SquareHue July 2015 Swatches, Comparisons, and Nail Art

Hi everyone! Today I have the SquareHue July 2015 box (the 1960s) to show off on the blog! Finally, I’ve gotten around to the subscription box posts! About time, too – it’s almost the end of the month…oops…  Anyways, this is the box that I was most looking forward to for the entire year because I figured that there would be some pretty “out there” polish inside. I was totally psyched for the crazy stuff! Indeed, SquareHue did not disappoint: this is the grooviest bunch of colors I’ve gotten so far from them; it’s highly appropriate for the ’60s and the summer. Since the psychedelic influence of the colors and names was very obvious, I combined all three polishes into an electric daisy design for some flower power on my nails.

SquareHue July 2015 Nail Art Flower Power Floral 6

Also, as I mentioned in my last post, I’m trying to explore my new neighborhood more now that I’ve moved into a new apartment. Given how much I was digging the ’60s inspiration behind this SquareHue box, I took the opportunity to conduct some firsthand “research” on the decade by traveling to one of the hotspots of the hippie movement on my way home from work one day. I’ve got a bit about that trip, with a few pictures, at the end of the post!

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Moving Update

Hi everyone! I’m finally back! Unfortunately, it’s over a week later than I thought I would be, but moving was more stressful than I anticipated. I had a lovely vacation (during which I turned one year older), and I’m now settled into my new place! Thanks to my awesome family who helped me move into my new apartment – a task of Herculean proportions – I am now living in a sweet little place with lovely views in a quiet-ish neighborhood. Moving into my fourth floor walk-up apartment was an extremely difficult task that tired my body out big time, and the process of moving and unpacking was very mentally tiring as well. But I have calmed down now, recovered most of my misplaced valuables, and am ready to get back into blogging!

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Short Break

Hi everyone! I have some important news about some life stuff. First up: I’m going on vacation! I’ll be spending a week with my family, friends, and boyfriend – not adventurous, but relaxing anyways. This means that I’m going to be busy next week, and away from my nail polish stash.

Secondly: I’m moving!!! As in: changing residences. While I’m really looking forward to living in my new place, moving fills me with a huge amount of anxiety because I absolutely loathe upending all of my life and physically moving to another place; it’s one of the most disturbing and upsetting things to me. It pretty much stifles me for the entire month surrounding the move and, as you might imagine, nail art is the furthest thing from my mind. Also, moving is one of the biggest manicure-destroyers that I’ve dealt with, so it’s kinda pointless to do fab nail art.

Basically, the upshot is that I will (most likely) not be posting any nail art or swatches for the next two weeks, and I’ll be resuming my normal posts on July 15th (or maybe earlier, we’ll see!). This is really bums me out because I’d have loved to do a wow-tastic manicure for my favorite holiday/my birthday, and also get my subscription box posts up. Ah well, life is what it is.

Anyways, I hope you all bear with me during this short two-week break! I’ll see you all on the 15th – thanks for reading!

– Emi