Pressure’s on, guys. I’ve been staring at an empty screen for the past 17 years, and now a deadline is officially lurking. I swear, if the distractions don’t stop, stupid things are gonna come out just so I can post a blog on time. I’ve shut myself in this bedroom so I can concentrate, but hubby just burst in dragging a string behind him with a cat attached to the end of it. And then he tossed me a bag of potato chips and so I lost consciousness there for a second. Now after a rousing bout of cardio trying to get a fly out of the room, I realize I’ve been writing this same paragraph for the last four hours, and OMG I need the hives cream, stat. Blogging is hard, you guys. SO. HARD.
Okay, now FOCUS. Pretty things are coming. My second round of reviewing for the Holo Hookup box is here, and I’m feeling quite overachieve-y at the moment. They’ve kept me on, guys; I wooed ’em good! Apparently this blog full of nonsense is appreciated by at least one person, and trust me, that is EVERYTHING. Cuz I don’t give carpal tunnel to myself for funsies, I’m at least 23% sure of it.
Anyway, let me show you what’s coming up for August. An insane amount of holo headed your way in 3 … 2 … 1 …
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Still upright? Just checking.
So this month’s theme is Enchanted Forest, and just by the name alone, y’all know you want approximately 18,000 boxes. Cuz there’s magical things in an Enchanted Forest: fairies and unicorns and Prince Charmings mid-rescue. Old wizards with long beards, probably full of glitter and cute baby field mice wearing little britches. Possibly also some Dorito crumbs. And a couple of talking trees with branches that will push people off their horses, you know, to keep things interesting.
Here’s the inspiration photo:
Yep, magical, at minimum.
Trying to not get too chatty in here, as I need to get this posted sometime before 2037. A polish emergency is among us and for some reason, the blog don’t write itself. So let’s get into the goodies, yes? YES.
This month’s featured brand is the amazing Lindsey with Tonic Polish, which means the Holo Hookup is about to break some kinda sales record, I’m quite certain. If y’all know even a smidge of the magic that is Tonic Polish, it’s about to get all sorts of elbow jabby in here real quick. A bonafide frenzy, is what I mean.
But since we need to maintain a semblance of a classy lady, guests shall go first. Cuz in about 2.5 seconds, ladylike composure is going out the window anyway. Here is what Lindsey made for us. Presenting, Dryad’s Grove:
DESCRIPTION: A mysterious forest green holographic with an inner maroon to gold shifting shimmer and tiny ultra holo microglitter sparks
COATS: Three just to deepen color, but two was just fine
Well, lordt. Green just happened, and already the jaws are dropping. I mean, just look at it. LOOK. AT. IT. Seriously, if you came here for some peace and quiet and a rational behavior EXTRAVAGANZA!, ohhhhh how WRONG you must be feeling right now.
Under the lamps:
Holo holo everywhere, and in the cart she goes! Weeeee!
Some nail art I did:
Pretty basic stamping using the Uber Chic Beauty Vacation Mode plate. I don’t hate it, but the kudos and accolades are taking their damn sweet time. People, it gets worse. We’ve been here before.
Next up is the offering from Glisten & Glow – here’s Fairy’s Frost:
DESCRIPTION: A silver linear holographic with golden green shimmer, like twinkling lights reflecting off fairy wings
COATS: Two, smooth and blingy
GAH! What are words? What is breathing? Excuse me while I attempt to get control of my brain.
Under the lamps:
It’s holo-y to the trillionth degree. Cue the drool buckets!
An accidental painting of all the surfaces is next, and no one is surprised.
Not hideous nail art:
Some more easy stamping using the What’s Up Nails B018 plate. I do love the contrast between the black and the bling, though, so I’ll take half a horn toot, you know, if y’all not busy.
Now here’s Field of Flowers from Cupcake Polish:
DESCRIPTION: A lavender super holographic with blue shimmer
COATS: Three, but two was fine; just deeping the color, don’t mind me!
And just like that, I am an 8-year-old child in a room full of office supplies. Cuz DREAM SCENARIO, is what I mean. If Leonardo walked in handing me a Starbucks, well, that sounds about right.
Under the lamps:
More macros to aid the convincing:
FIIIIINE. We’ll take a billion bottles. Cuz now is not the time to act normal.
Finally, a skosh of mojo:
Very simple stamping using the Uber Chic Beauty 16-03 plate, but I love this image so much. Quick and effortless, but so much pretty. And, well, you had me at effortless.
Lastly, here’s Enchant-Mint from Different Dimension:
DESCRIPTION: A misty light mint holographic with added shimmers and holographic microglitters
COATS: Again with three, but two was fine
Well, let’s end this thing on an exclamation point, then. How glorious is this one? (Very.) It’s on the blue side of mint, super delicate, elegant and Queen of England-approved. Who’s about to hold a bunch of tiny little teacups? (You, to be clear. Cuz sometimes fancy lady happens whether you like it or not.)
More shots in case you’re on the fence:
Cuz the fence is no place for a lady.
And right on cue, it’s bye bye mojo:
Meh. It’s not the worst, but the stamping was much more subtle than I expected. Used the new Lina Let’s Doodle 01 plate, though, which has lots of cool images on it. Sadly, though, I do nail art with my eyes closed. Bah.
And now, some bonus points. Nail art using all four polishes!
A striping tape EXTRAVAGANZA! And I stinkin’ love it. Figures. It took all of 30 seconds and barely any brain.
And then a random burst of energy just came out of nowhere:
I dry brushed, guys! And made a THING. Like, actual kudos and accolades might come this time. FINALLY. Toot toot!
The round up:
Pre-order for this box starts on July 21 at 9pm EST and will run thru July 28 at 9pm EST. Which means, you have just ONE WEEK to get your life together before the polish goes away forever. Are you properly panicked? Well, you should be.
Cost is $40 and shipping will begin August 12th or so. Click here for shopping! (Well, not right now. The 21st. As in Friday. We’ve been over this already.)
And now, some linky loos:
Holo Hookup Facebook Fan Group
And now we are done! The game plan is set. And 17 alarms, at minimum. Cuz no one does Crazy Nail Lady quite like you.
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I’ve only purchased a couple Holo Hookups. But this one is reeaally speaking to me in polish speak, which is mostly gurgling noises, but that’s okay, pretty polishes. I understand you.
Lol, the language of love!
Regular Holo Hookup purchaser. Every time I miss one I end up hating myself for the next 6 months – this one is a no brainer! My faves are the Tonic (obviously) and the DD (sold my soul to them a while back)
I have a feeling this box is going to sell a lot simply because tonic polish is in there. Everyone loves their tonics!