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Square Hue Nail Polish Subscription Box Review – Dec 2015


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 theme.

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


The Subscription Box: Square Hue

The Cost: $19.99 a month

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).

Check out all of my Square Hue reviews and the Nail Polish Subscription Box Directory!

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Square Hue Polish in Baby, Baby, Baby 2010

Square Hue Polish in Bird Fling 2010

Micro Shimmer on the left, and high gloss creme on the right. (Swatched below).


Square Hue Polish in Olympiad 2018

This is a platinum foil shade.

Here are all the shades swatched:


Verdict: I like these colors for a December box! The red high gloss creme is a classic, and I love the platinum shade. (And now I have a Bieber inspired nail polish in my collection!) Plus, I’ve been very impressed with the Square Hue polish formula.

What do you think of the December 2015 Square Hue box?


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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!

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Nail Polish Subscription Boxes, square hue, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: square hue | 13 comments

Comments (13)

  1. Just got my first box…something to do with “adventure”. What a waste of $$$. Ugly colors. Have cancelled my sub. I will stick with Julep.

  2. These colours are still looking a little too similar to others from this season for me. Except for the Bieber one. Too bad.

    Also, I did receive an email regarding a price change before I unsubbed – it’s now $21 for 3 and $16 for the 2-polish box (plus $5 shipping if you’re outside the US). So, yeah, Julep’s way better: you pick what you want, not just polish, cheaper and free shipping to Canada! I did like SquareHue’s formula but with the price change and the feeling that I kept getting shades I already had / won’t wear. . . no brainer.

  3. I picked up this sub when you posted about the Black Friday $5 sub deal. I am glad that it was only $5, since the box is not customizable and the colors are not my cup of tea. I am happy to have tried it though, and the brighter colors will go on my toes since they are way too bright for my hands.

    • Thank you so much for your advice. I have signed up, but they will only get one chance. I am sorry that you didn’t like the colors you were sent…I had the same idea about the colors – too bright for my man-hands. I like more subtle colors for my fingernails.

  4. The reason I am asking is that I am on the fence about trying SquareHue. I have a coupon for a free collection box, but a lot of the colors I’ve seen so far are not my cup of tea.
    I will probably give them a try, and hopefully I’ll be happy. Thank you for everyone’s opinions.

  5. If you had to pick only one, would you choose Square Hue or Julep?

    • Julep. I’ve had a problem with Julep in the past but at least they aren’t insensitive jerks who don’t deserve my money.

      • Yeah…I was quite brutal in my review of the NY and LA mystery boxes, but apart from that, they have great customer service and reliably good products.
        They try to look after their customers, and it shows. I really look forward to getting their pink boxes, much more than when I was subscribed to Le Metier De Beaute. I have even decided to try another mystery box (after I swore I would never do that again), but this time I will be aware that I might be very, very disappointed (although I like the two polishes that are guaranteed to be in the box).

    • Julep is so great for SO many reasons:

      1. The boxes are very customizable
      2. You can skip a box if you don’t like the options or want to save some money.
      3. If you start to OD on nail polish they have a ton of other beauty products you can get instead and many are very very good…makeup, skincare, you name it they probably have it.
      4. Your subscription entitles you to a 20% “maven discount” on all their a la carte products.
      5. The value is one of the best out there. Just as an example, last month I swapped out all three nail polishes in the box and instead got 2 bottles of hydrating body cleansing oil (I love it but it’s normally a bit pricey) and a lip gloss. The retail value of my personalized box was $96!! And I paid $20 and got to pick exactly what I wanted in my box.

      Julep is hands down one of the best subscription boxes available. I highly recommend it.

      • That is a wonderful summary of the Maven experience. I have almost completely changed my skincare routine to Julep products…and I have incredibly sensitive skin and seem to be allergic to most ingredients. I hope they continue to be such a good value.
        On a different note, has anyone had problems with the caps of the “It’s Balm Full-Coverage Lip Crayon” line cracking/breaking? I love these, but I am running out of caps.

      • Hi Rosemary. That hasn’t happened to me with the Julep lip crayon but I highly recommend you reach out to the Julep customer service. They are SO wonderful (I should have added that to my list of why Julep is so tremendous!!!). I had an issue where the stem of one of their lip glosses broke off and they immediately sent me a new lip gloss and even apologized for the “inconvenience” (it was hardly an inconvenience but it just shows how considerate Julep is).

        Good luck!!

      • Hello lalalalady,
        Thank you for your suggestion, I greatly appreciate it.
        I did contact customer service yesterday regarding this issue and spoke to Kevin. Unfortunately, he said that it is not possible to get additional caps. It is a shame because I like the product very much, but no cap means no use.

    • The two subscriptions are very different, but I’m sure you know that. SquareHue would be very simple – you automatically get the 3 colors (and now they offer a 2 color subscription, too) every month. With Julep, there are multiple (12??) colors available every month, and you get to choose which ones you want. Plus Julep has a lot of makeup and skin care items, as well. Julep tries to offer innovative finishes. I think that many of the SquareHue polishes are beautiful, but none of them are really that unique, in my opinion. Julep donates money to charities that support women (or something along those lines), and SquareHue donates to stop human trafficking.

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