Enter our latest contest with Hard Candy

Hard Candy is a great line for many reasons – the products are terrific, they are easy to find at Walmart, and they are extremely affordable.  I think a lot of people pass up this line thinking it’s just for the younger crowd.  Big mistake – there are tons of cool things that are just as appropriate for grandmas as they are for teens.

Here’s a quick story about the Hard Candy nail polish pictured above, ” Beetle”.  Hard Candy Just Nails ($4) is nail color with a ‘ring’ to it.  Not only is the polish itself long-lasting and nicely chip resistant, it also has no DBP, toluene, or formaldehyde.  And it comes with a super cute ring.  My daughters (aged 6 and 10) are always duking it out to see who gets the ring from these polishes!

Beetle is an extremely interesting color.  It flashes both purple and yellow.  I took my 72-year-old mom for a pedicure, and I asked her to be the model for this color.  She wasn’t happy, but I was buying so she said OK.  It was just hysterical, the whole salon got involved – my mom hated the color, and the older women in the salon weren’t to sure about it either.  The younger crowd thought it was awesome, though.  It caused quite a debate!!  Afterward, my mom was not happy, she thought the color was awful.  But then the next day she called me and said, “You aren’t going to believe it…but I LOVE this nail polish now!!”   It had changed and deepened a bit after it fully dried, and my mom was in love.

As you can see, depending on the angle, the color changes from yellow to purple.  It’s just plain neat, and if my 72-year-old VERY picky mother loves it, I will bet you will too!!

Another of my favorites from Hard Candy is the Visibly Wet Shockingly Glossy Lip Pencil ($6).  It’s extremely convenient, easy to apply, and the look is somewhere between a lipstick and a lip gloss.  An application lasts the usual length for a lip gloss.  I tried Brown Sugar, also known as number 347.

It gives an extremely shiny, wet look that helps make lips appear larger.  It also has lots of shimmer.

Another favorite that my fellow bronzer loving peeps should check out is the Glow All the Way Tropical Tan – Instant Bronzer and Gradual Self Tanner ($8).  I cannot believe this huge tube of fabulousness is only $8!!

This product gives you an instant tan, it’s like a creamy bronzer with some gold shimmer.  With repeated use, it also works as a gradual self tanner that gets darker each time.  Very, very cool.  Oh, and it’s infused with 24 carat gold, which just increases the fun factor in my book.

Here it is swatched very heavily on my hand:

And you can see how it blends in beautifully.  It’s not super obvious, but it does give color and slight shimmer.  I use this both my body and my face, I love it as a cream bronzer under the cheekbones and lightly down the center of the face, on the forehead, nose, and chin.I am loving all three products, and thanks to the good folks at Hard Candy you can win them for yourself!!  The rules are simple.

1.  Be a subscriber to Beauty Info Zone.

2.  Leave a comment telling us which of the three products sounds the most awesome to you.

3.  *****Send us an email at [email protected] identifying your comment.   (Don’t forget this step!!!)

This contest is for US and Canada readers only.

And that’s it!!  So easy, and these are really fun products.  Why not take a chance and enter?

The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 7, 2011.  Be sure to enter today, and good luck!!  – Lisa

Disclosure:  items reviewed and contest items provided by Hard Candy.


  1. Very pretty! The nail polish looks like Zoya Ki (which I have on right now) just with more bronze/green flash. A great price too.

  2. The Hard Candy Glow all the Way. I’ve read soo many good things about this I might have to make my way to Walmart to check it out…of course if don’t win.

  3. I love the nail polish. Unique color!

  4. The Glow All the Way sounds amazing. I love that it has a bit of shimmer, bronzer and self tanner all in one.

  5. DRTVRMoi says:

    As a road warrior, I am always on the look out for products that travel well. The lip pencil looks perfect, both in look and price for my travel bag.

    happypulitzer at hotmail dot com

  6. I’ve been dying to try the Beetle nail polish, but it’s always sold out at my Wal-Mart.

  7. Glogirl says:

    I would love to try the Visibly Wet Shockingly Glossy Lip Pencil because I love lip products and brown/neutral shades.

  8. Jocelyn says:

    I love the metallic nail polish and would love to try it out!

  9. I really want that nail polish. It is sold out every time I try to buy it! Thank you for the great contest, this is such a great blog.

  10. The lipgloss looks like it would be great to carry in my purse.

  11. Oh my goodness, look at that awesome polish. I hope I win it.

  12. I am a subscriber and I think the nail polish sounds awesome.

    [email protected]

  13. Vittoria says:

    i love the “Beetle” Hard Candy Just Nails!

  14. Cristina says:

    1. I’m a subscriber to Beauty Info Zone.
    2. I have to say the nail polish is the most exciting! I love that color.
    3. I will send you an email at [email protected] identifying my comment.

    thanks so much!
    [email protected]

  15. Visibly Wet Shockingly Glossy Lip Pencil appeals the most as i have thin lips
    thank you
    [email protected]

  16. The Hard Candy Glow sounds the most interesting to me because I’m a sucker for bronzers. I’ve been looking for one for the body and I think I just found one!

  17. My favorite product out of these three is definitely the nail polish. First of all, I recently started really getting into nail polish again. I had gel nails for the longest time, and then just wore them ‘naked’ for a while… but a few weeks ago I found a few amazing polishes and can’t stop buying them now. I looove green, especially combined with gold.. so I guess that’s pretty self explanatory, that I really, really like that polish!

    Also, and this might sound kind of weird/too emotional/maybe just weird… but when I was about 4 or 5 years old I was visiting relatives in Russia with my family. We were staying in our little vacation home close to the Estonian border.. there is literally nothing there. The closest sign of civilization is the bus stop which is about 20 mins away. Anyway, my dad and me were sitting on the front porch and saw a really long, slim bug which was green with blackish-golden reflexes… that nail polish and THE NAME… that just so reminded me of this occurance. My dad passed 7 years ago and I remember him asking me about “the beetle” and if I still remember it on random occasions years later. I just had to share this with somebody. /weirdweirdweird

    Still not a clue what beetle we saw that day.


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