The month of April brings is the 1930s from the SquareHue Decades Collections monthly subscription box. And boy is it bright and happy! Each month subbies get three full size polishes related to the changing themes. For 2015 SquareHue is featuring a different decade. Fresh on the heels of the 1929 stock market crash, folks going from feast to famine experienced many changes. They found new strength in themselves and community, and fun and fashion shared the spotlight with new technologies and pastimes. And just like changing fashions, the world’s focus was centered around recovery, staying afloat and avoiding another war. On a lighter note, let’s take a fun look at the colors inspired by that decade.
What brilliant shades to brighten the memories of the past! The tomato soup orangish red is called Boardgame. That lovely green with blue notes is WPA. and that grapey purple is Tomorrowland.
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First up is what I would definitely call a tomato red. Not in the orange family but you can definitely see it in this glossy red creme called Boardgame.
Boardgame is a brilliant orangey red creme gloss. The formula is on the thin side but super easy to apply and very forgiving. 2-3 coats to a perfect finish. In the 1930s, families were still trying to recover from economic turmoil, and the introduction of inexpensive board games became the norm for family fun. Games like dominoes, card games, and the first editions of Monopoly and Scrabble soon occupied playtime for kids and adults alike.
Next up is WPA. It’s a great creme, not quite as glossy as the other two, but a cool medium toned green.
WPA is a 2-coat green creme. It’s a great formula. WPA of the 1930s stands for Work Progress Administration, part of the “New Deal” getting people back to work.
And lastly we have that gorgeous grape, a slightly dusky purple called Tomorrowland. The formula is much like WPA, and is opaque in two coats.
This is Tomorrowland. I love this kind of purple. And the formula is super smooth. In the 1939 Worlds Fair, the Tomorrowland exhibit gave us a glimpse into the future.
Just for fun, I did a dry marble accent nail using all three shades. A culmination of the hopes and dreams of the 1930s.
Here is a combo dotticure and dry marble using all three shades. I love that none of the shades are related but seem to compliment each other in this nail art.
Come back in May for my next SH post on the 05.15 collection, 1940. They ship out on the 1st of the month!
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