Lili'uokalani Nail Polish
People of Color Beauty

Lili'uokalani Nail Polish

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This color is from the Queen Collection which is inspired by five legendary Women of Color Queens from around the world.  This color is inspired by Queen Lili’uokalani who was the last sovereign of the Kalākaua dynasty, which had ruled a unified Hawaiian kingdom since 1810. She was also the first woman to rule Hawaii. Lili’uokalani regretted the loss of power the monarchy had suffered under Kalākaua and tried to restore something of the traditional autocracy to the Hawaiian throne which would also restore voting power to the disenfranchised. She had earlier made her position clear by opposing the renewed Reciprocity Treaty of 1887, signed by Kalākaua, granting privileged commercial concessions to the United States and ceding to them the port of Pearl Harbor.  She was the composer of the well loved song "Aloha Oe" which today stands as a common cultural symbol of Hawaii.  This color was named in honor of her story to restore power of the monarchy and fought against annexation by the United States. The color represents the lush lands of Hawai’i.

  • Size: 15mL / 0.5 fl. oz.
  • 10-Free
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-Free (Leaping Bunny Certified)
  • Colors are made in batches, may slightly vary

People of Color Beauty was founded by Jacqueline Carrington, who growing up never saw images of nail polish reflected on her skin tone or the skin tones of other girls and women she knew, which made her skip nail polish all together. When her 3-year old daughter Monroe started coming home with painted nails after visits with her GiGi, Jacqueline was inspired to make sure that her daughter had an experience very different from her own.

When she started People of Color she knew that the most important commitment she wanted to make was to showcase the many skin tones within brown communities all over the world in both color selection and product marketing.  She wanted to make a nail polish brand that was made to complement the various shades of brown skin and for those skin tones to be represented in all advertising for the products. People of Color® is nail polish for "People of Color and those who live in color” 

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