17 February 2014

Happy Hands Mayonegg

With massive thanks to Dazzled, who provided me with these awesome polishes, today kicks off an entire week of the Happy Hands "I've Made a Huge Mistake" Collection!

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This set of seven polishes was inspired by Arrested Development, aka one of my favourite shows of all time, but even if I didn't know the show I'd still be loving this entire collection, starting with that creamy, tangy Mayonegg.

Happy Hands Mayonegg swatch

"Oh, it's so cute. She sometimes takes a little pack of mayonnaise, and she'll squirt it in her mouth all over, and then she'll take an egg and kind of... Mmmm! She calls it a 'mayonegg.' "

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Aah, to be young and crushing on...her? But what sounds like a truly yarf-worthy snack does in fact make for an adorable nail polish! Happy Hands Mayonegg features two sizes of bright, matte, yellow glitter suspended in a milky white base. Or, y'know, mayonnaise-y white...but "milky" sounds soooo much better, doesn't it? Whatever, it's matte yellow glitter floating in soft, white jelly, and it's all kinds of cute!

Happy Hands Mayonegg swatch

I ended up going with four coats of Mayonegg here, but your mileage will probably vary--I always seem to need an extra coat of polish, plus I prefer less VNL, so 2 1/2 or 3 coats will almost certainly be enough for anyone who doesn't want to wear it layered (I think next time I'll do a coat of nude polish first). Mayonegg spread well and easily, and that includes the glitter, which is beautifully suspended.

This is actually a reformulation of the original Mayonegg, and I think it's a nice improvement. The original was more opaque and the glitters a bit darker and more satin than matte. Whatever changes were made to the base, it's absolutely creamier and more of a jelly in this second incarnation, giving Mayonegg a translucent glow and leading to that aforementioned beautiful glitter suspension.

Happy Hands Mayonegg swatch

Thank you again to Dazzled for letting me share this collection, and please stop back in this week to see more of the Happy Hands "I've Made a Huge Mistake" Collection!

11 comments:

  1. I love how it looks. "The yellow glitters are super bright too. Such a good edition to your collection.

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  2. Yellow is the colour that I don't wear (I have only 2-3 yellow nail polishes), but I like these glitters, they look very nice! :-)

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  3. Hahahahhaha this polish really cracks me up. In a good way! Because I love how fitting the name is and that I straightaway had an image of well, mayoeggs! Love that! Besides, it feels kinda nostalgic too. It's been awhile since my last, egg sandwich :)

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  4. I really like the look of this polish. It's definitely unique! I'm sad to hear that Happy Hands is going out of business.

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  5. I'm dying at those gifs... this is reminding me that I need to go back and re-watch Arrested Development! Great swatches, btw!

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  6. i am soooo in love with this polish!

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  7. Not gonna lie, when George Michael was telling his dad about the mayonegg, I had to control my gag reflex a bit...however, suuuuper gorgeous polish!

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  8. I'd definitely wear it! As soon as I saw it in the thumbprint I had to come and get a closer look. It's such a fun shade for summer especially. Mayo and eggs are a perfect combo, just maybe not the mayonegg!

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