The Holo Hookup “Amazon Rainforest” Review – June 2019


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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.

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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.)

The Holo Hookup June 2019 “Amazon Rainforest” Review

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Cupcake Polish in Heliconia, 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)

This was my favorite color this month- it is the perfect coral with pink undertones and golden shimmer, and while it looks pure orange in photos it has a slightly more peach appearance to it in person that I adore. The next time I get a pedicure, this shimmery beauty will be going on my toes.

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Different Dimension in Iguazu Falls, 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 stunning magenta holo with multi-colored shimmers and iridescent flakes, but it feels really similar to a lot of other colors that Different Dimension has produced for this box over the past year I have been reviewing it. The brush on this also felt a little different than normal (a little rougher, if that makes sense), but the formula was easy to work with.

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Glisten & Glow in Under The Kapok Tree, 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)

It takes a special jelly polish for me to think “squishy” when I apply it, but that’s exactly what this bright green jelly with iridescent flakes calls to mind. I used two thin coats for the photos, but I would probably go with three in the future.

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Indie by Patty Lopes in Giant Lily Pad, 10 mL – Estimated Value $11 (this is an exclusive shade made just for The Holo Hookup. Check out the other polishes offered by Indie by Patty Lopes here)

This is a very sheer ice blue holo with purple duochrome shift and multichrome flakes- it reminds me of Frozen, and while it is gorgeous, it is annoying how sheer it is. I would probably wear this over another color so I don’t have to do four coats to almost get full opacity.

The Verdict: The Holo Hookup is a great box if you love unique nail polish- and this month’s colors felt great for the summer, and I appreciate that the guest nail polish was from a Brazilian brand considering the Amazon theme. 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 | 4 comments

4 Comments

  1. I love all the shades and they look so pretty on! Great review!

  2. Anything holo is fun. But, it feels like a waste of $$, too much money actually.

    I buy glitters from eBay, holo ones.. I make my own polish. Turns out way better then most of these. Mostly just put it over a top coat, ECT. It isn’t rock science.

    I get more pleasure from it, since I’m being creative.

    Also looks so good!! <3

  3. Your nails look so pretty! Every month I say I’m gona get the next month but there is always 1 shade I don’t like and it’s a loss of $11 . On day there will be 4 I like .

    • If you’re on Facebook, there are always people looking to split the box or purchase certain bottles from it. I did that with the current July HH box since I only wanted 3 colors. Sold the Cupcake polish because it looks too much like other colors I have. Problem solved!

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