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Old Hard Candy Part 1 of 3

25 August 2010 2,431 views 31 Comments

Hey guys, to make up for my pictureless uber ranty rant rant from Monday, I figured that since I had already done the old Urban Decay thing, I might as well show you all my old Hard Candy polishes.

While I only have a handful of 2nd Issue Urban Decay polishes, I have an ENTIRE HELMER DRAWER full of old Hard Candy polishes. Back when I was throwing a lot more money around on this hobby of mine, I was doing a fair amount of shopping on Yahoo Japan, and I ended up finding a pretty stacked source, which I bled completely dry. My collection is by no means complete, I still have a whole list of polishes that are on my “must find” list, but I definitely own more than half of the original square bottled Hard Candy line.

Hard Candy nail polish saw a number of redesigns over the years, from the first change – a subtle change from white caps to silver caps, to the second change – moving from square shaped bottles to taller, wider, rectangular shaped bottles after which Hard Candy discontinued their polish line only to return in 2009 with a makeup line exclusively for Walmart. But we’ll cover more on that in my part 3 post.

Here are a few pics I dug out of my flickr, for your viewing pleasure. These are old photographs – I’ll try and pull everything out in the coming days for some lightbox photos.

Hard Candy Candy Man
Oedipus, Gigolo, Dog, Libido, Cowboy

Hard Candy
Angel, Groove, Star, Chump

Hard Candy
Normal, Girlie, Pixie

Hard Candy
Gangsta Booty, Galaxy, Grinch

Hard Candy
Space Boy, Galaxy, Twinkle

Hard Candy
Cry Baby, Mermaid, Sissy, Sushi, Sky, Mint, Greed, AWOL, Pea Soup

Hard Candy
Soul, Haze, Sparkle

Hard Candy
Manic, Mermaid, Gank

Hard Candy
Fuzz, Gold Digger, Chronic

I hope you all enjoyed these and I’ll be back with more tomorrow!

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  • http://amusedpolish.blogspot.com amusedPolish

    wow- an entire drawer full of old hard candies? :o
    can we swap stashes please *puppy eyes*? :P

  • Kaz

    Haha nice try! :P

  • http://amusedpolish.blogspot.com amusedPolish

    damn *plans trip to austrialia* :P

  • Vettelicious

    Gosh I LOVE Gank and Twinkle! Awsome colours… And the man glaze are also neat!

  • Meg

    There are some awesome colors in there!! Thanks for sharing.

  • http://twitter.com/ScandalousAnge Ange-Marie

    youjust made my brain explode! I thought I had a decent stash of old Hard Candies but now I realize I deluded myself. I am pea green with envy woman. pea.freaking.green

  • http://polishorperish.blogspot.com flinty

    WOW! This post just made my heart ache just a little. So many gorgeous polishes. I wish I had had the foresight to collect polishes when these were out.

  • Rachna


  • http://www.glazed-over.net/ Kacy

    So jealous! I loved my Hard Candy polishes. I remember having a red-based purple color with a heart-shaped ring. I can’t for the life of me remember the name, and none of these are ringing any bells! Gah!

  • Dormick

    I reckon your nail polish collection should be classed a national treasure!

  • Anonymous

    Oh, WOW. Kaz these are SO gorgeous! I bet they’re very hard to find now. I’ve only seen a few on the bay of evil, nothing like this! Can’t wait to see what else you have up your sleeve.

  • Kaz

    Yeah most of these are! I was very very lucky to find the ones I did!

  • Kaz

    Haha thank you! (Yay another Aussie!)

  • Kaz


  • Kaz

    Hrmm. Maybe it was Vibe or Trance? I’ll be posting more over the next two days so maybe you will see what you are looking for.

  • Kaz

    I know what you mean! I don’t think Hard Candy made it to my sunny shores, so catching up now is probably the best I could have done.

    But Streetwear? That’s another story! I wish I had collected them!

  • Kaz

    Thank you for reading!

  • Kaz

    Aww no! You better not read todays post then!! :D

  • Kaz

    I know! I wish I could find the other two! There are seven in total.

  • Lucy

    I don’t own any old Hard Candy polishes. I can’t believe that I never bought any. At that time I quit wearing polish like an idiot. I don’t even want to think of all that fantastic polishes I missed. You have a fantastic stash. These are so fantastic looking!!

  • Kaz

    Thanks Lucy! You’d be surprised – they are definitely still out there. Maybe you’ll find some one day!

  • Jackie S.

    These names are the best! :)

    • Kaz

      I agree! Great names!

  • ThRiSzHa

    wow.. awesome.. thanks for sharing.. i think i much like their old colors…LOL

    • Kaz

      No problem!

  • ThRiSzHa

    awesome.. i think i much like their old colors…LOL

    • Kaz

      Me too!

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  • Kaz

    Ok! I’ll try and fit it in this weekend!

  • Kaz

    Oh fantastic!! Thanks for sharing that.

    If the originals made it to NZ, then there’s every chance they were sold here in Australia too. I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled at market stalls.