Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Beetle Juice

After the crazy thick Whimsical, I decided to swatch another polish that I have been DYING to share.

I recently discovered the Wal-mart near my house carries Hard Candy beauty products. My heart skipped a beat when I noticed the VERY small polish selection. I have seen SO many beautiful Hard Candy polishes, I was delighted to be able to see them in person!

The one I decided to purchase is called Beetle. It was $4.00 and 100% worth every single penny.

Wanna know why??


Here's what I did:
1 coat Sally Henson's Double Duty base coat
1 coat Orly's base coat
2 coats Hard Candy Beetle
1 coat Seche Vite top coat

On my ring fingers, or accent fingers, as they are fancily called, I did add a stamping pattern using my Konad Special black polish, with Bundle Monster plate BM-208.

I am SO in love. Inside my house, the polish looks more purple/vintaj brassy. But outside it looks more reddish/greenish. I love how the colors change with each angle. I've never had a polish like this before, and I am SO happy Beetle was my first!

I use Solar Oil as my cuticle oil. Like I have said in previous posts, I swear by this stuff. I love it! I even love its weird smell. :)

All of my photos were taken inside, by a window, with my Nikon D5000.

This polish did come with a metallic plastic heart ring. As cheesy as it looks, I will TOTALLY wear that ring!!! <3

Look at that green! YUM!!

I hope you all enjoyed this manicure. It was super easy and I can't stop staring at my nails!!! The application was sooo smooth. I seriously could have just done one coat of this stuff, but I wanted to make sure it was pretty opaque. I am happy it goes on so beautifully in two coats...I think I will be a bit selfish with this polish! ;)

Is this something you would try? Don't forget to check out Wal-mart for Hard Candy polishes! <3

Until next time....


Disclosure *I was not paid for this review. I was not given the polish for this review. I paid for the polish with my own money. This is purely my own opinion, thoughts, and suggestions about this polish.*


  1. oooooooo ~ what a fun polish! too bad you can't buy it by the gallon. it's looks similar to what i'm trying to acheive on the walls of my powder room! except in hues of deep purple to lavender. it's quite cosmic and totally reminds me of the pictures the huble space craft has taken of nebulas - totally rad manicure - thanks for sharing!
    oh yeah - and thanks for the cuticle tip. i'm headed to the sally beauty supply and will look for the oil you mentioned =)

  2. We can't get these polishes in Ireland :( we are seriously deprived in terms of nail varnish :P It is a gorgeous polish.

    And you seriously have to wear the ring!

  3. You really can't get these there? Maybe we should do some swapping and I can get you the line out in Wal-mart right now!

    Amy, I am so glad you're going to get solar oil. It really is the best! You should post mail photos!!!

  4. my sally beauty supply didn't have any solar oil - boo! i did buy a green oil called no lift nails cuticle oil. all it has in it is avocado oil, almond oil and vitamin E. i like that it's natural and i like the way it smells. as for cuitcle oil, i'm still not sure what i'm looking for - haahaah! i'm trying to get my cuticles up to par but i guess it's a practice in patience? i'm gonna look for the product you have up in your next post =) thanks for the tips!
    oh yeah - since i've been painting the house, i haven't been painting my nails very much. yesterday i did try to do the half moon, or reverse french manicure. i got frusterated though because one hand always looks very nice but the other hand looks soo bad - lol!! i may try it again using reinforcements. yesterday i free handed it - not such a good idea for me =D if it looks nice i'll send you pix =)