Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hard Candy cosmetics...{a review and a giveaway!}



let me just say that i heart Hard Candy cosmetics! let me count the ways:

1. they don't test on animals

2. their color range is spot on for the season trends

3. their price point is amahzing. seriously.

so this fall when they introduced their new fall line i was more than happy to test out some of the new products. first up, and my favorite of the group, Stroke of Gorgeous:


 

this felt tip liquid liner glides on smooth. i wear liquid eyeliner every.single.day. it is a must in my makeup regime and i am constantly replenishing my supply. i have tried liners ranging in price from $25-5 and let me tell you, this one is a SUPER competitor. the pointed tip allows for accurate application, the formula doesn't smudge or smear, and the price point ($5!!) is unbeatable. not only that, the product is infused with a Lash Growth Serum promoting fuller lashes. definitely on my GRAIL list, i would highly recommend it.

next up is Lashaholic:



absolutely lurved the packaging! in fact, i couldn't bring myself to throw it away. the product itself, well, meh. i like that the formula is water-resistant so that it won't flake or smudge. the volume building powder however is a little clumpy and application isn't great. for it's price point ($7) it's a worthy product. however, i have mascaras in my lineup for the same price that produce results i love. not a grail, but not a fail either.

this next product, EYE DEF brings out the Snooki in me:


 

this product's performance knocked me out of the water. it does not smear, smudge, or crease. you apply this once and it stays put! the colors are all metallics, so if you are going for a natural look, try a different shadow. this shimmery liquid shadow is seriously shimmery. unlike powders, which can diffuse, this product provides an almost metallic look. GREAT for smokey eyes, night outs, and fist pumping :) the price point is reasonable ($6) and the finish is true to color. on the GRAIL list for sure.

last product of the group, Stay In Line:





this is a mechnical pencil liner that even the most inexperienced can master. this pencil glides on smooth and allows for accurate application. the shades available range from subtle to showy and the formula is infused again with the Lash Grow Serum. the price point is only $5 and i heart the sponge tip for smudging. seriously, if you are a beginner, this is the place to start. add it to the GRAIL.

Hard Candy products are exclusively sold at WalMart and can be found in the cosmetic aisle. i have reviewed their products before (Lip Tattoo) and they produce one of my favorite products of all time, their shadow stick.

and because i love these products so much, we'd like to offer one lucky reader their very own Stay In Line, and Stroke of Gorgeous!


TO WIN SIMPLY:

1. Be a follower of Kiki Creates and "like" her Facebook page (mandatory)

2. Be a follower of Blushing Basics and "like" her Facebook page (mandatory)

3. Leave a comment about your favorite product!



xo,
kristie

38 comments:

Cristy said...

I love the eyeliner! And I've been a follower of yours for quite a while now.

I am hosting a great giveaway too ... 75 Christmas cards being given away HERE: http://happilyalawmama.blogspot.com/ Hope you'll enter and win! ;)

Lacey Evanson Stewart said...

I Follow KIKI creates and Like her on FB

Lacey Evanson Stewart said...

I Follow Blushing basics and LIKE her on FB

Lacey Evanson Stewart said...

My favorite product...........they have a nail polish color that I LOVE for my Halloween nail art designs!

Melinda said...

I'm a follower of both your blog and fb page.

Melinda said...

I'm a follower of your blog and fb page.

Melinda said...

I'm a follower of blushing basics blog and i'm awaiting a reply on her fb page.

Melinda said...

I love mascara! I'm want to try the ginormous lash voumizing mascara.

Briana Richardson said...

I follow your blog and like your fb page!

Briana Richardson said...

I follow blushing basic's blog and fb page!

Briana Richardson said...

My favorite product would have to be mascara!

Kristin and Jason said...

I Follow Blushing basics and LIKE her on FB

Kristin and Jason said...

Follow KIKI creates and Like her on FB

Kristin and Jason said...

love mascara!

Erica said...

I am following and liking both on FB. I would love to see some of Hard Candy's new fall colors! I love fashionable nail colors.

Mica said...

I follow and like Kiki creates blog!:)

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Mica said...

I am a follower of Blushing Basics and "liked" her Facebook page!

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Mica said...

My favorite product is Maybelline mascara!:)

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JoEllen said...

I am a blog follower and like kikicreates on fb...

joellenzafacon at gmail dot com

JoEllen said...

I follow Blushing Basics and like on fb...

joellenzafacon at gmail dot com

JoEllen said...

One of my favorite products is my mineral powder foundation...it covers nicely and is very light.

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Ashley Reece said...

I'm a follower and I like Kiki Creates on Facebook.
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prov3130grl said...

I like you on Facebook (Andi Bauer Trautman)

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prov3130grl said...

I follow Blushing Basics and like her on Facebook (Andi Bauer Trautman)

andreatrautman812@gmail.com

prov3130grl said...

Love Hard Candy Mascara! It's one of my favorites! ~ Andi

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J.R. and Tammy said...

Haven't tried any hard candy but I will for sure after reading your reviews!

J.R. and Tammy said...

I already follow KIKI!

J.R. and Tammy said...

I am following Blushing Basics!

Lulu Yu said...

I'm loving the eyeliner right now.

Unknown said...

I'm loving the eyeliner right now.

Paige Bennett said...

I don't have a favorite product! but if I try some then maybe I'll find some ;)

Jessica said...

I am a follower of Kiki Creates and "like" her Facebook page


jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

Iam a a follower of Blushing Basics and "like" her Facebook page

jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I would love to try the mineral powder foundation

jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

Adespain said...

I am a follower and "like" you on facebook!

Adespain said...

I follow blushing basics and "like"her on facebook too!

Stephanie said...

I"m a follower of Kiki Creates (thegrants) and "like" her Facebook page (Stephanie Petty-Grant)
sgrantrn(at)live(dot)com

MotherMay said...

I liked Kiki Creates and Blushing Basics Facebook pages :)! What girl wouldn't love to win some make up ;)!