Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Vintage Hard Candy Scam

Happy Hump Day my lovely readers!! Today I have a vintage Hard Candy polish that I didn't get to show you all last week called Scam. Scam may be my absolute favorite of all my vintage Hard Candy polishes and of course, probably the most difficult one to capture on camera as well.

Hard Candy Scam has a bright magenta base that is absolutely packed with blue shimmer. The blue shimmer in the magenta base gives the polish an overall purple tone. Scam is from the original 1996 release of Hard Candy and is extremely difficult to find these days so I feel very happy that I was able to get my hands on it! But like everything else vintage, you just never know what is going to pop up so if you are interested in collecting vintage Hard Candy, just keep your eyes peeled!

These swatches are pretty subpar today, but I am showing you these ones because they capture the color the most accurately out of all the ones I took. Each one is in a different lighting setting to try to capture the subtle nuances of the polish in every light possible!
Here's 3 coats of Hard Candy Scam. Enjoy!




What do you guys think? Do you have anything similar in your stash? 

Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you all tomorrow =)

52 comments:

  1. *drool* this color is simply perfect.

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  2. I love the shimmers in this! I have a pink thats similar- but this purple is real pretty!

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    1. Ooooh I'd love to hear the name of the pink that is similar!!

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  3. Oh my GOSH I LOVE this one! Totally my kind of colour! I wonder if there's a good dupe out there?

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    1. I sure hope so!! I'm going to hunt for one, I will let you know =)

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  4. It looks amazing! I love the shimmer in it :)

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you like it! The shimmer really sets this ahead, it's so pretty!

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  5. Scam is absolutely amazing - woow it's beautiful!

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  6. So gorgeous and vibrant! Love the purple shimmer! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  7. I don't think I have anything like that. Pretty!

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    1. I don't either, I need to find something similar so I don't have to be afraid to use this bottle up!

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  8. Such a gorgeous color!! I do have dupes of this shade from OPI and China Glaze but I never get tired of this lacquer!!

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    1. Oooh I'd love to hear what the dupes are! I haven't been able to find anything similar.

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  9. I LOVE this color! It reminds me of the "other" wedding dress I had (the sleeveless one).

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  10. I seriously dont give enough credit to Hard Candy! This one is so pretty!

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    1. They really had some amazing stuff back in the day!

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  11. I love this color on you, and I love purples and pinks with blue flash in general--I've got at least three I can think of off the top of my head!

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    1. Ahhh I'd love to hear what they are! For some reason, I can't think of anything similar. I'd love a dupe so I don't have to worry about using up this entire bottle!

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  12. This colour is so interesting! I definitely don't have anything like it. I love the shimmer!

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    1. It's definitely a unique gem in my stash. I'm glad you like it!

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  13. I think the photos turned out great! I love those types of glowy purple polishes with the blue shimmers!

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    1. Thanks Lindsey! I love these kind of polishes too, I wish I could find something similar!

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  14. This is such a gorgeous colour! I think I have something pretty similar, but I can't recall what it's calledddd hmmmm, I bet it will come to me at the most inopportune time! Haha

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    1. Haha well if you remember, please let me know! I'd love to have something similar!

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  15. I don't know that I have anything quite like this! Gorgeous. Love the combination of magenta + blue flash!

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  16. So pretty, I love the blue undertones! I just noticed you're from the Cleveland area.. I'm in Elyria! :) Small world. Lol.

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    1. Small world indeed! There's a lot of us bloggers here in CLE, I'd like to do a meetup soon!

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  17. Holy shiz!!!! That shimmer is mind blowing!!!

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    1. Isn't it though! I need to reswatch this one day so I can get some better pics of it. It's so flippin gorgeous in real life.

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  18. This looks very similar to Billie Electric Purple, which I received in a swap from a Canadian friend. Very cool shade.

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  19. ooo i love the shimmers and duochrome in this! i can see why you love it! :D

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  20. This is really beautiful! A creme like this, without the blue shimmer would be gorgeous, too!!

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