Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer
Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer

So, What’s All the Hoopla Over the Holidays, Anyway?

Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “festive assortment of red squares [and] hexes in several sizes, satin pale pink hexes, gold glitter, and gold shimmer” suspended in a clear base designed as a glitter top coat. It’s a mix of medium-sized red squares, smaller red hexagons, and medium-sized pale pink hexagons that make up the more noticeable shapes and colors, while there is both gold glitter and smaller gold shimmer in the background that helps to fill in the composition. The colors are similar to China Glaze Electrify, but Holiday Hoopla has much more variance in size/shape (plus the pale pink hexes) so Electrify ends up looking almost one-dimensional in comparison. (In the same vein, China Glaze Pure Joy is a mix of small red glitter and then just slightly larger gold glitter, but it is less dense and very unlike this one in shape/size.)

I layered two coats of Holiday Hoopla alone on my index and ring fingers, and then I layered one coat over Illamasqua Boosh (black cream) on my middle finger. Alone, it’s semi-to-mostly opaque in two coats–I think it’s quite wearable as a standalone shade. One coat for layering worked well to deliver plenty of glitter and shimmer coverage without losing the base color. All of the bits and bobs laid completely flat, and there really wasn’t much texture before a top coat, but a top coat definitely gives it a better overall finish. The consistency was amazing: not thick at all, and dare I say, almost thin, but all of the glitters spread evenly across the nail just dragging the brush across. No pulling or tugging required–it was one of the easiest glitter top coats I’ve applied.

This is the shade I chose to test for wear (I will also be testing Swanky Soiree specifically but at a later date), and it’s going four days strong. Of course, next to nothing chips on me, so you’ll have to take my wear experiences with a grain of salt. Most polishes last seven days with minor tip wear but no chipping; particularly excellent formulas will have very minor tip wear and may last up to ten days. It has been my experience that glitter top coats/layering polishes tend to as long as whatever is underneath them. If by some (horrible) miracle, this falls outside of the average wear, I’ll be sure to update this post to reflect that.

I bought mine from Hare’s Etsy shop, and they’re all sold out now, but Llarowe still has some in stock.

Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

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9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer
Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer

Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer
Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer

Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer
Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer

Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer
Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer

Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer
Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer

Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer
Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer

Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer
Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer

Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer
Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I really like how this looks over black. I never wear black nail polish on its own but I like adding some shimmer to it to make it pop up more and make it more festive.

Christine, this is a bizarre request, but thought I would toss it out for consideration. When selecting nail polish I often need to know if it will be hard to remove, or require soaking. It might be helpful to other readers also to include a statement in the reviews as to ease of removal, best method for removal, or some such information. All that glitters is not quick to remove; some gels now slide right off without soaking; large glitter can sometimes be easier than tiny grit-glitter to remove. OR maybe it’s time to open a NEW CATEGORY of nail/hand care reviews to include removers, prep solutions, implements,
other stuff. OOOOHH! I’d read that 😉

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