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Thursday, November 10, 2011

A closer look at some of the limited edition Hard Candy holiday 2011 mini sets

If you caught my post about the Hard Candy Holiday 2011 collections (click here if you missed it), then you know that they're sold exclusively at Walmart and should be hitting stores any minute now (if they're not there already). A little while ago I showed you the $1 mini polishes and today I'd like to show you two of the mini sets:

 Hard Candy Limited Edition 5 Piece Eyeliner Set
(retail: $5, 0.02 oz each)

There are four mini eyeliner pencils in this set, including two glitters (teal and purple), one metallic (gold) and one matte (black):

I found all of these pencils to be well-pigmented, creamy and smooth to apply, with the exception of the black liner which, as you can see, was a little waxy and dry.

Next up, the lipglosses:

 Hard Candy Limited Edition 4 Piece Lipgloss Set 
(retail: $5, 0.04 oz each)

All of these glosses contain iridescent glitter:

The dark pink shade is clearly the most pigmented of them all, while the light pink and medium pink shades are pretty much clear when applied to the skin.

While this is not a formal review (I have not fully tested these products), I thought it might be helpful to swatch these products in case you were thinking about picking some up for yourself or as stocking stuffers this holiday season.

Have you spotted the Hard Candy LE Holiday 2011 sets in your area yet?

A sample of this product was given to Nouveau Cheap for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews.


  1. I need the glosses!! I need the glosses!! Its my second love. :)

  2. My Wal-Mart didn't have the glosses or the liners. I really want the glosses. I have the polish set, and have no interest in the gloss rings, but I really want that lip gloss set!

  3. I so wish that I could wear glitter on my eyes, but with contact lenses, it just doesn't work. The pencils look so pretty!

  4. Last year I went crazy looking for the holiday collection. Eventually I did buy pretty much everything they sold and found that I HATED most of the items! Least the vast majority I got on 75% clearance so there's that positive thing. LOL

    I STILL have a couple of the nail polish sets, I have the lip gloss rings (which are the same as last year it seems). This year I'm not bothering since I already know that the Hard Candy polishes aren't that great and the glosses are... funky. The mascara is okay, haven't tried those liners (in this year's collection).

    My teen daughters on the other hand LOVED the nail polishes and lip glosses as well as the baked shadows and even the tacky leopard print eyeshadow "tattoo" thingie.

    Oh and most Walmarts will NOT be putting out the new collection until AFTER Black Friday. I know none of my local Super Walmarts have these in stock, least not for sale, yet.


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