Thursday, June 11, 2020

June 2020 Hella Handmade Creations

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I'm sharing 2 of the May contributions to Hella Handmade Creations with you today, just in case you needed help deciding to buy more polish.  MWAHAHAHAHA!

Not familiar with HHC?  HHC is a Facebook group that was created to have custom and exclusive polishes created for their members.  The current format allows indie makers to choose a theme and do a "collection" based on that theme, one polish each month.  Buy whatever you like from lots of makers each month.


LynBDesigns | Smelly Cat
PRICE:  $12 | CAP: 90
Described as a peach to white thermal filled with shimmer and red to gold to chartreuse to green shifting UCC flakies. I absolutely love the white isn't stark, but more of a cream. It is absolutely gorgeous. While I was swatching I had a hard time keeping the creamy warm state on because the air conditioner had me freezing to death. This will tell you how reactive the thermal is. Shown in 2 coats with glossy top coat.
LynBDesigns Smelly Cat
LynBDesigns Smelly Cat
LynBDesigns Smelly Cat
LynBDesigns Smelly Cat
LynBDesigns Smelly Cat
LynBDesigns Smelly Cat

Necessary Evil Polish | Don't Blink. Blink & You're Dead
PRICE:  $12 | CAP: NONE
Described as a grey base with a pink and gold shimmer, holo flakes and scattered holo. What a beauty! I hate when my nail line is visible, but this is so versatile! It was so pretty in one coat that I thought if you should want a nice palette cleanser in between polishes, this would be something to still give you some pop...shown this way on my pinky That then made me wonder if it was sheer enough to be a topper, and hoo boy! I put one coat over a navy creme and look at that shimmer! The rest of my nails show 3 coats with glossy top coat.
Necessary Evil Polish Don't Blink. Blink & You're Dead.
Necessary Evil Polish Don't Blink. Blink & You're Dead.
Necessary Evil Polish Don't Blink. Blink & You're Dead.
Necessary Evil Polish Don't Blink. Blink & You're Dead.Necessary Evil Polish Don't Blink. Blink & You're Dead.
Necessary Evil Polish Don't Blink. Blink & You're Dead.Necessary Evil Polish Don't Blink. Blink & You're Dead.
Necessary Evil Polish Don't Blink. Blink & You're Dead.Necessary Evil Polish Don't Blink. Blink & You're Dead.

Available June 14 - 21 at the HHC store. Do either of these tickle your fancy?

Hella Handmade Creations

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

June 2020 The Charity Box - Moroccan Nights

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June 2020 The Charity Box

June brings us a new month, a new box and a new change to The Charity Box. We are now offering all polishes individually, and $1 from each polish will be donated to the monthly chosen charity. This will allow us to donate more to each charity. June's charity is The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. JReine Cosmetics is joined by Lynb Designs and Moonflower Polish.

THE CHARITY BOX

JReine Cosmetics - Zweena
PRICE: $12 | CAP: NONE
Described as a deep purple/berry jelly base with flakies that shift blue/purple/pink and gold. What a hot summer color...and absolutely packed with flakies! This will fulfill those flakie dreams. Shown in 3 coats  and for shits and giggles I threw 2 coats over a purple creme on my ring finger with glossy topcoat.
JReine Zweena
JReine Zweena
JReine Zweena
JReine Zweena
JReine Zweena
JReine Zweena

 LynBDesigns - Meet Me In The Medina
PRICE: $12 | CAP: NONE
Described as a royal blue jelly base filled with violet to red to copper shifting flakies, a hint of copper shimmer and holo shimmer. This base color is to die for and I love the shifting flakies in this...and y'all know I feel about holo. Shown in 3 coats with glossy topcoat.
LynBDesigns Meet Me In The Medina
LynBDesigns Meet Me In The Medina
LynBDesigns Meet Me In The Medina
LynBDesigns Meet Me In The Medina
LynBDesigns Meet Me In The Medina
LynBDesigns Meet Me In The Medina


 Moonflower Polish - Twilight Revelry
PRICE: $12 | CAP: NONE
 Described as a violet creme with subtle purple to blue color shifting shimmer. Use as a regular polish in 1-2 coats or for stamping and other nail art techniques. Dries semi matte, add topcoat for a glossy finish. This polish was an easy peasy 1 coat and it stamped beautifully. Shown in 1 coat with glossy top coat, stamped over black creme.
Moonflower Polish Twilight Revelry
Moonflower Polish Twilight Revelry
Moonflower Polish Twilight Revelry
Moonflower Polish Twilight Revelry
Moonflower Polish Twilight Revelry
Moonflower Polish Twilight Revelry
Moonflower Polish Twilight Revelry


 As always, there is an option to donate an additional amount to the charity.  Still want the entire box with all 3 beauties?  Use code ALLTHETHINGS to take $4 off and donate $2 to the charity.

Pre-order opens Wednesday, June 10 - 23 at charityboxftjreine.bigcartel.com

What are you grabbing this month??





Wednesday, June 3, 2020

June 2020 Polish Pickup

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June Polish Pickup is quickly approaching, y'all! Just a couple of days away. I apologize for my lack of posts, but I'm struggling with some health stuff at the moment. These nonstop migraines and headaches are killing me. But let's get to the goods, shall we? 10 products this time for the theme of Cocktails & Mocktails. I think we could all use one of these right about now.🍷🍸🍹πŸ₯ƒ


Baby Girl Lacquer |Doin' The Mi-most-a!
PRICE:  $12.50 | CAP: US 95, UK 5

Doin' The Mi-most-a! is described as a citrus scented orange to yellow thermal that also shifts to a peachy red as a solar. Hybrid at it's best! I will say that my bottle was damaged in transit. I did the macros as soon as it arrived and you can definitely see the difference in the thermal transition from then to approximately a week later when I did the swatches. The solar effect didn't work out much at all, but I have a hard time in general with solar polish. The maker's batch was tested after I talked to her and was working fine on both counts. Shown in 3 coats with glossy top coat. 
Baby Girl Lacquer Doin' The Mimost-a!
Baby Girl Lacquer Doin' The Mimost-a!
Baby Girl Lacquer Doin' The Mimost-a!
Baby Girl Lacquer Doin' The Mimost-a!
Baby Girl Lacquer Doin' The Mimost-a!
Baby Girl Lacquer Doin' The Mimost-a!
Baby Girl Lacquer Doin' The Mimost-a!
Baby Girl Lacquer Doin' The Mimost-a!
Baby Girl Lacquer Doin' The Mimost-a!
Baby Girl Lacquer Doin' The Mimost-a!


Flirtin' | Taste of Summer
PRICE:  $11.50 | CAP: 75
Taste of Summer is described as a sheer orange jelly polish with citrus holo glitters and flakes. Oh, how I love an orange polish. But this sparkly goodness is beyond with it's squishiness and holo glitter! Shown in 3 coats with glossy top coat. 
Flirtin' Taste of Summer
Flirtin' Taste of Summer
Flirtin' Taste of Summer
Flirtin' Taste of Summer
Flirtin' Taste of Summer
Flirtin' Taste of Summer


Jior Couture | A Dirty Shirley
PRICE:  $11.50 | CAP: NONE
A Dirty Shirley is described as a gorgeous red/orange jelly base with red/orange/gold multichrome shift reminiscent of the orange juice, grenadine and splash of vodka of this tasty drink. Added in is red/gold/green aurora representing the super sweet maraschino cherries and slice of lime. I opened this polish and audibly ooooooooooooohed. It’s hard to do that after all the polish I get in my paws. Initially I thought it would be too sheer, so I did use a red creme as an undie on my ring finger, but it was absolutely not needed.  It built up beautifully in 3 coats.
Jior Couture A Dirty Shirley
Jior Couture A Dirty Shirley
Jior Couture A Dirty Shirley
Jior Couture A Dirty Shirley
Jior Couture A Dirty Shirley
Jior Couture A Dirty Shirley
Jior Couture A Dirty Shirley


JReine Cosmetics | On the Rocks
PRICE: $13 | CAP: NONE
On The Rocks is a bright blue jelly base loaded with tons of red, copper, gold to green chromatic shimmers. Holy shitballs, batman!  This color is TO. DIE. FOR. Y’all know I’m not one for anything that is even remotely pastel, which this might look in the bottle, but no! Just no! Please do yourself a favor and get this polish or kick yourself later. Shown in 3 coats with glossy top coat.
JReine On The Rocks
JReine On The Rocks
JReine On The Rocks
JReine On The Rocks
JReine On The Rocks
JReine On The Rocks
JReine On The Rocks

JReine Cosmetics | Lyra Pixie Magic Kit
PRICE: $15 | CAP: NONE
*Also available this month is another Pixie Magic Kit in Lyra. Never tried burnishing powder because you don't do gel polish? Well, this is your chance! 

Kit Includes: 5ml bottle of Super Base, .30grams by weight of Pixie Magic powder in Lyra, applicator and instructions. The Super Base is meant to be able to use the powder over regular polish. No gel polish, no water based top coat or UV light required! Yes!

It is described as a super sparkling shift of violet, fuchsia, gold, and green. I added it over Smoked, a gray one coat creme…and look at her shine! 
JReine Lyra Pixie Magic Kit
JReine Lyra Pixie Magic Kit
JReine Lyra Pixie Magic Kit
JReine Lyra Pixie Magic Kit
JReine Lyra Pixie Magic Kit
JReine Lyra Pixie Magic Kit


LynBDesigns | Lei'd Back
PRICE:  $12 | CAP: NONE
Lei'd Back is described as a dark blurple to gray blue to peach tri-thermal with red/green/gold shifting aurora shimmer, pink/gold shifting flakies and a boat load of violet/pink/copper/ orange shifting flakies. The flakies in this y'all! The. Flakies. Hot damn! Shown in 3 coats with glossy & matte top coat. 
LynBDesigns Lei'd Back
LynBDesigns Lei'd Back
LynBDesigns Lei'd Back
LynBDesigns Lei'd Back
LynBDesigns Lei'd Back
LynBDesigns Lei'd Back
LynBDesigns Lei'd Back


My Stunning Nails | Raspberry Kiss
PRICE:  $12.50 | CAP: US 100, UK 15
Raspberry Kiss is described as a polish with pink mica, pinkish red holographic glitter and more fine holographic glitter. In the photos it is shown with opaque white shards, but Lisa decided to remove them from the polish for a smoother application and finish. I enjoy the super fine holo glitter...look at it sparkle. Shown in 2 coats with glossy top coat. 
My Stunning Nails Raspberry Kiss
My Stunning Nails Raspberry Kiss
My Stunning Nails Raspberry Kiss
My Stunning Nails Raspberry Kiss
My Stunning Nails Raspberry Kiss
My Stunning Nails Raspberry Kiss


Pretty Beautiful Unlimited | Crystal Ball
PRICE:  $12.50 | CAP: US 150, UK 10
Crystal Ball is described as a turquoise jelly base loaded with scattered holographic pigment and micro flakes, aurora shimmer and a mix of 4 crystal chameleon flakies. What a pretty base color…add in all that jazz and holy moly! Virginia is great at adding everything but the kitchen sink and making it look good! Shown in 2 coats with glossy top coat. 
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Crystal Ball
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Crystal Ball
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Crystal Ball
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Crystal Ball
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Crystal Ball
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Crystal Ball

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited | Drink Me
PRICE: $8 | CAP: US 180, UK 20
*Also available this month is the Drink Me Wax Sampler. Described as a 15 scent sampler inspired by all types of drinks found in bars and lounges or coffee shops and ice cream parlors.  Scents include Amaretto, Blackberry Fizz, Blue Hawaiian, Cream Soda, Grape Soda, Hot Apple Cider, Mandarin Tiki, Mint Mojito, Moscato, Orange Soda, Pina Colada, Pink Sangria, Pomegranate Cider, Raspberry Lemonade, Strawberry Daiquiri.

SCENT LIST
Amaretto - With notes of apples, almonds and cherries followed with a hint of orang blossoms and topped off with sweet vanilla.
Blackberry Fizz - Fruity topnotes of blackberry, strawberry, and pomegranate, citrus middle notes of mandarin, grapefruit, and lime, with a base note of bamboo.
Blue Hawaiian - Mouth-watering top notes of juicy orange, lemon, and maraschino cherries; followed by tangy pineapple, acai berry, and sea spray; well rounded with base notes of sweet coconut, vanilla rum, and fresh ozonic notes.
Cream Soda - An old fashioned soda shop classic having all the bubbly notes frothing over the glass with the truly characteristic, caramelized sugar and vanilla cream aroma.
Grape Soda - The effervescent aroma of Kyoho grapes intermingled with fresh peaches, pineapple, raspberries, and strawberries on a dry down of vanilla. 
Hot Apple Cider - Fresh made apple cider with a hint of spice.
Mandarin Tiki - A complex aroma of mandarin rind, red currants, strawberries, and blueberries;  with middle notes of watercress and palm leaves; balanced with musky bottom notes. 
Mint Mojito - Notes of freshly muddled mint with tropical undertones of pineapple and sugarcane.
Moscato - Fragrant red grapefruit and pomegranate are laid atop a bed of green apple and fruit blossoms with a delicate finish of smoky musk and the barest hints of rose and geranium. 
Orange Soda - A "fizzie", citrus aldehydic explosion of strong Brazilian orange peel, Californian orange, Japanese grapefruit, and Lemon zests sitting on a dry down of vanilla.  
Pina Colada - A favorite tropical blend of ripe pineapple and coconut milk with a hint of jamaican rum.
Pink Sangria - A thirst quenching fragrance complete with Spanish sangria, Valencia orange, and tropical pineapple slices garnished with a sweet Maraschino cherry on top.
Pomegranate Cider - A welcoming aroma of hot cider spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves and punched up with notes of pomegranate and strawberry to create a new twist on an old favorite.
Raspberry Lemonade - Sweet raspberry blended with the crispness of lemonade makes for a wonder tangy mix.
Strawberry Daiquiri - A refreshing blend of fresh strawberries, and lemon zests with a hint of fresh vanilla.
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Drink Me Wax Sampler
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Drink Me Wax Sampler
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Drink Me Wax Sampler
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Drink Me Wax Sampler
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Drink Me Wax Sampler


Sassy Sauce Polish | Loudmouth Soup
PRICE:  $12.50 | CAP: US 300, UK 30
Loudmouth Soup is described as an indigo jelly with a red/gold shimmer and scattered holographic microglitter and ghost flakies that shift pink, blue, green, gold. Phew! First, was this named after me? 🀣 This gorgeous baby is a true jelly, so it's on the sheer side. I used a blurple one coat creme on my ring finger just to show what it would look like and boy, can you see that shimmer pop! I approve using this as a topper or a full polish. Shown in 3 coats alone and 2 coats over undie (1 was all that was needed) with glossy top coat. 
Sassy Sauce Polish Loudmouth Soup
Sassy Sauce Polish Loudmouth Soup
Sassy Sauce Polish Loudmouth Soup
Sassy Sauce Polish Loudmouth Soup
Sassy Sauce Polish Loudmouth Soup
Sassy Sauce Polish Loudmouth Soup

All available June 5 11am est - June 8 11pm est at polishpickup.com!  What are you picking up?