I admire the concept behind Tom's shoes. For every pair of shoes purchased, Tom's provides a pair of new shoes to a child in need. In 2008, One Day Without Shoes was founded to "raise awareness of the millions of children at risk for disease and infection as they grow up without shoes."
Tom’s and Essie nail polish partnered up this year for One Day Without Shoes April 10, 2012. This is the second year in a row Tom's and Essie have worked together on this initiative. To raise awareness for the cause, Tom's and Essie had a sweepstakes on Facebook in early March. Every day for 15 days, 1,000 people who signed up would receive a bottle of Essie nail polish in the limited edition color Barefoot in Blue. Essie and TOMS gave away of 15,000 bottles of nail polish in all.
I was lucky enough to win a bottle of Barefoot in Blue. I didn't know what it was I received until I opened the package. Barefoot in Blue is a demure dusty blue. My photos don't do it justice. In daylight the color is bright and cheerful. As I sit here and type this, the color leans towards a light cornflower blue, which I love. Essie is one of my top 3 favorite nail polish brands. They are 3Free, the quality of their polishes is superb, and the shade selection is out of this world. This is definitely a great polish for a great cause.
I will certainly be wearing this color on my toes on April 10th.
Product was a gift, all opinions are my own.