Good evening! I am very excited to share the upcoming Addicted to Holos Indie Box! I love this new box for several reasons. It's made up of popular makers, it's bi-monthly, it's all holo! Like the February release, the box consists of 5 polishes from Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer, Literary Lacquers, Philly Loves Lacquer, Sweet Heart Polish and The Polish Bar. The theme does seem to revolve around rainy Spring days and I have my fingers crossed that over here in California we get some of that grey skied, sprinkly weather! The April Addicted to Holos Indie Box will be available for pre-order from 4/1 to 4/8. Boxes will ship 2 weeks after the pre-order closes. The box is $60 plus shipping to US and international locations.
All my pictures are in direct sunlight
I went from lightest to darkest (because I always have to have some rhyme or reason to my blog post order) so first up is Literary Lacquers Little Sleep Song. Amy describes this polish as a "creamy light grey linear holo with silver glass fleck and white flakies, inspired by the poem April Rain Song by Langston Hughes." You want to know what this polish reminds ME of? This Disney song from Bambi. I loved the shimmery grey color, it had more depth than a straight up holo. The formula and application of Little Sleep Song were both fabulous. I used 3 easy coats for full coverage and no topcoat.
Cotton Candy Clouds from Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer is a real beauty! Julie describes this as a "pinky-lilac creamy holo with strong green shimmer." I love the coolness of this purple. I did a poor job capturing the green shimmer but you can see it slightly in a few pictures. The formula and application were both great. Creamy formula that applied smoothly. Cotton Candy Clouds is dang near a one coater. I have a light hand so a regular painter could easily achieve full opacity with 1 coat. I ended up using 2 and no topcoat.
The Polish Bar End of The Rainbow is a stunning contribution to the April box. Janice says it's a "light periwinkle blue holo with silver glass flecks." While I loved loved LOVED this color, it was a very sheer and thin polish. I ended up using 5 coats of End of The Rainbow and I can still see my nail line. But I do think it's worth it, just look at that holo and that gorgeous magenta shimmer! I don't think shorter nails will have the same issue as I did with visible nail line. But to be on the safe side I'd recommend using a similar base color to start with. No topcoat.
Esther from Philly Loves Lacquer brings us Rain Boots and Puddles, a "blueish teal linear holo with blue flecks and shimmer." This is such a pretty teal, so bright and happy for a polish inspired by rainy days! I actually think this will be a great teal for days out at the beach this summer. Rain Boots and Puddles is full of glinting holo particles and blue sparkles. The formula was lovely and full bodied. It applied nicely too. I used 2 coats and no topcoat.
And last but not least by a long shot is Sweet Heart Polish April Showers. Cassandra describes this holo beauty as a "juicy deep blue jelly linear holographic with tons of shifty flakes." Hullo gorgeous! April Showers is such a vibrant color it's sure to brighten any one's day during a gloomy Spring rain storm. The formula was great, while it is a squishy jelly it's expected to have some visible nail line but it did build up well in 3 coats. Application was nice and easy. No topcoat.