Monday, April 8, 2013

March Sub Box Overview!

I know I promised this last Tuesday, but I got sick. So I decided to make it today, before I post all of my wonderful April boxes.

Glossybox: I love Glossybox! They are totally my favorite box. This month was fun and I got a good variety of different items. Also the box is a great value with 3 full size items! Will continue to sub to them.

Beauty Army: I really like Beauty Army and I hope they continue to keep giving me new samples. I like that I got 2 full sizes and the rest of my samples I'm really excited to use. I'm anxiously awaiting my next selection window!

Sample Society: Meh. This month was pretty bad. The only thing I truly loved was the Alterna spray, which I ended up buying a full size of using my discount. I'm going to give them one more month to impress me and if they don't I'm going to cancel.

Birchbox: Birchbox is fun! While I didn't get a MAKE product that's ok because I used everything that was in my box (plus the nail strips are full sized!). Also for only $10 I can't complain. I'm totally sticking around.

Julep: I love love loved my intro box! It is probably on the same plane as Glossybox. I hope I like next month's colors so I can get them and not skip, because I truly love this sub. I'm so sticking around!

So that is my list of boxes and what I think of them for March. As you can tell I'm pretty easy to please. (:

Square Hue April 2013 Review!!!

Hi guys, so I'm sorry again for the lack of posts. If you want to know why I was gone you can read the Sorry! post.

Anyway today I am here with a Square Hue review. I actually got it last Monday, so not only will it be an unboxing, it will also be a review!

For those that don't know what Square Hue is it's a nail polish sub, like Julep. It's $21 a month including shipping and you get 3 full size bottles of polish. There is always a theme every month, this month it was The Bloom Collection, and so the colors reflect that. All the polishes are Square Hue Brand and are limited to that box only. So if you like one of the colors you see in my box you can't go to Square Hue's website and buy it as a single. Also as far as I know they don't offer past boxes to be purchased.

Now onto what I think of the box!

 The packaging is simple. There is only one box and that is the shipping box. I personally don't mind only having one box, since its less waste. Inside there were little white paper stringy things, but those are cat magnets so I threw them out as soon as I opened the box.

I like that they put up dividers so that way the polishes don't bump together and break.

Then there is the card. It doesn't really say anything except for which collection it is, which is the Bloom Collection.

Now onto the good part. The polishes!!

The three polishes I got were:

 Yellow Submarine which is a really pretty buttery yellow color. The color is beautiful in the bottle. However on it is super hard to apply. I don't know what was happening, but the formula for this one was horrible! I couldn't even hardly get the polish to apply. I doubt I'll be using it again, unless I use it as a polka dot color, which is sad because I was looking for a good non neon yellow I could use as a base for glitter.

Then there is Groovy Love which is a nice lavender color. I'm pretty happy with the purple. It applied easily, and it dried fast. Also  I was hoping for a purple so this is just an all around winner in my book! I'm excited to use as a base for one of my chunky glittery polishes that I have. This seems super similar to OPI Planks a Lot, but I think Planks a Lot is a little bit darker/possibly more grey toned.

The last one is Flower Power which is a really pretty grass green looking color. It is like the springiest green you can get without being a pastel. I really like it and like the purple I think that the formula of this was nice and fast drying. I was pleasantly surprised by the green because I was so not expecting it! I guess I was thinking more flower petal then flower leaves.

This is what the front of the bottles look like
Cute and classy looking.

This is a better image of the colors

Final thoughts: I think I just hyped this box up in my mind because I was majorly disappointed. I think my main disappointment was that there was no pink and the whole time the color I really wanted was a pastel pink. I know they never said anything about pink, but still. Also the formulation of the yellow didn't help my overall feelings. Also something to note it seems like the colors were dry, but they took forever to set. I touched my nails a couple times on accident and they left finger prints even though it was a couple hours after I put on the polish.

Plus I also don't like that they don't have an online store where you can buy the polishes. I just didn't feel like I was getting a deal, which usually money doesn't factor into how much I like a sub, but for some reason it just bothered me with this one. I think I'm going to stick with Julep.

This is how my nails look after a week. I made little lavender flowers.Hardly no chips! And it is lasting well.

Sunday, April 7, 2013


I'm sorry in the lack of posts. I have been uberly sick with strep throat, something I've never had before, so all last week was spent feeling like I was dying. I really need a catch up day (on my blog, work, and for social networking, not to mention to organize my shopping!), so hopefully that will be tomorrow or it will be Saturday, depending on whether or not I feel well enough to drag my butt to school or not.

Anyway. I'll have the Square Hue review done tomorrow. The Sample Society review will be done tomorrow probably too. The haul will be next week. The fashion posts will start Tuesday.

I'm so sorry I've been MIA. I'm back now!