Well Merry Christmas, or shall I say “Cristmas” everyone (that’ll be explained later)! Yes I know the date on this post says December 3rd, but I am in fact writing up on Christmas day (I change the dates on posts to match when the swatches were posted on Instagram, to keep them spread out and also in order). I’m here in Chicago on this Christmas day and the city is so empty and there’s just something so magical about that. I’m seeing my family before and after actual the actual holiday, so I’ve been enjoying my quiet day just getting up some blog posts finally.
And so fitting on this Christmas day to post up about these holiday glitters from Holo Taco! Yes, you read that right in the title, they’re the “Cristmas” glitters – without an H. Holo Taco’s founder, Cristine, spells her name without the H so it’s a fun little play on her name and spelling! Fun facts for you.
And more fun facts: these glitter polishes originally released last holiday season. I hemmed and hawed over them for far too long and then suddenly they were sold out and I missed out on them. But then a Cristmas miracle! They were re-released again for this holiday season and I didn’t wait this time and snatched them up (even though they’re still fully in stock).
This bundle features 6 super glittery and shimmery holo shades in some gorgeous holiday shades. They’re jelly bases that are just jam packed with sparkle and I was just so mesmerized by them. I wanted them with my little grabby hands. And if they’re catching your eye, as mentioned they’re still in stock on the Holo Taco website. Treat yourself for this holiday season.
I’ve been a big fan of past Holo Taco releases, and I grab a collection here and there where it absolutely sells me (I’ve got a big ol’ cart of past releases that I wish I could just press check out on, but even my inflated polish budget can’t afford that at the moment). And from the moment I saw this one advertised, I was absolutely intrigued.
This is the ‘Gala’ collection, released in honor of Holo Taco’s 3rd Anniversary. Crazy that it’s been 3 years already, time flies truly. But along with the standard holographic sparkle we would all come to expect, this one also had a black and white theme, complete with coming in a box made to look like a clutch bag perfect for any black tie event. We have 4 full color shades and one topper shade to look at here.
Okay yes I KNOW SOME OF THESE SHADES ARE SOLD OUT. BUT not all of them are and I still just want to feature this collection for posterity and future reference! (And I’ll be more on time for posting of future collections, I swear). Who knows, maybe you’ll stumble upon them on a restock or on a future destash. For now, you can check out what’s in stock on the Holo Taco website!
These are still just absolutely gorgeous to look at, so let’s get right into the swatches!
Listen, even though it can seem like I’m buying every nail polish I could ever want and showing it on this blog, with my budget there are still brands out there that I can’t buy every release from – even though I very much want to. Holo Taco is one of those brands (still sad I missed out on the Christmas collection last year). Yes, I want every single polish they put out, ever. But no, I can’t always buy them while I’m buying all of these other polishes (I know, a terrible problem to have really). And I don’t often ask for nail polish for Christmas either as clearly I’m buying things whenever I want them and it’s often seasonal collections that I prefer to not wait on.
Well, this year I combined the two things, and I asked for this lovely collection for Christmas that I had been drooling over for so long, and I’m so glad to have in my little goblin hands.
If y’all don’t know already, Holo Taco was created by Cristine of SimplyNailogical, a well known polish enthusiast and YouTuber. So I knew she would give us a beautiful creme formula. And wow, did she not disappoint. And she has a great love of tea, so only fitting that we got a tea themed collection.
This beautiful little release is the Tea Cremes collection and it features 6 shades of gorgeous, saturated and delicious creme shades – all with a fun tea theme. These were released a couple months ago in 2021, but obviously are not limited shades.
This collection is still available as a bundle on the Holo Taco website, as well individually for $11 each. Now let’s dive on in.
Ahh Holo Taco, my love. Holo Taco is one of those brands that if I had unlimited money, I would throw it at SimplyNailogical and buy every thing she releases. But alas, I don’t have unlimited funds – much because I buy so much other nail polish, okay. I’ll know I have made it when I can press ‘Add to Cart’ with no hesitancy, the dream.
Anyways, every so often, a new Holo Taco releases catches my eye so much that I find a way to squeeze it on into my polish purchasing for that month, and this release was one of them. This is the Holo Taco ‘Electric’ Holos collection. It features 5 linear holographic shades in bright and fun and unique shades, and there was just a bright lime green so I had to have it. It’s available on the Holo Taco website as a bundle or you can purchase the individual shades. Let’s get right into the swatches, shall we?
Listen, I’ve just put on Braveheart so I think it’s a perfect time to catch up on some blog posts. I’ve been doing a hefty amount of swatching lately, so it’s time to put out the accompanying review posts! (As always, you can follow my Instagram to see swatches as they come out as well!) Alright, I’m trying to be less wordy since I know people just want to get right into the review, so let’s do it!
Holo Taco is truly a brand that I wish I had unlimited money so I could buy every single release, but since I don’t, every so often I’m just like SCREW IT, TREAT MYSELF, and I hit add to cart. (If you didn’t know, it’s the brand of Cristine, of SimplyNailogical fame on Instagram and YouTube. So kind of an indie, but I consider it a touch more mainstream at this point). And there was something about this one that tickled my fancy so I had to have it. There have been 2 more releases since this one, a trio of creams, and then a pastel rainbow linear collection (which hoo boy do I want that one).
This is the ‘Unicorn Dreams’ release and it features 2 creams, and adds 3 more Unicorn Skin toppers to her previous 3. I had been wanting to try the Unicorn Skins anyways, and then these 2 creams were just stunning so it got me good. This bundle is still available on the Holo Taco website for $55, or the creams (or cremes as they are called on the website) retail for $11 each and the toppers for $13 each. (If you’re not sure what a Unicorn Skin topper it, it’s explained down below near the swatches!).