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Hello all! I’m back today with a few contributions to this month’s Hella Handmade Creations. August brings us new themes and polishes, so let’s dive right in!

Blush Lacquers: The Promise of a Woman

  • Description: A buildable cherry red jelly nail polish with gold flakes and shifting gold-green-teal multichrome flakes
  • Inspiration: (first installment for) The Princess Bride series
  • Price: $11.50
  • Cap: None

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is jelly-like, smooth, and buttery and very juicy. I’d agree that the base is a bright cherry red, it’s vibrant and warm toned. I’d suggest a glossy topcoat to give off that juicy jelly appearance.

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Cuticula: Mera

  • Description: a minty green base with loads of chrome shifting flakes and silver holographic pigment.
  • Inspiration: (first installment for) Aquaman series
  • Price: $12
  • Cap: None

Swatches show three thin coats with topcoat. Formula is dense and crelly like and I think depending on your preference, most can get away with two coats. There’s a lovely gold reflective sparkle from the flakes and loads of smaller type flakes too. This dries down very flat, so I’d suggest a glossy topcoat.

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Femme Fatale: Twinkle Sprinkle

  • Description: A luminous, sparkling glitter topper full of holographic microflakes, golden glass shimmers and over 40 types of glitters in matte/holo/metallic dots/bars/stars/hexes. Can also be sponged or over any base color.
  • Inspiration: Candy theme
  • Price: $14.00
  • Cap: None

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. This was actually my birthday mani, and I chose to wear it alone because it’s super fun. There’s legit so many different glitters here, it’s almost like each brush stroke gives a variety. You can sponge this on for more glitter, wear it as a topper, or alone like I did. I didn’t have any issues picking up a ton on the brush, and I think wearing it with the brush shows off a lot of the tiny little sparkles too. This wasn’t as thirsty for topcoat as I anticipated, but you’ll still need either a smoothing topcoat or a decently thicker topcoat for full leveling. Even the bar glitter behaved and they all laid down very well.

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Night Owl Lacquer: Breath of the Wild

  • Description: a vibrant blue filled with fuschia/gold/green shimmer and gold crystal flakes.
  • Inspiration: (first installment for) The Breath of the Wild series
  • Price: $13
  • Cap: None

Swatches show three coat with topcoat. This feels crelly like on application and has a bit of squish to the brush strokes. Zelda and NOL, you guys. I’d suggest three medium to thin coats to really maximize the shimmer here. It dries down flat, so I’d suggest a good glossy topcoat.

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The shop goes live August 14th at 12:01am Eastern Time thru August 21st at 11:59pm HST. Be sure to check out my swatch video to see these in action!

Thanks so much for reading! ❤