The Holo Hookup: February 2018 – Love Connection



Hubby left for work and left the TV on the sports channel. The remote control is clear across the other end of the couch, and the cat (who hates me) has decided to lay adorably across my lap and fall asleep. It is both the worst day and best day ever. If anyone wants to come over and change the channel for me, seriously, that’d be GREAT.

Although, there is some good news. Cuz if you’re looking for some kind of psychological experiment (as one does from time to time) this is a pretty good one. I can remain motionless in an almost vegetative, coma-like state for hours on end UNTIL you take away my access to television via a 17-pound cat sprawled across my lap, essentially trapping me for nigh on eternity. Then SUDDENLY, shit gets real. Seriously, I’m not gonna pretend any of that is normal. WHO WANTS MY LIFE THEN? I’m assuming pretty much all of you.

It’s Holo Hookup time again!  Let’s look at sparkly things, shall we?  WE SHALL!

Welp, as usual, all pretense of sexy = out the dadgum window.  Staying married at this point is an effort of superhuman proportions, I swear it.

The theme for the February box is Love Connection, which is one of my favorite game shows of all time.  In fact – as far as experts go – as a kid, I was pretty much a connoisseur of all the game shows.  Saturday mornings after cartoons came the game shows and it was basically the most magical time of the day.  Love Connection, Password, SUPER Password, Chain Reaction:  I ate allll of it up.  Forget social stuff like friends and slumber parties and normal 7th grade-y things.  NOPE.  Cuz who has time for normal when there were spelling bees and pen pal letters and a weekend full of game shows to do?  I mean, you just don’t collect TV Guides in a dresser drawer for no dadgum good reason.  TRUST ME on this.

Annnnnd despite all that, I was a super cool person. 

The inspiration pic:

Our usual Holo Hookup clan is here, but they’ve brought along some international swag this time.  This month’s featured brand is Beyond the Nail, a Canadian company run by two sisters, Krystyn and Maddy.  Actually, they are the FIRST Canadians in the Holo Hookup spotlight, so that sounds like a celebration bound to happen in a wallet-flying-out-of-purses-type of way.  As in, you’re buying this box, about 97.6486% sure of it.

So here we go: the GOODS.  And guests shall go first, cuz we keep it all sorts of ladylike around here.  


DESCRIPTION:  A violet ultra holographic with rose pink shimmer

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat

And then I made nail art:

You know, not the worst we’ve ever seen me do.  I managed not to stamp all the things, which is always my first inclination, so for that fact alone, this mani gets a horn toot.  Used the Lina AFair to Remember plate if you’re curious.  NEXT!


DESCRIPTION:  A cherry red holographic with holo microglitters

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat

More semi-ok nail art:

Hey, who’s on a roll now?  Seriously, we’re racking up the bonus points AS WE SPEAK.  Leonardo’s about on his way, I can already tell.  Used the Lina AFair to Remember plate once again, mostly cuz I was too lazy to look for a different plate.  But it turned out cute anyway.  RIGHT?  Right.


DESCRIPTION:  A silver with lots of iridescent flakies and pink shimmer

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat

Scroll past this one.  I mean it.

UGH.  Not that I was knee-deep in mojo anyway, but seriously, we’ve lost all semblance of anything skill-related with this one.  Looks like stamping with your eyes closed is not a good idea after all.  Used a different plate this time – the Lina I Foil in Love 01 plate – you know, in case recreations are in order. Bahahahahah.  Meh.


DESCRIPTION:  A mauve pink holographic with added shimmers

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat

Last nail art hurrah:

And FINALLY I made a cute one.  A brief mojo reprieve, and I’m gonna revel in it for light years and eons, just so you know.  Used the Uber Chic Beauty 22-02 plate for something different.  Those layered images!  THE BEST.


Pre-order for this box starts on January 21 at 9pm EST and will run thru January 28 at 9pm EST.  And in case you don’t math well, that’s 7 days of panic heading your way. So 17 alarms and Post-It Notes in all the places? COMPLETELY NORMAL BEHAVIOR.  

Cost is $40 and shipping will begin around February 12 or so, which is lifetimes away cuz this is winter and winter NEVER freaking ends.  Technically it’s only about four weeks from now, but that point is moot.

Where to buy:

Finally, the linky loos! Connect with The Holo Hookup:


Fan Group

And now we are done! You’ve got your game plan and I’ve got the carpal tunnel. Oh the things I do for your love. Professional Blogger Extraordinare? Yep. Sounds about right.  

Later, loves!


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