So it’s that time again for some retro fun with our decades collection from Squarehue. May is offering the 1940s and I was crossing my fingers we’d see some influence from film noir in this box.
Perfectly packaged inside are the three lovely square bottles with a handy dandy swatch card.
Sorcerer’s Hat 1940 (Shimmer)
Description: Dark Blue Shimmer
This shade is an obvious nod to Disney’s Fantasia and a perfect shade for the season. It’s a great color for patriotic nail art and I think this will be my go to pedicure color for July 4th. I love the shimmer in this and how it fits not only the decade, but the season. We’re off to a great start.
War Hero 1945 (High Gloss Creme)
Description: Sunflower Yellow Gloss Crème
As a pale girl with pink undertones I need to be careful with yellows. In fact, until I joined nail subscriptions I’d never even tried one out. Now, I have a bunch in my collection and these types of sunflower shades are my favorites. Personally, I love the Van Gogh feel to this polish but I’m not sure how it ties into a “War Hero”. But this color feels like a nice fit for summer and will transition well into Fall.
Mambo 1948 (High Gloss Creme)
Description: Rust High Gloss Crème
Verdict: More like a Rhumba
I love the name. Mambo! That sounds like a bright, fun cheerful polish and then we get.…rust. What? This should have been something bright and happy. I’m not one to adhere strictly to seasons, but this color feels incredibly Autumn-esque and I just can’t see reaching for it over the plethora of more cheerful colors. This one was a wasted opportunity.
Two of the polishes felt seasonally and thematically appropriate, and the third one (while nice) just didn’t seem to jive with the collection.
I paid $19.99 (with shipping and handling) and I received two polishes that I would easily pick out for myself if I were out shopping. The 1950s better have a cherry red, you hear me Squarehue? I’d also love to see a fabulous mint. (In case you’re taking suggestions).
What did you think of the collection? What do you think a polish called “Mambo” should look like?
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6 thoughts on “Squarehue: The 1940s – May 2015”
I love the blue! Looks like a good selection overall.
That blue is one of my faves now!
The other two are nice, too. I don’t wear many yellows either but am happy with this one. I feel like the Mambo color does sort of go because it gives me a summery vibe alongside the yellow. I think it’s because together they remind me of ketchup and mustard so I’m thinking summer cookouts:) I’m so excited to get my 1950s box in the next day or so!
I feel like the Mambo isn’t red enough to be ketchup. It feels more fall leaves to me. I’m hoping we see a bright red in the 1950s set!
Not really feeling this one too much. Rust? Why would I want rusty nails…
I can see it for Fall, even though it probably wouldn’t be the first polish I reach for, but for Spring/Summer? It’s a very sad Mambo.
Mambo name has so many different color ranges in different brands so I think there were trying to be unique however I would think of a mambo a nice color popping eye catchy color not rust. The blue is oohh so pretty I would love to see your 4th of July mani:) also, how is there formula for the smell and how many coats are needed and dry time, before I consider ordering. Thanks Great post