Anyway, I got to attend the Spring 13 Launch party for Hardy Candy. I was Jenn’s (Spiced Beauty) +1 xD
I was super excited as I don’t get to go to many blog events like this, and well it was partly makeup. How could I say no?
We got to the place just a little after 5:30, and they were still setting up certain areas. They had a bar area, with their featured whiskey sour drink, and other individuals who were walking about with platters of white and red wine.
So what was the big deal about this event?
Many weeks ago Hard Candy announced that they would be discontinuing a rather large portion of their current cosmetics line. Seeing as I don’t follow them on FB I heard about it through Sparkled Beauty’s Post.
I have a few of their polishes, and their Fox in a Box.
So in terms of that, I was excited to see what they would have for the new line to replace all those products.
The highlight was supposed to be their clothing line, but seeing as I am nowhere near my teens, the clothes didn’t fully appeal to me. However I did like their heart sequin sweaters that a lot of the ladies were wearing, (I got a grey star sequin sweater in my gift bag). Most of the stuff was rather bright, teen-ish, and well there was mesh. So…not in my age range, but looked comfy.
It was the cosmetics that caught my eye.
First off, I think for the most part that things will be quite interesting.
The highlight of the cosmetics was the new nail polish line.
Now, as you can see, they have decided to kick the old bottle and ring design to the curb. I was quite saddened by this. Not that the rings were any good, as they were too tiny for me, but just because it was iconic to the old pre-bankruptcy Hard Candy line. I remember wanting to steal my cousins bottles of Hard Candy polish, but seeing as I couldn’t, I’d beg her to polish my nails for me. I would drool over them every time I saw them in Teen, Seventeen, or YM. Oh those were the days.
But, I gotta get over it, as the new line looks awesome!
Separated in to 5 different categories we have:
- Crushed Chromes
- Itsy Glitzy
- Crystal Confetti
- Candy Sprinkles
Such a large collection of polishes! You can spot some that are similar to other recent releases from other brands, or just ideas that they decided to run with as well. I wasn’t a huge fan of the sprinkle idea, but when I tried it out…well let us just say that it has since grown on me. In addition, I love that there are so many colours! Unfortunately this isn’t a collection for the individual who just wanted plain old cremes. Not sure if they will have any, as I couldn’t ask this question, but if this display was any notification, doesn’t seem so.
The second product I was SUPER excited about, was their new lip product, the All Glossed Up pencil. I love a good lip crayon.
There will be 8 colours. Or so I think. It was hard to overhear the conversation at times.
One of the other great parts of this event (other than the awesome DJ who played such a fun collection of hits from the 90s), was the Candy Bar xD If I ever get married, I will make SURE that I have a candy bar for my guests :P
Anyway I did get some goods (mostly nailpolish) that I hope to share soon^^