Hella Handmade Creations | March 2024

by Lisa Heath

Press Samples // Some Paid PR

Happy Saturday! This month has been an absolute whirlwind of polish releases and all the makers have been going hard for our wallets… and this post is about to show 32 of this month’s Hella Handmade Creations offerings for March 2024!

The load this month is higher because i have a few Mother’s Day duos … so I don’t think future months will be this heavy… I was a little surprised with the final tally of PR though… in a good way. To see all 32 items swatched/shown – head to my YouTube:

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 Lacquer | City of Trees

Theme: Star Wars Travel Poster theme with a polish inspired by Kashyyyk

Description: City of Trees is a crelly based thermal that shifts from a mauvy-greige (cold) to periwinkle blue (warm) with contrasting green to turquoise to blue shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200

All Mixed Up Lacquers | Somethin’ You Proof

Theme: ‘My Maker Playlist’ theme with a polish inspired by the song of the name name from Morgan Wallen

Description: Somethin’ You Proof is a deepened reddish berry jelly base with intense copper to gold to green shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200

Atomic Polish | Wingspan (PAID PR)

Theme: board game theme inspired the game, ‘Wingspan.

Description: Wingspan is a pale blue holographic base with purple to aqua shifting aurora pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

BCB Lacquers | Cuticle Oil in 13 Tail Fox

Theme: Mythological Creatures series, BCB Lacquers has created a cuticle oil click pen inspired by the Kitsune

Description: 13 Tail Fox is a 6ml cuticle oil in a click pen. The scent notes are: Artemisia Leaves, Ambrette, White Pepper, White Tea, Musk, Woody Amber.

This is a nice, soothing, woodsy type scent that is like a warm hug. It’s not sweet or super strong. Definitely one I can see a larger range of people enjoying.

Price: $7.50 | Cap: 150

BCB Lacquers | Trickster Fox

Theme: mythological creature series with a polish inspired by the Kitsune. 

Description: Trickster Fox is an orange linear holo base and orange to gold to pink shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 200

BCB Lacquers | Because I Said So! (Mother’s Day Duo – Sold as a Set Only)

Theme: Mother’s Day Duo – Sold As A Set with We Have Food At Home

Description: Because I Said So! is a white (indoor) to bright purple (outdoor) solar crelly based polish with a purple to blue shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Solar polishes use sun or UV light (I used a UV Flashlight for these photos) to transition

Price: $27.00 | Cap: 200 Sets

BCB Lacquers | We Have Food At Home (Mother’s Day Duo – Sold As A Set)

Theme: Mother’s Day Duo – Sold As a Set Only with Because I Said So!

Description: We Have Food at Home is a crelly based solar shade that’s bright peach (indoor) to a blurple (outdoor) with pink to orange to gold shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Solar polishes use sun or UV light (I used a UV Flashlight for these photos) to transition

Price: $27.00 | Cap: 200 Sets

Bee’s Knees Lacquer | A Human Life Is A Beautiful Thing (Paid PR)

Theme: Belladonna

Description: A Human Life is a Beautiful Thing is a soft gray base with a glowy red to gold shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Visible brushstrokes are expected with this shade, but it doesn’t detract and they aren’t severe

Price: $14.00 | Cap: None

By Dany Vianna | Prince Yuki

Theme: ‘Fruits Basket’ theme with “Prince Yuki,” inspired by Yuki Sohma.

Description: Prince Yuki is a sheer dark grey (almost black) jelly base packed with dark grey (almost black) micro holographic glitters and red reflective glitters. I used 3 thin coats, glitter smoother and glossy top coat for these photos.

This polish looks black on me and I’m not sure if its because of the contrast with my paler skin or if it’s just that dark. Either way – expect it to appear more black than deep grey.

Price: $14.00 | Cap: 100

By Dany Vianna | Year of the Rat

Theme: ‘Fruits Basket’ theme with “Year of the Rat,” inspired by Yuki Sohma.

Description: Year Of THe Rat is a clear base loaded with blue to violet aurora shimmer and matching aurora flakes, with red reflective glitters. I used 1 coat over Prince Yuki for most of these photos, then did 3 coats alone with a glossy top coat for the final photo.

Price: $14.00 | Cap: 100

Clionadh Cosmetics | Kiki (Paid PR)

Theme: ‘Hayao Miyazaki Tribute’ theme with a polish inspired by the dress Kiki wears in ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service.’

Description: Kiki is a deep plum purple linear holographic. The red arc in this elevates the shade so much! I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Cuticula | Night Thorns

Theme:  ‘Dreamlight Valley’ series with “Night Thorns.”

Description: Night Thorns is a deep plum jelly base loaded with green to purple multichrome shimmer, green to blue to purple shifting shimmer and silver holographic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Dam Nail Polish | The Amazing Super Pup

Theme: Dam Nail Polish continues their ‘Hello Kitty and Friends’ series with a polish inspired by Pochacco the Amazing Super Pup and his little sidekicks the Pi-chans.

Description: The Amazing Super Pup is a white crelly with assorted light blue and yellow glitters with a dusting of black holo micro glitters and blue shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glitter smoother and glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 100

Hearts & Promises | Daphne

Theme:  ‘Scooby-doo’ theme with a polish inspired by Daphne!

Description: Daphne is a pink to purple holo thermal crelly base with purple shimmer and purple to blue to aqua to green flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200

Luna Lacquer | Put Logic Aside

Theme: Star Trek theme with a polish inspired by the 2009 movie “Star Trek” where old Spock travels through time and space to give much needed yet counterintuitive advice of not always turning.

Description: Put Logic Aside is a green to blue to purple shifting shimmer with turquoise magnetic shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I only magnetized the middle and ring nails so you can see the polish both ways.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 100

Luna Wax | Put Logic Aside Wax Melt

Theme: Star Trek theme with a wax inspired by the 2009 “Star Trek” movie where Old Spock travel through time and space and meets his younger self to give much needed yet counterintuitive advice of not always turning to logic for answers.

Description: “Put Logic Aside” is a Star fleet badge shaped wax melt, scented in blueberries, red berries and coconut.

Blueberry is the prominent scent that is sweetened by the berries and coconut – but the berries and coconut scent don’t overpower the blueberries. I really like this one and it’s just different and not too sweet or tart but still very much fruity.

Price: $6.50 | Cap: 32

LynBDesigns | Glorious Porpoise

Theme: ‘Animal Magnetism’ series with “Glorious Porpoise.”

Description: Glorious Porpoise is a plum base with pink magnetic pull and blue to purple shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I only magnetized the middle and ring nails for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200

MJ Lacquer | Friendship Friendship (Paid PR)

Theme:  ‘I Love Lucy’ series with a polish inspired by the episode where Lucy and Ethel sing their iconic song “Friendship.” Lucy and Ethel are excited to appear on TV with their club, until they buy the same dress, which tests their “Friendship”
(S3;E3 ~ 1953)

Description: Friendship Friendship is a white crelly with a mixture of multi chrome flakes, sprinkled with small pink and purple glitters and color shifting aurora flakes. I used 3 thin coats, glitter smoother and glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150

Night Owl Lacquer | Chafing My Honkers

Theme: Bob’s Burgers theme with “Chafing My Honkers.”

Description: Chafing My Honkers is a peach crelly base with iridescent shimmer that shifts violet to pink to peach to gold to green. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Pampered Polishes | Life’s A Witch, Then You Fly

Theme: Halloween

Description: Life’s a Witch, Then You Fly is a bright, shimmery grape purple with a linear holographic effect. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Paradox Polish | If You Can’t Love Yourself

Theme: RuPaul’s Drag Race and All Stars

Description: If You Can’t Love Yourself is a murky kelly green jelly base with pink to gold to coral shifting magnetic pigment, red to pink iridescent flakes and subtle scattered holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I only magnetized the middle and ring nails for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None

Phoenix Indie Polish | Not A Regular Mom (Mother’s Day Duo – Sold As A Set)

Theme: Mother’s Day Duo – Sold as a Set With A Cool Mom

Description: Not A Regular Mom is a bright medium pink crelly base with blue to pink aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $26.00 | Cap: 150 Sets

Phoenix Indie Polish | A Cool Mom (Mother’s Day Duo – Sold As A Set)

Theme: Mother’s Day Duo – Sold as a Set With Not A Regular Mom

Description: A Cool Mom is a clear base loaded with iridescent aqua to blue to violet iridescent flakes and holographic micro flakes. I used 1 coat ovedr Not A Regular Mom for these photos.

Price: $26.00 | Cap: 150 Sets

Phoenix Indie Polish | Master Of My Sea

Theme:  inspired by the band ‘Imagine Dragons.’

Description: Master Of My Sea is a green leaning turquoise crelly base with blue aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 300

Phoenix Indie Polish | You Made Me A Believer

Theme: inspired by the band ‘Imagine Dragons.’

Description: You Made Me A Believer is a lightly pink tinted jelly base (very light) with red to orange to gold shifting iridescent flakes.

I found the flakes in this to be fairly sparse and larger so I used it to layer over Master Of My Sea. The jelly base is tinted and if you choose to build it up to wear – you likely will still have VNL unless you use a blurring base of some sort.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150

Red Eyed Lacquer | Da Balm-er in Just Peachy (Paid PR)

Theme:

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.

This month’s scent is Just Peachy and it’s described as scented in lemon ginger peach pound cake.

My nose picks up a clean, light peach scent. This isn’t that fake weird plasticy peach scent at all. It’s very light and refreshing.

Price: $9.00 | Cap: 100

Red Eyed Lacquer | Vanilla, Peach, Peach, Baby (Paid PR)

Theme: ‘Birth Month Flowers’ theme with a polish inspired by the Vanilla Peach Daffodil.

Description: Vanilla, Peach, Peach, Baby is a pastel peach crelly base with pink to coppery gold shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200

Rogue Lacquer | Mermaid Lagoon

Theme: Peter Pan theme with a polish inspired  by the beautiful lagoon and mermaids from Peter Pan

Description: Mermaid Lagoon is a rich blurple crelly with a rainbow of glass flakes. I used 3 thin coats, glitter smoother and glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Sassy Sauce Polish | Buckle Up Buttercup (Paid PR)

Theme: inspired by shoes with “Buckle Up Buttercup.”

Description: Buckle Up, Buttercup is a vampy, cool leaning red with black and gold reflective glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 500

Sassy Sauce Polish | Every Inch Of My Heart and Every Bit Of My Soul (Paid PR) (Mother’s Day Duo – Only Sold As A Set)

Theme: Mother’s Day Duo – Only Available As A Set With To The Moon & Back

Description: Every Inch of my Heart and Every Bit of My Soul is a large particle pink to copper shimmer with twinkling pink holo glitter. It can be worn by itself or used as a topper. I wore it alone in 3 coats and glossy top coat.

The base looks like pale gold with the pink to copper shimmer in it.

Price: $26.00 | Cap: 150

Sassy Sauce Polish | To The Moon & Back (Paid PR) (Mother’s Day Duo – Sold As A Set)

Theme: Mother’s Day Duo – Sold Only As A Set With Every Inch Of My Hear and Every Bit Of My Soul

Description: To the Moon & Back is a purple (cold) to blue (warm) crelly based thermal with blue shimmer and copper to pink to green to blue shifting ghost flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $26.00 | Cap: 150 Sets

Zombie Claw Polish | Mitch Rocks!

Theme: The Powerpuff Girls with a polish inspired by the character, Mitchell Mitchelson.

Description: Mitch Rocks! is a sheer chocolate brown jelly base with green to blue electric shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 300

Hella Handmade Creations | March 2024

This is a big HHC month for my blog and YouTube mainly because of the Mother’s Day Duos and I don’t expect them to go this high most likely again (unless more duos happen) since I usually hover around 20 or so … but it was fun for it to happen this month.

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