I recently bought a bottle of Hard Candy’s nail polish called “Piece of Papaya” from Walmart, having been very attracted by the shiny pink with gold sparkles. Normally I can’t really wear anything with too much yellow/gold, so I was happy to find a polish with subtle gold that is not too overpowering for my skin tone.
The brush was nothing unusual, and the polish went on smoothly – requiring two coats for optimal coverage. I love the color and how pretty it looked on my fingers. It isn’t often that I find a pink that is this close to coral that I actually want to wear, but this one is really gorgeous. I got a few compliments on the polish and two asking where they could get it.
You can see where it flaked off on my index and middle finger, and it was just as bad on the other hand.
I do like the polish for the color, but it just doesn’t have any endurance. This is actually the flakiest polish of any in my collection, which includes quite a few brands. I had used the same base coat and top coat that I’ve used with all my other polishes, but none of the others (not even the other glittery Hard Candy polish I own) resulted in decay this quickly.
Would I buy it again? Probably, but I just wouldn’t expect it to last longer than a day looking good.