Hard Candy Candy Sprinkles Nail Lacquer Collection Swatches and Review

Hard Candy Candy Sprinkles

Hard Candy has released 45 new nail lacquers exclusively at Walmart and I’ve got a plethora of swatches coming your way!

First up is the Hard Candy Candy Sprinkles Collection. Candy Sprinkles is comprised of eight new shades, mostly sweet looking pastels filled with glitter.

On the Hard Candy press release this collection is described as clear polish with colored glitter suspended inside, to be used as a top coat. That’s definitely incorrect. These polishes are not clear, they each have a nicely pigmented base (all just two coats) and are filled with different colors of small hex and round glitter.

Hard Candy Candy Sprinkles-2

Hard Candy Candy Sprinkles-3

Hard Candy Pink Taffy-2
Pink Taffy

Hard Candy Pink Taffy
Pink Taffy

Pink Taffy is a bright pink with pink, white, silver and blue glitter.

Hard Candy Pixie Pink
Pixie Pink

Hard Candy Pixie Pink-2
Pixie Pink

Pixie Pink is actually more of a very pale lavender base with pink, blue and silver glitter. I love this one, it’s one of my favs here.

Hard Candy Cocoa Smore
Cocoa Smore

Hard Candy Cocoa Smore-2
Cocoa Smore

Cocoa Smore has a light taupe base with black, grey and silver glitter.

Hard Candy Peach Pop
Peach Pop

Hard Candy Peach Pop-2
Peach Pop

Peach Pop is a medium peach with pink, orange, pink and silver glitter.

Hard Candy Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush

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Sugar Rush

Sugar Rush has a white base and dark blue, grey and silver glitter.

Hard Candy Jelly Bean Blue
Jelly Bean Blue

Hard Candy Jelly Bean Blue-2
Jelly Bean Blue

Jelly Bean Blue has a light blue base and dark blue, medium blue and grey glitter. Another of my favs.

Hard Candy Cotton Candy Pink
Cotton Candy Pink

Hard Candy Cotton Candy Pink-2
Cotton Candy Pink

Cotton Candy Pink is a light pink with periwinkle, silver and deep blue glitter. Another fav!

Hard Candy Gummy Green
Gummy Green

Hard Candy Gummy Green-2
Gummy Green

Gummy Green is a cool mint green with black, grey and silver glitter. Another fav! :)

Hard Candy Candy Sprinkles Collage

Overall: You may have heard me say before I am not really much of a glitter nail polish fan and that’s true. However I have to say I really love these. The base shades along with the colors of hex glitter inside them is just perfect! Not only that, they aren’t so thick or sticky that it isn’t easy to work with them. You get a good amount of glitter with each stroke and it stays in place. Just two coats is all you need.

Also I didn’t mention, I really like these bottles, even though they are smaller than their previous ones.

Availability: Walmart only (they are rolling out now so keep checking your local store!)

Pricing: $3.97 for 0.26 oz.

Soooooooo I wanna know! What do you think of these? Which ones will you be hunting down?

-Kelly

Note: Hard Candy is cruelty free.

Disclosure: The product(s) in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR company for consideration. For more information please visit my legal page.

56 comments

  • February 28, 2013

    I’m definitely interested in these!
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  • February 28, 2013

    I’m not a big fan of glitters either, not sure how I feel about these. I like Peach Pop and Pink Taffy, though.

  • February 28, 2013

    Peach Pop, Jelly Bean Blue and Gummy Green so cute

  • February 28, 2013

    Cocoa Smore, Peach Pop and Gummy Green are my favs!
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  • February 28, 2013
    Sally

    Ooh those bottles are tiny :( I WANT THEM ALL! I hope they’re all available online soon because Walmart is a crapshoot.

  • February 28, 2013

    Peach Pop looks really pretty to me. Warm and summery.
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  • February 28, 2013

    Love many of the combinations! I’ll definitely pick many of these up!
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  • February 28, 2013

    It’s interesting to me that Hard Candy named these the Sprinkles collection when Nails Inc already had one. And that some of the colors look exactly the same as the Nails Inc ones.
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    • February 28, 2013

      Well this one is called Candy Sprinkles and Nails Inc is just Sprinkles I think. I don’t think I ever reviewed any of the Nails Inc ones.

    • March 1, 2013
      Trillium

      I noticed this too. I have a couple of the Nails Inc ones. They’re very nice!

    • March 1, 2013
      Ithica

      Yep Jamie. The Nails Inc polishes was exactly what I thought.

  • February 28, 2013
    Julia

    Oh yeah. There’s some good stuff here. Not all of it is 100% original, but still. I’m all about Gummy Green. Haven’t been in a WalMart in like a year; I will have to stop in soon and try to scoop some of these up!

  • February 28, 2013

    While I really love all of the new finishes that Hard Candy is releasing, I’m kinda wary of their new smaller bottles. They kept the price the same but are offering less product :/
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    • May 20, 2013
      Emm

      I agree. I bought one and brought it home only to figure out that it’s even less than the original Wet n Wild Mega Last bottles before they redesigned them and made them bigger.
      I think the formula might chip more quickly than the previous Hard Candy polish also.
      I couldn’t find the Nails Inc. in my area so a couple of these look like good dupes.

  • February 28, 2013

    NEED Gummy Green. It looks like mint chip ice cream! Ok so maybe I need all of these. LOVE milky glitters!
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  • February 28, 2013
    Lillian

    Pixie pink!!!!! I’m coming for you!! Thanks for swatching these! I always wanted the Nails Inc Sprinkles collection, but never wanted to shell out the $9-$10 for a glitter polish… (Learned my lesson after a few barely used $9 polishes sit in my collection). Pixie pink looks just like one from that sprinkles collection.

  • February 28, 2013
    Danisha

    I love those!

  • February 28, 2013

    I think Cocoa Smore is near-identical to one of the Nails Inc Sprinkles I have.

    These are all so pretty, especially Pink Taffy. Shame I can’t get any in my country!
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  • February 28, 2013

    I love these, I hope they show up on the website soon! I am super excited about the entire new Hard Candy nail polish lineup.
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  • February 28, 2013
    Courtney

    I just bought a few of these today and I love them!

  • February 28, 2013
    jenna

    i’m surprised how different Pixie Pink looks compared to the promo photo. In the promo pic there looks to be purple glitter instead of the teal in a brighter pink base

  • February 28, 2013

    Love the Cotton Candy one! I’m sad that Hard Candy did away with so many products, ut at the same time I’m excited for new ones!
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  • February 28, 2013
    L

    Hmmm…I thought I would like these, but they don’t do anything for me. The one I like the most is cotton candy pink or pixie pink. Not sure I like them enough to buy them though.

  • February 28, 2013

    Can’t say I like any of these! They all feel too childish :(
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  • February 28, 2013

    Hmmm, not really anything I’m interested in. I was expecting something else.
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  • February 28, 2013
    Carrie

    I picked up Jelly Bean, Crush on Caribbean and Pee Wee Purple today. I was thrilled by the speckles – I love the way the Illamasqua ones look, but I really do hate spending that much on a single polish! And given that I pretty much never use one up, I don’t even mind the bottles are smaller!

  • February 28, 2013

    After seeing the promo shots for this collection I am so excited, I plan to pretty much get them all :)

  • February 28, 2013

    Seriously, cannot wait for these!
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  • February 28, 2013

    I am going to have to scurry eBay for these !!

  • February 28, 2013
    Nicole

    Thank you for reviewing these, Kelly! My local Walmart had a full display but I wasn’t sure which ones I really liked in the bottles (vs on the nail). These pictures are very helpful!
    I did purchase Jelly Bean Blue, and I have a question for you: how did these wear? I have had it on for less than 48 hours, with a top coat, and have had severe chipping. I’m not sure if it’s user error or an issue with the polish, and I’d appreciate your insight! :)

    • March 1, 2013

      I haven’t worn them longer than it took to swatch but for me, wear is kind of irrelevant because it’s typically 1-2 days for me, no matter the brand or polish type.

      • March 1, 2013
        Nicole

        Fair enough! :)

  • February 28, 2013

    I’m not normally a fan of milky glitters, but these are really interesting. Great swatches!
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  • February 28, 2013

    Reminds me of the Nails Inc sprinkle collections which I loved, only with more colors and choices and less expensive! Weeeee! I hope my crappy wal-mart has these soon!

  • February 28, 2013
    Amy

    Definitely went to the good ole wal mart and they had the display with no products! :( Super sad – will just have to check again!

  • February 28, 2013
    freya

    while not really attractive, i find them intriguing, which is more interesting to me for nail polish. some of the the color names are really off the mark to me though(gummy green is off, cocoa smore is wrong color, even cotton candy isnt the right shade of pink…). these make me wanna just pour some glitter into a bottle of polish i already have.

  • February 28, 2013

    These are so quirky but really cute
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  • February 28, 2013
    Miranda

    Yes, YES, YEEEEESSSSSSS!!! So glad to hear they aren’t just a top coat!! Seriously, you just made my lacquer dreams come true!!!

  • February 28, 2013
    Ashlyn

    I really love these. And i’m glad you reviewed them first. I was awaiting your review of these out of your haul. Ugh, guess i’ll have to pick them up next time I have some extra cash.

  • February 28, 2013
    Nicole

    Hmm, I’m not too sure about these. The only one that I think I’d buy is Gummy Green. The rest just aren’t doing anything for me.

  • February 28, 2013
    Maggie

    Cute! Perfect for spring! I don’t have Hard Candy at my Walmart so hopefully these will be available online.

    How is the dry time between each coat on these? Not more than 10 minutes hopefully?

    • March 1, 2013

      No the dry time is like 2-3 minutes in-between thin coats.

  • February 28, 2013

    These are gorgeous! Hopefully I can find some of these at my local Wal-Mart. The price point isn’t too bad either. They seem like a good polish with good consistency. I’ve actually never tried any Hard Candy polishes so I’m anxious to see if I can find some of these.
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  • March 1, 2013
    Mary

    Pink Taffy looks like a cupcake with sprinkles on it. I want it! <3

  • March 1, 2013
    Kimmwc03

    I like all of these. Some of them remind me of Nails Inc. and some remind me of Illamasqua. I already own one of each of the Nails Inc and Illamasqua ones so when I go to buy these Hard Candy ones I will just get a different color. I don’t care if some people think they are childish looking; I think they are fun. It’s just nail polish! :)

  • March 1, 2013

    I really, really love Peach Pop. It looks like the perfect summer beach color. I despise Walmart but that polish alone is worth taking the trip.
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  • March 1, 2013

    For the price I think I’d pick up a bottle or two for fun. I really like the peach and minty green ones. They’d be great colors for spring and summer.
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  • March 1, 2013

    These are too cute!
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  • March 1, 2013
    Jenny

    Yet another trend that I want to like but don’t. I don’t know what is wrong with me this year but I don’t like any of the current nail trends. Milky glitters always end up looking teenager-ish to me, and the ones with more sophisticated colors look a bit diseased. :/

  • March 3, 2013
    Simone

    Woohoo!
    I love milky glitters! I think these look super fun! Can’t wait to buy… Them all, possibly.

    Thanks for the review!

  • March 4, 2013
    Jess

    Pink Taffy reminds me of Revlon’s ‘Girly’. Definitely not a dupe, Girly has blue, purple, red an pink glitter in it. I just love all the new pastels this sping . It’s frustrating though, cause it’s still snowing here in Buffalo, so it just doesn’t feel right to put them on yet. I’m still rocking China Glaze’s Bitz and Pieces over dark blue and emerald colors – more winter appropriate. God I hate snow! lol :)

  • March 4, 2013
    Kellie

    I saw the whole display of new HC polishes at Walmart today and I had SIX of these Sprinkles polishes in my cart. And I PUT THEM BACK! After seeing your swatches, I regret it. I hope they’re there the next time I go. They had some nice duochromes too! I can’t wait til they expand the line more.

  • March 5, 2013
    Suzanne

    These are making me second guess my need for the new (much more expensive) Illamsqua creamy pastel ones…hmm….

  • March 5, 2013
    Mary W

    Wow! I hadn’t been a fan of these pastel creme glitter polishes until I saw this. I saw them on the display at the store but passed on them. Now I must go back and get Gummy Green and Pixie Pink. I really like how they look!!

  • March 21, 2013
    Whitney Lynn

    I saw these and I don’t live close to a WalMart since I live in Santa Monica, CA. Luckily I emailed the colors I wanted to my mom and she bought 2 of each of the ones I liked! She’s mailing me 10 bottles in the next few days, SO EXCITED! They are sold out at walmart.com and I’ve seen some as high as $10 a bottle on Ebay! MADNESS!!

  • March 28, 2013
    Banu

    Grabbed the Gummy Green last week. Just put it on and i want pretty much all of them now. My only complaint is, man..gummy indeed.Might have gotten a bad bottle but it got thick really fast. Did work around it though. Thanks for all your hard work for helping me reach 300 polishes :)