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Sunday, 11 March 2018

STELLA CHROMA - HHC Exclusives March 2018

 Press Sample/Review

Hi everyone! Today I have the upcoming STELLA CHROMA exclusives for HHC (Hella Handmade Creations). HHC is a Facebook group which has featured indie makers each month who create exclusive polishes for members. This month, STELLA CHROMA is one of the featured makers and Pam has created three gorgeous, complex polishes! 

HHC was previously Hella Holo Customs but they have recently changed name to Hella Handmade Creations and will be offering a wider variety of polishes and products. Check out the HHC Facebook group here to keep up with new exclusives and chatter!

Now, onto the swatches! Check out the end of my post for availability and purchase info as well as a discount code!

Nightwander is a vibrant blue with linear holo, pink flakes and green/pink shifting micro flakies. This polish is the maker's choice from the inspiration photos submitted. 

I used 2 coats of Nightwander. Photos are without topcoat. The formula was excellent, just as I expect from Pam. The shiftiness of the flakes against the super vibrant base is stunning. I love when holos are more interesting than just linear holo! If you love blue polish, this one is a must-have.

Peri-Winkle in Time is an ultra holo periwinkle blue with pink shimmer and pink flakes and was based on the number one member voted inspiration photo in the HHC group.

This is another interesting combination that I love. I'm a sucker for pink, shimmer and flakes so this one is totally my cup of tea. It is delicate and so so pretty! A very wearable colour. I used 2 coats and again, application was a breeze. No topcoat. 
Pluminescence is a grass green linear holo with bright blue flakies, based on the second highest voted inspiration photo submitted in the HHC group. 

This polish just makes me think of summer and peacocks. Again, nothing to report formula-wise. I used 2 coats and no topcoat.
I love how these polishes look next to eachother, they make the perfect set. I was inspired to try out a gradient with Nightwander and Pluminescence, continuing on the peacock inspiration. I knew they would look great together on the nail. I started out with Pluminescence and then created the gradient with a triangular cosmetic sponge. I then topped with a coat of STELLA CHROMA Like Lightning topcoat. I've already written about this topcoat on my blog, but if you are looking for a great quick-dry topcoat, this is perfection. The texture isn't too thin or too thick, no shrinkage (and believe me, pretty much every topcoat shrinks on me), 5-free and fast-drying. What more could you need? 

The HHC exclusive polishes will go on sale on March 14th at 12:01 EST. The listing will be password protected and you will need to be a member of the HHC group to access the password and purchase. Each polish will retail for $13 and they will be available until the end of March. 
You can get 15% off your order with code THEMANICAFE
If you purchase or just want to keep up to date with all things STELLA CHROMA, we'd love to have you in the fan group on Facebook called stella chromatics (which I co-admin). 
Where to Buy:
STELLA CHROMA on Social Media: Facebook - Instagram - Twitter
Hella Handmade Creations: Store - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest 
The products in this post were provided for my honest review


  1. Loooove the gradient! It’s gorgeous!

  2. Gorgeous, Michaela!! Thank you so much!!

    1. Thank you! Wishing you a good launch for these! They're lovely! x

  3. What a beautiful blog post! I love your gradient. It reminds me of ocean or mermaid nails. Great work!

    1. Thanks so much! yes mermaid or ocean would have been logical too, don't know why I was hit with the peacock thought haha!

  4. Lovely swatches! I can't wait to order these lovelies! My question is, how noticeable is the linear on the darker blue and the green? I love love love linears, lol! Thank you so much for this great post and for the amazing coupon code! You're awesome!

    1. Hi Kim, thanks for your comment. I hope you love them if you decide to purchase. The linear holo is pretty noticeable on all of these, they're definitely holo polishes, just with some extra interest from the shimmer and flakes. not the other way around. :) hope that helps!