Every year, I fully vow to be ahead of the game with everything (shopping, gift wrapping, etc.)… and every year, I inevitably end up finishing all of my shopping and staying up to ridiculous hours of the night (morning) to wrap gifts on Christmas Eve because…. procrastination. 🤷🏾♀️
I made the vow again this year, but if the timing of this blog post is any indication, this will be another year of working down to the wire! I have 14 of the December HHC polishes to share with you.
Let’s take a look!
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 28 brands participating in December! Here are the brands and their chosen themes.
☆ Bees Knees Lacquer – Rick & Morty
☆ Bluebird Lacquer – Met Gala*
☆ Blush Lacquers – Mean Girls
☆ Chirality Polish – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
☆ Colors by Llarowe – Queen
☆ Don Deeva – Sex and the City
☆ DRK Nails – Chronicles of Narnia
☆ Ethereal Lacquer – Planets
☆ Femme Fatale – Stephen King
☆ Great Lakes Lacquer – The Boy In The Iceberg
☆ Heather’s Hues – The Office
☆ Illyrian Polish – Crystals and Opals
☆ Kathleen & Co Polish – Nature
☆ Lilypad Lacquer – Looney Tunes
☆ LynB Designs – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
☆ Moo Moo Signatures – Primeval
☆ Nail Hoot – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
☆ Nailed It! Hawaii – The Nightmare Before Christmas
☆ Necessary Evil – Under the Microscope
☆ Night Owl Lacquer – That 70’s Show
☆ Pampered Polishes – Alice in Wonderland
☆ Pretty Jelly Artisan Nail Lacquer – Tarot Cards
☆ Rogue Lacquer – Fantastic Beasts
☆ Sassy Pants Polish – Lucifer
☆ Seventy Seven Lacquer – Punk Rock
☆ Shleee Polish – Lady Gaga
☆ Turtle Tootsie Polish – Pink!
☆ Under A Hula Moon – Friends
Free Stuff, What??
The ladies of HHC are continuing with their free gift with purchase promotion this month. All orders over $75 will receive a bottle of Under A Hula Moon’s Glassy Top Coat. If you couldn’t tell by the name, Glassy will add a shiny, high gloss finish to your mani.
I used Glassy with my swatches this month and I can definitely confirm the high shine finish. Glassy was dry to the touch for me in about 5-7 minutes. Glassy is on the thinner side, so I would anticipate that it will need a bit longer to be fully dry. On a side note, because Glassy is thinner, I think that it will do really well as a base to attach reverse stamping decals. I’m going to try thing out and let you all know!
Polishes can be purchased at www.shophhc.com.
This is a preorder sale and the turn around time is 3-4 weeks!
All swatches done using Vapid Lacquer – Commitment Issues Base Coat and Under A Hula Moon Glassy Top Coat (unless otherwise noted). Pictures taken in direct lighting with a natural daylight Ottlite.
Theme: Lady Gaga
Simulation is described as a blue/black tinted base with blue and green iridescent aurora shimmers.
Cap: 100 bottles
Seventy Seven Lacquer
A is for Anarchy
Theme: Punk Rock
A is for Anarchy is described as a black based holo with silver holographic micro slices.
Cap: 100 bottles
Pretty Jelly Nail Polish
Ace of Cups
Theme: Tarot Cards
Ace of Cups is described as a white crelly with a mix of holographic square and hex glitters in shades of blue and gold, tiny teal metallic flakes, iridescent glitter, and subtle gold-to-green shimmer.
Night Owl Lacquer
Theme: That 70’s Show
Burn! is described as a rich glowy red filled with red/copper/gold UCC flakes and a touch of red/gold aurora shimmer.
Necessary Evil Polish
Theme: Under the Microscope
Bloomin is described as a vibrant raspberry pink with a lil of a blue-ish shimmer and scattered holo.
Cap: 75 bottles
I Will Name Him George
Theme: Looney Tunes – Hugo the abominable snowman
I Will Name Him George is described as a white cruelly with blue/green shimmer and blue/green multichrome flakes. Pictured with in two coats with no top coat.
I’m a Black Belt in Gift Wrapping
Theme: The Office
I’m a Black Belt in Gift Wrapping is described as a chocolate crelly filled with copper and gold holo microglitters, gold microshreds, and multichrome flakes in a mix of colors including copper, gold, green, red, pink, and blue.
Theme: Stephen King
Desperation is described as a smoky redwood purple base with a bright chartreuse glow, and array of silver holographic flecks, flakes and microglitters.
Venus is described as a soft shimmering greyed periwinkle with a strong peachy shimmer and scattered holo.
Flex in the City
Theme: Sex in the City
Flex in the City is described as a rouge color with intense gold/copper shimmer and holo running throughout.. with a bit of holo flake for added touch.
Colors by Llarowe
Hammer to Fall
Hammer to Fall is described as a taupe base multichrome that shifts taupe to hot pink to green to gold with scattered holo.
Cap: 200 bottles
A Man in the Couch
Theme: It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
This holiday season, don’t be like Frank. Don’t be the person that sews themselves into a couch. A Man in the Couch is a jet black polish filled with silver holo micro glitters.
Theme: Mean Girls
The Mathletes is described as a deep royal blue nail polish with varying sizes of gold flakes and small gold holographic glitters.
Bees Knees Lacquer
Theme: Rick and Morty
Big Chill is described as a muted teal with red to green shimmer and orange to green iridescent flakes.
A quick note about swatch videos this month, the camera lens that I use for my swatch videos sadly did not make it to see another Christmas. I am in the process of getting a new lens and I hope to be back with swatch videos in January! In the meantime, I promise to share all the pictures in order to fully fulfill my role as a polish pusher.