Happy Monday everyone! I am happy that I have had 5 minutes to come up for air. School is kicking my butt this semester. Really is all my fault because I doubled up on classes so I can finish my degree earlier. I am even more excited that I have this post to share with you. Before we get to it I want to apologize for the condition of my nails. I have been baking a lot over the last couple of weeks and my hands are paying for it.
Recently I canceled my Julep Maven subscription. I found that I was not happy with the formula and the colors were meh. I waffled back and forth for a while because I really loved the monthly nail polish subscription but I wasn’t thrilled with the product. Enter SquareHue.
SquareHue is a company that offers a new monthly nail polish service. For $21 a month you get three full size bottles of nail polish, which were designed just for that month. Each collection is only available for that month and when they run out its gone.
This month’s collection is called the Vintage Valentine Collection and this is what was in the box.
Opening the box was such a joy. The polishes were nicely packed in their little cubbies. Along with the three beautiful polishes was a card announcing the collection name and the month and year, but it also included a little hand written note by one of the owners of the company. What an awesome personal touch that made me feel valued as a customer.
These are the three polishes that came in my box and are part of the Vintage Valentine Collection. From left to right are High School Crush, Wartime Romance and Dear John. The colors are so pretty! Also I love the bottle and my favorite thing about them are on the bottoms.
Each bottle has the name of the polish and the month and year of the collection that the polished belonged to. It seems like a small thing but all these touches add up to well thought out packaging.
So on to the colors!
First up is High School Crush a peachy pink creme polish. I have to say that this was my surprise favorite of the bunch. I don’t usually go for the really pale colors especially when they are really light pinks. This on the other is a pale pink with just a touch of peach. It has a warmth to it that I don’t usually see in these colors. I now have a desire to go out to tea with this polish on. The application was smooth, it just glided right onto my nail without a problem. I did need to use 4 coats of this in order to get the coverage I like. But the coats were thin. I am sure that you could do it in 3 but 2 would be hard. Cleaning up around the nail was breezy, no skin staining or anything. Dry time was also decent. I blame that on the number of coats I has to put on. I would wear this again.
Wartime Romance is a beautiful dusty rose creme. I think that this color can sometimes read as old or called granny. I did’t get that from this color at all. Maybe because I have been watching too much Downtown Abby but this color reminds me of the Regency Era and all the beauty it represented. This polish was just as easy to work with, two quick coats and I had full opacity. I found no staining issues during clean up. The dry time was quicker then High School Crush but I think that is because of the number of coats I needed for that one.
Last but not least is Dear John, a deep vampy red/black color. I have several polishes this color and I am not sure if the formula is better of I am just excited to swatch these, but this is one of the best deep reds I have worked with. I needed two coats for this polish and like the last one, it went on smooth and with out incident. Clean up was even more amazing! Polish this dark usually leave staining on my skin and it take a lot of elbow grease to get it off. Not this one! clean up was a breeze. Dry time was on par with Wartime Romance.
Before I give my final opinion of this collection I had one more thing to share about the company. SquareHue is much more then a nail polish company. They are a company who came together to make a difference in people’s lives. A portion of every month’s subscription fee is donated to organizations that help change lives. Their current focus is an organization called The A21 Campaign, a groups who helps rescue and rehabilitates people who have been forced into slavery through human trafficking. if you would like to know more about it check it outHERE.
A company who provides great products as well as open their hearts to help those in need it a winner in my book. I can’t think of a better company to get my polish from. Thank you SquareHue.