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I’ve got another wonderful box to show you, this time for February’s Holo Hookup! I must say, some of the shades in this box are already some hard favorites of mine. This four-piece box celebrates the dark, gothic romance just in time for the Valentines Day warm and fuzzies!
Gothic Romance – The 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 Demetria of Baroness X. Let’s take a look!
Cupcake Polish – Lament
I’m starting things off with my absolute favorite from this box, Cupcake Polish’s Lament! Insert all the gushing nonsense words here, cause this polish woos with no remorse! Lament is described as a cool toned linear holographic base with a lively aurora shimmer that shifts from red to gold. The formula is buttery smooth and so pigmented. While I think it’s still pretty eye-catching in this photos, they simply cannot convey it’s magnificence. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
For this rose design, I used plate Fun 26 from Fab Ur Nails.
Different Dimension – Twisted Fantasy
Here is Twisted Fantasy! The base here is a cool grey linear holographic with the addition of aurora shimmer and complementary iridescent flakes. The polish applies with the smoothness of a creme and the flakes lay nicely throughout. To me, the flakes are the real star of the show here, adding beautiful pops of color upon movement. They’re a lot more apparent to the naked eye! I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
I wanted throw something dark and gothic over Twisted Fantasy and settled on these images from the Lina Make Your Mark 08 plate.
Glisten & Glow – Dark & Dangerous
You know I get the heart palps for these vampy polishes and Jill’s contribution here does not disappoint. Dark and Dangerous is a blacked purple, aubergine linear holographic base with a sprinkling of platinum flakes. This polish is so damn rich and seductive and with its smooth application, it comes really close to being a one-coater. Another plus? The flakes are well behaved and they add even more interest to this already stunning shade. Again, they’re playing shy on camera but they are easily spotted in the polish. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
Some gold, torn, floral stocking? Why not! This image is from the Maniology (previously Bundle Monster) XL 208 plate.
Baroness X – Bloodletting
The final contribution to this gothic celebration of love is Bloodletting! Bloodletting is a purple-pinkish berry linear holographic base with red metallic microflakes. Demi informed that she was inspired by blood red velvet for this shade. The application here is easy with the jelly base feeling densely pigmented. The red flakes in here work beautifully in the base. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
I decided on some rose leaves for this look as I thought it paired well with the base. This image is from Lina Make Your Mark plate 08.
I’m so thrilled about this box! It just might be my favorite box so far! Despite the shades not screaming Valentines, I think they work very well if you’re into not traditional, yet celebratory shades.
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