Anyone else feel like January was like four months rolled into one?? I never thought the month would end and this was even despite the start of the year actually be REALLY good. I’m just starting the countdown to Halloween and then Christmas break!! Too early? It’s never too early. 😈😂
But, I do have a positive announcement for this month. A few months ago, the camera lens that I use for my swatch videos and it was on back order for forever and day! I finally restocked and made it to me, so I should have swatch videos back up and running in March!
But in the meantime, let’s focus on February.
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 February! 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 – The Tarantino Effect*
☆ 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
☆ Grace-Full Polish – DC
☆ Great Lakes Lacquer – The Last Air-Bender
☆ Heather’s Hues – The Office
☆ Indie by Patty Lopes – Orphan Black
☆ Kathleen & Co Polish – Nature
☆ Lilypad Lacquer – Looney Tunes
☆ Lollipop Posse Lacquer – Neil Gaiman’s Endless
☆ LynB Designs – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
☆ 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
☆ Rogue Lacquer – London*
☆ Sassy Pants Polish – Lucifer
☆ Shleee Polish – The Dark Crystal
☆ Supernatural Lacquer – Neurotransmitters
☆ 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 February with a free full size (.15ml) bottle of Locked In Base Coat for all orders over $75.
So named because of the distinctive color that is reminiscent of of when a surfer is in a wave barrel and ends up getting caught in a crashing wave, Locked In is a sticky base coat that is designed to create a flexible bond between the nail (natural or artificial) and polish.
No code needed. Just add your February polishes and the base coat will automatically be added to your order. It’s that simple!
When I am swatching, I use a peel off base coat for ease of removal since I move through several polishes in one sitting. I wanted to take Locked In for a test drive, so I did a full mani when I had about of week to keep it on. I did a valentine’s day mani (with glitter and everything) and put it through the paces during a normal week at work. I am a social worker by day, so 60%+ of my job is spent hacking away at a keyboard, writing reports and responding to emails. After one week, I had some tip wear, mostly on the index and pinkie. Normally, when i do any full finger stamping that covers my free edge, that it the first thing that normally wears off. After one week, the stamping on my ring finger was still going strong. All in all, I was pretty happy with the performance!
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 Under A Hula Moon Locked In Base Coat and Epic Top Coat. Pictures taken in direct lighting with a natural daylight Ottlite.
Adrenaline is described as a magenta/gold/green multi-chrome holo.
Cap: 125 bottles
Theme: Dark Crystal
Darkening is described as a greenish grey base with purple duochrome shimmer, blue/purple flakies, and black holographic micro glitter.
Sassy Pants Polish
Forbidden Fruit is described as an ivy green linear and scattered holographic polish with gold and red shimmer.
Cap: 100 bottles
Wakanda Forever is described as a chocolate brown base with red to gold shifting flakies, silver and gold random cut flakies and finally holographic flakes to finish her off!!
Night Owl Lacquer
I’m Not Doing Anything Else For Men Today
Theme: That 70’s Show
I’m Not Doing Anything Else For Men Today is described as a purple crelly filled with fuschia/violet/blue/green crystal chameleon flakes and blue/purple/red/gold UCC flakes.
Necessary Evil Polish
Theme: Under the Microscope
Plant Cells is described as a bright green base with green-red-gold shifting aurora, scattered holo and orange-pink-gold shifting iridescent flakies.
Nail Hoot Lacquer
Theme: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Sugar Plum – A dose of fairy pink shimmer adds a flashy sparkle to the victorian purple base. The linear holo pigment illuminates the polish with a striking rainbow finish.
I Like Seeing Colors
Theme: the unbreakable kimmy schmidt
I Like Seeing Colors is described as a bright pink crelly base filled with purple to green aurora shimmer, micro holo flakies, and a rainbow of shifting flakies.
Cap: 90 bottles
Lollipop Posse Lacquer
Their Own Destruction
Theme: Destruction of Neil Gaiman’s Endless.
Their Own Destruction is described as a red to gold multichrome filled with two color-ways of shifting iridescent flakes, holographic micro-flakes, and a smattering of linear holographic pigment.
Cap: 125 bottles
That’s What She Said
Theme: The Office
That’s What She Said is described as a dark denim blue when cold and greige when warm. It’s filled with a red-copper-gold-green iridescent shimmer and a mix of flakes in purple-lime-pink-gold.
Cap: 120 bottles
Great Lakes Lacquer
Theme: Avatar: The Last Air-Bender
My Cabbages!! is described as a bright grass green jelly filled with orange/gold/green iridescent flake, a bit of red to green to aqua shimmer and scattered holographic.
Jelly Bears is described as a squishy pinkish jelly base that is really sheer. Packed within are iridescent rainbow flakes and assorted iridescent glitters in various colours and sizes. This one will have VNL if worn alone but you can wear it over a base if you like. This one is specifically designed to be jelly and sheer, to match the inspo pic.
Pluto is described as a grey blue base with a very strong red to orange multichrome shimmer and holographic flakies.
Blackbird is described as a rose/gold/green multichrome effect in a blackened base.
Cap: 138 bottles
Theme: The Tarantino Effect
The Briefcase is described as a golden taupe jelly overflowing with striking gold shimmer and micro flakes, accented with gold to green to red iridescent flakes and red to gold UCC flakes.
Bees Knees Lacquer
Obviously It’s Not a Space Snake
Theme: Rick and Morty
Obviously It’s Not a Space Snake is described as a dark charcoal gray full of green shimmer.
Make sure you visit the Hella Handmade Creation’s Facebook page for more information on all 36 of these gorgeous polishes. Keep an eye out for some super fun giveaways as Hella Handmade Creation is preparing to celebrate their 5th Birthday!!!