Friday, March 15, 2013

Hard Candy ~ Crush on Lava

    A burgundy to brown to gold metallic duochome.

     I'm hoping this will get easier with time. I've been staring at a blank page for the last fifteen minutes trying to decide how to begin, so, hi! On to the actual review! 

      The entire polish blog community has been abuzz about the new Hard Candy lines, and from what I've seen, the hype is well deserved. I had to limit myself to one for the moment, but I will be getting more of these when I have the chance.

     All photos are shown with:

Two coats of Orly ~ Nail Armor
Two coats of Hard Candy ~ Crush on Lava
One coat of INM ~ Out the Door

More pictures and the review after the jump.

     I have heard that this is Hard Candy ~ Beetle simply renamed for the re-release, but I cannot attest to this personally, as I have only seen swatches online. I have not seen a side by side comparison either, but the photos look fairly different from my swatches. So, essentially, I don't know!

Look at that duochrome!

     As far as formula goes, I was pretty satisfied. My only note was that, after using it for two manicures, it noticeably thickened up. A few drops of thinner will fix that right up, though. The duochrome was easily visible on the edges of the nail, but my camera was not cooperating. I really loved how this polish morphed depending on the lighting, it was so much fun!

I just happened to be rereading The Sorcerer's Stone with this manicure on and I realized that the duochrome in the polish looked really similar to the cover. I just had to take a picture.
     If you are looking for a fairly inexpensive nail polish (retail $3.97, exclusively at WalMart) in numerous designer-esque shades and several indie inspired glitters, I would recommend the new Hard Candy line. As I said before, I fully intend on buying many more shades of the Crushed Chromes, and a few from the other Hard Candy lines.

     So, if you liked this review, please let me know. I live on feedback!


  1. I have Beetle and haven't picked up Crush On Lava because I heard they were so similar. Haven't found any comparisons either. Makes me wanna run to walmart... right now... ;)

  2. If you do get Crush on Lava you will have to let me know if they are dupes, cause I have been dying to know.

    1. I did get it, and they are not. Just got the post up on my blog. Was actually pretty surprised at how different they are. :) I mean, they're similar, but pretty obviously not dupes.

    2. Thanks for letting me know! After seeing the side by sides I would definitely agree with you.