Hard Candy Black Tie Optional Nail Polish Review, Swatches, Photos

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Hard Candy Black Tie Optional

I am reviewing this one first from the new Hard Candy nail polishes (see the full collections here), because it was the one I was most excited to try. It was hard to tell in the bottle if it is in a jelly base or not, but this is actually in a clear gloss. I would actually classify this as a confetti top coat. That’s not to say you can’t wear this as is, but my own preference is to wear it over a base color.

As soon as I realized this was more of a top coat, I knew what shade I wanted to try it over first. Dior Grege (review and swatches here). I love black and white with nudes. I happen to think this would look lovely over a mint green or pastel pink as well. Black and white go with so much!

The formula for this is nice. It wasn’t runny or thick and goopy. I never bought any of the older polishes, so I can’t compare them to see if there has been a change. The confetti bit requires a bit of patting versus just swiping it on, but I find that pretty common among a lot of these types of polishes and some glitters. It’s not that the pieces tried sticking to the brush, just to get them dispersed more evenly across the nail. I don’t find it to be a con, just something to note when it comes time to apply.

Overall, LOVE this polish. I think it will be one of the standout shades from the new collections.

And I really like the cute new bottles.

Hard Candy Black Tie Optional retails for around $4, and can be purchased exclusively at Walmart.

hard candy black tie optional

hard candy black tie optional

hard candy black tie optional

hard candy black tie optional

hard candy black tie optional

hard candy black tie optional

  • http://swatchesandwhatnot.blogspot.com Lisa T

    I love the combo you used with it! I’m debating this, but I don’t think I should D:

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com Leticia – Cosmetics Aficionado

      But it’s only $4! ;)