Squarehue: The 1920s – March 2015

I’m going to be honest, half of the reason I was so enthralled with Squarehue’s decades collection was because I wanted the 1920s. I’ve been obsessed with the decade since I can remember, so this box had a ton to live up to.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

1920s BOX

As usual our cute tiny mystery box.
Open Box 1
Open Box 2 Card
Inside our perfectly packaged polishes along with a handy dandy swatch card.

Cocktails Swatch
Cocktails & Cigarettes 1920 (Sheer)

Description: Peach/Teal Sheer Shimmer
Verdict: Love
This is such a cool and unique polish. It’s hard to see in my picture but it has a teal shimmer to it. According to Squarehue you can layer it over black polish to get a teal color, and over white to get a peach chiffon shimmer. I’m really getting into using funky polish toppers so this is perfect.

Style Swatch
Style & Speed 1921 (Micro-glitter)

Description: Silver Metallic Micro-glitter (glossy mirror like finish)
Verdict: Miss
In general I’m not crazy about silver polishes, but this didn’t feel 1920s to me or seasonally appropriate. (Silver just doesn’t’ scream out “spring” to me). I associate the 1920s more with gold and black and of course flapper red. This one was a disappointment.

Art Swatch
Art & Deco 1925 (Shimmer)

Description: Copper Shimmer
Verdict: Love
It’s funny to me that this shade reminds me more of Art Nouveau than Art Deco but still lovely and decade appropriate. This is a unique shade and works well for spring.
Full Swatch

Squarehue 1920s


I’ll admit it, I’m super sad this didn’t have a flapper red in it. If I’d loved all the shades it might have been enough to offset my sadness, but the silver was a big miss for me. The other colors did make up for it so I still gave this box a “like” verdict. I paid $19.99 (with shipping and handling) and I got two unique generously sized polishes that I love and one polish that isn’t quite my style. I still think that’s a lot of bang for my buck, so I’m quite happy with this and hoping to see something that’s not a metallic for the 1930s box.

What did you think of the collection? Is this what you’d expect from a 1920s theme?


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