Monday, June 17, 2013

Hard Candy: Part 3

Hard Candy Swatch Spam: Part 3

Hi everyone and happy Monday!  Today I have part three of four parts of Hard Candy polish reviews.  I won these polishes a few months ago from a giveaway by Vampy Varnish and I've just got to swatching them recently.  The beauty and quality of these polishes really surprised me.  I'll provide brief descriptions and let the polishes speak for themselves.

First up is Hard Candy Pinch of Spice.  This polish is a sheer shimmery orange that leans toward the yellow spectrum.  This polish was on the sheer side and it took three coats to cover up the visible nail line.  Photos below have no topcoat.  This polish really makes me reconsider orange polish, it was stunning.

Second is Hard Candy Lil Lilac.  This was was SO pretty...I even wrote that in my swatching notes :)  For those of you that have seen Zoya Tinsely, a rose gold shimmer, this is a close cousin to it.  This polish is a lilac-y gold shimmer but it is much cooler toned than Zoya Tinsley.  It also is a lavender purple color instead of being pink.  The color was perfect!  Photos below are two coats with no topcoat.  The first coat went on sheer but was opaque with a second coat.

Hard Candy Crush on Caribbean is up next and it is a teal shimmer.  I wore this polish in my Superman ruffian yesterday and I really love it.  I'm a big fan of blue polishes and this polish had great color and formula.  Below is two coats, without topcoat.  This one did stain my nails and skin slightly.  I found that if I use facewash to wash my hands, it will remove the blue stains on the skin...weird, I know!

Last up is Hard Candy Little Hottie which is a bright fuchsia shimmer.  I actually stopped swatching so I could wear this one!  This polish really glows and has really good depth.  There were no issues with the formula and I used two coats with topcoat below.

Overall I was really impressed with these polishes.  I don't have anything like them in my collection and I thought the quality and unique colors were really great.


  1. that light pink is so lovely! great swatches

  2. That bright pink is sooo gorgeous!! I must add it to my collection. :)

    ~ Yun

  3. I love when there's a little sparkle in polish colors; I feel like the sparkle helps keep it on a bit longer!


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