The Holo Hookup Nail Polish Review – December 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 December 2018 “Transitioning Into The New Year” Review
This subscription does not traditionally come with an info sheet. However, since this month the theme was thermal polishes, we did receive a bit of information about thermal polishes in general and how to store them. I also am loving my holographic sticker!
We also received a free glass nail file as part of their Black Friday Promotion.
Cupcake Polish in Flash Forward, 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)
For the second month in a row, Cupcake Polish made my favorite polish of the month! When cold this shade is a denim blue holo with lavender sparkle, and when warm this shade is a gorgeous sparkly turquoise. Two thin coats were perfect for this polish’s consistency.
Different Dimension in New Beginning, 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)
New Beginning is a golden peach nude holo when cold that transforms into a chartreuse lemon-lime when hot. This is sheer and needs three thin coats to build up, and it can be a little patchy so leave extra time to dry between coats.
Glisten & Glow in Times Are Changing, 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 is a light black holo shade with purple and red shimmer when cold that transforms into a beige-y vanilla when hot. This also has small chameleon flakes that are extra noticeable when the polish is warm. Three thin coats were perfect for this polish.
Fancy Gloss in Turn Back Time, 15 mL – Estimated Value $9.50 (this is an exclusive shade made just for The Holo Hookup. Check out the other thermals offered by Fancy Gloss here)
This is a mauve pink shade when cold that transforms into a light sky blue when warm, and it has a scattered holo with turquoise shimmer. I think this is the most drastic color change out of the four thermal polishes this month, and I love how fun it is. This polish was a little too thick for my taste, but ultimately I was able to work with three thin coats (though in hindsight I should have just done two).
Here are the polishes fresh from being dipped into a mug of cold water. From top to bottom we have Times Are Changing, Turn Back Time, Flash Forward, and New Beginning.
Here are the polishes fresh from being dipped into a mug of hot water.
And here are the polishes more in their natural state. I love how there is a natural ombre with the warmer shades close to my cuticles and the tips of my nails showing the colder shades.
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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