I can't believe it's already June. Where did Spring go? We're super excited for warmer weather and swimming! Nora hasn't been in a pool yet, she was too little last year, so that will be fun.
The beginning of a new month can only mean one thing- a new Square Hue box! This month's theme is Maui. I totally get it, these colors are so clearly inspired by the beach and ocean. This collection is kind of cool because it's the first one where Square Hue let the customers pick the colors. They had three color range options to choose from and the one with most votes won.
In this collection there is a micro glitter, high gloss creme and a satin. I have not yet gotten a satin shade in any of my previous boxes so I was excited to try that out. The quality was great this time, each polish only took 2 coats to be opaque.
The first polish is called Ka'shumanu, this is a medium blue shade with a micro glitter finish. This is a nice color but I would not call it particularly unique. In fact, it reminded me a lot of a shade I had already gotten in one of my previous Square Hue boxes.
I took a quick (i.e. not great) photo to compare the two. On the left is Ginza from the February box. Ginza is a little darker, as you cal tell, but they are both medium blue tones with silver micro glitter. I do like them both, but am hoping for something different in next month's box. I am sure someone else will love these shades, they are just not what I typically gravitate towards.
Next up is Wailea, which is a sandy caramel color with a high gloss creme finish. I like this color a lot. None of my other boxes so far this year have had a shade similar to this, and I don't have anything else from another brand like it. It's a really good warm neutral that reminds me of butterscotch. This will be a staple come fall and winter.
Lastly, we have Ala Moana which is a true teal with a satin finish. I am not a huge fan of satin or matte polishes so I put a high gloss top coat over this and it looked great. I love teal, it's the perfect middle ground between green and blue. This is the only polish that was a little thin. I did only use 2 coats but probably will do 3 next time I use it.
Over all I am happy with this collection. I tested these out by doing a polka dot mani with Ala Moana as a base and Wailea as the dots and it looked super cute. Have any of you tried Square Hue? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this subscription.
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