As I am typing this, there is a magnificent storm going on outside. I am reveling in it because rain and good thunderstorms are few and far between here in Arizona. AND, more rain and storms are coming at the end of this week!! For some reason, the Arizona Powers That Be got on the Fall bandwagon and we actually have Fall weather and temps in the 70s and 80s. I could get used to this. Lying in bed in my comfy leggings, binge watching an NCIS: LA marathon. What more could a girl ask for??
Let’s get down to business, because we are back at my favorite time of the month – The Hella Handmade Creations October Sale. I have 18 (yes, 18!!) gorgeous polishes to share with you. I have flakies, and shimmers; magnetics and multichromes. As always, they all feature some stunning holographic elements.
How does Hella Handmade Creations work?
Each featured brand commits to participating for a minimum of 4 months. Each brand chooses their own theme and will create 1 polish per month inspired by that theme.
The are 24 brands participating in October! Here are the brands and their chosen themes.
This is a preorder sale and the turn around time is 3-4 weeks!
Let’s get started!! All polishes pictured using Vapid Commitment Issues and High Shine Quick Dry Top Coat.
Pink, Plunk, Plink
Theme: Pink Panther
Pink, Plunk, Plink is described as a rust colored linear holo polish with small gold holographic glitters and larger iridescent shifting glitters of green, gold, orange and red.
Pink, Plunk, Plink was opaque for me in three coats.
Theme: Dr. Who
Hello Sweetie is a shifty masterpiece. Shifting from fuchsia to copper to burnt orange with red to copper color shifting particles, red micro flakes, champagne to red color shifting micro flakies, gold micro glitter and a touch of holo. This sultry number will shift her way into your heart.
Hello Sweetie was opaque for me in three coats.
Colors By Llarowe
Theme: Bruno Mars
Grenade is described as a jet black linear holo polish with an explosion of galaxy holo.
Grenade was opaque for me in two coats.
El Macho Monster
Theme: Despicable Me
El Macho Monster is described as a purple magnetic polish wit aurora pigment and flakes.
Price: $12.00 for polish and magnet only; $16.00 for box set which includes polish, magnet, top coat & flakes.
El Macho Monster was opaque for me in two coats. I used the magnet after the second coat and after applying the top coat for approximately 20 seconds each time. I applied the flakes with a fan brush once my polish was dry.
Theme: Stranger Things
Scoops Ahoy is described as a purple-orange-green multichrome polish, filled with silver holographic glitters and red iridescent glitters. Opaque in three coats. Glossy top coat recommended for a smooth finish, due to the glitters. Apply each layer with care to get an even distribution of glitters.
Scoops Ahoy was opaque for me in three coats.
Celebrity is, As Celebrity Does
Theme: Harry Potter
Celebrity is, As Celebrity Does is described as a purple holo polish with pink shimmer and copper-red micro flakes. Inspired by Gilderoy Lockhart from Harry Potter. 5 free, cruelty free, vegan.
Celebrity Is, As Celebrity Does was opaque for me in two coats.
Great Lakes Lacquer
Then It Is Forfeit
Theme: Lord of the Rings
Then It Is Forfeit is described as an army green crelly filled with iridescent shifting flakes that go from red/orange to gold to green, reddish purple to bronze shimmer and a bit of scattered holo for a finish.
Then It Is Forfeit was opaque for me in two coats.
Libra is described as a dusty lavender pastel holo polish with blue to pink shifting shimmer.
Libra was opaque for me in two coats. Lilypad Lacquer polishes are designed to be worn with or without a topcoat, so I have provided swatches both with a glossy top coat and without a topcoat.
Lollipop Posse Lacquer
Replace it with Dubstep
Theme: The Magicians
“Everything you say is so boring, I replace it with dubstep.” – Penny Adiyodi, “The Magicians”
Replace it with Dubstep is described as a leather brown scattered holographic polish, filled with red duochrome pigment that flashes like fire and red/green/gold shifting iridescent glitter in multiple sizes.
Replace it with Dubstep was opaque for me in two coats.
Check out my swatches of the other 9 Hella Handmade Creation October customs here!
Make sure you visit the Hella Handmade Creation’s Facebook page for more information on the sale of all of these gorgeous polishes and for video swatches of all 18 polishes!