Ahh, sunny Spain! Many of us might not be able to get there anytime soon, but at least we can bring a little Barcelona to our nails. With Square Hue’s gorgeous monthly subscription box service, world travel (well at least nail color) was never so easy or affordable. Grab a venti espresso, lots of info and photos coming right up! By the way, I must apologize for being so late getting this post out. My first bottle of Placa Catalunya literally fell to the floor before I got to finish swatching that gorgeous pink shimmer! It was a sad day in the Duncan house. But I finally got a replacement thanks to the sweet folks at Square Hue!
Barcelona, Spain. Coordinates: 41°23′N 2°11′E
The capital city of this Mediterranean country is the second largest in Spain. It is full of sunshine, history and best of all, festive color! What a great choice for the July box! First we start with a sunny orange full of shimmer, Rambla de Rava.
Rambla de Rava – Hot, Bold and juicy orange Micro Shimmer
Rambla de Rava is such a brilliant orange, not neon but eye catching just the same. This 1-2 coater, depending on your technique, glides on like butter. I didn’t experience any pooling, clumping or drag. It’s formula is perfection.
Indoor shot, just as brilliant!
Here are a couple bottle shots for your viewing pleasure. A note about SH’s bottles, whether you’re looking at these jems from the top down or from the side, it’s easy to see the beauty within and are just plain pretty to display!
Rambla de Rava front.
Rambla de Rava back.
Next up is a warm and rich shade. Much like a deep fruit-forward Spanish wine, is Passeig de Gracia. It represents to me a color rich in history, deep and complex. Yet it contains a sparkle in sunlight or shade.
I love the fact that even though you can wear this in fall and winter, the shimmer within makes it a perfect shade for summer. The formula, as is the case with the whole collection, is amazing. One, 1, UNO coat!
Passeig de Gracia indoors.
Feast your eyes on the bottle. Square hit the ball out of the park on this collection!
Passeig de Gracia front.
Passeig de Gracia side, simply mouthwatering!
And last of the collection and certainly not least, I give you sexy Placa Catalunya – Rich, classy and elegant pink Micro Shimmer. Again, an amazing one coater, perfect application, fast drying and long lasting.
This beauty glows in the sunshine. Just like Barcelona!
This is summer in a bottle folks. Look at all that shimmer and great pigmentation!
Love this gorgeous shimmery pink! I thought it would be fun to accent this mani with a water marble using all three shades from the Barcelona Collection.
I wanted to try something different with this last selection. I knew I wanted to use all three shades as an accent nail. I’m just getting back I to water marbling, so be gentle with me! I love the contrasts!
Here are a couple of bottle shots so you can see why I love to just stare at these on my shelf.
3rd shade from this amazing collection.
What a luscious pink!
So that’s it for this month my lovelies! I can’t wait to see the 8.14 Passport collection called Hollywood. It will be shipping August 1st so jump onboard and I’ll see you in Hollywood. 🙂
The shades offered monthly by SH are particular to each month of it’s release. There are no permanent collections so if you miss out, you’ll have to find someone to buy your lemming from or check eBay or Amazon. Just thought I’d throw that in free of charge 😉
I LOVE the square bottles, so easy to store or display. The whole packaging is very convenient from the clearview design on every side, to the name and month of the collection’s arrival.
Currently Square Hue is focusing their HueGive donations from portions of their proceeds to the prevention awareness, protection of trafficked victims and the prosecution of human traffickers. Even more reason to paint your nails and make a difference.
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This collection was sent to me for review purposes and all opinions are my own.