How is everyone holding up with the social distancing and stay at home orders?? The boredom is definitely starting to set in for me. Being an introvert and homebody, I thought I was prepared for this, but nothing could prepare me for this. But since I have so much free time on my hands now, I have been working on getting caught up on some craft projects done and starting to learn some new crafts.
So my question for you all is what are you doing to keep yourself occupied while stuck at home?? Inquiring minds want to know!
While we think about that, let’s take a look at April Hella Handmade Creations!
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 April! Here are the brands and their chosen themes.
☆ By Vanessa Molina – Faun’s Labyrinth
☆ Chirality Polish – The Tarantino Effect
☆ Colors by Llarowe – The Wizard of Oz
☆ Don Deeva – American Horror Story*
☆ DRK Nails – Chronicles of Narnia
☆ Enchanted Polish – Beatles
☆ Esmaltes Da Kelly – Joker
☆ Ethereal Lacquer – Greek Mythology*
☆ Fancy Gloss – Disney Princesses
☆ Femme Fatale – Candy
☆ Grace-Full Polish – DC Comics
☆ 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 – Friends*
☆ Music City Beauty – One Hit Wonders
☆ Nail Hoot – The Labyrinth
☆ Nailed It! Hawaii – Studio Ghibli
☆ Necessary Evil – Doctor Who
☆ 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 – The Magicians*
☆ Shleee Polish – The Dark Crystal
☆ Turtle Tootsie Polish – Pink!
☆ Under A Hula Moon – Friends
☆ Wildflower Lacquer – Selena Quintanilla
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 April with a free full size (.15ml) bottle of Tubular Top Coat for all orders over $75.
Tubular was named because of its meaning way. This top coat can be used to seal polish with a no chip, ultra gloss mirror like shine. Tubular is not a quick dry top coat.
No code needed. Just add your April polishes and the top coat will automatically be added to your order. It’s that simple!
I used Tubular with all of my swatches this month. Similar to the Stay Stoked GWP top coat from March, this is a thinner top coat. I do my swatching and swatch videos in my bedroom and my camera setup to take my swatch pictures is in the den across the house. I top coated each mani and walked across the house to take pictures. By the time I got to my camera, my nails were dry enough that I could very lightly touch them without lifting the polish. If I had used any force, I would have smeared or pulled up the polish. It took about 30 minutes or so for my nails to dry enough that I could function normally without too much fear of messing up my mani. Because this is thinner top coat, it may take two coats for very textured polishes.
Sale will begin on April 14th at 12:01am Eastern time.
Sale will end on April 21st 11:59pm Hawaiian time.
Polishes can be purchased at www.shophhc.com.
This is a preorder sale and the turn around time is 3-4 weeks!
I have 25 polishes to share with you all this month. All swatches done using Vapid Lacquer Commitment Issues and Under A Hula Moon Tubular Top Coat. Pictures taken in direct lighting with a natural daylight Ottlite (unless otherwise noted).
Donatella Me What To Do
Theme: Met Gala
Donatella Me What To Do is described as a megaholo with a rainbow of pastel flakies and an indigo-pink sparkle.
Spring Fling Queen
Theme: Mean Girls
Spring Fling Queen is described as a purple multichrome with shifts of blue, violet and red and holographic micro flakes.
Theme: The Tarantino Effect
The Attendant is described as a sapphire blue jelly filled with red sparkles, rose to gold color shifting micro flakes, and red to gold UCC flakes.
The End Is Not The End
Theme: Chronicles of Narnia
The End Is Not The End is described as a tinted purple base mixed with UCC red/gold/green flakes, Iridescent orange/gold/green, dark gray holo glitter and lime green galaxy glitter.
Cap: 100 bottles
Imagine is described as a light gray base with color-shifting pigment, tiny micro holographic glitter, and scattered holographic pigment.
Theme: Disney Princesses
Belle is described as a thermal Yellow (cold) to lighter yellow (warm) with gold/orange glitters.
Cap: 100 bottles
Great Lakes Lacquer
The Dragon of the West
Theme: Avatar: The Last Airbender
The Dragon of the West is described as a ruby red base filled with a gold to aqua to purple shifting shimmer, finished with a soft scattered holographic.
And I Never Got Caught Neither
Theme: The Office
And I Never Got Caught Neither is described as a violet jelly filled with a mix of metallic amd holo glitters in blues and purples.
Theme: Looney tunes
Sam Sheepdog is described as a creamy pastel scattered holo base with red sheen.
Pictured with no top coat.
Lollipop Posse Lacquer
Paths Outside This Garden
Theme: Neil Gaiman
Paths Outside This Garden is described as a grape crelly base filled with copper/gold/green shifting Aurora shimmer, red/orange/gold/green shifting iridescent flakes, and holographic micro flakes.
It’s Moo is described as a teal to white thermal base with purple to blue to red shifting flakies and aurora shimmer that shifts from violet to blue.
Cap: 90 bottles
Music City Beauty
At This Moment
Theme: One Hit Wonders
At This Moment is described as a berry pink base with scattered holo and green to gold color shifting shimmer.
Cap: 100 bottles
You Have No Power Over Me
You Have No Power Over Me is described as the dreamiest pink in the kingdom, with gold shimmer and scattered holo sparkle running throughout.
Raised By Wolves
Theme: Ghibli series
Raised By Wolves is described as a linear holo base with a red to gold multichrome shimmer, packed with red to gold to green crystal flakies.
Cap: 150 bottles
Necessary Evil Polish
You Will Become Like Us!
Theme: Dr Who
You Will Become Like Us! is described as a blue metallic silver with a little bit of holo.
Night Owl Lacquer
The Person I Love Most Is Me
Theme: That 70’s Show
The Person I Love Most Is Me is described as a neon pink crelly with gold/green, aqua/green and purple/blue crystal flakes.
Drink Me is described as a cool toned dusty dark grey with holo glitter and cool toned ultra-chrome chameleon flakies.
Theme: Symphonic Metal
Evanescence is described as a navy blue with holographic pigment and flakie and golden holographic glitter.
Cap: 200 bottles
Princess Leia is described as a white base with random cuts of silver and holographic flakies.
Pretty Jelly Nail Polish
Four of Wands
Theme: Tarot Cards
Four of Wands is described as a dusty pale pink crelly with scattered holo; gold and green ucc flakies; and pink, gold, and green shimmer.
The Tower is described as a pale gray with green, cyan blue teal color shifting flakes with holo shards and scattered holo sparkle.
Sassy Pants Polish
Magic is Real
Theme: The Magicians
Magic is Real is described as a super sparkly scattered and holographic polish with deep purple and fuchsia holo glitters and micro shreds.
Cap: 100 bottles
Theme: The Dark Crystal
fallen urSkek features a variety of iridescent flakies and glitter in a clear base.
Pictured in two coats over a blue cream polish. Topped with a glossy top coat and matte top coat.
Cap: 60 bottles
Bidi Bidi Bom Bom
Bidi Bidi Bom Bom is described as a gold holo flakie filled polish packed with holo flakies, red to green crystal flakies, and subtle red to gold shimmer.
Cap: 200 bottles
Make sure you visit the Hella Handmade Creation’s Facebook page for more information on all of the gorgeous products that are available this month. And don’t forget to visit my instagram here for swatch videos of all 25 polishes and more nail polish addict fun!