Back in August I was given a wonderful opportunity by Joy of Joy Lacquer who had sent me a duo to test and review for Crystal’s Charity Lacquers. This duo was made to help raise money and awareness for MADD and in honor of Crystal’s friend, Duane, who was tragically killed by a drunk driver. Crystal was kind enough to share a bit about Duane with me.
“Duane Pearson was a dad to 3 beautiful daughters, a brother, a son and so much more. He was loved by so many. His youngest daughter lost her dad at only 15 years old. She never got the chance to take him on her first drive. Her father wasn’t there when she graduated this year. He won’t be there to walk any of his girls down the aisle at their weddings. On January 17th, 2014, Duane’s life was taken by the hands of a drunk driver. Duane was driving to work. Duane was only 46 years old.”
Duane’s story really touched me and made me both angry and sad. Drunk driving is a preventable crime and, sadly, too many lives have been snuffed out by people who got behind the wheel intoxicated. I’m glad to see that October’s charity event for Crystal’s Charity Lacquers will bring great awareness as well as raise money for a good cause.
I photographed these polishes back in August and I have been eagerly waiting to share them with you all. Joy did a really beautiful job with these two.
Forever Young is a warm blue polish with green flakies and holographic pigment. Forever Young was fully opaque for me in three coats but some may be able to get it opaque in two. I really liked the holographic sparkle against this shade of blue.
Proud to be a DD
Proud to be a DD is a beautiful shimmery orange red with purple flecks in it. This is such a beautiful, unique, color. Proud to be a DD was fully opaque for me in three coats. I loved how unique and bright this color is.
Overall Impression & Release Info
I loved this duo and feel the two colors compliment each other perfectly. I think if you are looking for something unique and would like to support a good cause you should check these polishes out.
The duo will go up for sale on the Joy Lacquer website at 10am pacific time on Friday, October 28th. Forever Young will retail for $12 and Proud to be a DD will sell for $11. If you would like more information about the duo, Duane’s story, or Crystal’s Charity Lacquers be sure to check out the Crystal’s Charity Lacquers Facebook group.
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