I absolutely love this color. It was about $6 from walmart. I usually don't like polishes like this, but it looks great on my nails, and is very unique (despite there being some very close dupes to it haha). I got compliments on this, it definitely stands out, and the staying power is great. It's really shiny even without a top coat, and looks exactly the same on your nails as it does in the bottle. hard candy has really impressed me with their polishes lately, and i'll definitely be trying out more.
After I read that Beetle is similar to Rimmel's discontinued Zeitgeist, I had to investigate and unfortunately had to go to Wal-Mart, where I grabbed the last one off the shelf. While they both share a similar unique greenish gold-burgundy-purple ever-changing duochrome shimmer, Beetle contains sparkly microglitter and ultimately not a dupe. It is, however, a mesmerizing polish that I can easily keep staring at... even if it's still no replacement for my beloved Zeitgeist. Beetle is very sheer and definitely takes 3 coats if you want opaque coverage. The price is good, but it can show wear after a couple days.
I don't usually go for heavy glitter polishes, but this duochrome looked so beautiful I couldn't resist. Beetle is a rusty purple shade with a green and yellow duochrome. It's unique, gorgeous, and the name is very fitting. I find myself staring at my nails so often when I wear this and twisting my hand around just to watch the polish change colors!
For a glitter polish, this applies very smoothly and dries evenly. One of my biggest issues with glitter polishes is that they dry down to an uneven, gritty texture, but Beetle does not. It's pretty shiny on it's own, but with a super glossy topcoat, this shade is amazing. The formula is pretty thin, but it's usually opaque in two heavy coats. I was also very surprised that I had no issues with this polish being streaky.
The only downside to Beetle is that it doesn't last too long. I know it's only around $4-5, but I have some other Hard Candy polishes that last longer. I usually get minor tip wear after only about 2 days and I usually chip by the 4th or 5th day. It's disappointing, because I'm super anal about my nails and as soon as I get a decent sized nick in just one nail, I have to take it all off and redo them. But this polish is so pretty and unique that I will continue to wear it quite often, despite this one little issue. I definitely recommend this as a very cheap duochrome shade, since those can be pretty hard to find at drugstores!
This is the most unique and captivating color that's I've come across at the drugstore. I saw this at Wal-Mart for $4 and had to give it a try. The name fits it perfectly. It is as close to the color of beetles' wings that a cosmetic company will get. It takes about 3 coats for it to become fully opaque, but most of my other nail polishes do as well. If I had to compare the formula to other drugstore polishes, I would say that it's pretty close to Revlon's creme formula polishes: smooth, non-streaky, and fast-drying. I would buy this while you still can. It isn't discontinued, but there was only one left at my Wal-Mart so it must be pretty popular. I would buy it again if I had to.
This is an interesting polish, just not really my cup of tea. It’s a pink/green duochrome with pink microglitter. I found it at Walmart with the Hard Candy cosmetics for $4. I was shocked at how sheer this is; I needed 3 coats to get bottle color. On the plus side, though, it dries very quickly (I was able to do base coat, 3 coats of ‘Beetle’, and a top coat in under an hour). It applies easily, not thick or gloppy as sometimes glittery polishes can be. Wear time is decent, I had some tip wear by day 3 and chipping by day 4. I’ve gotten compliments on this shade. I’ll use it time to time, perhaps more in the spring/summer. I just prefer darker shades (reds, purples, browns, greys) with a crème (or the occasional shimmer) finish. This is just a little out of my comfort zone, so for that reason I wouldn’t purchase again. Probably better suited for the ‘younger’ crowd, anyways!
Overall I love this color because it is unique and affordable. On the downside, the formula is thin, took 3 coats to even out and I had tip wear after only 1 day (w/ a topcoat). Kind of a bugger to get off but not as bad as some glitters, for the price, I would still buy it again.
I ADORE this nail colour.
It's so pretty, it applies beautifuly, and dries very fast.
I get people asking what colour it is all the time. It's kind of my staple.
I love Beetle! My cat loves Beetle! A giant wolf spider chased after me while I was trying to paint Beetle on my nails.( It was him or me & I had to pulverize him with a folder I found nearby & he was in a few pieces & still trying to hop over & eat me & it was one of those times when you wish you had one of those Creme' Brulee torches because that mutant spider would not die easily & killing him destroyed my freshly painted mani but it's a great polish. It's a little sheer so it takes a few coats but it's best to spare some hassle & put on dark base first. I've liked Sapphire in the Snow but I am finding Color Club Wild At Heart to be a great base for many polishes. Beetle is very very multichromey. I've heard of it being compared to Rimmel Zeitgeist but I can't agree because that's like apples & oranges or beetles & spiders, they are completely different textures but both polishes have a big color assortment, Beetle is just more of a glitteryish polish & the other smooth. I have gone through 3 bottles & I have a healthy back up of these, I never want to be without a Beetle. It wears pretty well & it's stunning with 230 over it! The best part is that you can easily get Beetle for only $4! I've seen it on Ebay for $12 in listings that also say, "Rare" "VHTF", "Limited Edition", Bull donkey!! You can get it on Walmart.com for $4 & they deliver it free to your door. Why do I feel like I've reviewed this before? Anyway, it's a fabulous polish with a really cool effect. continued >>
I totally love this shade. It makes my nails rock and I have been complimented a lot when I wear it. I am going through my second bottle, it's just amazing :)
I was looking for a specific Wet n Wild nail polish at Walmart when I got frustrated and started looking at this display.
This polish caught my eye right away, and I got a little excited when I saw it. I *love* color changing nail polish. I'm 33, so eventually I'll have to grow up and get normal one-tone makeup. =(
This reminds me of a Zoya nailpolish that goes from purple to green.. I forgot the name but it's one of my faves... But this color has rust-pink colored glitter!! Staying power is average.. nothing to crow about.
It also comes with a plastic ring that I'm not that excited about, lol...