Layering: Pop Kiss

by - 3/04/2014

Hard Candy recently came out with a bunch of new polishes for Spring. I've gotta say, there are some really unique and interesting color combos in the glitter polishes I saw. King of Pop was a definite must-have as soon as I laid eyes on it... O.o

Hard Candy King of Pop over Pure Ice Kiss Me Here

Hard Candy King of Pop Layering

Layering with Hard Candy King of Pop

Hard Candy King of Pop Layering

Hard Candy King of Pop MACRO

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats Pure Ice Kiss Me Here
2 Coats Hard Candy King of Pop
1 Coat Borghese Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

So... King of Pop is a really cool glitter polish. There's a lot going on... extra-large hex glitter in white and peach, large hex glitter in white and pale pink, medium hex glitter in white and light blue, small hex glitter in white and mint green, and extra-small hex glitter in white and light blue. These are colors that I wouldn't really think to pair together. They're random, but at the same time, they work well together.

The gray base I used is Pure Ice Kiss Me Here... one of my favorite polishes! It's a mid-tone gray that lets King of Pop really stand out. I probably could've gotten away with just 2 coats, but it was late, I was tired, and my eyes could NOT be trusted.

I've gotta admit, I wasn't sure how great the formula on King of Pop would be. Glitters like this can look soooo tempting in the bottle, only to be a complete mess when you try to use them. Definitely NOT the case with King of Pop. Application was actually great! For the most part, my nails each took 1 coat of King of Pop, followed by a second dabby coat to fill in some bare spots on the sides and make sure each nail had at least one piece of extra-large glitter. Surprisingly, I didn't really have to fish around for the bigger pieces, either. I just had to finagle them off the brush a bit. Yay for that, right?

This polish was purchased for me by my mother, (Grandmere Sparkle) at Wally World just this past weekend. We also picked up Cherry Pop, which I now can't wait to try! It's a pink, red, and white shredded satin glitter that reminds me of those old soda bottle labels. You know, from the glass bottles? I'm curious to see if Cherry Pop's formula is just as good as King of Pop. If so, I just might pick up more glitter polishes from Hard Candy. :)

How would you wear King of Pop?

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  1. I just got this today and I love what you chose to layer this over. Your pics are outstanding! I agree with your on the new shades. I loved the candy nails but the newer ones are really cool. I also got Cherry Pop too and Pop Star.

  2. Thank you! I've been waiting patiently for the display to be restocked... :)