Squarehue: The 1920s – March 2015

I’m going to be honest, half of the reason I was so enthralled with Squarehue’s decades collection was because I wanted the 1920s. I’ve been obsessed with the decade since I can remember, so this box had a ton to live up to.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

1920s BOX

Box
As usual our cute tiny mystery box.
Open Box 1
Open Box 2 Card
Inside our perfectly packaged polishes along with a handy dandy swatch card.

Cocktails Swatch
Cocktails & Cigarettes 1920 (Sheer)

Description: Peach/Teal Sheer Shimmer
Verdict: Love
This is such a cool and unique polish. It’s hard to see in my picture but it has a teal shimmer to it. According to Squarehue you can layer it over black polish to get a teal color, and over white to get a peach chiffon shimmer. I’m really getting into using funky polish toppers so this is perfect.

Style Swatch
Style & Speed 1921 (Micro-glitter)

Description: Silver Metallic Micro-glitter (glossy mirror like finish)
Verdict: Miss
In general I’m not crazy about silver polishes, but this didn’t feel 1920s to me or seasonally appropriate. (Silver just doesn’t’ scream out “spring” to me). I associate the 1920s more with gold and black and of course flapper red. This one was a disappointment.

Art Swatch
Art & Deco 1925 (Shimmer)

Description: Copper Shimmer
Verdict: Love
It’s funny to me that this shade reminds me more of Art Nouveau than Art Deco but still lovely and decade appropriate. This is a unique shade and works well for spring.
Full Swatch

OVERALL
Squarehue 1920s

Like

I’ll admit it, I’m super sad this didn’t have a flapper red in it. If I’d loved all the shades it might have been enough to offset my sadness, but the silver was a big miss for me. The other colors did make up for it so I still gave this box a “like” verdict. I paid $19.99 (with shipping and handling) and I got two unique generously sized polishes that I love and one polish that isn’t quite my style. I still think that’s a lot of bang for my buck, so I’m quite happy with this and hoping to see something that’s not a metallic for the 1930s box.

What did you think of the collection? Is this what you’d expect from a 1920s theme?

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Once upon a time, long, long ago, Lisa attended Syracuse University where she studied singing in a giant castle surrounded by ice and snow. After she earned her music degree, she headed to the island of Manhattan, down to the West Village, to a place called the New School. There, she earned another degree in the great art of writing stories for children. She currently works on that same island, in the dungeon of an old building, making up stories while she sorts through endless stacks of papers, just dreaming of working somewhere with windows. She is currently working on several novels and hopes to write her way to that aforementioned windowed place. Her first book, “The Ice Maiden’s Tale,” a fairy tale adventure was released on May 30, 2017 and is up for sale on Amazon. In the meantime, she keeps herself occupied by obsessing over subscription boxes and home renovations.

3 thoughts on “Squarehue: The 1920s – March 2015

    • I have to admit I adore the Squarehue packaging. It’s so cute and modern. The sheer polish is really fun and unique. It’s a shame folks can only pick these up through the sub service, I’m sure ladies would buy tons of individual bottles if they could!

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