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Hella Handmade Creations October 2020

*Products shown were provided as press samples in exchange for photos and feedback. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

At first glance of the October shop, there are a handful of warm toned fall polishes available this month, along with quite a few cooler toned polishes that would be perfect for the upcoming winter season! I have reviewed four of these beautiful, unique offerings! This month's pre-order sale starts on Wednesday, October 14th, and ends the following Wednesday, October 21st. These polishes, plus even more goodies will only be available at hellahandmadecreations.com.

Cuticula

"Trident of Neptune"

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Theme/Fandom: Aquaman, specifically inspired this month by the sacred weapon of Atlantis, the Trident.

Description: "Trident of Neptune" is a smokey violet base packed with gold and aqua metallic flakes. Shown here in 3 thin coats, plus Cuticula's Limitless and Cloud Cover top coats.

Thoughts: I am loving this one! The formula sits on the thinner side, but applies easily and smoothly. Coats are even, thin, and quick drying. Shorter nails more than likely will only need 2 coats for full opacity. This flakie packed beaut has some slight texture once dry that is smoothed out with a single top coat. It is gorgeous matte as well.

Find more from Cuticula: shopcuticula.com

Heather's Hues

"Bookface"

Price: $12.50 | 100 Cap

Theme/Fandom: The Office, specifically inspired this month by Jim's haunted house "costume."

Description: "Bookface" is a sheer indigo jelly packed with a strong shimmer shifting from orange to gold to green to blue to purple. Shown here in 3 thin coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: This is a stunning shimmer polish that would be perfect for winter! It has a different look/personality at every angle and under every lighting situation. Application was very smooth and easy, laying down in thin, even coats. There are some slight brush strokes, but they are easily straightened out and not an issue. Any brush strokes that are present seem to become less distinguishable as the polish dries as well.

Find more from Heather's Hues: heathershues.com

LynBDesigns

"Princess Consuela Banana Hammock"

Price: $12.00 | 90 Cap

Theme/Fandom: Friends, specifically inspired this month by Phoebe's name change.

Description: "Princess Consuela Banana Hammock" is a white crelly with neon circle glitters and hints of yellow hex glitters. Shown here in 3 coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: What a fun polish with a hilarious name and inspiration! This polish is best applied in very thin coats, letting the glitters build naturally. I didn't have to do any glitter fishing, but I did let the bottle sit upside down for a bit and gently shook it in between coats. It is fantastic with both matte and glossy finishes.

Find more from LynBDesigns: lynbdesigns.store

Night Owl Lacquer

"I Must Dance!"

Price: $12.80 | No Cap

Theme/Fandom: Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, specifically inspired this month by Hestu of the Korok Forest.

Description: "I Must Dance!" is a light olive green filled with bronze/red/gold/green & pink/gold/green crystal chameleon flakes. Shown here in 3 thin coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: This is such a beautiful olive polish. Coverage is sheer, but buildable with the shifty flakes layering up nicely with each coat, creating depth. I did have some very slight orange staining left behind, but not a big deal. As always with strong/bold color pigments, I recommend a very good base coat or 2 coats of base coat to help prevent this.

Find more from Night Owl Lacquer: nightowllacquer.com

Again, these beauties along with many others will be available for pre-order October 14th - 21st only at hellahandmadecreations.com!


About Hella Handmade Creations

Hella Handmade Creations (HHC) is a monthly collaborative pre-order sale headquartered in Hawaii, featuring an array of Indie makers from around the globe. Participating makers select a theme or fandom of their choice that inspires them to create a brand new, exclusive product each month. The HHC shop always opens 12:01am Eastern on the 14th day of the month and closes at 11:59 Hawaiian on the 21st day of the month. Shipping typically starts around 4 week after the sale ends, but orders are shipped as soon as all items of the order are received.

For more information, check out the FAQs: hellahandmadecreations.com/pages/shipping-q-as


*Products shown were provided as press samples in exchange for photos and feedback. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

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