Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hard Candy; Swatches and Review

Good morning dears!  Hope you are well.  I am definitely well.  Summer is winding down, vacations are over, camps and swim lessons are done, school packets are rolling in, Fall sports teams are starting to practice.  I can't believe it's back to school in 2 weeks!  I feel so behind in my posts (I have a ton of pictures, time to write up some posts) so I'll be trying to catch up over the next week or two.  Let's start this off with some Hard Candy!  Awesome brand, even more awesome price point!  You can pick up Hard Candy nail polish (and makeup) in Walmart for around $4 a bottle, seriously can't beat that price.  And the quality is totally worth more than $4 so you are getting a great deal.  Let's jump in and see what I've got for you.

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This is Crush On Lava, a red-orange duo chrome with a metallic-ish finish.  The colors in this polish are gorgeous and the formula was great.  I used 3 coats for full coverage and topcoat to finish.

Hard Candy; Crush On Lava

Hard Candy; Crush On Lava

Hard Candy; Crush On Lava

Hard Candy; Crush On Lava

Hard Candy; Crush On Lava

Hard Candy; Crush On Lava

Crush On Caribbean is a green/teal-blue duo chrome with a metallic-isn finish.  Another gorgeous color!  The color shift is less apparent in this one.  Formula was good, but I did get a little bit of stainage after removal.  I used 3 coats and topcoat.  

Hard Candy; Crush On Caribbean

Hard Candy; Crush On Caribbean

Hard Candy; Crush On Caribbean

Hard Candy; Crush On Caribbean

Hard Candy; Crush On Caribbean

Cosmic Love Affair is a dark blue, shimmery shade.  In the bottle I saw a touch of purple but it didn't translate to the nail.  Formula and application were both fabulous.  2 coats were creamy and opaque.  I finished with topcoat.  

Hard Candy; Cosmic Love Affair

Hard Candy; Cosmic Love Affair

Hard Candy; Cosmic Love Affair

Hard Candy; Cosmic Love Affair

Hard Candy; Cosmic Love Affair

Moving along to some glitters, this is Mr. Winston.  It's a dense metallic silver glitter.  You could use this as a topper, like I did, but I think it's dense enough glitter to reach full coverage on it's own in a few coats.  I used 1 layer over a black base.  Look how much glitter 1 layer is!  Formula was great, application was easy.  I finished with topcoat.  

Hard Candy; Mr. Winston

Hard Candy; Mr. Winston

Hard Candy; Mr. Winston

Hard Candy; Mr. Winston

Hard Candy; Mr. Winston

Bachelor Party is a vibrant turquoise and black glitter topper.  It's a cute mix of glitters and shades, easy to wear over many shades but I went with a white base so you could really see the glitters.  Formula and application were both great.  I used 2 coats for denser coverage and topcoat.   

Hard Candy; Bachelor Party

Hard Candy; Bachelor Party

Hard Candy; Bachelor Party

Hard Candy; Bachelor Party

Hard Candy; Bachelor Party

Flower Bomb is a darling blend of shades of pink.  This is made for those girly girls, or anyone wanting uber feminine nails!  I wore it over a pastel yellow base just because I thought that would be pretty cute and it was!  I used 2 coats for denser coverage and topcoat to smooth it all out.  

Hard Candy; Flower Bomb

Hard Candy; Flower Bomb

Hard Candy; Flower Bomb

Hard Candy; Flower Bomb

Hard Candy; Flower Bomb

And the final polish I had to review is Soda Pop, a mix of red, white and blue glitters.  Very Americana.  Great to wear right now to root for USA in the Olympics!  Formula was al little glitter-thin for my liking, I used 2 coats and with I had more glitter on my nails.  I finished with topcoat.  

Hard Candy; Soda Pop

Hard Candy; Soda Pop

Hard Candy; Soda Pop

Hard Candy; Soda Pop

Hard Candy; Soda Pop

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