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Square Hue Nail Polish Subscription Box Review – July 2016

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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).

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The Subscription Box: Square Hue

The Cost: $21 a month ($16 a month for 2 shades)

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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June’s theme is The Adventure Collection.

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Square Hue Polish in Fireworks

Fireworks is a pink translucent polish with prismatic glitter. I like that they went with pink instead of traditional red for the July box. The coverage was really nice with 2-3 coats. Glitter polish is always a pain to remove and this is no exception. I recommend soaking off glitter polish by putting polish remover on a cotton ball, placing on your nail, and then wrapping in foil. Leave that on for a few minutes and it’ll make removing the glitter much easier!


Square Hue Polish in Stars

Stars is a pale pink shimmer polish. I really love this color, it’s a beautifully wearable pale pink with just a hint of shimmer. It’s hard to photograph but I got a shot for you:


That’s some subtle unicorn sparkle right there.


Square Hue Polish in Independence

Independence is true blue high gloss creme. It is my least favorite of the three because I rarely wear blue polish. The Square Hue formula is nice but thin, so you need 2-3 coats for solid coverage.

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Here are all the colors on my nails. I’m really into the combination of the Stars (pale pink shimmer) with Fireworks (pink glitter). I made this into a less seasonal, more summer look by skipping Independence (blue high gloss creme) and painting my ring finger with Fireworks and the rest in Stars. So pretty!

Verdict: I’m really liking the colors this month! They’re much more of a hit with me than June’s selection. I can definitely see Stars becoming a regular in my polish rotation, the pale pink with subtle unicorn sparkle speaks to me! Independence is a miss but I look forward to breaking out Fireworks for special glitter occasions.

What do you think of the July 2016 Square Hue box? Check out all of our reviews of Nail Polish Subscription Boxes to see all the options available!

Written by Emily Cosnotti

Emily Cosnotti

Emily is a design enthusiast who loves beautiful objects. She’s really into vegan snacks, corgis, home goods, and minimalist makeup. She is currently fostering a healthy subscription addiction.

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  1. The mani turned out great! As always your pictures are on point!

  2. You always have the best photos, Emily!

    • Thank you!

  3. I thought the June colors were fairly wretched but these are all pretty.

  4. Just a tip: whenever I use glitter polish, I use a peelable base coat (there are several on the market). That way you can just peel off the polish — makes it much easier!

    • Ooo that’s such a great tip! I didn’t even know peelable base coat was a thing. Thank you!

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