Sunday, June 17, 2018

Chaos & Crocodiles: Cheshire Rose

Another from the vault post today for a Chaos & Crocodiles HHC that I absolutely love! I don't recall when it was released, but I do see it around on the 2nd hand market on occasion.

Cheshire Rose is a beautifully done purply based holo with strong red to blue shifting holo flame and shimmer.

xoxoJen's swatch of Chaos & Crocodiles: Cheshire Rose
xoxoJen's swatch of Chaos & Crocodiles: Cheshire Rose


I wore two coats, but this one is quite opaque so one coat would suffice in a pinch for a quick paint and go mani.

xoxoJen's swatch of Chaos & Crocodiles: Cheshire Rose
xoxoJen's swatch of Chaos & Crocodiles: Cheshire Rose
xoxoJen's swatch of Chaos & Crocodiles: Cheshire Rose
xoxoJen's swatch of Chaos & Crocodiles: Cheshire Rose

I hope you've enjoyed the review, even though this polish is not available. And if you haven't checked out the HHC offerings for this month, definitely do that!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Lollipop Posse and Anchor & Heart Polish Con Duo


Dear reader we have a special treat today! The duo from Karen and Taryn for Polish Con!
They are both boy moms and decided to let their boys name their polishes. 30 sets of these will be available at Polish Con on June 16 with special event pricing.

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse and Anchor & Heart Polish Con Duo


The Nail Galaxy
a blackened-blue base with green/red/purple multichrome shift, purple/copper/green Aurora pigment, and holographic silver micro flakes.

This shift in this ya'll, it is all over the place and can't decide what color it wants to be! Super reflective too, there must be some sorta metallic magic going on in there.

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse The Nail Galaxy
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse The Nail Galaxy
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse The Nail Galaxy
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse The Nail Galaxy


Red Polish
a maroon base with red/green shifting aurora pigment, a sprinkling of lime iridescent micro flakies, and iridescent/UCC flakies that shift across the gold/orange/pink/fuchsia/green/lime spectrum.

Luscious and squishy and flakie and just, all the things!

xoxoJen's swatch of Anchor & Heart Red Polish
xoxoJen's swatch of Anchor & Heart Red Polish
xoxoJen's swatch of Anchor & Heart Red Polish

Both polishes are shown in two coats, have really great formulas and smooth application. You'll definitely want to snag these if you're going to the event!





Sunday, June 10, 2018

Hella Handmade Creations June Release

Hella Handmade Creations is prepping for their June pre-order which takes place in just one week! June 14th-21st. Polishes will start shipping by July 21, barring any unforeseen circumstances. In my review, I've included all the polishes I've received. Let's have a look!

xoxoJen's swatch collage of Hella Handmade Creations June


The Piemaker is a vibrant sky blue base with an orange to gold shifting shimmer (green at extreme angles) and holo flakes. Inspired by Pushing Daisies.

Vibrant blue that shifts like woah. Fantastic formula and brush, opaque in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Blush The Piemaker
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush The Piemaker
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush The Piemaker
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush The Piemaker


The Lazy Song is a bright cherry red glow holo. Inspired by Bruno Mars.

A spectacular blue leaning red holo. Fantastic formula, opaque in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe The Lazy Song
xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe The Lazy Song
xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe The Lazy Song


Occupied Cities is a dusty pink with turquoise overlay, copper flakes and copper micro glitters. Inspired by Astro Boy.

Loving the dusty pink with contrasting shimmer and copper flake. Fantastic formula, opaque in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Emily de Molly Occupied Cities
xoxoJen's swatch of Emily de Molly Occupied Cities
xoxoJen's swatch of Emily de Molly Occupied Cities


We're All Mad Here is a violet toned orchid jelly with red/green chameleon flakes, red/green aurora, chameleon iridescent glitters and holographic pigment. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

That purple and those flakes had me at hello. Fantastic formula, opaque enough for my liking in two coats.
Please note: The bottle for sale will be 15ML, rather than what's shown in my photos.

xoxoJen's swatch of Ethereal Lacquer We're All Mad Here
xoxoJen's swatch of Ethereal Lacquer We're All Mad Here
xoxoJen's swatch of Ethereal Lacquer We're All Mad Here


El is a dark blue base with a slight purple tinge, purple duochrome shine, and linear holographic particles and flakes. Inspired by Stranger Things.

I love grey/purple combos. Fantastic formula, opaque in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Femme Fatale El
xoxoJen's swatch of Femme Fatale El
xoxoJen's swatch of Femme Fatale El


Addicted to Love is a sheer cool pink base with a strong red/violet to gold shifting glass fleck shimmer, a soft holo, and pink-gold-green colour shifting iridescent flakes. Inspired by the scene from Harry Potter where Hermione Granger and Ginny Weasley are looking at the love potions at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.

Super shimmery and sparkly, it really twinkles in sunlight. Fantastic formula, opaque in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits Addicted to Love
xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits Addicted to Love
xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits Addicted to Love


Flash! Bang! Boom! is a deep red linear holo with gold shimmer. Inspired by DC Comic's The Flash superhero.

One coater with a fantastic formula.






A Gem of Many Talents is a linear holo with a pearlescent-like effect created by an iridescent shimmer that shifts from teal to blue to pink-violet, filled with holo flake and iridescent flakes in blue-green-pink-gold. Inspired by Steven Universe.

Has an ethereal iridescence that's hard to capture under bright lighting since the base is almost white. Good formula, opaque in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Heather's Hues A Gem of Many Talents
xoxoJen's swatch of Heather's Hues A Gem of Many Talents
xoxoJen's swatch of Heather's Hues A Gem of Many Talents


Swamp Water has a swampy green base infused with a fine linear holo pigment and loaded with a coppery, golden shimmer to represent a beautiful sunrise. Inspired by New Orleans.

Love the hit of coppery shimmer and the effect of the holo makes it look 3D, super difficult to capture in a still shot. Fantastic formula, opaque in one coat.

xoxoJen's swatch of JReine Swamp Water
xoxoJen's swatch of JReine Swamp Water
xoxoJen's swatch of JReine Swamp Water

A bonus bottle shot to show the copper shimmer that I couldn't capture in swatch photos.

xoxoJen's swatch of JReine Swamp Water


Sultry but Damaged is a forest green base with a burnt orange/red multichrome shimmer, scattered holographic pigment, and iridescent chameleon flakes that shift between aqua/green/purple and red/gold/copper. Inspired by Kady Orloff-Diaz of "The Magicians", and the apt (but also tongue-in-cheek) name assigned to her by Professor Mayakovsky during her time at Brakebills South.

Is it green or copper or ? Such a morphing polish, Karen has really outdone herself with this! Fantastic formula, opaque in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Sultry but Damaged
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Sultry but Damaged
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Sultry but Damaged


I Am NOT A Bunny is a magenta pink based holo with dark taupe sparkles and blue shimmers and glass flecks. Inspired by Aaahh!!! Real Monsters.

Raspberry shades like this are my favorites, the blue sparks really make the polish pop. Fantastic formula, opaque in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of MckFresh I Am NOT A Bunny
xoxoJen's swatch of MckFresh I Am NOT A Bunny
xoxoJen's swatch of MckFresh I Am NOT A Bunny


Poor Unfortunate Souls is a black jelly representing Ursula's dress with its gelatinous appearance. Holographic flakies, and purple translucent flakies to represent her skin. Inspired by Ursula, a female villain.

The flake and holo are super bright and not hindered by the dark base at all. Magic in a bottle. Fantastic formula, opaque in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Pop Polish Poor Unfortunate Souls
xoxoJen's swatch of Pop Polish Poor Unfortunate Souls
xoxoJen's swatch of Pop Polish Poor Unfortunate Souls


Indigo On Your Chiclets is a medium blue crelly with a purple shift, scattered holo effect and subtle iridescent green flakes. Inspired by NBC's Parks and Recreation.

The purple shift was tough to capture on camera/studio lighting but is definitely there under sunlight. Fantastic formula, opaque in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Quixotic Indigo On Your Chiclets
xoxoJen's swatch of Quixotic Indigo On Your Chiclets
xoxoJen's swatch of Quixotic Indigo On Your Chiclets


The Power of Love is an almost-turquoise green holo with vibrant violet sparks. Inspired by Studio Ghibli.

Loving the contrast of the sea foam green and purpley shimmer. Fantastic formula, opaque in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Sayuri The Power of Love
xoxoJen's swatch of Sayuri The Power of Love
xoxoJen's swatch of Sayuri The Power of Love


Chase is a lightened, dusty eggplant purple linear holo with copper sparks and red/blue shifting pigment. Inspired by My So Called Life.

The hits of red from the holo flame really catch my attention. Fantastic formula, opaque in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of 77 Lacquer Chase
xoxoJen's swatch of 77 Lacquer Chase
xoxoJen's swatch of 77 Lacquer Chase


Queen Regent is a crimson jelly packed with gold holo glitters and gold metallic micro flakies. Inspired by Game of Thrones.

Squishy and glittery, this is a true red. Fantastic formula, opaque in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Stella Chroma Queen Regent
xoxoJen's swatch of Stella Chroma Queen Regent
xoxoJen's swatch of Stella Chroma Queen Regent


Big Damn Heroes is a deep rusty red with red/green aurora shimmer, a mix of red/copper/green color shift flakes, bronze micro flake and a semi linear holo. Inspired by Firefly.

The shift in those flakes against the base color is stunning. Fantastic formula, opaque enough for my liking in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Supernatural Big Damn Heroes
xoxoJen's swatch of Supernatural Big Damn Heroes
xoxoJen's swatch of Supernatural Big Damn Heroes


You Won't Like Me When I'm Angry is a hulk green linear holo polish with purple shimmer, gold/green chameleon flakies and silver micro glitter. Inspired by Marvel Comic's The Hulk.

Love how this one shifts! Fantastic formula, opaque in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie You Won't Like Me When I'm Angry
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie You Won't Like Me When I'm Angry
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie You Won't Like Me When I'm Angry
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie You Won't Like Me When I'm Angry

What are you adding to your wishlist?!
Available at Hella Handmade Creations June 14th-21st.

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