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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Happy Hands Nail Polish - Faint of Heart Collection

Oh boy are you guys in for a treat today! I have swatches of the new Happy Hands Faint of Heart Collection to share with you, and I am totally and completely enamored with each and every one of these. They are all inspired by Kristi's favorite songs of unconventional love and heartache, but there's no heartache here -- just polish lust!

Am I Not Yours? is a gorgeous teal/green jelly base with shades of blue, green, and teal glitters. It's very sparkly and deep. Seriously gorgeous. This is three coats, but my swatch notes say that you could definitely get away with two in person. I also think this would be gorgeous layered over a polish like China Glaze Exotic Encounters.



For You, My Love... is a nude based polish with different sizes of red glitters in it. It also has a pink-to-gold shimmer that would unfortunately only photograph gold for me. Trust me though, it's very pretty! This is one coat of FYML over OPI My Vampire is Buff, though you could probably build this up to opacity alone in three coats.



The Worst is Over is a dusty purple semi-opaque jelly with orange, red, pink, purple, and teal glitters. Here I've chosen to layer it over OPI You're Such a Budapest, but again, you could build it to opacity alone in 2-3 coats. This one was a surprise favorite for me. I love the combination of glitter colors in the base.



Metal Heart is, um... what's the word... KILLER. Guys, just look at it. This raspberry jelly is filled with pink, purple, and black glitters, plus micro red holographic glitter and blue-purple iridescent glitters. In my opinion, the iridescent glitters take this polish from pretty to heart-stopping. The accents of electric violet really pop in the pink base, and the black provides an interesting contrast. This one was a little thick because of the sheer amount of glitter in it, so just take your time when applying. I've shown three coats.


Because of the amount of glitter in some of these, you may need a couple of coats of topcoat to get a glassy smooth look. That's a small sacrifice though, no?

And of course you knew I was gonna do macros.





I've shown some fantastic Happy Hands polishes on this blog, but I have to say that I think this collection has to be my favorite yet. These are all so different from each other, and so complex and beautiful. Which ones are you enjoying?

Happy Hands polishes retail for $10 each and ship domestically and internationally. There will be a restock in the Etsy shop today at 5pm EST (including this collection). Then, around midnight, Happy Hands will be starting their transition to a BigCartel shop. At that point, www.happyhandsnailpolish.com will point to their BigCartel instead of Etsy, though Etsy will still have stock.

You can also keep up with Happy Hands on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Products sent for review.

27 comments:

  1. For You My Love is so pretty! But then again, so are the rest of these haha, amazing swatches as always! You make me want to buy all of them :P

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  2. Oh my! They're all lovely! Adding to my Wish List!

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  3. I love the orange glitter in The Worst is Over!

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  4. Wow, Am I Not Yours? and Metal Heart are absolutely stunning!

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  5. Oh yeah!! Totally need the first and last ones. Teal jelly plus glitter = my weakness!

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  6. metal heart! yeah, you got it right when you said killer! i need that one in my life!

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  7. I'd love to wear For You, My Love on Valentine's Day!

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  8. Hell Yeah!! Love all of these :D beautiful swatches.

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  9. OMG, I just loved loved loved "For You, My Love.."! Beautiful swatches and I love that you show makro photos. :)

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  10. I love Am I Not Yours?! It would match my ombre hair color :)

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  11. I love The Worst is Over!! I can't really help it, I'm unnaturally drawn to dusty pink and purple tinted bases from indies >.<
    Lovely swatches, as always <3

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  12. Holy McMoly, I just died over Metal Heart... Onto the wishlist it goes!

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  13. I just received The Worst is Over yesterday - and I love it!! It is a very pretty polish. I thought it might be a little too cutesey after I bought it, but no - there is something very elegant about it, while also being oh-so sweet. I love Kristi's polishes so much, and she offers the best customer service. Hooray! Thanks for the gorgeous swatches =)

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    1. Replying to my own comment (LOL) to add that I really love the orangey hexes in the glitter mix. I felt that was very unique to see with a purple polish, but makes sense since they complement each other so well! It's a good glitter mix for the base color =)

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  14. OMG!!! Metal Heart is to DIE for!! xx

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  15. Am I Not Yours? is my favorite of these because I am a sucker for teal. However, the other three are more unique.

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  16. Absolutely love Am I Not Yours? and Metal Heart! Perfect swatches (as usual ^_^)!

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  17. Well jeez, I need all of these. Just when my wallet thought it was going to get a break, too. Darn you and your beautiful swatches! If my bank account was a person it would be shaking its fist in the air at you right now.

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  18. Metal Heart is super cool. A perfect glam rock color

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  19. OMG, I'm so in love with "Metal Heart" and "Am I Not Yours?" Thanks for swatches.

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  20. I absolutely love For You, My Love - nail polish of my dreams. I'm new to your site and adore your macros, by the way!

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  21. I really like the macro shot of for you, my love. It almost looks like red glitters in snow. Feels a bit wintery when I look at it.

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  22. I am in LOVE with Metal Heart!!! I usually prefer turquoises and blues and teals so I definitely like Am I Not Yours but in this case Metal Heart wins for me! It's screaming girly, glam, sexy and party all at the same time! I will definitely be adding it to my wishlist! :)

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