Monday, October 26, 2015

Square Hue October Box - Decades Collection the '90s

     Today I have the October Box from Square Hue to share with you. Square Hue is a monthly subscription box with 2 very affordable options. Box # 2 contains 2 polishes for $10.99 +$5 shipping and Box #3 contains 3 polishes for $14.99 + $5 shipping. 

     For the October Box, they are taking us through the 90's with their decade collection. From the very early 90's with Madonna singing Vogue to our troop fighting in the Gulf war all the way to the end when people thought the world would end with Y2K. 

    Kicking this post off is Vogue, a crimson red with golden shimmer. All photos are shown with 2 coats plus top coat. 

     The application was good with nice coverage on the first coat, some minimal streaks but nothing that was too much of a pain. 2 coats are needed to reach full opacity. The formula on this one has a nice consistency but as you can see it's a bit of a stainer. Thankfully it doesn't stain the nails though. 

    I really like colors like this and can see myself reaching for it again, especially during the holiday season. 

     Next up is Desert Storm, a sandy beige creme polish. Again this is shown as 2 coats plus top coat.

     While not as opaque as I was expecting one the first coat, the application was was smooth, and even. 

    For me personally, this is a pretty blah looking nude and not a color I would pick out. I do think it fits the name well and can see it being used for beach manicures and some nail art. 

     Rounding out the box is Y2K.  A dark steely grey with silver micro-shimmer. Shown here is 2 coats plus top coat. 

     The formula on this one is pretty thin and I've heard about people having issues with it pooling at the cuticles.  I didn't have that issue but it was very streaky and sheer on the first coat. I thought I would need 3 for full opacity but Y2K built up nicely and only 2 were needed.  I was hoping for a bit more shimmer from this and was a little disappointed that it looks so flat on the nail. I do like that for a metallic there are no brushstrokes. 

     I do like the color of Y2K but I honestly don't see myself wearing it a lot. I don't tend to wear dark grey or black nail polish all that often. I do see it working out nicely as an accent nail color or as a base for some bright nail art. 

     Overall I was happy with my first subscription box. I know when you purchase items like this that you won't always love every color, and things can be hit and miss. I do like that it forced me to try a color that I never would have on my own because sometimes you can find a real gem that way. 

     If you'd like more information about Square Hue make sure to check out their website, follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and even Twitter. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

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