The Holo Hookup Box Review + Coupon – February 2018
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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About The Holo Hookup
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 February box is now sold out, but click here to be notified when the March box goes up for sale.
The Holo Hookup Love Connection February 2018 Review
Just a heads up, this subscription does not come with an info sheet. All of the value estimates are from what a different holographic polish from the brand would cost. Also, holographic polishes are notoriously difficult to photograph. I did my best, but I promise you that all of the polishes look even better in person.
XOXO is a silver holo with pink shimmer and iridescent flakies that will look green, purple, or blue depending on how the light hits it. This one is definitely my favorite one out of the bunch because the iridescent flakies really make this polish stand out compared to other silver holos. My only regret is that the flakies did not like to come out when I was photographing the swatches.
This polish is a bit watery in its application, but I only used two coats and no topcoat. Look at that shine!
Forever is a mauvy-pink holo with scattered shimmer. The rainbow sparkle that is what makes holo so great isn’t as pronounced in this polish as I prefer it to be, but when the direct sunlight hits it that is when it really shines. I think this would be a good polish to wear to work (if you have a more conservative dress code) because you get a touch of holographic goodness without it being in your face. This looks like the slightly sparklier version of the pink nail polish my mom wore about 6 months out of every year when I was growing up, and I am okay with that.
Consistency wise it was perfect and easy to control, and the swatch shows two coats with no top coat.
Smooches is a cherry red holo with holographic microglitter. In my mind, red holographic polishes are definitely less common compared to other colors, so I was excited to see this in the box. I have over 300 bottles of nail polish, but nothing quite like this one.
This was another polish that had a seamlessly smooth application, and the swatch shows two coats and no top coat. Honestly, if you wanted to you could probably get away with one coat.
I had heard of the other three brands from Instagram, but this was the first time I have encountered Beyond The Nail. Purple is one of my favorite colors, so I was excited to see Wink, which is a light purple linear holo. The Holo was strong with this one, and I love it!
The application was smooth, and I used two coats and no top coat for the swatch.
Since the theme of this box was Love Connection, I thought I would do a Valentine’s Day themed nail art look using all of the polishes included. Honestly, I think all four really work together, and really fit the theme. One thing to look out for is that Forever ran a bit when I applied my top coat (Seche Vite), so keep that in mind if using it for nail art.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: I got four polishes for $44, which means each polish cost $11. Considering the estimated value for each one is higher than that, and if I were to purchase a polish from each brand individually I would have four shipping costs, I really think this is a good deal for what you get!
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