The Holo Hookup September 2016 Art Inspired

by Lisa Heath

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September 2016 Art Inspired

If you follow The Holo Hookup on Facebook, or some of the contributors’ fan groups (Cupcake Polish or Different Dimension), then you’ve already seen some of my swatches for this! But now I have the full review of The Holo Hookup September 2016 Art Inspired! Joining Cupcake Polish, DIFFERENT dimension and Glisten & Glow this month is Vapid Lacquer!

PicMonkey Collage

Quick rundown for those new to The Holo Hookup!

This is an all holographic box and each month it will have 3 constant indie makers in it – Glisten & GlowDIFFERENT dimension and Cupcake Polish. Each month there will also be one “guest” contributor, and for September 2016 the guest is Vapid Lacquer

Each of The Holo Hookup Boxes have a theme, and this months theme is ‘Art Inspired”

I combined the inspiration photo with the swatch collage so you can see which is which above, but just in case, here is an unobstructed view of this months inspiration


Let’s take a closer look at each creation.

Cupcake Polish – Bad Hare Day

Cupcake Polish Bad Hare Day

Bad Hare Day is an ivory linear holographic with copper micro flecks throughout. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade was based on Robert Deyber’s painting Bad Hare Day.

Cupcake Polish Bad Hare Day Macro

Cupcake Polish Bad Hare Day Side

Cupcake Polish Bad Hare Day Up

Cupcake Polish Bad Hare Day Down

DIFFERENT dimension – Monroe

DIFFERENT dimension Monroe

Monroe is a light, but vibrant tiffany blue linear holographic with silver shimmer, as well as silver holographic and neon pink matte microglitters. I used 2 coats and 2 coats of top coat for a completely smooth finish.

Monroe was based on Andy Warhol’s Monroe.

DIFFERENT dimension Monroe Macro

DIFFERENT dimension Monroe Side

DIFFERENT dimension Monroe Up

DIFFERENT dimension Monroe Down

Glisten & Glow – The Abstract Expressionist

Glisten and Glow The Abstract Expressionist

The Abstract Expressionist is a deep berry linear holographic with gold and purple shimmer added in. I used 3 thin coats (2 normal coats would work fine as well) and a glossy top coat for these photos.

 Glisten and Glow The Abstract Expressionist Macro

Glisten and Glow The Abstract Expressionist Side

Glisten and Glow The Abstract Expressionist Up

Glisten and Glow The Abstract Expressionist Down

Vapid Lacquer – Dali’s Elephants

Vapid Lacquer Dali's Elephants

Dali’s Elephants is a classic, warm red orange linear holographic. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I have a confession… this is my first Vapid. Every time I see one I want and go to buy it, it’s gone so I haven’t made a purchase. I did join the fan group recently though so I can be on top of releases better in order to snag what I want in the future.

Vapid Lacquer Dali's Elephants Macro

Vapid Lacquer Dali's Elephants Side

Vapid Lacquer Dali's Elephants Up

Vapid Lacquer Dali's Elephants Down

The Holo Hookup September 2016 Art Inspired Overview

The Holo Hookup September 2016 Art Inspired

First off – great mix of colors. We have light, bright and semi vampy in this box and loving the art inspiration for the colors. I had no application issues with any of the shades either. I also got to try Vapid Lacquer for the first time, and was pleasantly surprised at how nice application was.

Price: $40.00 plus Shipping

Where To Buy: The Holo Hookup Website

Pre-orders begin August 21st at 9pm EST and continue through August 28th at 9pm EST

The Holo Hookup Social Media: Facebook | Instagram

What do you think? Will you be picking up the September 2016 box?

What kind of inspiration do you hope to see in future boxes? I’ve actually had this box in my possession since March or April and have had to keep my lips sealed on it!

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Never Say Die Beauty August 15, 2016 - 6:37 am

I love the inspiration for this collection. The Monroe shade is my fave

Destany August 15, 2016 - 8:09 am

Neat inspiration! You know me, I love that orange!

Lola Seicento August 15, 2016 - 10:31 am

I love the fine art inspiration!

Chelsea August 15, 2016 - 11:03 am

I looooove Monroe! So gorgeous!

Stacie Hamilton August 15, 2016 - 4:12 pm

Wow, what a great assortment. These all look like fun shades!

CosmetopiaDigest August 15, 2016 - 5:34 pm

I’m loving Monroe. It’s such a pretty, unique polish.

MarciaF August 15, 2016 - 5:41 pm

I really like the Vapid and Glisten & Glow shades. Pretty collection.

Erika August 15, 2016 - 8:48 pm

What a pretty bunch! I like all of them.

Kathryne August 15, 2016 - 11:30 pm

Monroe is my jam!

Honeygirlk August 16, 2016 - 12:00 pm

these are definitely some gorgeous holos. Love it.

The Beauty of Life August 16, 2016 - 12:13 pm

Monroe is amazing!!

Babi August 16, 2016 - 6:58 pm

This box never fails to impress!

Shannon August 16, 2016 - 7:02 pm

Your nails always look legit amazing.

Tanya August 18, 2016 - 9:20 am

Lovely swatches! I thought Bad Hare Day was my favorite, then Monroe, but your swatches have me drooling over Dali’s Elephants and The Abstract Expressionist!

Painted Fingertips August 24, 2016 - 11:15 am

I like all of these, especially the Cupcake and the DD though!

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