It’s hard to believe that it was a year ago that I was typing out my New Years resolutions for 2019. I am happy to announce that not only did I learn a new craft (cross stitching), but I met my goal of eating more tacos (my pants can definitely attest to this)! I’ve been having some trouble coming up with a New Years resolution this year. Any suggestions?
Maybe I should commit to putting together my “new” Helmer that has been sitting in my hallway for like a year & finally organizing/destashing my collection…. but I’m not sure if I have enough energy in one year to even contemplate doing this.
While I think that over (and avoid the thought of going through the boxes of polish I have stack in my closet and stored under my bed, I have some gorgeous Hella Handmade Creations polish to share.
I’m super excited about this month as we have a lot of new themes and a few new brands joining the HHC family!!
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 36 brands participating in January! Here are the brands and their chosen themes.
☆ Bees Knees Lacquer – Rick & Morty
☆ Bluebird Lacquer – Met Gala
☆ Blush Lacquers – Mean Girls
☆ By Vanessa Molina – Faun’s Labyrinth*
☆ Chirality Polish – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
☆ Colors by Llarowe – The Wizard of Oz*
☆ Don Deeva – Sex and the City
☆ DRK Nails – Chronicles of Narnia
☆ Enchanted Polish – Beatles*
☆ Esmaltes Da Kelly – Joker*
☆ Ethereal Lacquer – Planets
☆ Fancy Gloss – Disney Princesses*
☆ Femme Fatale – Candy*
☆ Great Lakes Lacquer – The Last Air-Bender
☆ Heather’s Hues – The Office
☆ Illyrian Polish – Crystals and Opals
☆ Kathleen & Co Polish – Nature
☆ Lilypad Lacquer – Looney Tunes
☆ Lollipop Posse Lacqur – Neil Gaiman’s Endless
☆ LynB Designs – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
☆ Moo Moo Signatures – Primeval
☆ Music City Beauty – One Hit Wonders
☆ My Indie Polish – My Little Pony
☆ Nail Hoot – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
☆ Nailed It! Hawaii – Studio Ghibli*
☆ Necessary Evil – Under the Microscope
☆ Night Owl Lacquer – That 70’s Show
☆ Pampered Polishes – Alice in Wonderland
☆ Penelope Luz – Symphonic Metal
☆ POP Polish – Heroines
☆ Pretty Jelly Artisan Nail Lacquer – Tarot Cards
☆ Sassy Pants Polish – Lucifer
☆ Shleee Polish – The Dark Crystal*
☆ Turtle Tootsie Polish – Pink!
☆ Under A Hula Moon – Friends
☆ Wildflower Lacquer – Dazed & Confused
Free Stuff, What??
Dawn and Aubrey of Hella Handmade Creations and Under a Hula Moon are continuing with their free gift with purchase promotion in January with a free full size (.15ml) bottle of Epic Top Coat for all orders over $75.
Epic is a 10 free top coat that does not contain: Toulene, Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phtalate, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Xylene, Ethyl Tosylamide, Parabens, fragrances, or animal products.
No code needed. Just add your January polishes and the top coat will automatically be added to your order. It’s that simple!
Epic is a thicker top coat, which I actually prefer because I feel like it is easier to float over a new mani without messing up the top layer or any nail art, which can sometimes happen with some of the thinner top coats. I move pretty fast when I am swatching and I usually am too impatient to wait for the layers to fully dry before I top coat. I did notice that I got some slight wrinkling when I applied Epic to a semi wet mani, but once I slowed down and waited a bit longer between each layer, the wrinkling stopped.
Polishes can be purchased at www.shophhc.com.
This is a preorder sale and the turn around time is 3-4 weeks!
I have 17 products to share with you all this month. All swatches done using Vapid Lacquer – Commitment Issues Base Coat and Under A Hula Moon Epic Top Coat (unless otherwise noted). Pictures taken in direct lighting with a natural daylight Ottlite.
Bees Knees Lacquer
We’re Wasps, Not Monsters
Theme: Rick and Morty
We’re Wasps, Not Monsters is described as a mid-toned green polish with a touch of red to green shimmer and gold to green multichrome flakes.
Is Butter a Carb?
Theme: Mean Girls
Is Butter a Carb? is described as a marsala nail polish with tones of brown, a shifting pink-orange-gold shimmer, holographic flakes and gold flakes.
Theme: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Inspired by one of the most emotional dance scenes ever, Mac’s Dance is a steel grey polish filled with silver holo sparks and rainbow iridescent flakes. At the end of the performance I too uttered, “Oh my God, I get it. I get it.”
Because is described as a royal blue based rose to green multichrome with silver holographic micro glitter and a light dusting of holographic pigment.
Theme: Disney Princesses
Ariel is described as a thermal turquoise when cold and to white when warm with two types of red glitter and tiny iridescent glitter.
Cap: 150 bottles
Sour Gummies is described as a bright red-coral thermal which transitions to clear when hot. Filled within are assorted neon glitters in various sizes and shapes.
Great Lakes Lacquer
The Painted Lady
Theme: Avatar: The Last Air-Bender
The Painted Lady is described as a midnight navy with a scattered holographic, overflowing with orange to gold to green shifting iridescent flake.
I Just Need To Know Once
Theme: The Office
I Just Need To Know Once is described as a lavender crelly filled with a strong color-shifting shimmer in teal-violet-pink-gold, holo dust, holo flake, peridot metallic microflakes, and a kiss of turquoise/blue/violet multichrome flakes
Cap: 120 bottles
Theme: Looney Toons
Tweety is described as a creme yellow base with blue sheen and micro holo blue glitter. Pictured with no top coat.
Lollipop Posse Lacquer
Lock the Universe Behind Me
Theme: Death, of Neil Gaiman’s Endless. “When the first living thing existed, I was there, waiting. When the last living thing dies, my job will be finished. I’ll put the chairs on the tables, turn out the lights and lock the universe behind me when I leave.” -Death
Lock the Universe Behind Me is described as a dark purple-based multichrome that shifts between shades of green, purple, and blue.
Cap: 125 bottle
Soft Serve Chocolate Ice Cream Emoji
Theme: The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Soft Serve Chocolate Ice Cream Emoji is described as a pastel grey crelly with turquoise shimmer, holo micro shreds, and gold to silver to blue shifting UCC flakies
Cap: 90 bottles
Music City Beauty
Take On Me
Theme: One Hit Wonders
Take On Me is described as a gray holographic with gunmetal microflakies.
Cap: 100 bottles
Theme: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Mother Ginger has an antique bronze to pink duo-chrome base that is packed with linear holo.
Theme: Under the Microscope
Peacock Feathers is described as a grey base with a purple and blue aurora, scattered holo and flakies.
Night Owl Lacquer
Hot Looking, Smooth Talking, Frisky Ass S.O.B.
Theme: That 70s Show
Hot Looking, Smooth Talking, Frisky Ass S.O.B. is desscribed as a white crelly with bright blue shimmer, several shades of crystal chameleon flakes and gold crystal flakes.
The First Avenger
The First Avenger is described as a navy base, red random metal flakes that shift gold, green iridescent flakes, and holographic flakes.
Under a Hula Moon
We Were On a Break
Sometimes the one you love can tap dance on your last nerve. It leaves you thinking “A small break isn’t such a bad thing, is it?”This fragrance has notes of fresh air for those first deep breath moments of freedom combined with Maple Bourbon to celebrate the freedom and help bring on the bad decisions! These are mixed scent notes of apples and chocolate to represent the lure of the tempation. Together these four main scent notes of We Were on a Break!
Make sure you visit the Hella Handmade Creation’s Facebook page for more information on the sale of all 36 of these gorgeous polishes.