03 June 2014

Swatches & Review - DAZZLED The Holo Grail subscription box MAY

Hi loves! Today I have something very cool to show you: the DAZZLED Holo Grail, a nail polish subscription box filled with exclusive holographic polishes. Each month a new theme is picked (you can suggest themes and if yours is picked, you'll get the box for free!) and the creators participating that month will create a shade exclusive to the Holo Grail box.



There are various contributors on rotation but the one that's always a steady guest is Too Fancy Lacquer. Other creators that participate are Aly's Dream Polish, Philly Loves Lacquer, NailNation3000, Literary Lacquers, Emily de Molly (on hiatus), Lilypad Lacquer and Foxy Paws Polish. There is also a guest each month. I think this is a super fun way to get to know new brands, but also to score some fun exclusives.



As I said each month the box has a certain theme and the May box was all about Planet Earth so there are 4 polishes representing the 4 elements. There's fire which is Literary Lacquers Not Up Close. Also water which is Aly's Dream Polish H2whOa (love that name!). Next up is earth represented by Cupcake Polish Earth Girl. And last but certainly not least is the element wind which is captured by Too Fancy Lacquer Pixie Whispers.



You can order each box in advance and they are made to order. Right now the July box is up for grabs and it retails for $59,98 (shipping not included). You get 4 exclusive shades for that which are delivered well packed in a cute box, wrapped up nicely in paper. What I like is the exclusivity and the theme. It's a fun angle for a box and gives a more cohesive vibe. I do think it could feel a bit more luxurious, maybe some cuticle oil samples or something like that would be nice. After all, 60 bucks means about $15 a polish and that's not what most of these retail for usually. A good thing is you don't have to subscribe, you can just buy the box on a month to month basis meaning you aren't stuck with a subscription you might not be able to afford each month.

Literary Lacquers Not Up Close
Fire - Literary Lacquers Not Up Close is a fierce coppery shade with a strong holographic finish. This is a metallic shade and it just seems to glow underneath bright lighting!

The formula was great, thin yet easy to handle and good coverage with 2 coats. I swatched it over a base of Duri Rejuvacote and topped it with Essence Better Than Gel Top Sealer.
Literary Lacquers Not Up Close

Literary Lacquers Not Up Close

Literary Lacquers Not Up Close


Aly's Dream Lacquer H2whOa
Water - Aly's Dream Lacquer H2whOa is an airy shade of blue with a scattered type of holographic particles, yet the effect is quite strong making it almost look linear again. There also seems to be a bright blue shimmer present in this shade.

Good formula, I did use 3 coats because it seemed to pack some more punch that way but other than that no complaints. I swatched it over a base of Duri Rejuvacote and topped it with Essence Better Than Gel Top Sealer.
Aly's Dream Lacquer H2whOa

Aly's Dream Lacquer H2whOa

Aly's Dream Lacquer H2whOa


Cupcake Polish Earth Girl
Earth - Cupcake Polish Earth Girl is a muted jade green filled with a linear holographic effect. I think it's the holographic part that makes the basecolor a bit muted (holographic powder is grey/silverish in tone). It's a more wearable shade of green I think.

Formula was again nothing to complain about - 2 buttery coats and I was done! I swatched it over a base of Duri Rejuvacote and topped it with Essence Better Than Gel Top Sealer.
Cupcake Polish Earth Girl

Cupcake Polish Earth Girl

Cupcake Polish Earth Girl


Too Fancy Lacquer Pixie Whispers+
Wind - Too Fancy Lacquer Pixie Whispers is a soft grey filled with blue and purple microshimmers and a strong linear holographic finish. I already adored this in the bottle (who am I kidding, is there a TFL I don't like?) but on the nails.. *dreamy sigh*.

The thickest formula of all 4 polishes in this box but still easy to handle and very opaque, 2 coats were all I needed. I like how it truly is a soft grey and not silvery looking. I swatches it over a base of G&G Stuck On Blue! and topped it with G&G HK Girl Top Coat.
Too Fancy Lacquer Pixie Whispers

Too Fancy Lacquer Pixie Whispers

Too Fancy Lacquer Pixie Whispers


That's it, my full review on the DAZZLED Holo Grail box! Have you ever bought one of these boxes? And what is your experience with them? Tell me in the comments!
The DAZZLED Holo Grail box is a 4 piece nail polish box filled with holographic goodies. Each box has a theme and based on that theme the shades are created. You can purchase the July box right now right here.

10 comments :

  1. I like the idea of it but the price is ridiculous :/ Shame because there are some nice polishes in this box but it's not worth it for me.

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  2. Raquel_9mlUniverse03 June, 2014 15:19

    Oh man, so many pretty holos...why you do this to me? xD
    Yeah, love the idea, the polishes, but that price is a waaaaay too much for my wallet, which is really a shame.

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  3. WOW, these are stunning!

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  4. these are fabulous!!! too bad that they're exclusive though... and that price... still fabulous though! =)

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  5. These are absolutely gorgeous! I couldn't even pick a favourite, haha :)

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  6. Such a bumme rbecause the boxes so far all looked great! You could try and suggest a theme though, if it gets picked you get the box for free!

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  7. Sorry! (or am I ;-)?)


    Just keep an eye out for this in the future, maybe things'll change up a bit and it might be worth it in the end!

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  8. Glad you like them Kerry!

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  9. Yes, it makes them even more special but it also sucks a bit because now you might want them but can not get them anymore :(.

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