If you remember a while back I posted about Deborah Lippmann’s Spring Reverie Collection hinting that I would have got back to you with some dupes. Finally here I am! Admittedly it was a harder search that I expected.
I was eyeing up Deborah’s Build Me Up Buttercup, a creamy pale yellow, and Blue Orchid, a creamy baby blue, however their not so purse-friendly price tag had me to the hunt for some dupes. Initially, I headed to Superdrug where I spotted the new Barry M Silk Collection which seemed to have the same pastel shades. However, that trip was really disappointing. Not only there was the shade I was coveting the most – Build Me Up Buttercup, the finish of this collection I really didn’t like. I am still trying to like the matte effect on the nails, so far not very successfully, and this is what these nail polish offer: a matte sheeny textured which is not what I was really looking for. Shame!
Thankfully, the Lord of Nail Polish was looking up for me – how dramatic! There I was at Linate Airport strolling next to my gate when I decided to give Kiko a chance. I’ve heard so many good things about this by moi overlooked brand. Hence, here I was swinging and swatching when the lovely lady at the counter showed me the new Spring addition to the Quick Dry Nail Polish range. * Angel singing* my dupes where there! They’re not exactly spot on in texture, as both Kiko’s nail polish have a slight silver shimmer which I really like anyway, so I am not to bothered about, and may be the yellow shade is a bit more on the lemon side but again, not an issue for me.
I got the shades 853 – Pearly Light Yellow and 849 – Pearly Antique Blue (£4.50). Surely the names are not as cute as Deborah Lippmann’s ones, but for a saving of £11.50, I think we can all close an eye on this one. BONUS POINT, for 849 – Pearly Antique Blue as it is the exact dupe of Essie’s Bikini So Teeny which I also really wanted – quelle surprise! saving me almost up to £3. As they say ‘two birds with one stone’!