The Holo Hookup Nail Polish Review – October 2018


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Holo Hookup October 2018 - Unopened Box Top

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.

Holo Hookup October 2018 - Open Box Front

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Holo Hookup October 2018 - Box Products Front

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 October and November boxes are now sold out, but click here to be notified when the December box goes up for sale.

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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.

Holo Hookup October 2018 - Cupcake Polish in Goosebumps Front Holo Hookup October 2018 - Cupcake Polish in Goosebumps Side 1 Holo Hookup October 2018 - Cupcake Polish in Goosebumps Side 2

Cupcake Polish in Goosebumps, 15 mL – Estimated Value $13 (this is an exclusive shade made just for The Holo Hookup, but check out other holographic polishes from Cupcake Polish here)

The title alone brings the nostalgia – I was a big fan of reading the Goosebumps books when I was a kid, and more than a few seriously scared me! There’s nothing scary about this gorgeous black holo with green shimmer, and when the sunlight hits just right you get a gorgeous hint of a rainbow. The formula was easy to work with and I had no issues with application.

Holo Hookup October 2018 -Different Dimension Nail Polish Front Holo Hookup October 2018 -Different Dimension Nail Polish Side Holo Hookup October 2018 -Different Dimension Nail Polish Back

Different Dimension in Sleep With One Eye Open, 15 mL – Estimated Value $11 (this is an exclusive shade made just for The Holo Hookup, but check out other holographic polishes from Different Dimension here)

This is a blue-purple linear holo that also hides some rainbow shimmer depending on how the light hits. Different Dimension polishes always have a stellar formula, and this was no exception.

Holo Hookup October 2018 - Glisten & Glow Gold Shimmer Polish Front Holo Hookup October 2018 - Glisten & Glow Gold Shimmer Polish Side Holo Hookup October 2018 - Glisten & Glow Gold Shimmer Polish Back

Glisten & Glow in Everyday Monsters Under My Bed, 15 mL – Estimated Value $12 (this is an exclusive shade made just for The Holo Hookup. Check out the other polishes offered by Glisten & Glow here)

Yassss, I am so happy we got a bright holo orange in the October box! Not only is it bright orange but it also has green-gold shimmer, and surprisingly I only needed two coats for full opacity.

Holo Hookup October 2018 - Emily de Grass Green Polish Front Holo Hookup October 2018 - Emily de Grass Green Polish Side Holo Hookup October 2018 - Emily de Grass Green Polish Back

Emily de Molly in The Last Stand, 15 ml – Estimated Value $11 (this is an exclusive shade made just for The Holo Hookup. Check out the other polishes offered by Emily de Molly here)

The Last Stand is a bright grass green holo with gold shimmer, and this is a color that I think works well for Halloween but also for St. Patrick’s Day (or spring in general!). This was a new brand to me, but I had no issues with formula and I had full opacity in two coats.

Holo Hookup October 2018 - Holo Hookup Nailart 1

Here is the nail art this month- I am stoked that I was able to use all four polishes! I did a freehand pumpkin, and since I layered the orange over the different dimension polish the orange looks less bright than the swatch.

Holo Hookup October 2018 - Holo Hookup Nailart 2

Here is the nail art in direct sunlight, where the holo really shines!

Verdict: This was another solid box from The Holo Hookup! While last month was potentially the best box ever, this month did not disappoint in providing wearable colors for Halloween that will work throughout the year.   You may not think the $44 cost for these four polishes is worth it, but I think the $11 price per bottle is a steal for both the quality and the truly unique polishes received this month—especially when you consider the fact it is impossible to buy these polishes anywhere else!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today?  No, this box and the November box is now sold out. Check back here for when the December box goes on sale

Value Breakdown: This box costs $40 + $4 shipping, which means that each of the 4 nail polishes in the box has an average cost of $11.

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Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t go on pizza and when I’m not studying for law school I’m relaxing at home with my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like!

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.

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3 Comments

  1. Girl, turn on your flash for an amazing indoor holo pic! I sub to this as well as do nail art. I always take 2 pics for my insta page- one in regular or natural light , one with a flash to show off the holo. These colors were all really pretty. The orange i found wasnt very good for stamping/art simply because it was a bit translucent that way, but as a polish was cool. Anyone who may be waffling on ordering them, do it! they are worth it! Different Dimensions has such a great formula~ is a fav!

  2. The name always makes me think it’s a sex box

  3. Your pumpkin nail is soooo cute!

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