Thursday, December 6, 2012

SquareHue: Monthly Nail Polish Subscription Box Swatch & Review

Pin It Good afternoon/evening peoples! Today I have a look at a new subscription box called SquareHue to review for you!

SquareHue Champagne Toast (left), Holly Berry (top), Sugar Plum (right)

Hue reminds me of a baby Julep when they first opened, pretty polishes but not very well known! I'm going to take you into my December box (the Santa Luxe Collection) and show you some swatches today. They're having a special on their monthly subscription price so, today is a good day to review!
Here's a look what you get when you open the box:

SquareHue packaging

I really like their packaging, very neat looking and the polishes fit perfectly in their little cubbies! I also like the welcome note with their signatures. I know to some it's not much but I enjoy personal touches like that. I think it reveals what kind of business/company (any business) it is when there's a handwritten/signed note VS a printed paper. Just my personal opinion/rambling  ;]
This is what you find in each monthly box:

SquareHue bottles

You will find three .50oz full sized bottles of polish (larger than Julep). The shape of SquareHue's bottles (square! haha) remind me of polishes at Urban Outfitters. Unlike Julep, there isn't an option to select different polish "packages". You get 3 pre-selected colors. But like Julep, there is no monthly commitment, you can cancel or pause your subscription whenever you feel the need to.

I also really enjoy the labels on the bottom:

Square Hue labels

Each bottom is labeled with the name of the polish and the month and year it was released. It seems to me that each monthly box is from a collection. I couldn't find it in the box or on the bottles but I found it here. The December box makes up the Santa Luxe Collection.

More about the polish via their website:
- Polishes are 4 free (No DBP, Formaldehyde, Toluene, or Camphor),
- Not tested on animals and
- Made in the USA

Another thing I really enjoy about this monthly subscription box is that they give a portion of each sale to "organizations that are deep in the trenches assisting and caring for those hurting and in need". Their current focus is on human trafficking and they are donating to The A21 Campaign (which I suggest you check out).

Here are my swatches of the three polishes I received:

SquareHue Champagne Toast

SquareHue Champagne Toast

SquareHue Champagne Toast

Champagne Toast is a light gold-ish champagne foil polish. Such a great fun holiday color with a very pretty finish! I also love this color for accents in nail art. I did 2 coats of Champagne Toast, top coat, no undies.  It had a nice smooth formula and a great dry time. This is my 2nd favorite color out of the trio

SquareHue Sugar Plum

SquareHue Sugar Plum

SquareHue Sugar Plum

Sugar Plum is a deep plum, purple color with shimmer and a slight red flash to it. This is my favorite polish out of the trio, it's a very pretty and elegant color! This was 2 coats, top coat, no undies. Again, another impressively smooth formula and great dry time!

SquareHue Holly Berry

SquareHue Holly Berry

SquareHue Holly Berry

Holly Berry is a classic red color with subtle gold shimmer. A great holiday color, who doesn't love red for the holidays?! Especially a bright, pretty red. Side note, Holly Berry reminds me a lot of Zoya Elisa. Like the other 2, I had no issues with application or drying time.

Each month SquareHue costs $21.00/month with free shipping! Butttttt until December 8th you can get it for only $14.99 during their Christmas promo (If you can't decide that fast, don't fret! I'll have a code for you that will last until the 24th :] I'll stick it here!) THE CODE IS: DECBLOGGER01 (case sensitive!) Expires 12/24!

Hope you enjoyed a look at this subscription box! I jumped on reviewing this because it seems people are hoping for more polish subscriptions besides the current ones or renting polish aaahaha... ANYWAYS! I look forward to what else SquareHue has to offer in the future! :]

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Price: $21/month
Where to Find: SquareHue's Website

Hope you have a great night!

These items were sent for review. My opinions of the brand are my own and are not influenced in any way. Please read the disclaimer tab for more information about my reviews.


  1. This subscription service looks promising... This is your first box right? Great swatches, they all look good on you!! Hmm... cant wait to see what you get in the next box, keep us updated! :)


    P.S. I love the look of those bottles.

  2. Nice, think I might have to check out this service!

  3. I'm so excited there's a new polish monthly box suscription! YEYYYY
    I think it's even better than julep cause it includes 15ml polishes :) I will definitely check it out! :) Xx

  4. These look so pretty. I love the bottles. Too bad they don't ship internationally.

  5. That looks pretty awesome. I love those square bottles, too. So cute! Can't wait to see what else they send ya.


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