Swatched! Hard Candy Sell Out

I’m utterly exhausted today, which is probably a good thing because it will prevent me getting over excited about writing this post and ending up with a CAPS FILLED MESS OF HYPERBOLE. Instead I can be cool, calm and collected as I tell you that “F*ck yeah, I own Hard Candy Sell Out, motherf*ckers.”

Hard Candy Sell Out

Look at it. LOOK AT IT. LOOOOOOOK. It’s AWESOME. You know what makes it even better? It was a gift! A beautiful, magical gift! Thank you thank you Bella! *swoon swoon*

Hard Candy Sell Out Hard Candy Sell Out

Sell Out is known as Sellout in the UK, and was not part of the original Hard Candy square bottle lineup. Sell Out can only be found in the later rectangular bottles and are just as hard to find as the old square ones. My research places Sell Out at around 2003 but if someone knows better, please feel free to correct me.

Hard Candy Sell Out

My pictures look more blue than it actually is – Sell Out is that amazing Green/Blue/Teal that just refuses to photoograph correctly. Most of the time glitter in a shimmer polish looks just plain awful but the gold microglitter somehow doesn’t make the shimmery jelly base bumpy. It’s a masterpiece. Hands down, the nicest polish Hard Candy has ever made. Ever.

Hard Candy Sell Out

Hard Candy was sadly reduced to a Walmart brand in 2009 which has turned a high end brand into… well… low end crap. Some of the new polishes are nice, but overall, I’ve been far from impressed. Walmart’s acquisition of the brand was meant to attract high end shoppers, but it seems to have backfired and Hard Candy is now a shadow of its former self. I guess the Walmart stigma is a tough one to shake.

I guess I will have to just enjoy my Vintage Hard Candy polishes and reminisce sweetly.

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  • Dana

    I am seriously in awe of this polish and the fact that you actually own it!!! It’s so stunning. I wish we saw shades like this more often! LUCKY GIRL!

    • Kaz

      You just might see it again Dana! You just might… 😉

  • Amanda Jane

    Gorgeous; I’m not normally a fan of greenish polishes, but this one does look stunning.

    • Kaz

      Thank you! The blue shimmer and gold glitter really liven it up!

  • Kaz

    Hahaha sorry Tina! You’ll just have to resist my blog!

  • Kaz

    The older ones are fabulous. It’s such a shame the brand has fallen so far 🙁

  • Sparks13

    I don’t know what the hell Walmart was thinking (well, yeah I do, $$$), but did they seriously think most high end shoppers would be caught dead in those shitholes they call stores? I wouldn’t be caught dead in one and I am anything but a high end shopper.

    • Kaz

      Terrible, terrible idea. It was only ever going to drag Hard Candy down. I wonder if Dineh regrets selling now? It would be hard for me to see my baby as a bargain basement brand exclusive to a questionable chain.

  • Glad you like it!