over dark colors and light colors. The layering options are endless. I used 2 coats over each base.

This collection has been released today! Please visit Silly Bee's Chickadee's shop to purchase Steph's Toy Chest. This polish is $10 and as mentioned before, 20% of the sales of my polish will go to the SPCA of Central Florida. 

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The Gift of Melly isn't just about me though, there are 4 other wonderful bloggers involved in this project! Check out their polishes and charities below!

Emily's Wonderful Life (The Lacquerologist): Emily's charity of choice is the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. 20% of sales on her polish will go to that charity.

Dulcie's Fairy Slap (Oh Three Oh Four): Dulcie's charity of choice is Vested Interest in K9s. 20% of sales on her polish will go to that charity.

Mishka's Major Award (Accio Lacquer): Mishka's charity of choice is the Cancer Research Institute. 20% of sales on her polish will go to that charity.
Diana's Nippley Holiday (Polish Monster): Diana's charity of choice is Toys for Tots. 20% of sales on her polish will go to that charity.
I encourage you to check out the other blogger's polishes and their posts! Orders on any of these polishes will be greatly appreciated. All the polishes here are incredible, and the charities we chose all mean so much to each of us. Many thanks to Melissa from Silly Bee's Chickadees for creating The Gift of Melly. I am so thankful for this opportunity and for her generosity.

But wait there's more...how about a giveaway?

Would you like to win a bottle of Steph's Toy Chest? You can thanks to Silly Bee's Chickadees for offering up a bottle for me to giveaway.

Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below:
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Giveaway ends Sun, Dec. 1st @ 11:59PM EST

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Happy Friday!



31 comments:

  1. Oh wow, not only do I love the inspiration for your polish, but I love the color! It's super pretty. I really like it over black but it's awesome that it's so versatile.

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  2. I love that you all are getting together and doing this! Your polish is super gorgeous as well! My favorite thing about the Holiday's has to be how most people magically become more nice. Not everyone and it's kind of rare, but I love that the Holiday's tend to bring people together.

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  3. This is so exciting! I'm so excited for you :) Love your polish!

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  4. Great polish! I love everything about Christmas--the Reason for the season, the spirit of giving, the decorations....

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  5. This year, I was looking forward to the Candy Cane Oreos and the China Glaze Holiday Collection. I found both :). It's going to be a happy holiday!

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  6. I love being able to spend time with my family and friends. (And the 3 weeks off from college doesn't hurt either!)

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  7. I love all the bright and glittery decorations! I love the inspiration for the polish, that's my favorite scene from the movie :)

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  8. Congrats Steph and a great cause :)!

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  9. I love the polish, it's very pretty and unique! My favorite thing about the holiday season is definitely getting to spend more time with my family. We don't get together often enough but I know I can always count on spending time with them for the holidays! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  10. That's awesome! The inspiration for this polish is great, and you picked an awesome charity to support as well :)

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  11. My favorite thing about the holidays is all the beautiful, twinkly lights!!

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  12. The food! The festiveness! Wrapping gifts!

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  13. The food, gifts, family everything...lights, snow!!

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  14. Getting together with family.

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  15. I love so many things about the holiday season! One of my favorite things is the food ;), but I also love the decorating (with friends and family), and just being able to spend time with family.

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  16. Normally it would be spending time with my husband. But I lost him in September. I am so thankful for my daughter being here for me. I would never have made it through any of it without her. She is my love now. :)

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  17. What a gorgeous polish! Nice work Steph! I pretty much love everything about the holidays...I am particularly in love with the lights and decorations.

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  18. my favorite thing about the holidays is all the baking plus putting up the tree.

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  19. My favorite things about the holidays is being with my family and the decorations

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  20. My favorite thing about the holidays is our tradition of getting in the car, either bringing a thermos of hot cocoa or more recently going to Starbucks, and then driving around looking at Christmas lights. Last year was the first year my daughter (now 3 1/2) really appreciated it. She's going to love it this year!

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  21. I love everything about the holiday season!!! Glittery, shimmery decorations, Christmas music, giving presents, getting presents, awesome food, spending time with loved ones! If I had to pick a single favorite thing, it would probably be... Christmas lights! White lights on the tree, colored lights outside. :-D

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  22. Spending time with family and friends and all the lights and decorations.

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  23. I love coming home, and being surprised with the Christmas tree being up. My husband gets everything set up and ornaments dragged out so that all I have to do is, together with him, put the ornaments up.

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  24. My favorite thing about this time of year are all the traditions. Every year in early to mid-December my family will get together at my grandmother's house to have baking day. While most of us are in the the kitchen baking various cookies and desserts, some of my cousins will put up the Christmas tree and all the other holiday decorations. We usually end up cooking a meal as well and spend the whole day together having a wonderful time.

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  25. My favorite thing about the holidays is being home with my friends and family, and getting to spend time with them! Oh, and the food is good too.

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  26. I can't even decide. I love the food, decorations, music, movies, clothes, presents, friends and family, and definitely the nail polish!

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  27. I love riding around at night looking at the Christmas lights :)

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  28. Seeing my family!

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  29. Ham at Christmas! And pie! Tons of pie! haha

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  30. This is a beautiful top coat! Love how good it looks over multiple shades.

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