The Holo Hookup Box (August 2016): Swatch and Review
*Purchased by Me*
Helloooo!! Today, I am sharing my swatch and review of the August 2016 Holo Hookup Box! This is a collaboration box between DIFFERENT dimension, Glisten & Glow, and Cupcake Polish; each box also has a featured maker each time. August's guest maker was Nvr Enuff. The Holo Hookup Box is released monthly.
There is usually a different theme each month, and August's was called "A Day in the Garden;" each brand's polish was inspired by a flower! Let's take a look at the box, shall we??
Glisten & Glow Fern Gully
Color/Finish: A forest green linear holographic with blue and gold shimmer.
Formula/Application: Glisten & Glow Fern Gully was smooth and easy to apply. It was almost opaque in one coat, but I used two for good measure. I had this on, with base coat, for about 15-20 minutes, and did not experience any staining. Shown is with glossy top coat, but it dried glossy on its own!
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 hearts! This is a glorious shade of green, and the holo flame on it is absolutely insane!Availability: Glisten & Glow Fern Gully was a part of the August Holo Hookup Box, which is no longer currently available.
Cupcake Polish Blue Orchid
Color/Finish: A cyan/teal blue linear holo with pink and blue shimmer.
Formula/Application: The formula on Cupcake Polish Blue Orchid holds true to all of the other Cupcake Polishes that I own, as it was smooth and easy to apply. It dried quickly and glossy, and was fully opaque in two coats. Shown is with one layer of glossy top coat!
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 hearts! You all know my love for Cupcake Polish already, and Blue Orchid holds up to the same standards!Availability: Cupcake Polish Blue Orchid was a part of the August Holo Hookup Box, which is no longer currently available.
Nvr Enuff Odessa Black
Color/Finish: A blackened eggplant purple linear holo with flakies and red shimmer.
Formula/Application: Nvr Enuff Odessa Black was smooth and easy to apply, and applied evenly. The first coat was a bit thin and jelly-like, but it built up to full opacity in two easy coats. It dried quickly and glossy! Shown is with one layer of glossy top coat.
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 hearts! My favorite color is purple, and I am a sucker for vampy shades. Paired with the brush that I love from Nvr Enuff, and this great formula, I am in love! I definitely need to try this color as a base for some stamping!Availability: Nvr Enuff Odessa Black was a part of the August Holo Hookup Box, which is no longer currently available.
DIFFERENT dimension Montego Red
Color/Finish: A darkened red linear holo with added shimmer and purple microglitter.
Formula/Application: DIFFERENT dimension Montego Red was SO CLOSE to being a one-coater! I typically experience that with holo/microglitter combo polishes. However, I used two coats for full opacity. It dried very quickly and smoothly; shown is with one layer of glossy top coat!
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 hearts! This shade of red is absolutely AMAZING, plus the added microglitter? Swoon! Definitely one of the standouts of the box for me! I had to keep this one on after I finished swatching all four colors, as it stuck in my mind!Availability: DIFFERENT dimension Montego Red was a part of the August Holo Hookup Box, which is no longer currently available.
So, what do you think? This is my first purchase of the Holo Hookup Box, but I definitely plan on purchasing more in the future! The box is typically $40.00 plus shipping, available internationally, and all of the polishes are full-sized. You can check out and follow their social media (linked below) for sneak peeks of the next box!
Thank you so much for stopping by, and I'll see you next time!