Thursday, June 25, 2015

Nail Hoot Candy Land Collection

Good afternoon/evening lovelies!  I am enjoying a little air conditioning after a hot day out in the sun with my little at an amusement park.  Fun, but tiring.  And I wish I was taking a cue from Naomi, meaning I wish I was knocked out taking a nice nap right now.  I've got a new collection to share with you today, The Candy Land collection from Nail Hoot!  You can pre-order the entire collection right now for $30.75, or you can wait until tomorrow (6/26) to order individual colors.  As I opened each bottle I continued to be more and more impressed.  The shades were all unique and interesting and the theme is really cute.  One thing I would really like to point out is how much I like the brushes that Brandie uses for her polish.  It's a shorter brush with a bit of stiffness that really gives you a lot of control with application, which means clean up is totally unnecessary.  High five for an awesome brush!  With all that said, let's jump in and check out each polish!  

*press sample*

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Nail Hoot Candy Land Collection

Nail Hoot Candy Land Collection

Up first is Ice Queen.  Inspired by Queen Frostine, this is a "light purple polish with small pink glitters."  This is a really pretty, icy color.  Sometimes it appears to lean more purple, others more blue.  The formula and application were both good.  The only thing I would note is that the pink glitters cause a textured look and feel so use a nice heavy topcoat or a few layers of topcoat.  I used 3 layers of Ice Queen and 2 coats of topcoat.  
*direct sun*
Nail Hoot Ice Queen

Nail Hoot Ice Queen

Nail Hoot Ice Queen

Nail Hoot Ice Queen

Nail Hoot Ice Queen

*indirect natural light*
Nail Hoot Ice Queen

My Green Plum, inspired by Plumpy, is one of my favorites in the collection.  This "beautiful green polish that flashes blue and purple" also has micro glitters for extra bling.  There is a very soft, but noticeable color shift in this polish that is just truly something worth seeing in real life.  The formula and application were both lovely.  I used 4 coats of My Green Plum to build up to opacity and 1 layer of topcoat for a smooth finish.  

*direct sun*
Nail Hoot My Green Plum

Nail Hoot My Green Plum

Nail Hoot My Green Plum

Nail Hoot My Green Plum

Nail Hoot My Green Plum

*shade*
Nail Hoot My Green Plum

*indirect natural light*
Nail Hoot My Green Plum

Orange.  You had me at hello.  This is Kandy Krunch, inspired by King Kandy.  It's a "burnt copper orange filled with fiery micro glitters and larger orange and brown glitters."  This is totally the stunner of the collection for me.  The formula and application were equally great.  I used 3 coats of Kandy Krunch for full coverage and 1 layer of topcoat.   

*direct sun*
Nail Hoot Kandy Krunch

Nail Hoot Kandy Krunch

Nail Hoot Kandy Krunch

Nail Hoot Kandy Krunch

Nail Hoot Kandy Krunch

*indirect natural light*
Nail Hoot Kandy Krunch

Gramma Sparkle Berry, another blue, but a much more vibrant one.  This "true blue polish that is filled with purple and turquoise micro sparkles" was inspired by Gramma Nutt.  The shimmer in this one is completely drool worthy!  And I know all those blue lovers out there are going to go gaga for it - you should, it's fabulous!  Formula and application were both aces!  I sued 3 layers of Gramma Sparkle Berry and 1 layer of topcoat.  

*direct sun*
Nail Hoot Gramma Berry Sparkle

Nail Hoot Gramma Berry Sparkle

Nail Hoot Gramma Berry Sparkle

Nail Hoot Gramma Berry Sparkle

Nail Hoot Gramma Berry Sparkle

*indirect natural light*
Nail Hoot Gramma Berry Sparkle

Last but not least is the magnificent Licorice Twist.  Wow.  This is a beautiful and unique color.  I am certain I have nothing like it in my collection.  It's a "chocolate-mauve polish with flashes of blue and multiple micro glitters."  This one is inspired by Lord Licorice (useless fact, I hate licorice).  This polish also has a little bit of a shift, mainly because of the heavy blue-sometimes green shimmer.  And in some lighting it almost has a frosty finish.  The formula and application were really nice, 3 coats of Licorice Twist for full coverage, 1 layer of topcoat.  

*direct sun*
Nail Hoot Licorice Twist

Nail Hoot Licorice Twist

Nail Hoot Licorice Twist

Nail Hoot Licorice Twist

Nail Hoot Licorice Twist

*indirect natural light*
Nail Hoot Licorice Twist

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