Friday, April 12, 2013

Hard Candy- Part 2

Today I've got our Part 2 of the new Hard Candy polishes we received for review. Check out Erin's Part 1 to read the descriptions of all of the new collections Hard Candy recently released exclusively at Walmart for $3.97 a bottle. Us cousins love a good bargain! The polishes are in tall not-too-thin bottles with 0.26oz of polish inside. Standard full sized bottles have 0.5oz in them, so keep in mind these give you about half of the product. The brush is flat and wide and easy to use. The brush wasn't too thick and the top is long so application was easy.

The first polish I have for you is Crush on Amethyst from the Crushed Chrome collection. This polish is completely made of deep dusty purple and pale gold shimmers. Major bling for your nails! I had a bit of pulling happen with my first coat over my Nail Tek base coat. If i had used a different base, this baby would have been a one-coater. By the time I finished the first coat of polish on both hands, it was already dry! I went back and added a second coat to smooth out the nails that had pulling. I knew these shimmers would eat any top coat I used, so I topped it with Gelous and SV to make it shiny.

Next up is Bitty Blue, a bright metallic royal blue from the Itzy Glitzy Collection. I was a little bummed to see that the purple duochrome flash I saw in the bottle didn't translate on the nail. I used 3 coats of Bitty Blue topped with SV here.

The last polish I have to day is unfortunately my least favorite from the new Hard Candy collections. Jubilee is a kelly green jelly with black mircoglitter and black hexes plus orange bar glitter. The orange bar glitter comes out of nowhere and I'm pretty sure that if it wasn't included, I would love this polish. I tried applying a few coats of Jubilee to a nail wheel and it looked so busy and messy I couldn't bring myself to do a full mani with it. I decided to layer one coat of Jubilee over two coats of BB Couture- Cotton Tail (see Robin's review of Cotton Tail here). 

See what happens when you overdo it with your clean up brush? Your underwear shows!

Check out all of the new polishes from Hard Candy on their website. Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter to keep up with the newest releases.

**The products featured in this post were provided for an honest review**

1 comment :

  1. I really like Bitty Blue! It's kind of disappointing that there's no duochrome. I love the way you layered Jubilee but you're right, it looks too messy in the bottle and I don't care for bar glitter. Overall, beautiful swatches!