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Showing posts with label hardcandy. Show all posts

Currently Obsessed: Hard Candy Highlight & Contoured Cheek Duo in Sunkissed

It's been a while since I've done a currently obsessed post. I've been obsessed with so many products lately that it's been really hard to narrow down and share it all with you. 
Most of it ends up on my Twitter page.

Right now there is a product from Hard Candy that totally changes my whole beauty regime for when I'm going for that glowy look. It's Hard Candy highlight & contoured cheek duo in Sunkissed ($6.98 CAN). 

Contouring has never been easier. Now you can create a multi-dimensional look with just one swipe! Cheeks & Balances provides a dual-toned stick that is designed to deliver the perfect amount of highlighter, and blush/bronzer to sculpt, color and illuminate cheeks.

I recently had the opportunity to go to an exclusive Hard Candy event and try out the new products from the line. I came across this duo and swatched it.. love at first sight! Once applied, it's best to take your fingers blend it in. I love the glow it gives off. It's not greasy nor is it overwhelming. Perfect!

Packaging it comes in a black case with clear top and the product can be distributed by twist at the bottom. It's pretty similar to how your deodorant packaging works.

At this point in time on the website this is the only colour that I see offered. In the future, I hope they offer more options with the gold highlighter and various blush colours because I'd buy them all!

Handy Candy Nail Lacquer 2013

Have you noticed something different about the Hard Candy bottles? 
No rings and more selections!

I'm so excited!
I know you all seen this sneak peek from the Hard Candy Event.
Can you believe that there are 45 new shades now!!
There are now five collections with nine unique shades. 
Crushed Chrome Collection
Luxurious and timeless hues embellished with a golden textured finish. This collection boasts refinement and sophistication and is infused with a vivacious luster.

Itsy Glitzy Collection
Intense, illuminating, and incandescent hues saturated with the richest and most extreme mica and glitter. Inspired from the runway and now at your fingertips.

Glitteratzi Collection
The combination of confident opposites and intimate tonalities mixed with the right amount of sparkle creates enthusiasm for the vitality of life. The hues are natural and are becoming more evolved and colored. Tasteful tones with all the personality to satisfy every trend setter.

Crystal Confetti Collection
A unique collection based on artistic expression. Flourishing, adventurous, full coverage shades with various particle sizes and creative textures. Graffiti is revolutionary; it’s an outlet to create public art. Now take this artistic and creative expression to your nails.
Crystal Confetti- black tie optional

Candy Sprinkles Collection
Suspended in a clear top coat, shimmery flecks sparkle brilliantly with different shapes of shiny glitter. Candy Sprinkles is a fabulous top coat over any color.

Candy Sprinkles- sugar rush

Which polish is your favourite?

Hard Candy Spring 2013

I recently I had the opportunity to attend the Hard Candy Spring 2013 Launch party in Toronto.
I love Hard Candy! I've reviewed them on the blog before. They have great products which can be found at your local walmart. I took a fellow beauty blogger Rasilla with me to get the scoop on what's new for 2013.

This February you will see Hard Candy apparel in-stores($12 to $18 US). The apparel was fun. Sequins, hearts & stars. Typically the type of items that every girl has in her closet. It's more weekend wear for me because I work in an office. But If you are your a tween/teen it's very cute for school.

Check out some of the new items:

Eyeshadow Collection Mirrored Compact $5.98 US
  • Neutrals
  • Smokey
  • Greens
  • Blues
  • Pinks

They now have bath products in two flavours:
Poison apple berry & Black orchid &vanilla
There was balms, dry oils, body scrub, balt salts & bubble bath.
Shown here:
So Foam So Good
Foaming Body Wash $ 7.68 US

Under So Foam So Good you can see "Shadowholic".
Waterproof eye shadow crayons $ 4.98 US

9 different shades.

Nail Lacquer $3.98 US
Five Concepts:
  • Crushed Chromes
  • Itsy Glitzy
  • Crystal Confetti
  • Glitteratzi
  • Candy Sprinkles

 Various Mascara ranging from $5.98-$6.98 US

All Glossed Up $4.98 US
Glossy lip stains in 8 different colours.

Lip Def $5.98 US
Super shiny lip colour 10 different shades.

Poppin Pigments $5.98 US
Loose shadows sets available in 8 shades.

*Under popping pigments you can see "All Lid Up".
Long wearing creme eye shadow $5.98 US
10 different shades.

I was pleasantly surprised with the products I tested. Let me start off by saying the pigmentation on the products I swatched was amazing! If you're like me and gravitate towards products that are long lasting you will be in for a huge treat this Spring.

Is there a product that you have your eye on?

Photo credit:  Becca Lemire

Hard Candy Haul+ HD Swatches

This is actually my second time trying out their products: Click here for my previous haul.

Its good to know that you can get good quality makeup and not break the bank.

 I shot these swatches with my HD camera because it's always better to know how the product is in true color before you purchase.

Meteor Eyes - Baked Meteor Eyeshadow in Outer Space
Baked glitter eyeshadows.

Very pretty gunmetal black with micro glitter. This color would be perfect for a smokey eye. These pictures were taken with the shadow DRY.

**The picture on the left is with flash & the one on the right is no flash.

Mouthing Off - Sheer Lip Shine in Exotic
Gives lips glistening, sheer color with maximum shine. Gloriously glossy sheers form shimmering to sparkling. 
 This color is a gorgeous shimmering Orange. Not too shimmery just perfect.  It would look amazing paired with the Outer Space shadow. Hmmm... Maybe I should do a Face of the Day with it?

Glitz Stick - Sparkling Crayon
Super chunky crayons of translucent color are laced with glitter and can be worn on eyes, cheeks, lips and body. Blend for sheer, subtle, shimmer effect or layer with shadow, blush or lipstick for dense glitter.
I absolutely love the concept of this! I don't make any mess with this "crayon" because I control the amount of glitter I want :D

This is definitely a affordable brand that is worth every penny. 
Have you tried any of these products? 
Should I do a look with these?

Hard Candy Prize Haul

A few weeks ago I won some Hard Candy from a fellow Canadian Blogger Jill. This is my first time ever trying out Hard Candy, so I was excited to see what type of  products they had to offer.

I got the Kaleyedescope Baked Eyeshadow Duo in Secret Rendezvous. I would describe it as light pink & rust. The colors go on shimmery as you can tell by my swatches below. These shadows can also be used wet to pack on more color.
I got a lengthening mascara in Punk & Baked Blush in Living Doll. The Mascara is something that I would use on a creative photoshoot. But I like the fact that Hard Candy is not shy with their mascara colors: Blue, Pink ..etc.
The last item I got was the Walk the Line Liquid Liner in Fushia. Lovee the color but I had an issue with the brush size. I just wish it was abit skinner.

Ladies check out these products at Walmart. I went there a few days ago & the price point is definitely affordable :D