Only for One-day Applications
I bought the matte top coat at walmart, and was surprised at how well it worked at first. However, when I was going about my business the next day I realized that the nail polish was cracking on every nail. At first I thought it was just the nail polish but, sadly, I soon realized that it was the top coat. It's almost impossible for me to keep a manicure for more than a day with this stuff because the cracking is unbearable. So now I just put it on when I know that I won't be keeping the nail polish on for long. Once I finish the bottle I'm going to try the Essie Matte Top Coat.
I got Sky, it was 4.00 at Wal-mart. I expected it to be good, I had never used them before, But I heard Hard Candy was a good brand. I am using it for the third time, I have been painting my nails for a stretch of 3 hours because the coats streaky and the nail polish kinda dries goopy? It takes 4 coats or more, but 3 coats definitely doesn't produce the full color, I have some parts of the nail lighter -__- My nails are usually pretty easy to paint, lots of room and I have a steady hand, but this nail polish gives me trouble. Probably won't buy a pastel again. Maybe a brighter color or a glitter, just to try it out. I can say I have bought better nail polishes for $4 or less.
No no no no no!:/
I got mines from Walmart, and it looked really pretty in the bottle. I got the gold glitter nailpolish, it was during December. I thought it would go lovely with a black nail polish as a base, and top it off with this gold glitter, but it was unfortunately not even glittery enough. I also didnt like the smell, it didn't smell like nail polish, and it was a bit of a "watery" like consistency to me...? For $1, I shouldn't complain, but it was a last minute thing where I wanted to wear a certain nail look, and I ended up with just ordinary black nails instead of a sparkle:(
I bought the pink sparkly one (forgot the name, sorry!) and thought it was absolutely stunning! But by the first day after application, I had lost half of the polish from my nails because it flaked off extremely easily. That didn't bother me much, though, compared to what happened next. My polish got goopy, thick, and turned practically black IN THE BOTTLE! I have seen a few colors in the store that I've wanted to buy so badly because of how cute they were, but I talk myself out of it every time because of this experience. Very unimpressed with this product.
The first polish I owned!
When I was younger my mom bought me Sky, which I believe was the first Hard Candy product. It was the same light blue shiny polish that it is now. That's the polish that started my nail polish obsession. Awhile back I was in Walmart and I found Sky again. I still love it. It goes on great and has staying power. I also have Beetle with is just amazing!
- No Longer Available D.
I love this color so much! It changes colors depending on the lighting around you. It's just gorgeous! It only took 3 coats to get it opaque! This polish went on smoothly and was very easy to remove. The only con, is that it chips after a few days. But that could be because I am so rough with my hands.
I love the color of frenzy! It is so bright and beautiful. The polish is easy to work with and goes on very smoothly. Polish only takes two thin coats to be bright and vibrant!
I tried the color beetle, and it's one of the most amazing colors I have found. It picks up different colors in different light and angles. It goes from a shimmery burgundy to gold and has hints of green. It's really does remind me of a beetle. The only down side is like most duochrome and holographic colors it takes quite a few coats to make it opaque.
Really thick, goopy coats. I tried over and over again to get thin, even coats with this and have given up. It doesn't dry well and is streaky. It just isn't worth the hassle for me.
Fun colors, Not so fun glitter
I have the pink sparkly glitter one (Fabuluxe) and a the bright blue one (Frenzy). Fabuluxe would be much more awesome if the glitter didn't scratch me all the time, and if it came off easier! I basically have to chisel it off. I really like the pigment of Frenzy, but very easily chips.