Squarehue: The 1960s – July 2015

For Throwback Thursday, I figured I’d choose a review with a retro vibe. For July, Squarehue’s sub box is featuring the 1960s.
Open Box 1

Perfectly packaged inside are our three lovely square bottles with a handy dandy swatch card.
Open Box 2 Swatch Card

1960s BOX
Polishes

Turn On Swatch
Turn On 1960 (Neon Matte)

Description: Neon Matte Yellow
Verdict: Appropriate choice, just not my taste
This is highlighter yellow and something I’d never choose for myself. It makes sense for the decade, but I do wish that perhaps some of the previous boxes weren’t so yellow heavy. It seems like we’ve gotten a lot of yellow, or yellowish green shades. The nice thing about matte polishes is they are versatile and you can wear them with their regular finish or glossy with a topcoat. On the bright side (pun intended) I can probably have some fun using this for nail art, and I don’t have anything quite like it in my collection.

Tune In Swatch
Tune In 1966 (Neon Matte)

Description: Matte Dark Fuchsia
Verdict: Love!
Love the saturated color on this and the matte finish makes the color pop even more. This is a fun color and definitely fits with the 1960s theme. It will look perfect worn matte and paired with a cute little black dress–like the classic red nail, but with a touch of unexpected whimsy.

Drop Out Swatch
Drop Out 1966 (DuoChrome High Gloss)

Description: Sheer Pink/Blue duochrome
Verdict: Love!
Duochromes are probably my second favorite finish (after jellies) and this color is beautiful. As you can see in the swatch it’s sheer, but you can add layers to achieve opacity. It has an ethereal sparkle to it that makes it stand out. Not only will this be gorgeous to wear on its own but fun to layer over other colors. This is one of my favorite polishes from SquareHue and a nice counterpoint to the other neon shades in this set.
Swatches

OVERALL
SquareHue 1960s

Verdict: Love!
I think the 1960s collection was the best match to the decade theme I’ve received so far. Every color fit the decade and I liked that we received some interesting finishes.
I paid $19.99 for the box, and received two polishes I loved and one that’s not quite my favorite, but is unlike anything I own, so I’m very happy with this box.

Do you agree with me that the collection fit the 1960s, or did you expect something more “groovy”?

SQUAREHUE NEWS!
SquareHue has introduced a new subscription option called Box. No. 2. For 10.99 a month (per shipping) you can opt for a 2 polish box (instead of the regular 3). The regular 3 polish sub is now Box No. 3.

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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 trying to help real people, while making up stories about imaginary ones. 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.

4 thoughts on “Squarehue: The 1960s – July 2015

  1. Having lived through the 60s, I thought the two neon shades they chose were off (tho’ pretty shades in and of themselves) altho the lime green was right on, sistah. Hot pink and bright orange should’ve been in the mix.

    • I think they were going for an Austin Powers 1960s vibe. There isn’t a lime green in this set (that is highlighter yellow). It’s bright..very bright. 😉

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