Now, I am a bit of a sci-fi nerd, so it's possible the interstellar name attracted me, but I also thought that idea of pairing polish with a matching flakie polish. But for a while there, they're $9 price tag was too steep for me. But then I was able to grab one at Rite Aid for 40% off, and later was able to snag one for Lisl and one of the Expressionist duos (stay tuned for that one!) on a buy one get one sale at CVS, plus a $1 off manufacturer's coupon. (It's possible we might be a little too proud of our deals here at the Casa de Polish.)
The set I bought was Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy in "Galactic." It comes with a dark navy creme polish and a blue-green flakie polish. Here's the navy without the flakie top coat:
Here it is with the flakie top coat:
And here's one so you can see how much it sparkles in the sunlight:
Also, the flakes did not sit smoothly on my nails. They were pretty jagged and rough; most of that was solved with a top coat, but there were still some jagged edges on my nails. Overall, I was really pleased with how they looked, but I imagine there are probably some better flakie polishes out there on the market. I'd say Revlon Moon Candy is worth a spin, but only if you can get them on sale!
Alright, Lisl here:
I had Arden pick me up some Moon Candy in "Universe." (Out of context, that sentence would be way crazy). I'll start with the base color. It was a maroon-ish brown creme, a little redder and lighter than it is coming across in these pictures. I'm showing it here with three coats, though two would be more than fine. The reason I had three is because I had huge application problem. I am confidence that this is totally user error, because I have this problem with a lot of Revlon polishes and Arden has used the exact same ones without error.
Basically, I can either apply them with super streaky thin, or thicker smoother coats that instantly bubble up. Bubbles bubbles everywhere. So I started out with two thin streaky coats, then layered on a thicker one quickly (because I got frustrated), threw on some Seche Vite and snapped as many pictures as I could before the bubbles started rearing their uggly bubbly heads.
Again, Arden never has these problems, it's definitely all me. =(
Then, I applied my flakie topper, with a lot of the same difficulties as Arden, but despite the flakie wrangling I still thought it was quite pretty.
I tried to take pictures from different angles, so you could see the gold shift to copper and green. You can see a little in these how thick the final product was, with 3 coats of base, Seche Vite, one thick coat of flakie, more Seche Vite...
Overall, I think with some practiced application, you'll get really pretty results with Moon Candy. But, if there is a better flakie in the colors that you want, I'd go for that one.