I love subscription box services. Conscious Box? Tried it – didn’t like it. Birchbox? Faithful subscriber for over a year. Graze Box? Super fan, plus it’s a lifesaver for office snack cravings. Then I discovered Square Hue. Square Hue is a subscription box service dedicated solely to nailpolish. You get three colors each month, and they’re all Big 5 free, according to an email correspondence with an employee there. It costs $19.95, which is reasonable considering most Big 5 polishes run at least $9 a bottle.
I received my first box a week ago and it was the Rio Collection. It contained three .5 oz polish bottles. The first was a forest green shimmer called Leblon, the second was a micro glitter yellow (which reminded me of Zoya’s Solange) called Ipanema, and the third was an ocean blue glitter polish called Copacabana.
I tried the latter first because it looked the prettiest to me. It kind of reminds me of a mermaid. The formula was surprisingly great. It had the same thick consistency that Zoya or O.P.I has. Because it’s a glitter polish, I had to do four coats to get it to the opaque darkness I desired.
I haven’t seen any chipping yet, which is good because it’s only been a couple of days. My mom even said she liked the Copacabana color the most. Also, the bottles are square and recall Pantone’s design.
P.S. Both of these photos originally appeared on my Instagram – @shbouzounis. Feel free to follow, I’ll follow back!