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post #31 of 109

I GOT IT!!  The colors are even more beautiful than they looked in the previews.  They all look smooth, rich, and velvety.  Sugar Plum, Champagne Toast, & Holly Berry.

 

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I will post swatches in a few minutes.

post #32 of 109

I'm not a nail polish expert, but I like these a lot.  The bottles are awesome; the base is 1 1/4" and perfectly square, so they're nice and stable.  The brushes are good, I was able to do a nice three stroke application, and my nail beds are pretty wide.  The polish spread nicely with no obvious brush strokes, and it dried relatively quickly.  I did two coats of Holly Berry and Sugar Plum and one coat of Champagne Toast.  I used Seche Vite Dry Fast top coat, but the polish was fairly dry before I got to the top coat.  Holly Berry is identical to Julep's Sharon.  I'm extremely happy.  IMO, the intro price is a great deal for this product.  Champagne Toast is a gorgeous color that would pair well with almost anything.

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post #33 of 109

Those are gorgeous colors. I am signing up tomorrow. Sad I missed these colors. :( Thanks for posting swatches. :)

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Originally Posted by shadowboxer View Post

I'm not a nail polish expert, but I like these a lot.  The bottles are awesome; the base is 1 1/4" and perfectly square, so they're nice and stable.  The brushes are good, I was able to do a nice three stroke application, and my nail beds are pretty wide.  The polish spread nicely with no obvious brush strokes, and it dried relatively quickly.  I did two coats of Holly Berry and Sugar Plum and one coat of Champagne Toast.  I used Seche Vite Dry Fast top coat, but the polish was fairly dry before I got to the top coat.  Holly Berry is identical to Julep's Sharon.  I'm extremely happy.  IMO, the intro price is a great deal for this product.  Champagne Toast is a gorgeous color that would pair well with almost anything.

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post #34 of 109

Holy crap, gang, mine are here, too.  I live in Portland.  There were sent first-class from Miami.  I don't get stuff from *Julep* (three hours away) as quickly as this one.  And the labels on the bottom of the bottles have the date on them!  I love that little touch.  I always look at certain other limited edition things and try to remember when I got them.  Sometimes (certain perfume oils) the label indicates that, but other things (pretty much any color cosmetic) does not.

 

ETA:  I have to say that I normally *hate* red nail polish on me (I feel *phenomenally* awkward on traditional nail polish colors), but this is gorgeous, and the metallic finish makes it not feel like an expected color, so I might actually feel comfortable wearing it.  I'll be wearing champagne toast tomorrow, but I might end up going for holly berry this weekend!  It's also going to make a great winter pedicure color once I finally get around to getting one.  (Also, it seems like the only pictures up on Instagram for this company are *from* this company or someone affiliated with them -- except for my one back-of-the-bottle shot.  I feel weird about that.)


Edited by meaganola - 12/3/12 at 5:17pm
post #35 of 109
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I want!!!!

post #36 of 109

Oh, wow, champagne toast looks almost *silver* on me.  I have a serious silver nail polish obsession.  I have no problem throwing down the funds for Deborah Lippmann or butter London if I like the color, so this one alone is worth the $15 that the box cost, at least to me.  *So* happy with this one!

 

(I just realized our annual holiday luncheon with bank higher-ups is Thursday.  I'll wear the red then.  They don't know I usually wear not-exactly-office-appropriate colors, so I might as well keep them in the dark one more year since I have this gorgeous polish that needs to be worn for a special-ish occasion!)

 

ETA:  The more I look at this polish, the more I love it!  In the bottle, it looks like a very lovely champagne gold, but I'm starting to see a bit of a pinkish cast to it, too, almost like...  pink champagne!  I was thinking it was similar to Julep's Sienna, which was the first gold I could wear because of how cool it was, but this one is even cooler.  They are *completely* different.  This is my new favorite gold.  I could (and probably will) wear this with everything I own.  I can't get the picture to show up in this post, but here is the photo on Instagram (and I am *clearly* not a nail blogger, so apologies in advance for uneven nail lengths and an overall messy mani, but I just *had* to get the picture taken before my kitties realized I had freshly-painted nails.  I took and posted the photo with my phone, I couldn't see all of the problems around the edges until I just looked at the triple-the-actual-size photo on my laptop!).

 

I've got some more thoughts on this subscription (specifically comparing them to Julep and why I think that this will be my preferred nail polish sub), but I think I need to work on them before I post, and they will most likely just end up in my blog once I get everything laid out (and some more swatching done because I think I need to have swatches of *all* of them instead of just this one before I make that post).  *So* glad I went for it!


Edited by meaganola - 12/3/12 at 10:13pm
post #37 of 109
Gorgeous colors! Does anyone know when the cut off date for the December boxes was?
post #38 of 109

Never mind!


Edited by Auntboo - 12/3/12 at 8:09pm
post #39 of 109

I just did a quick swatch of all three on one nail. The formula is very smooth and dries pretty quick. The colours are so pretty! Even the purple and I normally don't like purple. I'm so pleased I signed up at the discounted price. (:

post #40 of 109
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Originally Posted by Auntboo View Post

So what is the promo code that expires on the 8th? 

 

No promo code. It's a flat rate of $14.99 right now and after the 8th it'll be $21.

post #41 of 109
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No promo code. It's a flat rate of $14.99 right now and after the 8th it'll be $21.

 

Thanks! I googled a bit and figured that out. I am all signed up now :)

post #42 of 109

Well that's all it took to make me sign up. Such pretty shades!
 

post #43 of 109

I am now signed up. biggrin.gif
 

post #44 of 109

I don't want to keep going on and on, but this stuff is wearing beautifully.  It may be the longest lasting polish that I've ever used.  It has been on for about 24 hours, and through all of my daily mom duties, and I don't have a single chip.  This never happens.

post #45 of 109

SO pretty!! sadly bf said we have to cut expenses cuz he has to do some work on his car, so I can't sing up and probably will be canceling julep icon_cry.gif

post #46 of 109

Wow, champagne toast made it through *two whole days* before I changed colors, and the only reason I did so was because I had already decided to wear holly berry (totally not my usual sort of color, but I decided that I *would* wear all three of these colors this week) tomorrow.  There were only a few tiny chips that I could only see because I was *searching* for them, and they weren't noticeable from a distance of more than a few inches, so if I was only going by chips to dictate whether to change polish (this usually takes a day and a half), I would still be wearing champagne toast.  The red will show this sort of thing a *lot* more easily than the champagne, so we'll just have to wait and see how the next couple of days go.  I do see a ding in one thumb already, but I know that's from catching my nail on a zipper, so that problem spot is not the polish's fault.  I'm a little apprehensive about the purple because I've had similar colors in the past that have been far too sheer for my liking, but maybe this will be nicely opaque like the red.

 

In related news, I now have two out of three of these colors up on Instagram!  I'm not sure when the third will go up.  Maybe tomorrow night, probably Friday because I'm not sure when I'll get home tomorrow night or how sober I will be (annual office holiday luncheon, possibly followed by annual building holiday party.  Either way, free food and drinks!).  I'm not a swatch-photograph-remove-repeat person.  I do my nails, and that's that, unless I mess them up.  I'm only starting to take pictures of them because I can easily do so and post the pictures immediately with my new phone (I *love* gadgets!).  My pictures are easy to spot even if you don't know my username or come across them elsewhere (say, on the Square Hue page itself):  It turns out that I seem to be developing a habit of taking my #notd photos against a purple leopard print polarfleece background.

post #47 of 109
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I got my box today. My box was provided to me for free from SquareHue but I DID sign up on December 1st so my first paid box will be shipped in January. OMG These colors are gorgeous, the purple (Sugar Plum) caught my eye since I'm always searching for the perfect purple. I found that it took only one coat for full coverage (on a nail swatch) and it wasn't streaky. Tomorrow I plan on giving myself a proper manicure and use Sugar Plum.

 

Champagne Toast to me reminds me of a party dress. While it is shimmery and shiny I honestly think that anyone can wear it in a professional setting if Sugar Plum or Holly Berry is too bold. It's very subtle but very sophisticated to me.

 

Holly Berry wasn't at all what I expected it to be. I thought it was going to be more a deeper red and it's not but it is very much a berry color. For some reason the color of a red candy apple comes to mind  when I look at this color on my swatch. I'm not a red nail polish type of person (I ♥♥♥♥♥ purple) to be honest - I do own lots of reds - but this one I like because it has a candy apple feel to it to me.

 

As for the brushes, I really didn't think anything of the brushes - it wasn't too narrow and it wasn't too fat. These are not flat brushes which I'm always on the fence - some days I like flat brushes and other days I hate flat brushes. The bristles are not too short and it's not too long. All of a sudden I feel like Goldilocks here when I say the brush size is just right for me.

 

At this point in time I'm VERY happy I did sign up and if the polishes in the January box are as good as the December box then they're going to give Julep a good run for the money because you get more polish for less (if you sign up before the 8th, after that it'll be $21 per month). It is too late to get the December polishes and anyone who signed up after December 1 will see their first box in January.

 

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Size: 0.50 oz each

Price: $14.99 monthly (thought December 8 and after that $21 monthly)

 

If you're into nail polish I say give these a try.

post #48 of 109

I am so jealous I could cry. I am seriously kicking myself for not signing up sooner. I LOVE these colors. I am excited for January!

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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

I got my box today. My box was provided to me for free from SquareHue but I DID sign up on December 1st so my first paid box will be shipped in January. OMG These colors are gorgeous, the purple (Sugar Plum) caught my eye since I'm always searching for the perfect purple. I found that it took only one coat for full coverage (on a nail swatch) and it wasn't streaky. Tomorrow I plan on giving myself a proper manicure and use Sugar Plum.

 

Champagne Toast to me reminds me of a party dress. While it is shimmery and shiny I honestly think that anyone can wear it in a professional setting if Sugar Plum or Holly Berry is too bold. It's very subtle but very sophisticated to me.

 

Holly Berry wasn't at all what I expected it to be. I thought it was going to be more a deeper red and it's not but it is very much a berry color. For some reason the color of a red candy apple comes to mind  when I look at this color on my swatch. I'm not a red nail polish type of person (I ♥♥♥♥♥ purple) to be honest - I do own lots of reds - but this one I like because it has a candy apple feel to it to me.

 

As for the brushes, I really didn't think anything of the brushes - it wasn't too narrow and it wasn't too fat. These are not flat brushes which I'm always on the fence - some days I like flat brushes and other days I hate flat brushes. The bristles are not too short and it's not too long. All of a sudden I feel like Goldilocks here when I say the brush size is just right for me.

 

At this point in time I'm VERY happy I did sign up and if the polishes in the January box are as good as the December box then they're going to give Julep a good run for the money because you get more polish for less (if you sign up before the 8th, after that it'll be $21 per month). It is too late to get the December polishes and anyone who signed up after December 1 will see their first box in January.

 

1000 1000 1000

 

Size: 0.50 oz each

Price: $14.99 monthly (thought December 8 and after that $21 monthly)

 

If you're into nail polish I say give these a try.

post #49 of 109

The colors are really pretty but I am waffling because you pay another $5 for shipping each month. It doesn't sound like much but $20 on top of my other subs is a lot.

post #50 of 109
Thread Starter 

From their site:

 

 

If members sign up by December 8 then it's $14.99 flat however just to be sure I did email them. So stay tuned. :D

post #51 of 109

Ok thanks. I saw this on their site here: http://www.squarehue.com/faqs/

 

"Square Hue ships Parcel Post® due to the fact that the Postal Service™ defines nail polish as a hazardous material. Parcel Post® runs anywhere between $5.25 – $5.80, depending on the zip code of the shipping address. In an effort to keep costs low and pass the savings on to you, we do not offer the option of tracking packages since this would be an additional expense."

post #52 of 109
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Ok thanks. I saw this on their site here: http://www.squarehue.com/faqs/

"Square Hue ships Parcel Post® due to the fact that the Postal Service™ defines nail polish as a hazardous material. Parcel Post® runs anywhere between $5.25 – $5.80, depending on the zip code of the shipping address. In an effort to keep costs low and pass the savings on to you, we do not offer the option of tracking packages since this would be an additional expense."

If you sign up under the launch special, shipping is free, so it's basically $12-ish dollars off the full price.
post #53 of 109
Thread Starter 

Okay, official answer.

 

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The $14.99 include shipping for life. :)

 

So for subscribers who sign up by December 8 will pay $14.99 for life of the subscription. Anyone who signs up after will pay $21 plus shipping.

post #54 of 109
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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post


If you sign up under the launch special, shipping is free, so it's basically $12-ish dollars off the full price.


Yes I saw the info, I was just a little hesitant because of potential sneaky charges because of that FAQ on their site.

 

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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

Okay, official answer.

 

 

So for subscribers who sign up by December 8 will pay $14.99 for life of the subscription. Anyone who signs up after will pay $21 plus shipping.

Awesome, thanks for checking Zadi!

post #55 of 109

I just signed up too. I have to say, I love one specific little thing in their account profile. They actually list the day you will be billed in your account. I am terrible at losing track of stuff so to be able to find it so easily is great.

post #56 of 109

I might have to start my own "I heart.gif Square Hue" blog 'cause I am obsessed with this stuff.  It goes on smooth, stays nice longer than anything else on me, and comes off easy too. 

 

Holly Berry does have a candy apple feel, but the pics just don't do these colors justice.

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post #57 of 109
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I might have to start my own "I heart.gif Square Hue" blog 'cause I am obsessed with this stuff.  It goes on smooth, stays nice longer than anything else on me, and comes off easy too. 

 

Holly Berry does have a candy apple feel, but the pics just don't do these colors justice.

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I support this. More nail blogs!!! BTW that color is gorgeous smilehappyyes.gif

post #58 of 109
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Originally Posted by shadowboxer View Post

 

Holly Berry does have a candy apple feel, but the pics just don't do these colors justice.

 

I have to agree. The purple for example looks completely different in person, like rich velvet, but in the pics it doesn't. It actually was the same with one of the purples from Julep that had gold in it and the camera just wouldn't capture the gold at all.

post #59 of 109
For ladies who have/had Julep, how does this box compare? Worth a trial?
post #60 of 109

So I signed up December 4th and my next billing date is January 1st. So will my first box be January polishes and the one I'm billed for in January, February polishes? That's a bit concerning as I'll probably have paid for two months before getting my first.

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