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The Holo Hookup Box Review – September 2017

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The Holo Hookup September 2017 Nail Polish Subscription Box

The Holo Hookup is a monthly, pre-order-only, limited edition holographic nail polish subscription box. The subscription was founded by the ladies behind the beauty brands Glisten & Glow, DIFFERENT Dimension, and Cupcake Polish. Each month subscribers will receive 4 full-size nail polishes: one polish from each of the founding brands + a featured guest brand.

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The Holo Hookup September 2017 Nail Polish Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: The Holo Hookup

The Cost: $40 a month + shipping

The Products: 4 full-sized holographic nail polishes (one polish from each of the founding brands + a featured guest brand).

Ships to: Worldwide ($4 shipping to the U.S.)

Good to know: The September box is no sold out, but if you order now through 9/28, you will receive the October box.

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The Holo Hookup September 2017 Nail Polish Subscription Box

There was no info card, but the theme for September was ‘Royal Women’ and each featured nail polish is inspired by these powerful, historical female figures.

FYI: Every item in this box is limited-edition and exclusive to the box, but I’ve linked to similar shades from the brands’ websites. Now, onto the items!

The Holo Hookup September 2017 Nail Polish Subscription Box

The Holo Hookup September 2017 Nail Polish Subscription Box

DIFFERENT Dimension Queen Nefertiti – Value $12? (based on similar here)

Queen Nefertiti is a multicolor, multichrome holographic shade with added micro glitters. This shade is exactly what comes to mind when I think ‘holographic’. It has a silver-blue base, but when the micro glitters catch the light you get that expected holographic rainbow effect.

The Holo Hookup September 2017 Nail Polish Subscription Box

Here it is on, photographed in direct sunlight. This shade is the most holographic of the bunch and maintains its rainbow/multichrome shift in any lighting. It’s slightly more muted outside of direct sunlight, but honestly, not by much! I love it!

And because it’s difficult to capture multichrome, holographic shades in a single image, here it is in action!

The Holo Hookup September 2017 Nail Polish Subscription Box

The Holo Hookup September 2017 Nail Polish Subscription Box

Cupcake Polish Cleopatra – Value $13? (based on similar here)

Cleopatra is a linear holographic, meaning that it doesn’t have that multicolored, rainbow effect you see with the first shade, Queen Nefertiti. This is my favorite shade of the bunch! I love the more monochromatic, mermaid-esque combination of the turquoise base with the golden shimmers.

The Holo Hookup September 2017 Nail Polish Subscription Box

Here it is on, photographed in direct sunlight.

And here it is in action.

The Holo Hookup September 2017 Nail Polish Subscription Box

The Holo Hookup September 2017 Nail Polish Subscription Box

Glisten & Glow Queen Elizabeth I – Value $12? (based on similar here)

Queen Elizabeth I is described as a vampy, deep red linear holographic with copper shimmers. While it’s listed as a linear holographic, I would have guessed this shade to be a multicolored holographic. Both in the bottle and on my nails, there appears to be lots of multidimensional, rainbow shimmer. Either way, it’s beautiful!

The Holo Hookup September 2017 Nail Polish Subscription Box

Here it is on, photographed in direct sunlight.

And here it is in action. As you can see, it definitely has a multicolored rainbow shift.

The Holo Hookup September 2017 Nail Polish Subscription Box

The Holo Hookup September 2017 Nail Polish Subscription Box

Takko Lacquer Rani of Jhansi – Value $12? (based on similar here)

This month’s special guest brand is Takko Lacquer, and their shade ‘Rani of Jhansi’ comes in its own cute branded box. This shade is medium pink holographic with green and pink shifting shimmers. I can definitely see the green shimmers in the bottle, but on the nails it just looks like a beautiful icy, silvery-pink.

The Holo Hookup September 2017 Nail Polish Subscription Box

Here it is on, photographed in direct sunlight. I love this one! While bold, vibrant colors are fun to wear, I almost always wear more muted shades (because it’s not as obvious when they start to chip), so I love that this shade is special yet subtle.

And here it is in action.

Verdict: All of the items in this box are limited-edition and exclusive to the subscription, and don’t have listed values on any of the brand’s sites. Using similar shades to estimate the values, the approximate value of this box is $49 and costs $40 + shipping. While you won’t be receiving much of a discount, I think the value of this box comes from the curation of products and brands, as well as the appeal of limited-edition, exclusive shades. For me personally, $40+ a month is a bit steep for nail polish, but I definitely think the quality of the products match the cost of the box and you’re getting what you’re paying for.

What do you think of The Holo Hookup box?

Written by Misha Fazeli

Misha Fazeli

Misha is a beauty + skincare addict, a foodie, and a lover of all things sparkly. She was introduced to subscription boxes after stumbling upon My Subscription Addiction and has been hooked ever since. She loves that subscription boxes bring the joy of gift giving (and receiving!) to everyday life.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

16 Comments

  1. Can your reviewer maybe discuss how long the Polish lasts, when it starts chipping, how many coats are needed… etc

    • Hi! I have 2 coats of polish and no top coat in all of the images. I have had the blue Cupcake Polish shade on my nails for 5 days now with no chipping. All the polishes were very opaque, consistent and high quality once applied. Hope that helps!

  2. They should send this box to Christine Simplynailogical

  3. I received this also and my favorite is the Rani of Jhanis (pink color). I’ve been wearing it since I got the polishes. Next up I’ll try the Queen Nefertiti. Would love to be able to list these polishes on the swap site.

  4. I love all of these brands and I appreciate you reviewing it for us!

  5. Thank you so much for reviewing this – and doing such a through job! These are gorgeous!

    • Thanks, Jackie! I’m glad it was helpful!

  6. These are all so gorgeous 💅🏼

  7. The Takko Lacquer brand is new to me. I think thats my favorite one, though!

    • Holo Taco! (c)

  8. I don’t need more nail polish but I need these in my life. Subscribing now.

    • My thought too! Subscribing!

  9. Great review! Beautiful polishes!

    How long do these last on the nails before chips or wear on the edges?

    • Hi! So far I’ve have had the Cupcake Polish shade on my nails for 4 days with no chips. All the shades felt durable and high quality to me!

  10. How many coats did u use for those pictures? Also did u use a top coat??

    • Hi Missy!

      In all the images I used 2 coats of polish and no top coat.

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