The best Halloween candy? Hard Candy!

Hard Candy Halloween!
Halloween is almost here, so hurry up and head to Walmart for the best candy…Hard Candy, that is! I am having so much fun with some great new shades that are fantastic for Halloween and beyond. Check out the latest and greatest!                                                                                                                                                                    *samples

Hard Candy Lap of Luxury Eyeshadow Palette

Hard Candy Lap of Luxury Eyeshadow Palette

Hard Candy Lap of Luxury Eyeshadow Palette

Hard Candy Lap of Luxury Eyeshadow Palette

Hard Candy Top 10 Satin in Lap of Luxury, $6:  10 – yes, count them, 10 – beautiful neutral shades from creamy tan to deep brown in a variety of finishes. You just can’t go wrong for this price. I love the tufted pink fabric compact, as well as the range of colors, although the shimmery shades have a tendency towards fallout that can be avoided by using an eye primer. It has everything you could need for any costume and this is a palette you will use all year round.

Hard Candy Halloween doesn’t stop at eyes – where it truly excels is LIPS.

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss: Hey DJ, Trophy Wife, So Fresh, Skyfall

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss: Hey DJ, Trophy Wife, So Fresh, Skyfall

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lip Gloss, $5 – Now this is some daring lip gloss! This super intense lip gloss has a great brush wand and is full of argan and citrus oils to moisturize and soften lips. There are 16 different shades available – absolutely everything you could want for any Halloween costume.

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss: Skyfall, Hey DJ, So Fresh, Trophy Wife

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss: Skyfall, Hey DJ, So Fresh, Trophy Wife

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss: Hey DJ, Trophy Wife, So Fresh, Skyfall

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss: Hey DJ, Trophy Wife, So Fresh, Skyfall

I was sent four different shades to test: Hey DJ, a bright purple/pink; Trophy Wife, a stunning orangey-bronze; So Fresh, a shimmery light green; and Skyfall, a creamy sky blue. My daughter tried all four shades to see which would best compliment her costume this year.

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Hey DJ

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Hey DJ

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Hey DJ

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Hey DJ

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Hey DJ

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Hey DJ

Ok, so her last photo is pretty scary, but really Hey DJ is so pretty you can wear it year round. She might be using this for Halloween but I am totally taking it for myself for everyday!

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Trophy Wife

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Trophy Wife

Trophy Wife is certainly the most tame of the four shades, but the color is still intense and oh-so perfect for fall. Really gorgeous and for just $5 I highly recommend you pick up this one!

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss So Fresh

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss So Fresh

So Fresh is a little more tricky to apply – it goes on rather streaky, but if you are looking for a crazy shade for Halloween it’s pretty scary. I wouldn’t recommend it for every day just because it’s tough to get it applied evenly. Plus it’s not the most flattering shade!

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Skyfall

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Skyfall

I have to say I liked Skyfall way more than I thought I would. It’s a costumey color, of course, but for a pastel it certainly applied far more evenly than I expected. This is a great Halloween shade.

Hard Candy also sent me one of their newest lipstick shades to test – and I am in love.

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Lipstick, $5 is awesome. The packaging is adorable – love the crystal studded tube! The lipstick is moisturizing with lots of shine. My particular shade, Twisted Metal, is a new shade – gunmetal grey with tons of silver shimmer. The shimmer can migrate, but otherwise this is a fantastic lippie.

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Wearing Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Wearing Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Sooooo pretty!! Awesome for Halloween, of course, but think how gorgeous this could be paired with a lighter lip gloss, like a soft purple or pink? I am definitely going to be playing around with this lipstick.

Hard Candy products are available for purchase only at Walmart and Walmart.com.  Happy Halloween!!!  – Lisa

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**BOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Quick and easy Halloween fun from KISS!

Halloween fun with KISS!
Even if you aren’t going full-out scary for Halloween, it’s lots of fun to get into the holiday with a few little touches here and there.

KISS imPRESS Manicure Fangtastic and Hide-n-Freak

KISS imPRESS Manicure Fangtastic and Hide-n-Freak

Always a good time, the imPRESS Manicure Limited Edition Press On Nails by KISS ($5.97) are super cute this year. Not only are they adorabolical, they don’t require any glue, are safe on natural nails, and are easy to remove.                                                                                                                                                                     *samples

KISS imPRESS Manicure Fangtastic

KISS imPRESS Manicure Fangtastic

KISS imPRESS Manicure Hide-n-Freak

KISS imPRESS Manicure Hide-n-Freak

My favorites this Halloween include the creepy but kind of classy Glow in the Dark Fangtastic, a spider web with silver spiders design, and the deliciously cute Hide and Freak, an awesome candy corn-palooza.

KISS imPRESS Manicure - Ready to Scare and So Bootiful

KISS imPRESS Manicure – Ready to Scare and So Bootiful

KISS imPRESS Manicure So Bootiful

KISS imPRESS Manicure So Bootiful

KISS imPRESS Manicure Ready to Scare

KISS imPRESS Manicure Ready to Scare

Other great choices are So Bootiful, black, white, and silver spider nails that will creep out your arachnophobic friends, and the classic Ready to Scare, a scarily pretty collections of pumpkins, bats, and always chic total black nails. All of them are glow in the dark, so you will be instantly ready for creepy Halloween parties.

KISS Nail Art Stickers - Cruella on left, Maleficent on right

KISS Nail Art Stickers – Cruella on left, Maleficent on right

Don’t forget to pick up some Halloween Edition KISS Nail Art Stickers ($1.99)! Maleficent is available at Walgreens, CVS, and Kmart; Cruella is available only at K-Mart. What makes these (of course!) glow in the dark stickers so cool – – besides the super fun designs – is that they aren’t just for nails. Go crazy and put them on your hands, arms, legs, or face for instant Halloween glam.

Scary but cute and definitely affordable, be sure to pick some up to jump right into that Halloween spirit!!  – Lisa

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**BOO!!!