With all of my extra free time (said with a boatload of sarcasm), I have decided to attempt another craft. When AZ went into lock down in April, I decided to buy a sewing machine to try my hand at sewing. While my machine did not get here until May and I did not really start using it until June, so far I am enjoying it. Most of my projects have been fails, but I have done reasonable well with making lined canvas tote bags. Fingers crossed that next month when we see each other again, I have a better handle on some of my other sewing attempts.
Now let’s get to the Hella Handmade Creations goodness!
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 August! Here are the brands and their chosen themes.
☆ By Vanessa Molina – Angels
☆ Colors by Llarowe – Wizard of Oz
☆ Cuticula Scented Nail Care – Aquaman*
☆ Don Deeva – American Horror Story
☆ DRK Nails – Mamma Mia
☆ Esmaltes Da Kelly – Rainbow
☆ Ethereal Lacquer – Greek Mythology
☆ Femme Fatale – Candy
☆ Great Lakes Lacquer – The Last Airbender
☆ Homemade Natural Beauty – Birthstones
☆ Heather’s Hues – The Office
☆ Indie by Patty Lopes – Orphan Black
☆ Kathleen & Co Polish – Nature
☆ Lake House Soapery – The Little Mermaid
☆ Lilypad Lacquer – Magical Images
☆ Lollipop Posse Lacquer – Adventure Time
☆ LynB Designs – Friends
☆ MDJ Creations – Empowerment
☆ Music City Beauty – Prince
☆ My Stunning Nails – Flora & Fauna*
☆ Nail Hoot – The Labyrinth
☆ Nailed It! Hawaii – Under The Sea
☆ Necessary Evil – Doctor Who
☆ Night Owl Lacquer – Legends of Zelda*
☆ Pampered Polishes – Bob’s Burgers
☆ Penelope Luz – Symphonic Metal
☆ Quixotic Polish – 90’s Hip Hop*
☆ Rogue Lacquer – London
☆ Sassy Pants Polish – The Magicians
☆ Shleee Polish – Promare
☆ Turtle Tootsie Polish – Comfort Foods
☆ Wildflower Lacquer – Buggin’ Out
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 July with a free full size (.15ml) bottle of Green Room Base Coat for all orders over $75*.
Green Room is a fast drying base coat that applies easily to the nail, levels imperfections, create excellent adhesion for colors and helps prevent the color from staining the nail bed. Used by applying to the nail before polishing with color. This is a 3 Free base coat.
No code needed. Just add your August polishes, totaling $75, and the top coat will automatically be added to your order. It’s that simple!
*Does not include anything from the Dinglehopper, Doodads and Doohickeys category.
Sale will begin on August 14th at 12:01am Eastern time.
Sale will end on August 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 23 products to share with you all this month. All swatches done using Green Room Base Coat and Vapid Lacquer Get Your Shine On. Pictures taken in direct lighting with a natural daylight Ottlite.
Bugs & Kisses
Theme: Buggin’ Out
Bugs & Kisses is described as a bright pink base with pink to gold to green shifting shimmer, scattered holo flakes and subtle linear holo.
Turtle Tootsie Polishes
Theme: Comfort Foods
Blueberry Cheesecake is described as a deep blueberry violet linear holo sprinkled with pink/gold/green shifting flakies.
Cap: 200 bottles
Sassy Pants Polish
Theme: The Magicians
Inspired by Elliot of the Magicians, King Shit is a silver ultra-holographic polish with assorted violet and purple glitters and neon purple flakies
Cap: 150 bottles
Inspired by Big Ben, parliaments and the beautiful lights of the iconic bell and building. Big Ben is a foggy gray that reminds us of a rainy day with gold/yellow color shifting shimmer soft holo flame and scattered gold and green color shifting flakes.
Bangin’ Butter – London Fog
London Fog is scented with fresh and clean with notes of salty sea breezes blended with ozonic fresh air and a hint of aquatic greenery inspired by her London series.
Theme: 90’s Hip Hop
The Predator is described as a slate grey ultra holo with subtle multichrome shift from pink to gold to green.
Theme: Symphonic Metal Music
Delain is described as a green magnetic nail polish with a little holo pigment.
Cap: 200 bottles
Theme: Bob’s Burgers
Boob Punch is described as a Prussian blue crelly with various shapes, sizes, and colors of blue glitter as well as a blue fleck.
Night Owl Lacquer
Breath of the Wild
Theme: Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild
Breath of the Wild is described as a vibrant blue filled with fuchsia/gold/green shimmer and gold crystal flakes.
Necessary Evil Polish
A Mad Man In A Box
Theme: Dr. Who
A Mad Man In A Box is described as a super shifty multichrome blue-teal-purple-copper with scattered holo, inter-dimensional dust, alien attitude, and the Doctor’s charm.
Cap: 100 bottles
Theme: Under the Sea
Shark Week is described as a linear holo base with a blue to purple multichrome shimmer.
Cap: 120 bottles
Her Head Don’t Come Off
Inspired by the scene in the Labyrinth when Sarah tries to “Chilly Down” with the Fire Gang. Her Head Don’t Come Off has a fluffy peach base filled with fiery flecks of holo glitters and pops of green to gold shifting shimmer.
My Stunning Nails
Theme: Flora & Fauna
Blooming Souls is described as a pinky-purple with yellow to green and pink to green shifting flakies, representing blooming flowers.
Cap: 100 bottles
Music City Beauty
Little Red Corvette
Little Red Corvette is described as a red jelly with red shimmer and blue to pink to gold iridescent flakes.
Cap: 60 bottles
I’m A Hot Mess Not A Train Wreck
I’m A Hot Mess Not A Train Wreck has an intense pink base with silver holographic micro glitter, firey amber flakies, multichrome glitter with warm amber golden & teal sparks, all with a stunning holographic finish. It’s wow!
Cap: 100 bottles
We Were on a Break!
We Were on a Break! is described as a deep purple to white thermal with red to violet to gold shifting shimmer, micro holo flakies, and green to blue to purple shifting flakies.
Cap: 90 bottles
Lollipop Posse Lacquer
Oh, Sweet Potato!
Oh, Sweet Potato! is a soft white crelly filled with a rainbow mix of glitters and red/purple chameleon shimmer inspired by her Adventure Time series. Inspired by Adventure Time’s Lady Rainicorn and her love for Jake. “Oh sweet potato, I love you because you’re an idiot. You make me feel like a genius.” -Lady Rainicorn
Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica
Theme: The Office
Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica is described as a tan crelly filled with a red-orange-gold-green shimmer and a mix of gold and copper holo dust and holo flakies.
Theme: Greek Mythology
Hestia is described as a deep mahogany base with red to orange multichrome shimmer and holographic embers.
Colors by Llarowe
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Theme: The Wizard of Oz
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is described as a bright yellow crelly with red to gold to green shimmer and yellow to green shifting flake.
Cap: 175 bottles
The Promise of a Women
Theme: Princess Bride
The Promise of a Women is a buildable cherry red jelly nail polish with gold flakes and shifting gold-green-teal multichrome flakes.
Black Dahlia Lacquer
Theme: David Bowie
Rubber Band is described as a metallic bronzed rose jelly with rose gold metallic flakies and red/gold Aurora shimmers that features a strong shift to red/purple/gold/green when painted over black.
Bee’s Knees Lacquer
Your Smile Glows Like A Butterfly
Theme: Ghost Adventures
Your Smile Glows Like A Butterfly is described as a pale Robin’s egg blue with glowing blue shimmer.
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