Today's polish is a surprise fave. Awhile back Revlon launched their Moon Candy Collection, and we were all uber excited since ya know, drugstore flakies! When they were first released they sold out right away and I spent forever hunting for them. Then Revlon added more polishes to the Moon Candy Line and I had to have some of those as well. I stalked Walgreens and CVS for them, and then hey ended up sitting in my polish cabinet, lonely and neglected. I think I have 6 altogether, and have only worn 1 of them up until now.
I chose Moon Candy for today since I had never even swatched this on a color wheel, so it was like a little mystery. MC is a double ended polish with a back creme polish for the base color, and an iridescent flakie topcoat that shifts from gold & Green to Teal and Blue. I didn't expect to really love this one since alot of the Moon Candy colors are fairly striking and this is your basic black with flakies. However, once I applied the flakies, this polish combo sprung to life and I was oooing and ahhing all over the place. In fact, this post is oretty pic heavy since it's so gorgeous I had a hard time narrowing down the pics!
This is 2 coats of the black base polish, 2 thin coats of the flakie top coat ( be sure to click "read more" to see the color shift in this beauty!):
I admit it...I am in love with this combo. The flakies in this baby are so very bright and the color so very vivid. I'm actually still wearing this!
The Black Creme base color was a little on the thick side, but not gloppy. It didn't thicken during use and did not end up glopping around the tiny rim of the bottle. The flakie top coat is thick as well, but not too thick to work with. I prefer to add a little thinner to mine since the flakies are almost overwhelming otherwise.
The Black Creme applied beautifully and was opaque in a single coat. I used 2 since I am a serial 2 coater and just cannot seem to wear a single coat of polish. No dragging, balding, or glopping and it leveled nicely as well. The Flakie Top Coat can be a bit tricky. If you don't add thinner, the flakies are very concentrated and will cover the entire nail in single coat. Since I added thinner, I was able to control the amount of flakies on the nail. They do need to be patter on if you want them to stay put for the first coat. The second coat I applied normally and the flakies dispersed nicely. I did need to be careful to watch the flakies near the free edge though - they will hang over the edge and snag on things. They're fairly thick and heavy flakies as well, and they don't always lay flat on the nail. I recommend a good coat of Gelous or Glitter Food to tame the flakies before you top coat.
The Moon Candy line is certainly impressive visually, which makes the semi-tricky flakie application worth it to me. In fact, these are some of the most vibrant flakies I have ever seen! Moon Dust is a surprise fave as well...The color shift is amazing!
Be sure to check out Susan's gorgeous Flakie Mani as well!! As always, it's gorgeous! And don't forget to check out her store, Star Trinkets!
Do you have any of the Moon Candy polishes? What's your take on Moon Dust?
Be sure to check back soon! I have some Polish TBH coming later this afternoon as well as new Laquerlicious, Twenty Seven Polish and Bitch Glitz over the next few days!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!