Good morning! I'm sad, back on the Mainland. Wah, that trip was way too fast but I accomplished exactly what I wanted to...nothing at all! I lounged, relaxed and sat poolside for 5 days. But now I'm going to have to bust by butt to get back into the swing of swatting and blogging to catch up on some things! Let's start with this Girly Bits custom created for the newly renamed Hella Handmade Creations group. This group was FKA Hella Holo Creations and was only nail polish. Now they have changed their game plan, will include other handmade products (think hand and body care, etc...). They also have multiple makers sign up with a theme for whatever duration they chose so you could get 4 months of Spring Flowers or 3 months Nautical products. Girly Bits signed up to do a series of Harry Potter inspired polishes. The first one, inspired by Fawkes, is called No Fawkes Given. The HHC will open on 4/14 and you can purchase THIS polish for 7 days, ending on 4/21. No Fawkes Given will be $13 and there is no cap. Alright, I just hose fed you a ton of information so let's jump in and check out the polish.
No Fawkes Given is a bright red scattered holo with golden/coppery shimmer and gold holo micro glitter. It perfectly captures Fawkes the Phoenix. YOU GUYS! This is quite possibly the most glorious red I have ever painted on my nails. I am in love with the shade, it's got a nice Autumnal feel but will still be great for the whole year. The glitter and shimmer are the perfect touch to fancy it up and give it some bling. Formula and application were both stellar. I used 2 coats for full coverage and finished with topcoat. I can't wait to see what Pam has for us in May!