Today I have part 1 of my May HHC pre-order swatches– stay tuned for part 2 with even more beautiful polishes!
Along with this month’s post I have an announcement regarding my involvement with Hella Handmade Creations. This will be my final month as a full-time swatcher with HHC as I no longer have time to fit the swatching into my schedule. I will miss getting to share the unique shades that the makers of HHC create every month, but unfortunately my schedule will no longer allow for me to continue with this amount of swatching. Thank you to each and every one of you who have read my HHC posts for the past ten months!
New to Hella Handmade Creations? Every month, HHC offers exclusive polishes from your favorite indie nail polish brands during a week-long pre-sale. The May pre-sale will be open from May 14th at 12:01 AM EST until May 21 at 11:59 PM Hawaiian on Hella Handmade Creations’ website. You can buy as many polishes as you want during the pre-sale. Each brand participating in HHC has picked their own theme to create specially inspired polishes.
Quixotic Polish was inspired by graffiti art to create “Dragon Fire”, a stormy royal blue with lime shifting shimmer and glowing blue iridescent flakies. This shade will retail for $11.50 and has no cap. This shade was opaque in two coats of polish for me.
Bees Knees Lacquer was inspired by Rick & Morty to create “One Million Times Better”, a taupe polish with gold to blue, teal to purple, and red to purple shifting iridescent flakies. This shade will retail for $13.00 and has no cap. This polish was opaque in two coats of polish for me.
Ethereal Lacquer was inspired by Mythological Creatures to create “Pegasus Potion”. This shade has a bright pastel aqua base with a cotton candy pink aurora shimmer and holographic microflakies. This shade will be $12.50 with no cap. My swatches show this shade in two coats of color.
Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer was inspired by female rocker Grace Slick to create “Feed Your Head”, a darkened teal holographic with blue/green/gold/purple shifting pigment and rose copper shimmer. This shade will retail for $12.50 and has a cap of 75 bottles of polish. My swatches show this shade in two coats of polish.
Turtle Tootsie Polishes was inspired by Forrest Gump to create “Don’t Ever Let Anybody Tell You They’re Better Than You”. This polish has a white crelly base with scattered holographic, pink and green sparks, and green/blue/purple UCC flakies. This shade will be $11.00 with no cap. My swatches show this shade in three coats of color.
1850 Artisan Polish was inspired by Will Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to create “Golden Ticket”, a brown-black jelly with gold and silver holographic glitters and gold microflakes. This shade will be $12.00 and has no cap. My swatches show this shade in two coats of polish.
Femme Fatale was inspired by Stephen King to create “Salem’s Lot”. This shade has a deep blue jelly base with blue/purple/green shifting iridescent flakies, black glitters, super-fine blue glitters, and teal blue glitters. This shade will retail for $14.00 and has no cap. This polish is opaque in 2-3 coats of polish and dries slightly textured.
Wildflower Lacquer was inspired by Wayne’s World to create “Schwing”. This shade has a raspberry red base with linear holographic, violet/red/purple/orange and blue/green/gold shifting crystal flakies plus a touch of red shimmer. This shade will retail for $12.50 and has a cap of 80 bottles of polish. My swatches show this shade in two coats of color.
Colors by Llarowe was inspired by Freddie Mercury to create “Bohemian Rhapsody”, a bright lilac packed with UP red to green to gold shifting shimmer. This shade will be $12.00 with a cap of 300 bottles of polish. My swatches show this shade in three thin coats of polish.
Pretty Jelly Artisan Nail Lacquer was inspired by Sailor Moon to create “Moon Prism Power”. This holographic icy blue has a bright green shimmer. Price and cap for this shade will be updated when available. My swatches show this shade in two coats of color.
LynB Designs was inspired by Schitt’s Creek to create “Flirtatiously Boss Around”. This off-white crelly is loaded with holographic flakies, pink-red shimmer, and purple/lime/copper/pink shifting flakies. This shade will retail for $13.00 and has a cap of 90 bottles of polish. This shade was opaque in 3 thin coats of polish for me.
Ms. Sparkle was inspired by vintage toys to create “Peaches ‘N Cream Barbie”, a pink crelly with aqua sparks, holographic micro flakies, chameleon glitters, iridescent flakies, and turquoise holographic glitters. This shade will retail for $11.00 and has no cap. My swatches show this shade in two coats of polish.
Lake House Soapery created a white tea and ginger scented handmade soap, “Garden Tea Party at the Lake”. This soap includes coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, spring water, sweet almond oil, tea leaves, and silk fibers.
The polishes shown in this post were sent to me for free in exchange for swatching and my honest review. Thank you so much for reading! If you’d like to keep up with my blog, take a peek at the right-hand sidebar where you can follow with your email address or WordPress account. You can also find me and my swatches on Instagram @rachelaughsnails.