Today I have a review of the SquareHue February box, which was a collection entitled Vintage Love. SquareHue is another monthly polish subscription service. For $21, you get three preselected, full-sized polishes sent to your door every month and there's a theme for each month (February was Vintage Love, the upcoming March is The O'Hue Collection). You don't get to see the colors before you get them, which adds a fun element to surprise to the whole thing.
High School Crush, a pale peachy pink creme:
At first I thought High School Crush was a pale pink, but it's actually a little bit peachy. That makes me like it more. The formula was on the streaky side, but still applied pretty easily and dried down quickly to a nice shiny finish. Like the name implies, this color has a light, innocent feeling to it.
Wartime Romance, a dusky deep rose-plum:
Wartime Romance is so pretty. The formula on this is great and went on very smoothly (I used three coats here, though I probably could have gotten away with two). It also dried quickly. At first I was afraid that this would look too old-lady, but there are some purple tones in this polish that make it deeper and more intense. It does have a slightly old-timey feel to it (and I'm a sucker for anything WWII) and I think the name and the color are perfect together.
Dear John, a vampy deep red shimmer:
Dear John is super vampy and a very dark shimmery red. To me, Dear John is very reminiscent of OPI Germanicure and takes on brown tones sometimes. The shimmer gets lost a little in low light because it's so dark, but it is very pretty.
Overall, I liked the box, though I can't say I blown away. While I do like being surprised with the colors, I'm not sure how unique the color are and the formula on High School Crush was disappointing. I am getting my March box and then I'll make a decision as to whether or not I want to continue with it. I like the SquareHue bottles and brushes a lot-- the brushes are a little stubby, but had a nice stiffness and flexibility that made applying the polish pretty easy.
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