Going strong, and doing my second Monday Mani post of the day! Usually I get SquareHue packages within the first couple days of the month, but this month took a little longer (which is not a big deal, just something I wanted to point out). The October collection is The Moto Collection, and it contains the obligatory orange and black (lets say for a special holiday at the end of the month), along with a few nice surprises.
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As indicated before the page break, yes there is an orange and black in this month's set. That's to be expected. Like you need a green for March. However, what SquareHue does that's so great is that they put a spin to the norm. Sometimes it's what you expect, but often they throw in a good surprise to keep you on your toes.
Iron Horse is the obligatory black within the collection. I know a black cream is no fun, but let me tell you that this is a GREAT black cream. It applies opaquely in two coats, and it's SUPER shiny even without a top coat. The swatches show the reflection of my camera lens (if you look closely enough). It's a great, no-nonsense type of black that everyone would benefit from having. It's a true staple color.
Oil Slick is the last polish of the set that is reminiscent of other popular polishes of this type. It's a metallic silver with silver micro-shimmer at heart, but it flashes green and purple depending on the light. My camera could not capture these nuances to save its life. If you really use your imagination, you can see the purple tint towards the top left of the macro, and a greenish tint towards the bottom right. Ya, I know I'm really stretching the concept, but I promise it's beautiful in person. Another great polish.
All polishes are without any top coats. One coat of Desert Grit on the index finger, and two coats each of Oil Slick (middle finger), and Iron Horse (ring finger).
|Sunlight Pic: Desert Grit, Oil Slick, Iron Horse|
|Shade Pic: Desert Grit, Oil Slick, Iron Horse|
|Flash Pic: Desert Grit, Oil Slick, Iron Horse|
Bottom Line: Still great! Especially throwing in a new textured polish to keep it from being the some old, run of the mil,l orange and black combo for October. I'm pleased with each shade.