SquareHue April 2013 Bloom Collection | Swatches, Photos, Review

Hey guys! I have so much to catch up on, so I’m just going to rapid-post a bunch of stuff. Here’s the April 2013 collection from SquareHue!

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Yellow Submarine, Flower Power, Groovy Love

IMG_8636Yellow Submarine is a banana yellow shimmer with a bad formula. I mean, it’s on par with any other pastel yellow. Frankly, I give SquareHue credit for coming out of the gate with a yellow pastel shimmer as the first polish you pull out of the box.
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Flower Power is a bright grass green creme. Pretty good formula, if you aren’t super patient, it can be a bit streaky. Pretty color.

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Groovy Love is a bright lavender creme. Again, streaky, but not horrible. I barely have any purples, so I don’t have anything to compare it to, really.

xoxo
Britni Rose

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Introducing SquareHue! February 2013 Box: The Vintage Love Collection | Swatches, Photos, and Review

Hi guys! So I’ve decided to try a bunch of different subscription services for at least three months each. A pilgrimage of sorts. I’m seriously debating leaving Birchbox, I’m just waiting for the eco-friendly April box, which if I’m not mistaken, will be the third anniversary of my Birchbox subscription. As my regular readers will know, I’ve reviewed Beauty Box Five as well, and even signed up. Well, I cancelled that one. It just wasn’t the style and type of box I’m looking for. Then I saw someone post a SquareHue review, the first and only that I could find. It’s $21 a month, but I used a promo code that I got on the blog so my subscription to SH is $14/mo instead. Also, a portion of the monthly fee goes towards charities helping women! Yay!

Each month, you receive three nail polishes that are excellent quality and very on-trend. So here’s February’s box, I’ll continue the review below.

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The box they send it just large enough to fit three polishes, some easter grass, and a card stating the month and collection name. That’s it. No wasted space, no non-recycleable materials, nothing. Simple and sophisticated. SquareHue doesn’t have to throw girly colors at you. The company has a “grown up” look to it.
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Underneath the easter grass is three gorgeous square bottles with simple white cap handles, a square “hue” logo (get it? SquareHue? get it? Yeah, you get it.) IMG_7771 IMG_7773

I absolutely love the stickers on the bottom. Clean and large, easy to read. Brand, polish name, collection/month. That’s it. So easy to organize that way.IMG_7811 IMG_7818IMG_7774 IMG_7776One coat. A little streaky, not bad for a pastel.

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High School Crush is an opaque pink pastel. If I had been more patient, the third coat shown in the last two pictures would have been flawless. But I was rushing. It’s a gorgeous pink too, not too girly. I’d actually wear this! It just looks so soft, innocent, and gentle. The formula really wasn’t bad for an opaque pastel color. Shiny too!

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Wartime Romance (how awesome is that name?!) is a medium berry creme. The formula on this one wasn’t the best, but it wasn’t completely horrible either. An okay color. I like it, but it’s a common color. Super shiny though, no topcoat in any of these pictures.

IMG_7794 IMG_7795 IMG_7798 IMG_7809 Dear John is a blackened crimson shimmer. Oh my gorgeous. Formula was spot on perfect, the color is so deep and glowy. I absolutely love this. It does look black in some lighting, but bursts into life when light is introduced. So smooth and shiny, just like the others.

I love the packaging. The square bottles are super easy to store, they look professional and sleek, and it’s still easy to see the color from above, so no pulling out bottle after bottle looking for that exact pink you’re looking for.

Overall, I’m extremely impressed by my first SquareHue box. I love how the company presents itself, I love their customer service and social media presence, and most importantly I like their product. These polishes are gorgeous.

At the time of publishing this article, I have received my second box from them, with the review being posted tomorrow, I can say I’m probably going to stay with SquareHue for a while. You’ll see why.

What do you guys think? Will you check out SquareHue? Let me know in the comments any other subscription services you’d like to see reviewed! I have a list, which I will post to help ladies realize there are other things than Birchbox!

xoxo
Britni Rose