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Hello, hello! I’ve got four beauties from March’s Holo Hookup to show you! We have our staple three makers and UK based ‘Ard As Nails to celebrate the theme London Calling! Just so you know, this month’s box will not carry the usual pre-order format but will have limited stock with sales open until supplies last. In other words, buy it right away! Okay! Grab some tea and biscuits and let’s cozy up to London Calling!
London Calling – Holo Hookup
The Holo Hookup is a monthly box that features three permanent makers. Sara of Cupcake Polish, Missi of Different Dimensions and Jill of Glisten & Glow invite another indie maker to create a polish to go along with a chosen theme. This month’s guest maker is Kat of ‘Ard As Nails. Let’s take a look!
Cupcake Polish – Cracking On
Sara’s Cracking On is a cool grey based linear holographic loaded with silver shimmer. The application is smooth with a medium consistency. The linear holographic movement is a lot more apparent in person than captured here. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
The Beatles are a favorite in our home so it was no question that they would make some appearance in this theme. For these images, I used Clear Jelly Stamper’s Best of British plate.
Different Dimension – God Save The Queen
God Save The Queen is an alluring darkened red linear holographic with red micro flakes and a red shimmer. Missi’s contribution here is so dark and delicious with a smooth application and great consistency. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
I took the obvious route, sporting the Queen’s cameo and a crown to accentuate God Save the Queen. There’s a strange, nostalgic feeling having the Queen’s head on my nails. I grew up seeing her cameo and face on our currency!
Glisten & Glow – Utterly Knackered
Utterly Knackered! This is a phrase I should start incorporating into daily conversation, as it explains my ongoing state! Jill’s creation is a vibrant royal blue linear holographic with Ultra Chrome Chameleon flakes shifting from green to blue to purple, a purple shimmer and a touch of silver galaxy holographic glitters. The polish builds nicely with a little drag in application from the glitters and a slight bit of texture after drying. The pairing of shimmer and flakes here really gives this a colorful punch. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
Is it truly British if there aren’t raindrops and a reminder to Keep Calm?
‘Ard As Nails – It’s All Gone Pear Shaped
We’re wrapping things up with the contribution from the UK’s ‘Ard As Nails, It’s All Gone Pear Shaped. The base here is a deep grey linear holographic with a blue hue. Added in are a mix of red metallic flakes and multi colored chameleon flakes. The flakes really win here! They’re big and bright and a welcomed pop of color against the smooth base. They do leave a slight bumpiness, especially from those flakes right on top. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
I decided to add the Union Jack to Kat’s polish and topped it with a matte topcoat for a little bit of a worn look.
I’ve always had a love for England, spending Christmases there as a small family reunion. The Anglophile in me really enjoyed this box!
As mentioned previously, this box will not be a preorder!
There will be a limited number of boxes prepared and will be available for purchase while shocks last.
Available starting February 21, 2019, 9pm EST