Hard Candy polishes are super iconic because back in the 90's, they were at the forefront of the growing trend for unusual nail polish colors. If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you probably know the story about Hard Candy but basically, it was created by a college student who mixed up a sky blue polish to match her blue platform sandals. Out of that polish, which was named Sky, Hard Candy was born. As most of you probably know, Hard Candy is now available at Wal-mart, and the original color Sky is still available. It is now owned by a different company and has unfortunately lost that edge it once had. So for me, original, vintage Hard Candy polishes from the 90's are the only way to go!
One of my favorite things about Hard Candy is they did grungy, dingy, ugly colors and definitely put green on the map as a nail polish color. Now, I'm a huge fan of green nail polish so I decided to show you guys two grungy greens today. Hope you all enjoy!
First up is Hard Candy Tricky. Tricky is from the Radioactive line from Spring 1997 that included other colors such as Dork, Ghetto Girl, and Chump. Hard Candy had some of the best polish names ever! Anyways, Tricky is a pea soup green with flashes of golden iridescence. I absolutely love this one! It's such a 90's color, with the hints of brushstrokes and the iridescent quality that it has. It doesn't exactly look all that great against my skintone, but who cares?! It's too awesome to pass up!
Here's 2 coats of Hard Candy Tricky. Enjoy!
Next up is Hard Candy AWOL, which is from their fall 1996 line of polishes. AWOL was the polish at the tippy-top of my Hard Candy wishlist FOREVER and I was absolutely thrilled when I found it on eBay. AWOL is a dark forest green metallic with silver shimmer throughout. This is another one of those murky, grungy greens that Hard Candy did so well back in the day! It looks much more brushstroke-y in the photos than it does in real life, I promise. Out of the two, Tricky was definitely the more brushstroke ridden, even though it may not look this way in pictures. Anyways, AWOL is definitely a must have for any Hard Candy collector!
Here's 2 coats of Hard Candy AWOL.
Well kiddos, thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out Dana's Hard Candy post over at Polished Claws Up!
Stay tuned for more Hard Candy here all week! Thanks for stopping by and I'll see ya tomorrow!