Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Happy Hands Illusions, Michael

Red polish: eternal classic or playing-it-safe snoozefest? I can go either way, but I can certainly appreciate a standout red when it's done right. When I saw that this week's Twinsie Tuesday theme was red, I wanted to jazz things up a bit. Since nail art is out of the question for me, the immediate solution was, of course, glitter!

Enter Happy Hands Illusions, Michael! Illusions, Michael is a red glitterbomb complete with orange hexes, gold squares and holographic gold stars. It's part of Happy Hands' I've Made a Huge Mistake Collection, inspired by one of my all-time favorite shows, Arrested Development. If you're a fan of the show, or just awesome nail polish in general, then you should definitely check out Happy Hands' Etsy shop!

If I could change one thing about this mani, I'd opt to layer it over a base rather than wear it alone. The formula got hard to spread by the last of the three coats I did of Illusions, Michael and I think the holographic stars would pop out more when worn over a base. They get swallowed up a bit by all of the other glitter going on when this polish is worn alone.

But hey, live and learn. I still enjoy this polish a lot. It may be red, but it certainly isn't boring! I am eager to try more of the Happy Hands polishes waiting in my stash!

In the mood for more red? Check out the other Twinsie Tuesday blogs below! Also, I want to point out that our TT family got a little smaller this week, as the lovely Jenna has chosen to step down. Us TT gals are a close group that's bonded over so much more than just polish. Jenna, if you're reading this, it's been a delight getting to know you! <3

Amanda at Amandalandish
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley at Art Evolve
Brandi at The Collegiate Nail
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jamie at Polish, Please!
Jenn at All That Is Gorgeous
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Nory at Fierce Makeup and Nails
Rachel at Top Coat It
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch
Tara at Polishy of Truth 


  1. Awesome!!! Happy Hands makes gorgeous polishes!!

  2. I just love this collection! I HAD to get banana stand!

    1. Banana Stand is next on my wishlist! I want to have them all eventually!

  3. Ahahahha this is awesome!! I <3 Arrested Development. A Trick is what a whore does for money... or cocaine!

  4. This is a really beautiful glitter!

  5. Feel my jealousy, Chelsea! I pretty much covet this entire collection. ;)

    1. They are a gorgeous group of polishes, made all the better by an amazing inspiration! Do they ship internationally?

  6. This is very pretty, you can never go wrong with a red glitter :)

  7. Gorgeous red! I love how sparkly it is.

  8. I love this collection! I need to invest in a few of them. :)

    1. For sure! As soon as I saw that Arrested Development nail polish existed, I *had* to have it!

  9. This is such an awesome red glitterbomb!


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