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Square Hue Scuba Dive Hawaii Collection ~ August 2016 Box

Hi all! I know it’s been a few days since I posted, but my schedule got off a little and I ended up with a backlog of samples and no blog posts ready. So I took a few days to just swatch. No rest for a nail blogger.. for real. Okay so today I have this months Square Hue box to show you – this months theme is Scuba Dive Hawaii. I have swatches of each and 2 nail art mani’s to show you so let’s get started! 

Square Hue Scuba Dive Hawaii

Square Hue Ikaika
Ikaika is a lavendar purple creme. Beautiful consistency and application. My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat. Ignore any little bubbles, that’s NOT the polish, my top coat went crazy. 

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Square Hue Nani
Nani is a summery bright orange creme. In the bottle you can see a bit of shimmer but it doesn’t transfer to the nail. A truly beautiful color though, especially if you are an orange polish lover like me! My swatches show 2 easy coats plus top coat.

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Square Hue Akamai
Akamai is a glossy turquoise shimmer polish. This was a bit more sheer than the other two but built to opacity in 3 thin coats. You could probably get by with 2 slightly thicker coats. 

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I actually did 2 nail art manicures with these. I’ve really been wanting to do a smoosh mani, and I thought these colors were perfect for it. 

A smoosh mani is super easy, anyone can do it, and you get a very unique look! For this I put a couple large drops of each color on a large clear stamper (you can also use a plastic bag.) With my nails prepped with a white base coat and latex barrier, I just ‘smooshed’ the stamper lightly on my nail till I had a look I liked. The result is a unique blend of colors. I then stamped a single flower image from UberChic plate 1-03. 

Square Hue Smoosh mani
Square Hue Smoosh mani

And for the next nail art mani I did, since this is the Scuba Dive Hawaii collection I thought an underwater/mermaid mani would be perfect. Akamai is definitely the perfect base for an underwater mani. 

For this look I started with 3 thin coats of Akamai. I stamped the image from plate BP-L003, first with MdU Blue and then again with M Polish To Have and to Holo. I randomly placed a few underwater themed nail charms, from Ebay. Then I placed a few pearl like nail rhinestones, also from Ebay. I top coated over everything to finish off the look. I really love how this turned out. 
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And for some more information about Square Hue. All Square Hue polish is 7- free (yes 7 FREE), crueltry free, and vegan… Making them one of the most carcinogen free polishes on the market today. Square Hue offers 2 different subscription boxes, a 2 polish box and a 3 polish box starting from $14.99 a month. A portion of proceeds from each box subscription goes towards a specified cause, currently human trafficking. I am of a strong belief that the only thing better than pretty polish is pretty polish with a cause. So go check out SquareHue at the links below.

Square Hue: Shop ~ Facebook ~ Instagram

Until next time, stay polished!

  • Naked Without Polish

    This might be my favorite box I’ve seen from them yet! Gorgeous swatches as always, love!

  • Oh my gosh, those colors are amazing. Great review! I really love how innovative Square Hue is!

  • Ehmkay Nails

    Wow, I just love your nail art combining the colors!!

  • Tracey

    Lovely purple and beautiful mani’s ♡

  • Your manis are gorgeous!!!