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Square Hue Nail Polish Subscription Box Review – May 2015

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Square Hue Nail Polish Subscription Box Review – May 2015 Box

Square Hue is a monthly nail polish subscription box. They create their own colors in house for every box, donate a portion of their sales to charity, and give each box a a theme.

Square Hue kindly sent me this box to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Square Hue Nail Polish Subscription Box Review – May 2015 Items

The Subscription Box: Square Hue

The Cost: $19.99 a month

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The Products: 3 Fresh new shades each month (all Square Hue polish is 3-Free)

Ships to: US and Canada

Extra Info: You can pause your membership at any time, and a portion of the sales from every box go to charity. (Learn more about HueGive).

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Square Hue Nail Polish Subscription Box Review – May 2015 Yellow

Square Hue Polish in War Hero 1945

Square Hue Polish in Mambo 1948

These shades are both cremes – I love the Square Hue creme formula. I like the colors, but they seem more fall than summer themed to me.

Square Hue Nail Polish Subscription Box Review – May 2015 Blue

Square Hue Polish in Sorcerer’s Hat 1940

This is a gorgeous ocean-blue shimmer.

Here are all the shades swatched:

Square Hue Nail Polish Subscription Box Review – May 2015 Swatched

Verdict: I think Square Hue is a great polish-only subscription box. I like their formula, and I think they do a great job of getting on-trend shades/finishes in every box. This wasn’t my favorite box in terms of colors for the season, but I’m already curious to see what their June colors will be!

What do you think of the May Square Hue box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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  1. I finally was able to try some of the colors (haven’t tried War Hero yet since I do not like yellow polishes) and I love Mambo! Both Mambo and Sorcerer’s Hat are summer colors to me – well I guess all three are to me. The Mambo is this beautiful rich warm brownish red and its a stunning color for its high gloss creme class – its one of my favorites. The formula was great in that it applied smoothly and covered opaquely in 2 coats. It also lasted awhile (I use Zoya’s Anchor and Armor base and top coats – which are becoming my favorites).

  2. The red and blue are summery to me – very Memorial Day and Fourth of July ish, in a good way.

  3. Hi, I am curious if I should pick this over the Julep subscription. Who has better quality nail polish?

    • Personally, I’d say Square Hues formula kicks Juleps ass by a lot.. but Julep you can customize.

    • I prefer Square Hue for the formulas, but can’t get enough of Julep make up, add ons, and such. I am such a sucker for their marketing strategie, and I don’t even paint my nails that often…
      Square Hue goes on lighter, Julep is more dense and the bold colours generally need a couple of coats or they will get “stripes”.
      Either of them seems to last more than 2 days on me, even with the whole oxygen base coat/ top coat. But then again, I still haven’t found a nail polish that does.

    • I subscribe to both and like them for different reasons. Julep you get a lot more, there is customization, and non-polish product. I love Square Hue because I like the themed curating and surprises, which more often than not are colors I like and they donate to causes that fight sex trafficking, which is a bonus. I think to build up a nice collection of polish, I would prefer Square Hue and I do think the formula is more consistent and better than Julep. But Julep is fun and you get a lot more stuff. With Julep you will really build up your polish collection fast! I am planning to cancel Julep because you cannot put it on hold like you can with Square Hue and I have way too much Julep polish for now, but I will probably subscribe again later (I am grandfathered in at the lower price).

  4. While I have a lot of nail polish in these primary colors, I LOVE the names they’ve given these! Especially Sorcerer’s Hat 1940! That is adorable!

  5. I agree. Those look like fall colors, not summer. The yellow looks like mustard though, which always makes me think of summer. lol

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