Hella Handmade Creations: Aug 2020

Ethereal Lacquer, 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 August 2020

4 polishes (in this post)

Ethereal: Hestia

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Ethereal continues her Greek mythology series with Hestia, a deep red-brown base with an intense red/green shimmer glow and scattered holographic flakes. My never-ending love of deep, vampy shades means I love this shade. The red glow is stronger than I could capture. It perfectly represents the embers of the hearth, Hestia’s domain.

2 coats + top coat

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Femme Fatale: Twinkle Sprinkle

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FF continues her Candy theme with Twinkle Sprinkle. I mean…WOW. The glitters! The festivity! The fun! It’s just so cute I can hardly stand it. Over 40 types of glitter are packed into this polish, and there’s also a fair scattering of holographic microflakes. Hexes, circles, bars, metallic, holographic, matte…it’s a glitter smorgasbord. For all the applications, I turned the bottle upside down for a while before application and occasionally reshook throughout to maximize glitter payoff. You’ll want to be generous with top coat for a smooth finish afterwards.

There are lots of ways to wear this polish. Here’s the first way: 3 brushed coats over the naked nail–

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Here it is in two coats as a topper over various cremes. I also sponged it on for a dense, full-coverage look that would be the life of the party–

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And with a matte top coat, because what’s another layer at this point? Also it looks gorgeous–

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Great Lakes: It’s the Quenchiest

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GLL is back with another installment in her Avatar: The Last Airbender series! In the time since the last installment I’ve watched the series, and I have a renewed appreciation for all of the shades Mariah’s created. And all I have to say for the inspiration behind this beautiful shade is: Oh Sokka…🤣

It’s the Quenchiest features a rosy peachy-pinky base loaded with gold-aqua shifting, sparkling shimmer and a subtle scattered holo effect. Such a lovely, warm shade.

2 coats + top coat

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Lilypad: Water Colours

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Lilypad continues her Magical Images series with Water colours, which features a sheer (clear?) base loaded with iridescent flakes, UCC flakes, and blue-purple shifting shimmer. I think the effect is intended to be sheer. Even at three generous coats there was still prominent VNL showing, but it’s quite a delicate and lovely look.

3 coats + top coat

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

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

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