This color was really difficult to photograph; bear in mind that the dark parts look more olive green in real life, and that while the brighter areas have the purple-pink shimmer, in lower light it tends to just look like a darker purple.
|Hard Candy "Just Nails" nail color in Beetle|
|Hard Candy Beetle, no flash|
|Hard Candy Beetle, flash|
|Hard Candy Beetle no flash again, a different angle!|
The formula is fine, but nothing special. If these were run of the mill colors, I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase Hard Candy's formulation. However, the colors Hard Candy offers are really neat, and I like that they are doing some funkier shades at this price point. Beetle is definitely something different, and I look forward to wearing it on my toes this summer! It's eye catching and flashy, and looks great in sunlight. I feel like a lot of iridescent colors that are supposed to have an oil-slick effect end up looking muddy on the nail, but Beetle gets as close to succeeding as anything I've seen yet!