The Holo Hookup “Mythical Creatures” Review – April 2019


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The Holo Hookup April 2019 - 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 & GlowDIFFERENT 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.

The Holo Hookup April 2019 - Box Open Front

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The Holo Hookup April 2019 - Box Group Shot 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.)

The Holo Hookup April 2019 “Mythical Creatures” Review

The Holo Hookup April 2019 - Cupcake 1 The Holo Hookup April 2019 - Cupcake 2

Cupcake Polish in Nereid, 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)

Nereid is a pale grey holo filled with light blue and pink iridescent flakes, shifting glitter, and shimmer. It is absolutely fantastic, and it really gives me Game of Thrones vibes. The polish formula is a little thick, and I think it is easiest to work with by doing one coat of Nereid over a coat of regular silver rather than doing multiple coats of Nereid.

The Holo Hookup April 2019 - Different 1 The Holo Hookup April 2019 - Different 2

Different Dimension in Alicorn, 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)

When I pulled this shade out of the box I literally gasped- it is stunning. It is a pastel purple crème-based holo with shifting shimmer, and it reminds me of a holographic easter egg. The formula on this polish was great and I had no issues applying it.

The Holo Hookup April 2019 - Glisten 1 The Holo Hookup April 2019 - Glisten 2

Glisten & Glow in Centaur, 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)

I wanted to love this shade- in the bottle Centaur is a beautiful light pastel pink holo with lots of micro glitters, but once I applied it the color washed me out. The formula pulled when I went in with the second coat, so I would make sure to use thin coats and leave time between each one.

The Holo Hookup April 2019 - Slyph 1 The Holo Hookup April 2019 - Slyph 2

Illyrian Polish in Slyph, 15 mL – Estimated Value $13 (this is an exclusive shade made just for The Holo Hookup. Check out the other polishes offered by Illyrian Polish here)

The guest brand this month created a seafoam blue loaded with holo sparkles and flakes, and it reminds me of a glittering ocean. This polish is a touch sheer, so you need to layer it over another polish or do three thin coats for full opacity.

The Holo Hookup April 2019 - Swatch 1

Here are the swatches. From left to right we have Slyph, Alicorn, Nereid, and Centaur.

The Holo Hookup April 2019 - Swatch 2

The Verdict: The Holo Hookup is a great box if you love unique nail polish- and this month’s pastels felt perfect for Spring! The $44 box cost is steep, but I think it is worth it when you look at the unique, box exclusive polishes that are high quality and fun- all of these polishes are only available through this box.

To Wrap Up:

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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!

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, The Holo Hookup Reviews| Tags: The Holo Hookup | 3 comments

3 Comments

  1. Awesome review! This sub looks fab and those shades are gorgeous!l

  2. Awesome review! Those shades are gorgeous!

  3. Every review I see of this gorgeous sub makes me long for it to be gels, not polishes. If they started a gel sub, I’d be all over it.

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