The Holo Hookup Nail Polish Review – October 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 October and November boxes are now sold out, but click here to be notified when the December box goes up for sale.
The Holo Hookup October 2018 “Things That Go Bump In The Night” 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is the nail art in direct sunlight, where the holo really shines!
To Wrap Up:
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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