I gotta say, I am glad to see April make its way out the door. There was far too much work craziness for my liking. Fingers crossed that May runs a lot smoother.
Luckily I have a ton side projects for that sweet sweet stress relief. One of my favorite projects is the cross stitch winter landscape that I am working on. One of my New Years resolutions was to learn a new craft and I think I am making some good headway with that goal. BTW, this is the closest I ever want to get to snow and cold weather.
I also have 21 Hella Handmade Creations polishes to share with you this month, so let’s get to it!
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 34 brands participating in May! Here are the brands and their chosen themes.
☆ Bees Knees Lacquer – Rick & Morty
☆ Chirality Polish – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
☆ Colors by Llarowe – Freddie Mercury
☆ DRK Nails – Mary Poppins
☆ Ethereal Lacquer – Mythological Creatures
☆ Fancy Gloss – Monsters Inc.
☆ Femme Fatale – Stephen King
☆ Grace-full Nail Polish – DC
☆ Great Lakes Lacquer – Lord of the Rings
☆ Heather’s Hues – Bob’s Burgers
☆ Illyrian Polish – The Craft***
☆ Kathleen & Co Polish – In the Garden
☆ Lake House Soapery – Isn’t This Refreshing
☆ Lilypad Lacquer – The Magic of the Zodiac
☆ Lollipop Posse – The Magicians***
☆ LynB Designs – Schitt’s Creek
☆ Ms. Sparkle – Vintage Toys
☆ Music City Beauty – One Hit Wonders
☆ My Indie Polish – Shameless
☆ Nail Hoot – Desperate Housewives
☆ Nailed It! Hawaii – The Vampire Diaries
☆ Native War Paints – Native American Culture/History
☆ Necessary Evil – Under the Microscope
☆ Pampered Polishes – Kingdom Hearts
☆ Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish – Kenny Chesney
☆ Pretty Jelly Artisan Nail Lacquer – Sailor Moon
☆Quixotic Polish – Graffiti Art
☆Rogue Lacquer – Fantastic Beasts
☆ Seventy Seven Lacquer – Female Rockers
☆ Shleee Polish – Gwen Stacy
☆ Supernatural Lacquer – Fullmetal Alchemist
☆ Turtle Tootsie – Forrest Gump
☆Under A Hula Moon – Elton John
☆ Wildflower Lacquer – Wayne’s World
** Last polish is in the series
Polishes can be purchased at www.shophhc.com.
This is a preorder sale and the turn around time is 3-4 weeks!
Let’s get started!! All polishes pictured using Vapid Lacquer – Commitment Issues and Get Your Shine On High Shine Quick Dry Top Coat.
Don’t Ever Let Anybody Tell You They’re Better Than You
Theme: Forrest Gump
Don’t Ever Let Anybody Tell You They’re Better Than You is described as a white crelly polish with scattered holo, pink and green sparks and green/blue/purple UCC flakies.
Don’t Ever Let Anybody Tell You They’re Better Than You was opaque for me in three coats.
Seventy Seven Lacquer
Feed Your Head
Theme: Female Rockers
Feed Your Head is described as a darkened teal holo polish with blue/green/gold/purple shifting pigment and rose copper shimmer.
Cap: 75 bottles
Feed Your Head was opaque for me in three coats.
Theme: Fantastic Beasts
Picket is described as a spring green holo polish with green to gold shifting shimmer, color shifting glitters and holo.
Cap: 75 bottles
Picket was opaque for me in three coats.
Theme: Graffiti Art
Dragon Fire is described as a stormy royal blue based polish lit with lime shifting shimmer and finished with deep glowing blue iridescent flakes.
Dragon Fire was opaque for me in three coats.
Pretty Jelly Artisan Nail Lacquer
Moon Prism Power
Theme: Sailor Moon
Moon Prism Power is described as a pale blue holo polish with gold and pink shimmer.
Moon Prism Power was opaque for me in two coats.
Native War Paints
I’m So Fancy
Theme: Native American Culture/ History
I’m So Fancy is described as a neon yellow crelly with various holographic silver glitters, various neon dot glitters, various neon micro glitter and various neon butterflies.
Cap: 200 bottles
I’m So Fancy was opaque for me in three coats.
Nailed it! Hawaii
Theme: Vampire Diaries
Hero Hair is described as a teal to blue to purple multi-chrome polish accented with crystal flakies, silver flakies, a subtle linear holo and scattered holo.
Cap: 100 bottles
Hero Hair was opaque for me in two coats.
Peaches ‘n Cream Barbie
Theme: Vintage Toys
Peaches ‘n Cream Barbie is described as a pink crelly with aqua sparks, holo micro flakies, chameleon glitters, iridescent flakies, turquoise holo glitter mix.
Peaches ‘n Cream Barbie was opaque for me in three coats.
Flirtatiously Boss Around
Theme: Schitt’s Creek
Flirtatiously Boss Around is described as a pale tan/cream crelly loaded with magic holo flakies, pinky red shimmer, and purple to lime to copper to pink shifting flakies.
Cap: 90 bottles
Fliratiously Boss Around was opaque for me in three coats.
Lollipop Posse Lacquer
I Belonged Everywhere
Theme: The Magicians
I Belonged Everywhere is described as a smoky multichrome base that shifts between teal, green, and blue, filled with scattered holographic pigment and red/gold and pink/green/gold shifting UCC flakes.
“I could turn into a bird, or make a rose bloom. And I saw actual Fillory! And I banged a werewolf – yes, that is weird, but also rad, because who gets to do that? And I wasn’t just some extremely average nobody; I was gifted. I didn’t just belong somewhere, I belonged everywhere, because I was a magician.”
—Josh Hoberman, “The Magicians”
I Belonged Everywhere was opaque for me in three coats.
Kathleen & Co
Theme: In the Garden
Metamorphosis is described as a very shifty purple (cold) to pink magenta (warm) thermal polish with aurora shimmer that shifts purple/red with scattered holo.
Cap: 50 bottles
Metamorphosis was opaque for me in two coats.
Part 2 of my May swatches here!
Make sure you visit the Hella Handmade Creation’s Facebook page for more information on the sale of all 35 of these gorgeous polishes and for my video swatches of the 21 polishes that I had the pleasure of swatching this month!