Hella Handmade Creations: Apr 2020

Femme Fatale Cosmetics, Great Lakes Lacquer, Hella Handmade Creations, Lilypad Lacquer, PR

*Disclosure: PR samples- I received these polishes free of charge in exchange for photography.*

Sale period: 14-21 April 2020

3 polishes (in this post)

Femme Fatale: Sweet and Magical

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Femme Fatale continues her candy theme with this new thermal! It transitions from a light pink when warm to a bright hot pink when cold. This thermal seems to transition slower than most FF thermals, so I didn’t really see a sharp French-tip effect. The above photo is as gradient-y as I ever saw it 😅 But it is sensitive, so I had no trouble seeing the different stages. In fact, it seems to sit at an in-between soft pink color a lot of the time. I show the cold, middle, and warm states in that order below.

Even though FF recommends 3 coats, I found two to be perfectly sufficient. I didn’t even really see VNL in the warm state, and I liked the glitter distribution at two coats so I left it as-is.

2 coats + 2 coats of top coat

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Great Lakes: The Dragon of the West

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GLL continues her Avatar: The Last Airbender theme with this polish inspired by Uncle Iroh. It features a bright red base with a gold/blue shifting shimmer. Perfectly represents a powerful firebender.

2 coats + top coat

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Since the shimmer is kind of a microflake-esque type, it looks really cool in diffused light as well:

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Lilypad: Sam Sheepdog

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Lilypad continues her Looney Tunes theme with Sam Sheepdog. This polish has a pale yellow base with red shimmer and holo microglitter. The yellow is cool-toned, so unfortunately it clashes with my warm skintone and ends up looking a bit green. I imagine if you have cool-toned skin this would work much better. The formula is a little patchy, as many lighter shades tend to be.

3-4 coats + top coat

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The April 2020 HHC shop will open at 12:01am on 14 April 2020.

Hella Handmade Creations: http://www.hellahandmadecreations.com

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