Moore Swatches: Hella Holo Customs (HHC) – Great Lakes Lacquer & Pahlish January 2018


It’s always an honor and privilege…and a lot of fun, to be invited to be part of the Hella Holo Customs (HHC) crew. Every month the creativity and talents of both the makers and members are put to the test. What starts with a simple picture or photo is translated into polish. It’s… genius!

This month is no different as the brains and beauty behind HHC hosts 2 undeniably brilliant makers, 1 of which as debut maker for HHC. Please welcome, Mariah of Great Lakes Lacquer and Shannon of Pahlish, boy did these 2 have their work cut out for them.

Back in November pictures were selected and voted on by group members… see membership does have its benefits. From those photos 8 were chosen, 4 for each maker, and dreams became reality.

Don’t believe me? Let’s take a look! Enjoy!

**All swatches are done using Commitment Issues (liquid latex peel off base coat) by Vapid, Top Coat (glossy QDTC) by Glisten & Glow and Onward Through the Fog (matte topcoat) by Vapid. Swatch photos are taken using artificial lights.**
(Photo Submission: Kristi / Name Submission: Betsy)

From Darkness Comes Light

A green leaning teal linear holographic with gold to bronze multichrome flake and shimmer that shifts from blue to purple.

(Photo Submission: Roxanne / Name Submission: Lacey)

So Sweet And So Cold

A light lilac based linear holographic boldened by holo micro flake and brightened with blue, purple, aqua, and green shimmer.

(Photo Submission: Kelly / Name Submission: Stephanie)

Whatever Our Souls Are Made Of

A light icy blue linear holographic enriched with shifting shimmer that hits pink, orange, and gold.

(Photo Submission: Jessica / Name Submission: Mariah-Maker)

The Rush Of Brightness

A bright, cobalt blue teaming with iridescent shifting flake and shimmer that runs through orangey copper to gold to green, finished with a tight scattered holographic.

(Photo Submission: Ashley/ Name Submission: Shannon-Maker)

Briar Rose

A mauve rose with tons of holo flakes and dense green shifting shimmer

(Photo Submission: Terra/ Name Submission: Liz)


A deep violet with a mix of holographic pigments and flakes with scattered chameleon flakes and a green shifting shimmer

(Photo Submission: Jennifer / Name Submission: Lacey)


A navy ocean densely scattered holographic with orange and pink chameleon flakes

(Photo Submission: Leanne / Name Submission: Kathryn)


A soft lilac with a mix of holographic pigments and flakes with orange/pink chameleon flakes and a glowing copper shimmer

Overall Thoughts – Hella Holo Customs (HHC) – Great Lakes Lacquer & Pahlish January 2018

Overall: Once again, amazing creations from both makers. Their ability to capture the essence of the picture is astounding. These polishes are not to be missed. Kudos to the group members for knocking this month out of the park. The pictures and names were spot on! Formula / Application: no issues to report. All polishes preformed as expected, flawlessly!

Opacity: Swatches shown in 3 coats but with heavier application complete opacity and no VNL could be achieved in 2.

Price: Prices and shipping are listed in each store.

Availability: Sales will be open now until January 31st at 11:59pm HST and there is no limit to the number of polishes you can purchase

Special Notes:

  • These polishes are available for pre-order!! This means that you are ordering a polish that is not yet made and is not expected to be made, bottled and shipped until after the sale closes on January 31st. Please allow up to 2-3 weeks after 1/31/18 for shipping. Making, bottling and shipping is not expected until after the end of the sale. However, some makers are able to send out some early. Please do not count on this.
  • As a reminder, USPS shipping recently changed their prices. Prices and shipping is available on each individual website for each brand.
  • GROUP BUYS: Attention UK, Sweden and Canada, if you would like to participate in one of these group buys, please join the international group here. This is a group buy intended for Hella Holo Customs members ONLY. Membership has its privileges.
  • Please do NOT share the links to the actual sales or codes outside of this group. HHC cross references all purchases of HHC polishes with our member list to make sure that those buying the polishes are a member. If you have previously let the HHC team know of a difference between your name on Facebook and your name on the PayPal account that is purchasing, you do not need to do so again. However, if there is a difference and it has not been previously sent to HHC, then you will need to send BOTH your Facebook name and your PayPal name to You won’t need to email us if they are the same name.

GREAT LAKES LACQUER LINKS:…/from-darkness-come……/so-cold-and-so-swe……/whatever-our-souls……/the-rush-of-bright…

PAHLISH LINKS:…/hella-holo-customs-limited-edition
PASSWORD: (case sensitive) hellaholopahlish

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10 thoughts on “Moore Swatches: Hella Holo Customs (HHC) – Great Lakes Lacquer & Pahlish January 2018

  1. Your blog is beautiful! I like how you arrange these swatches (they are gorgeous, love the variety). Thank you for sharing these with us.


  2. I stumbled on your wonderful site while I was hunting for holographic nail polish and I must say you have some amazing colors. I was stunned and I will want to order a few colors to start out with tomorrow.

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