Hella Handmade Creations | February 2024

by Lisa Heath

Press Samples // Some Paid PR

Happy Sunday! It’s been another busy week, and I had some time to get everything together so I can finally type up my Hella Handmade Creations February 2024 post!

I have 18 of this months offerings to share (I already have 23 for next month, and I know I’m expecting more) and you can check all 18 out on my YouTube channel below!

For the fine details – for all photos shown – I used Vapid Lacquer Commitment Issues Peel Off Base, and for the glossy photos I did Monarch Lacquer Hi-Def Shine Top coat (sent as PR and I’ve also purchased.. and that’s an affiliate link).  For all textured polishes, I did use Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber (PR) and Monarch Lacquer top coat over it. 

For my lighting setup, since I use artificial lighting due to my day job, involves 2 Neatfi XL Lamps from Amazon (affiliate link) as well as this Daylight Company Duo Daylight Lamp (affiliate link).

And lastly – I do use artificial gel nails that I do myself at home. In this post (and video) I am using Apres Gel X Nails in Extra Short Stiletto.

Let’s jump on in and take a look.

Alchemy Lacquers | Land of Lava

Theme: Star Wars Travel Posters

Description: Land of Lava is a medium grey crelly base with black flakes, as well as red to orange to gold to green shifting shimmer and iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. You could also probably do 2 normal coats and reach full opacity.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200

All Mixed Up Lacquer | Damn Vampire

Theme: My Maker Playlist with a polish inspired by Olivia Rodrigo’s song, “Vampire.”

Description: Damn Vampire is a grey crelly base loaded with intense purple shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200

Atomic Polish | Sagrada (PAID PR)

Theme: Board Games

Description: Sagrada is a blurple jelly base packed with purple to blue shifting pigment and red micro glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The red glitters twinkle like reflective glitters… so I’m not sure if they are or not to be completely honest. Due to how the reacted for me with flash, I’m going to say I think they are reflective.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

BCB Lacquers | Cuticle Oil Click Pen in Calypso

Theme:

Description: BCB Lacquers brings us a cuticle oil pen with a click style dispenser and brush applicator. The scent notes are: Champagne, Fruits, Iris, Lime, Black Currant, Patchouli, Jasmine, Lemon.

My nose immediately picks up the lemon, lime, patchouli and a bit of floral. It’s very earthy, clean and citrusy. I would say this is a more gender neutral like scent.

Ingredients: Jojoba oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, avocado oil, almond oil, tea tree oil and skin-safe fragrance.

Price: $6.00 | Cap: 150

BCB Lacquers | Wild, Beautiful & Dangerous

Theme: mermaids and sirens

Description: Wild, Beautiful & Dangerous is a soft lavender crelly base with blue to purple shifting flakes, yellow hex glitters, holo micro flecks and glows teal in the dark. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 200

Bee’s Knees Lacquer | Then Do Not Spend Your Life Exhausted (PAID PR)

Theme: inspired by the book ‘Belladonna’

Description: Then Do Not Spend Your Life Exhausted is a sheer silvery jelly base loaded with red to green to gold shifting shimmer, matte black flakes and holo flakes, plus it glows green in the dark. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $14.00 | Cap: None

Cuticula | It Means No Worries

Theme: Dreamlight Valley series

Description: It Means No Worries is a rosey red jelly base packed with red to purple glass flakes, as well as small matte black flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Despite the flake content – I didn’t find that this one needed a glitter smoother. All the flakes were thinner and lay relatively flat with 3 thin coats.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Dam Nail Polish | Badtz To The Bone

Theme: Hello Kitty and Friends

Description: Badtz To The Bone is a black jelly base with purple and white glitters, as well as purple reflective glitters. I used 3 thin coats, glitter smoothing topper and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I did find this polish to be on the thick side, so I did thinner coats to spread more evenly. If you don’t like thicker polishes – you can add some thinner to bring it to a consistency you prefer.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 200

Hearts and Promises | Scooby Dooby Doo

Theme: Scooby-Doo

Description: Scooby Dooby Doo is a chocolate brown crelly base loaded with blue to purple aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200

LynBDesigns | Tactical Assault Possum

Theme: Animal Magnetism

Description: Tactical Assault Possum is a grey jelly base loaded with silver magnetic pigment, as well as intense pink to purple shifting shimmer and holo flake. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I only magnetized the middle nails so you can see it worn both ways.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200

M&N Polish | Tropical Freeze

Theme: Games

Description: Tropical Freeze is a clear base loaded with silver to turquoise shifting iridescent flakes, as well as copper to green multichrome flakes. I used 2 coats alone and a glossy top coat for these photos. The final photo shows 1 coat over a black creme.

This polish does have a base color you can also purchase (you can buy it alone or as the duo) but the base broke in transit to me, so I only have the topper to share.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 75

MJ Lacquer | Lucy Meets Orson Welles (PAID PR)

Theme: I Love Lucy

Description: Lucy Meets Orson Welles is a purple jelly scattered holographic base with red to pink to copper to green aurora shimmer, as well as matching aurora flakes, and yellow to gold to orange magnetic pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I only magnetized the middle and index nails for these photos so you can see it both ways.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 100

Night Owl Lacquer | A Little Grumpy and Super Lumpy

Theme: Bob’s Burgers 

Description: A Little Grumpy and Super Lumpy is a pale, milky lavender crelly base with magenta to mauve to silver to green to emerald to blue shifting flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Phoenix Indie Polish | Birds Fly

Theme: Imagine Dragons

Description: Birds Fly is a dusty sage green crelly base with purple to pink to gold shifting aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150

Phoenix Indie Polish | Two Hearts

Theme: Imagine Dragons

Description: Two Hearts is a clear base with golden aurora shimmer and holographic micro flakes. I used 1 coat over Birds Fly for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150

Rogue Lacquer | Tink

Theme: Peter Pan

Description: Tink is a “Tinkerbell” green jelly base with green to blue to gold glass flakes, as well as lime and gold holo glitters. I used 3 thin coats, glitter smoother and top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Sassy Sauce Polish | Off The Hook (PAID PR)

Theme: Shoes

Description: Off The Hook is a mossy green jelly base with red to green to gold shifting shimmer and scattered holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 500

Zombie Claw | I Can Talk!

Theme: Powerpuff Girls

Description: I Can Talk! is a medium pink jelly base with white glitters, black flakes and green to blue shifting shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 100

Hella Handmade Creations | February 2024

It’s safe to say there’s a definitely color theme in the collage above. It’s pretty much purples to blues to greens… with a red and pink thrown in there for fun. Being that I am neutral leaving cool toned… they all look good with my skintone and are fully wearable for me.

Available: February 14th at 12:01 am Eastern until February 21st at 11:59 pm HST (Hawaii Standard Time)

Where To Buy: Hella Handmade Creations Shop

There’s a ton more available in the HHC shop, so be sure to take a look!

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