Friday, February 27, 2015

Square Hue Nail Polish Subscription Box Review, February 2015 + FREE Surprise Box Code!

Square Hue's innovative Decades Collection continues in February with a trio of shades celebrating the 1910's.  In case you missed my last review, throughout 2015 Square Hue is issuing nail polish sets that translate the mood and feel of each decade in U.S. history.  This seems like quite a creative challenge to me but so far, I think they are right on point!

Here's a quick little history lesson about the major events occurring in that decade:

  • 1910 - Boy Scouts of America incorporated
  • 1911 - Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire in NYC, killed 146 (huge implications for factory workers everywhere)
  • 1912 - Titanic sank, more than 1,500 drowned
  • 1914 - World War I began
  • 1916 - Jeannette Rankin became first woman elected to Congress (She had liberal views and was a Republican!)
  • 1917 - Russian Revolution (Many years ago, I spent an afternoon with someone who was directly involved; it was a fascinating discussion.)
  • 1918 - Worldwide flu epidemic killed half a million people in the U.S. alone
  • 1919 - WWI winding down, Treaty of Versailles signed in Paris; Gandhi began campaign of non-violent resistance towards British rule in India
Don't you wish high school history had been that abbreviated!  How would you go about translating those events in terms of color?  Well, here's Square Hue's take, both front and back:

From left to right, the shades are:
  • Tunic (c. 1910) - a pinky peach, high gloss creme
  • War Crinoline (c. 1915) - a light army green, high gloss creme
  • Kewpies (c. 1912) - a very pale pink, high gloss creme
The first two shades swatch darker than they appear in the bottle.  The third is a classic "ballet slippers" pink.  

So, how do you think they did at capturing the 1910's through color?  That was a tough decade for this country, which "War Crinoline" clearly reflects.  I don't see the connection as much with the other two although they are lovely pale shades. There is a certain muting to all three colors that does reflect the grim times.

Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that "War Crinoline" is the exact same shade as "Na Prikope" from the November 2014 Prague box.  Square Hue has copped to that mistake and refunded $7 to the account of anyone who received both. Personally, I would NEVER have caught that!

Square Hue boxes cost $14.99 plus $5.00 for shipping.  The code surprise52 will get you a free box along with your first box.  Square Hue boxes usually arrive very early in the month so I'm guessing the March boxes are being shipped now.  It will be interesting to see how they interpret the Roaring 20's!

Thanks for reading,


Disclosure:  Views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly my own.  Product discussed in this post was purchased by Lone Star Shopper. Post does not contain referral or affiliate links.

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