Squarehue: The 1970s – August 2015

I’ve been pretty excited for most of the decades featured in Squarehue’s 2015 subscription. The exception to that was the 1970s. See, I was born in 1979, which would make you think I avoided most of the ugliness of it, but alas I was stuck with my sister’s hand me downs, so I wore things like little baby bell bottoms. My living room had a red shag rug, a bright yellow couch (encased in plastic for extra freshness) and these weird floor lamps with balls that looked like flowers in blue, green and yellow. My kitchen featured avocado green appliances. My mom only got rid of that couch a few years ago, so let’s say that I spent way more time in the 1970s than I ever wanted.

My open box pics are to show you exactly how things come packaged.
Open BoxOpen Box 2
Take note of how the bottles came in the cardboard. It took all my strength not to take one out and make it so all the labels faced the same, but I quieted my inner OCD tyrant in reverence to authenticity.

1970s BOX
Polish Card
WatergateWatergate 1973 (Microglitter)
Description: Blue Microglitter
Verdict: Love!
I guess they are going with the color of water for Watergate? I’m not complaining because I love this polish. It’s sparkly and fun although I’m not sure it’s seasonally appropriate. This would probably have been a better pick for earlier in the summer.

iPolish
iPolish 1976 (High Gloss Cream)

Description: White High Gloss Creme
Verdict: Hit!
I don’t really get the name, but the white totally makes me think of John Travolta’s leisure suit in Saturday Night Fever. It’s a classy take on the 70s and I find it thematically appropriate. In regards to the formula, many white polishes are a nightmare to apply. They are super thick or very streaky. I swatched with one coat and I think it looks great. A second coat and this will be perfect. I think it’s my favorite white in my entire polish collection.

Night Fever
Night Fever 1977 (
Holographic Glitter)
Description: Holographic Glitter
Verdict: Like
Personally, I would have called the white polish “Night Fever” and just gone with Disco or Disco ball on this one. This one obviously suits the theme perfectly and I think it’s a lot of fun. This will be a great shade for New Year’s or to use in jelly sandwich manicures. I love that we got a Holographic polish in this box.
Swatches

OVERALL
SquareHue 1970s
Verdict: Love!
Shockingly, this is one of my favorite collections from SquareHue. I had feared avocado green, burnt umber, baby poop brown and mustard yellow, but SquareHue definitely did a classy take on the 1970s, and included a new finish (the holographic glitter). I’ll use all of three of these polishes, so the 19.99 I paid is well worth it.

What colors would you expect in a 1970s themed Polish Box?

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.

THE BACKSTORY

SquareHue is a monthly nail polish subscription box. SquareHue delivers a unique, curated collection of premium nail polish colors to its style aware members.

Cost:
Box No. 3: $14.99 plus shipping for 3 polishes.
New Option! Box No. 2: $10.99 plus shipping for 2 polishes.
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Shipping is $5 for US destinations and $9 for Canada.)


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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 1970s – August 2015

  1. I love the 1970s colors which I use all 3 or as individuals! Great review and cause!

    Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty

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