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Hello lovely readers! It’s almost time for this month’s Hella Handmade Creations shop to open up! Seriously where does the time go? Once again I have Blush, Femme, Night Owl, and Cuticula’s contributions to show you all and they are so good. Let’s take a peek!

Blush Lacquers: Princess Buttercup

  • Description: A dusty peach neutral nail polish with a strong linear holographic effect
  • Inspiration: second installment for The Princess Bride series
  • Price: $13
  • Cap: None

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is light, but applies somewhat metallic which is characteristic of linear holos. I honestly thought two coats looked perfect, but if you’ve got longer nails you might need a third. If you’re medium to deep toned like myself, the base color will lean more of a nude. I think this is perfect as a blingy office shade.

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Cuticula: Atlanna

  • Description: a soft cyan base with various shifting iridescent flakes, shifting chrome chameleon flakes, and silver platinum flakes
  • Inspiration: Queen Atlanna from Aquaman (92nd installment)
  • Price: $12.50
  • Cap: None

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is crelly like and dense on application with a bit of squish to the brush strokes. This applies smooth despite all the flakes and builds up quickly to opacity. The base color is everything, I think it’s a universally flattering shade.

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Femme Fatale: Funfetti Frosting

  • Description: A soft pink (cold) to pale pink (warm) thermal with a creme-type finish, filled with white/yellow/orange/crimson bars and assorted colored matte micro glitters
  • Inspiration: Candy theme
  • Price: $14.00
  • Cap: None

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula is creamy and dense on application. I could have gotten away with two coats, so I think this will depend on your preference if you wear it between 2-3 coats. This dries down very flat, so I’d suggest a glossy topcoat to plump it out and make it gel like. The transition is showing subtle on my swatches and video, so please note in person they’re close on the color palette, but it’s a bit more obvious.

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Night Owl Lacquer: The Blood Moon Rises

  • Description: A bright red jelly filled with fuschia/purple/red/gold crystal chameleon flakes and charcoal sparkle flakes.
  • Inspiration: second installment for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild series
  • Price: $12.50
  • Cap: None

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is squishy and jelly like, and after a glossy topcoat gives off a strong juicy factor. This is a vibrant red, in case my swatches come off skewed on other screens. The flakes build up easily and give off lots of depth and an almost opalescent feel.

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HHC goes live September 14th at 12:01am Eastern through September 21st at 11:59pm Hawaiian time. The site is up for preview now so you can see all the polishes offered this month!

Thanks so much for reading! ❤