HHC July 2021

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

I don't know about y'all, but time seems to be absolutely flying by for me this summer! July's Hella Handmade Creations shop is already open for preview, and filled with this month's beautiful offerings of which I have six here to share with you! July's pre-order sale starts on Wednesday, July 14th, and ends the following Wednesday, July 21st. These polishes, plus even more goodies will only be available at hellahandmadecreations.com.

BCB Lacquers

"Electra"

Price: $13.00 | 100 Cap

Theme/Fandom: Galaxies, specifically inspired this month by Electra, a giant blue-white star of the Pleiades cluster and part of the constellation Taurus.

Description: "Electra" is a teal polish with a blue/green shifting shimmer and micro flakes (can also pick up hints of pink as well at certain angles) and a touch of holo. Shown in 2 coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: This polish is one that is just so beautiful in its simplicity: a pure, near sky blue, shimmer-packed polish. The formula is absolute perfection! Application is super smooth and easy with wonderful opacity from each thin coat. A gloss top coat really makes the shimmer sparkle, but this looks great when matte as well.

Find more from BCB Lacquers: bcblacquers.com

Cuticula Nail Lacquer

"Lightning Speed"

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Theme/Fandom: Disney Parks, specifically inspired this month by Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land.

Description: "Lightning Speed" is a racer red jelly base with gold crystal chameleon flakes, iridescent shifting flakes, gold and bronze metallic flakes, and a shattered galaxy glitter. Shown here in 3 thin coats, plus Cuticula's Limitless and Cloud Cover top coats.

Thoughts: Woah! This polish is absolutely stunning! Each smooth, easy to apply coat builds to create a rich red packed with big, gorgeous metallic and iridescent flakes. The jelly base makes a single coat have more of a sheer pink tone, so I can definitely see this being used as a topper over a pink or warm toned polishes. This is stunning when matte as well! I am very prone to staining with reds, but I wore this overnight and had no noticeable/significant staining.

Find more from Cuticula: shopcuticula.com

Heather's Hues

"Does She Remember Me?"

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Theme/Fandom: The Handmaid's Tale, specifically inspired this month by June and Hannah's visit to an aquarium during happier times.

Description: "Does She Remember Me?" is a blue crelly base with small neon green, yellow, and pink glitters, blue metallic microflakes, and iridescent pink-red-gold flakes. Shown here in 2 coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: This polish perfectly nailed the inspiration photo of blackened silhouettes against a beautiful wall of jellyfish. First off, I did think the consistency sat a bit thick, drying very quickly as well. I added about 15 drops of thinner or so and that fixed it right up, slightly extending the drying time and allowing for nice self leveling. It is the time of year where temperatures here in the South are on the rise, and this may have had an effect on this particular polish’s consistency during transport. But other than that easy fix, this polish is a wonderful, rich royal or deep ocean blue! The base is a true crelly with very nice opacity. The scattered, fine microflakes are such a beautiful touch and may just be my personal favorite part of this one.

Find more from Heather's Hues: heathershues.com

Heather's Hues

WiTS Lotion scented in 'Chocolate Chips for Breakfast?'

Price: $7.25 | 28 Cap

Theme/Fandom: The Handmaid's Tale, specifically inspired this month by June and Hannah happily making chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast.

Description: "What is This Sorcery?" or "WiTS" Lotion is packed full of skin-loving, nourishing natural ingredients that absorb quickly and leave your skin ultra moisturized. The 'Chocolate Chips for Breakfast?' scent is described as a blend of sweet milk chocolate chips, creamy butter, with hints of vanilla and rich maple syrup. *Please note: WiTS contains oils derived from seeds/nuts.*

Thoughts: I've said it before, but WiTS has been my go-to lotion for years now! It provides wonderful moisture while quickly absorbing into the skin, so there is no greasy reside left behind. The sweet, chocolatey notes are definitely what I noticed first upon smelling in the jar. Once on the skin, the warm bakery and more cake-like notes bloom.

Find more from Heather's Hues: heathershues.com

LynBDesigns

"Glamour Goose"

Price: $13.00 | 250 Cap

Theme/Fandom: LynBDesigns is beginning a new theme this month of Animal Magnetism! As a self-proclaimed collector of names, maker Jennalyn is combining her love of magnetic polishes with polish-perfect animal names collected over the years, this month inspired by the goose!

Description: "Glamour Goose" is a black based magnetic with green to gold to red shifting magnetic flakies and tons of holo flakies. Shown in 3 coats magnetized, plus gloss and matte top coats. Also shown in a single finger swatch as 3 coats unmagnetized, as well as 2 coats magnetized over black.

Thoughts: This polish does sit very sheer, with the base being nearly clear on its own. That definitely gives this magnetic beaut a wide range of topper possibilities! Application was very easy and controlled, so much so, I didn't even need a clean up brush for these swatches. The magnetic particles are highly reactive and have a wonderful amount of depth when in motion. While it is gorgeous when glossy, I found it to be very beautiful when matte as well.

Find more from LynBDesigns: lynbdesigns.store

Night Owl Lacquer

"Naydra"

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

Theme/Fandom: Night Owl is wrapping up their Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild series this month with the final polish in a mini series of the three legendary dragons, specifically inspired by Naydra.

Description: "Naydra" is a is a bright aqua with purple/blue shimmer filled with green blue/purple and purple/blue/green crystal chameleon flakes. Shown in 3 thin coats, plus gloss and matte top coats. Some may be able to reach opacity in only 2 coats.

Thoughts: This is such a beautiful, glowy turquoise blue! It is a perfect way to wrap up this series and a gorgeous end to the trio of dragon inspired polishes. Application was perfectly smooth and easy with a quick dry down time as well. I LOVE the look of this polish when matte! As a side note, while this perfectly matches the Naydra inspiration, I get strong Sully from Monsters Inc. vibes as well! lol.

Find more from Night Owl Lacquer: nightowllacquer.com

Again, these beauties along with many others will be available for pre-order July 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 weeks 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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