Showing posts with label dupe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dupe. Show all posts

30 August 2022

Topic Tuesday: Past or Current ISO Polishes?

Earlier this month I got a few of my "in search of" polishes. When I got married in 2011 I had wanted to wear Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance but I couldn't find it in time so I went for a Revlon dupe.


25 April 2014

Swatch: George Asda - Smarty Pants

On my hunt for a China Glaze For Audrey dupe I came across this one from George at Asda, Smarty Pants.


Colour: Tiffany Blue
Finish: Cremé
Opacity: 2-3 coats needed
Brush Type: Normal
How Much? 5ml

8 August 2013

Swatch: Barry M - Dusky Mauve

This polish was quite hyped up a few years back when it came out as it is a dupe of Chanel's Paradoxical.


Colour: Purple / Grey
Opacity: Two coats
Finish: Duochromatic
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 10ml

15 July 2013

Swatch: Golden Rose - Jolly Jewels 115

I got this in the hope it was a dupe for China Glaze It's A Trap-Eze which had sold out and I couldn't find it anywhere. I think it is actually very close to a dupe of that, the base is a milky colour and the China Glaze version seems to have a milky with a very slight blue hint. Not much in it and as this is easy to get a great dupe. For swatches of It's A Trap-Eze do check The PolishAholic.


Colour: Glitter in a milky base
Finish: Multi Colour and Multi Shaped Hex Glitter
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 10.5ml
Where From? eBay

21 June 2012

Swatch: W7 - Mosaic

Finish: A glitter polish in a light blue base, glitter is in standard shape and is navy, green and gold.
Opacity: Two coats
Brush Type: Wide and flat.
Anything Else? Unless you like a bumpy finish you will need two coats of top coat.

This is a possible dupe for Nails Inc. Pudding Lane

How Much? 15ml for £1.99

Two coats without top coat, quite gritty

Two coats of topcoat

5 March 2012

Swatch: W7 - Metallic Saturn

Brush Type: Wide and flat
Polish Finish: Metallic / Shimmer
Opacity: Three coats
Lasting Power: Average

Quite a difficult polish to apply, brush strokes were quite obvious. Possibly a dupe for Chanel Peridot and Model's Own Golden Green. There is a slight colour shift in this, very subtle duochrome. From a deep golden yellow to a green, but this is quite slight.

15ml - £1.95
Nail Polish Direct

24 February 2012

Swatch: Max Factor - Fantasy Fire

This is Max Factor's Fantasy Fire, allegedly a dupe for Clarins 230 more commonly known as 'Unicorn Pee'


Clarins no longer sells the 230 but in the bottle (12ml) it looks like a duochrome which shifts from a red copper to a blue / green / purple. The Max Factor (4.5ml) also look like that in the bottle, quite multi faceted

With Fantasy Fire the effect on the nail is less so, which is a little disappointing. In photos I have seen of the Clarins this is also the case. I think that the two are really compatible and seeing as 230 is discontinued Fantasy Fire is a perfect dupe.

Lasting Power: Average
Opacity: Very sheer, 4 coats. A layering polish
Brush Type: Little bottle comes with a little brush

Fantasy Fire is a very much hyped up, the polish itself is quite sheer and ideal for layering. In the bottle it looks purple to a red, green, and blue tone. However on the nail it is less impressive as it doesn't translate across well. Depending on what polish you layer this with would alter the colour shift in the overall duochrome look polish.

£3.99 - 4.5ml

9 January 2012

52 Week Challenge: Fabric

Leather is a fabric, right?

nails inc leather diy
OPI - Obscurity

8 November 2011

Swatch: Kleancolor - Blue Eyed Girl

These swatches are over a black base.

Hex shaped glitter with other varying sized glitter in a navy base.