Hella Handmade Creations | January 2024

by Lisa Heath

Press Samples // Some Paid PR

Happy Tuesday! It’s been busy this week, but I was finally able to get this post up. It’s time for my Hella Handmade Creations January 2024 post!

I have 15 of this month’s products to share. The video only has 13 of the 15 in it because the Phoenix shades arrived late and I didn’t know they’d be in there. I might do a quick IG application video though to show them.

You can check out my YouTube video 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 | Forest Moon

Theme: Star Wars Travel Posters

Description: Forest Moon is a sea green jelly (borderline crelly) base with cyan to blue to purple shifting flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This is a very difficult shade to capture and I did the best I could with my camera and photoshop. In person – the polish is a bit more blue and a bit deeper in person. It’s a stunning shade, but photographs fairly muted.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200

By Dany Vianna | Cocoa Powder (Paid PR)

Theme: Desserts and Pastries

Description: Cocoa Powder is a clear base with large particle orange to pink to gold aurora shimmer with a mix of micro and small brown metallic glitters and coppery brown irregular flake like glitters. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. Final image shows Cocoa Powder over a black creme.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 100

By Dany Vianna | Confectionary Sugar (Paid PR)

Theme: Desserts and Pastries

Description: Confectionary Sugar is a clear base loaded with peach to pink to gold aurora shimmer, as well as white matte micro glitters and small and irregular white matte glitters. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. Final photo shows it over black.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 100

Cuticula | A Rift In Time

Theme: Dreamlight Valley

Description: A Rift In Time is a bright red jelly base loaded with orange to gold shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This is a bit deeper toned in person. My camera really picked up the pinkish tones

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Emily de Molly | Peacock Ore (Paid PR)

Theme: Rocks and Minerals

Description: Peacock Ore is a black to red multichrome base with strong vivid blue shimmer which alters the black to red into a blue to purple to magenta. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Hearts and Promises | Anna

Theme: Disney Princesses

Description: Anna is a deep magenta toned violet jelly based linear holographic. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 300

LynBDesigns | Paint Me Like One Of Your French Squirrels

Theme: Animal Magnetism

Description: Paint Me Like One Of Your French Squirrels is an orange to olive green multichrome loaded with red magnetic shimmer and scattered holo micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The magnetic effect is on the subtle side, and I only magnetized the middle and ring nails to show it both ways.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150

MJ Lacquer | Lucy & Ethel BFF (Paid PR)

Theme: I Love Lucy

Description: Lucy & Ethel BFF is a green to purple to yellow multichrome with blue to purple magnetic pigment and scattered holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I only magnetized the middle and ring nail so you can see it both ways.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 100

Phoenix Indie Polish | Nothing Else Compares (Paid PR)

Theme: Coldplay

Description: Nothing Else Compares is a deep brown jelly base loaded with purple to pink to orange aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150

Phoenix Indie Polish | You Are (Paid PR)

Theme: Coldplay

Description: You Are is a clear base loaded with holographic micro flakes, as well as pink to orange to gold aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and glossy top coat for first 4 images, then 1 coat over Nothing Else Compares.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150

Red Eyed Lacquer | Da Balmer in Carnation Sensation (Paid PR)

Theme: Birth Flowers

Description: Da Balm-er is a cross between a balm and body butter. It’s creamy like a body butter but has a more emollient feel like a balm would. It’s an intensive treatment you can use anywhere (I love it on cuticles of course) but a little goes a long way. If you use too much – it will feel very oily (like a balm would) so start with a little and build up if you need more.

Carnation Sensation is described as Sea Salt and Orchids and to my nose, this does have a nice, almost earthly floral tone with a slight hint of sweetness. Very mature and classic type scent.

Price: $9.00 | Cap: 100

Red Eyed Lacquer | What In Carnation?! (Paid PR)

Theme: Birth Flowers

Description: What In Carnation?! is a light green (cold) to white (warm) crelly based thermal packed with orange to green to gold shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The warm color does go to a pure white. It was very cold this month and my hands were popsicles – so getting it to stay “warm” long enough for photos was nearly impossible.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200

Rogue Lacquer | Second Star To The Right

Theme: Peter Pan

Description: Second Star to The Right is a deep blue jelly base loaded with blue to light blue micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Sassy Sauce Polish | There’s No Place Like… Hangin’ With My Homies (Paid PR)

Theme: Shoes

Description: There’s No Place Like… Hangin’ With My Homies is a black (cold) to strawberry pink (warm) jelly based thermal with red glitters and green to blue to violet shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The official description says Black to Red thermal, but it looks more blackened purple to strawberry pink on me.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 500

Zombie Claw Polish | Disaster Date

Theme: Powderpuff Girls

Description: Disaster Date is a light-medium purple crelly base loaded with gold to violet shifting shimmer, as well as black flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 100

Hella Handmade Creations | January 2024

So many goodies coming out already and it’s only January!

Available: January 14th at 12:01 am Eastern until January 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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