THE HOLO HOOKUP collaboration box for December 2015 : Swatches and Review

Hi there, my darlings! This afternoon, I'd like to share the next installment of The Holo Hookup collaboration box featuring Jill of Glisten & Glow, Missi of Different Dimension and Sara of Cupcake Polish. In case you missed it, the all-holo debut box premiered for November 2015 and each moth will have a holographic creation from each of the three makers plus one from a special guest maker. December's guest maker is the wonderful Shannon of Pahlish and this box has the theme : Natural Phenomena. Take a quick peek at the collage of images the makers drew inspiration from :

Now when you see an inspiration photo that magnificent, is it any wonder that the polishes themselves are to die for? I mean, these ladies are really, really, REALLY good at what they do! With that said, let's get started--I'll show you each maker's individual inspiration pic followed closely by the polish she created.

Jill of Glisten & Glow's inspiration pic :

Ball Lightning from Glisten & Glow is a rich, deep purple linear holographic polish with added pink and purple flakies and shimmers and a blue undertone. Perfect application and formula--the swatches below show just 2 coats topped with 1 thin coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat. I love, love, LOVE this shade of purple and the flakies add another level of awesome to it!

With flash!

Missi of Different Dimension's inspiration pic :

Bioluminescent Bay from Different Dimension is a stunning glow-in-the-dark sky blue microglitter in a linear holo base with added shimmers. Fantastic application and formula--I was so impressed with how smoothly this baby glided on! Although the swatches below show 2 easy coats topped with 1 generous coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat, I bet you could totally get away with 1 thick coat of this one! Not only is this a gorgeous shade of blue but wait til you see the glow-in-the-dark effect!

With flash!

With a UV light source nearby :

In the dark :

Sara of Cupcake Polish's inspiration pic :

Volcanic Lightning from Cupcake Polish is a bright red linear holographic polish with added purple shimmers. Lovely application and formula--the swatches below show 2 easy coats topped with 1 thin coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat. This, for me at least, is the perfect Holiday red!

With flash!

Shannon of Pahlish's inspiration pic :

Chasing Northern Lights from Pahlish is a taupe linear holographic polish with a subtle green shift. Fabulous application and formula--I was taken completely by surprise by the easy opacity of this one! The swatches below show just 2 thin coats topped with 1 thin coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat--duochromes and metallics can often be tricky to apply but this one posed no such problem! I love the shiftiness of this polish as seen in the pics below!

To show the color shift close-up, I used the "water-droplet trick" ;

With flash!

So there you have it my darlings! Pre-orders for December 2015's box will begin Saturday 11/21/2015 at 9 pm EST at the Holo Hookup's website HERE, and continue through Saturday 11/28/2015 at 9 pm EST. This collection of 4 exclusive, all holographic polishes runs $40 plus shipping and is only available during this special one week pre-order. Both domestic and international shipping will be available!

For more swatches, sneak peeks and all the latest info, don't forget to follow The Holo Hookup through the social media outlets below :


I was hard-pressed to pick a favorite with this box--I loved each and every one of the polishes in it! But tell me, which is YOUR favorite? Will you be grabbing one for yourself next week? I'd love to hear from you in the comments section below!

Until next time,

****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****

1 comment

  1. These are gorgeous! They did a really good job matching them to the inspiration photos!


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