Good morning party people! Today's post is the latest and greatest Happy Hands Nail Polish collection, titled I've Made a Huge Mistake!. If you didn't catch that the collection is referencing the amazing television show Arrested Development, you may be a bit lost with some of these lacquer names. Never fear, though, the polishes can be enjoyed by fans and non-fans alike!
First up is Banana Stand. This one was a surprising favorite for me! This is three coats alone. The soft yellow base is sprinkled with yellow and brown glitters to represent the banana. And of course, what banana stand is complete without a little bitta green? There's ALWAYS green in the banana stand. ;) This polish applied well and was fun to look at on my nails.
I Just Blue Myself is probably my most favorite in the bunch. I cant help but laugh when I think of the scene this polish is referencing, and the polish is a stunner to boot. This is one coat over black. I used the dabbing method to apply and found it to be very effective. The blue in this polish just glows, and it's a rich and beautiful shade.
For British Eyes Only is a teal jelly with teal and holographic glitters. This is two coats alone, though this would definitely look beautiful layered, too. A sure hit with you teal fanatics!
Illusions, Michael is a tribute to everyone's favorite illusionist, GOB. This polish is seriously packed, PACKED with glitter. In it you will find gorgeous rich red glitters, with orange and gold accent glitters (including stars!). This is two coats of the polish alone. Because it is so filled with glitter, the consistency of the polish is a bit difficult. It's almost... dry, I want to say? Definitely workable though, and could be made easier by doing just one coat of glitter over a red base.
Mayonegg is a white based polish with a silvery shimmer and a few sizes of yellow glitter. This swatch shows three coats. As much as I like the idea of this polish, I just couldn't get it to work with me. The consistency was challenging at best, even after thinning. The white was streaky and thick, and the glitters looked lumpy in the base. I may have gotten a bum bottle though, as the Happy Hands swatch of this color looks nice!
Motherboy is a beautiful mix of pastel glitters. I have shown one coat here over black. It is very dense, and applied very well using the dabbing method. There are pink, green, purple, and blue pastel glitters, and some of them are translucent (make sure you check out the macro at the end)! This is a stunner and I think you probably need it.
Finally, we have Tricks Are Something a Whore Does For Money... Or Candy. This polish is similar in glitter density to Illusions, Michael. I have shown one coat here over Zoya Veruschka. It's very blingy, and also has those neat star glitters. You can see one on my middle finger!
I've taken some bottle macros of these glitters for your closer inspection. Make sure you click them to enlarge. I do want to note that in the photo of Illusions, Michael, the star is not actually blue -- it's just the holographic nature of the glitter piece catching the light.
Kristi and Nathan from the Happy Hands team have done a great job with this collection, and I absolutely love the inspiration. Must haves for me include I Just Blue Myself, Banana Stand, and Motherboy.
Happy Hands Nail Polish can be purchased on Etsy, and you can also keep up with the brand on Facebook for restock dates, times, and previews of new colors.
The products in this post were provided to me for review.