The Holo Hookup Nail Polish Review – November 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.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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 November 2018 “Dragons” 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 Drakon, 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)
Let’s just start off with my absolute favorite polish this month – hello Beautiful! Drakon is a purple holo with blue/green flakes and I absolutely feel like this polish was made for unicorns. The formula was perfect and I had no issues with applying this stunner.
Different Dimension in Fire Breather, 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)
Different Dimension always makes holo polishes with incredible formulas, but I personally wasn’t digging this burgundy red holo with silver flakes and copper shimmer. I don’t reach for red polishes often, but I do know that when I do some holiday nail art this will be the perfect polish to use as Rudolph’s nose.
Glisten & Glow in Dragon Scales, 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)
This was runner-up for my favorite polish- I adore this dark teal holo with blue shimmer. The teal is so dark it leans emerald, and I think this would be such a fun color to use for a Christmas tree. This had another stellar formula.
NVR Enuff Polish in Dragon Kingdom, 15 mL – Estimated Value ? (the NVR Enuff website is currently down)
Dragon Kingdom is a light gold holo with a faint red/orange chrome shift. The formula on this was great, though the polish itself was a little sheer. This can be layered to full opacity but in the future, I will probably layer it over a different gold polish (most likely a metallic one) to preserve the bottle.
So, here is where I normally try to do nail art with the polishes included this month- but I could not get Drakon out of my head! So I went with the unicorn vibes and used Lime Crime Lavendairy with Drakon as an accent nail, and my heart about fell out of my chest. Here it is shiny….
And here it is matte. Which one do you prefer?
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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