Remember back in the day (Imma say, late 90′s early 2000′s) those wickedly cool and exclusive square bottles of nail polish with those fun collectible rings with shapes on the tops? I sure do! Well, they’re back, bigger and better. It’s not just a nail polish game anymore, but an entire line of cosmetics AND apparel!
On January 30th, 2013, I attended the Hard Candy Spring 2013 Collection feat. Hard Candy Cosmetics and Hard Candy Apparel launch. The uber hip and sassy EGPR event took place at one of my fave spaces, Edition Richmond.
From the ever-so appropriate candy table…
… to the nothing but Spice Girls, Britney, Christina, Destiny’s Child and, yes, NKOTB, being spun by the fabulous D.J Midnight Society…
…I knew that just from walking into the venue, there was no doubt that I was going to experience the ultimate girls night out.
The deliciously fabulous Hard Candy goodies (pun intended), were displayed all around the venue along with a corner set up for anyone to have their face did by the lovely make-up professionals.
There was also a cute pop-up shop for the new Hard Candy Apparel, filled with sweat pants, sweat shirts and mesh shirts.
My lovely friend, Danielle H., w/ yours truly showing off the threads! Post Script, those hearts and stars are SEQUINED!
As a long-time fan of the brand, I have to say that the Hard Candy nail polish is still my favourite item of the cosmetic line. I change my nail colour, myself, once a week, and so I know a good nail polish when I see one. The Hard Candy polish handle is easy to hold, the brush is long for full coverage, the polish itself is smooth and, oh yes, dries quickly. Did I mention that it comes in a rainbow and beyond of amazing colours?! Take a look for yourselves…
Now, I of course had to leave the nail polish display at some point, so that I could check out the other products of the cosmetics line. Eye shadow palettes, mascaras, foundations, eye liners, eye shadow sticks, eye shadow pods, lipsticks, lip glosses, blushes, and the list goes on, really, as you can see here…
I tested out a few of the products and I fell in love with the Stroke of Gorgeous liner. I’m not a liquid liner kinda a gal, mostly because I can never get both eyes even, however, this specific pen, although is not technically a liquid liner, it acts like one. There is minimal smudging and the pen is easy to control.
Here I am getting my face done by the loverly, Jolene Hoadley, and she’s using the Stroke of Gorgeous liner!
Danielle and I post getting our make-up did…smeyesing.
And of course I couldn’t leave the event sans fun, custom jimmy sprinkled Timbits…and Danielle capturing the moment.
But, where can one find all the amazing Hard Candy products? Why, at Walmart of course! And to be honest, any excuse I can get to make a trip to Walmart, I will take. All products can be found in the cosmetic section in Walmart. The majority of Hard Candy products are available for under $10.00, and that I cannot argue with, and I’m sure you won’t either. #HardCandyS13
*All pics except for bottom the taken by Becca Lemire.
*Last three pics taken by Danielle Healy’s iPhone.