I've probably already mentioned how much love I have for Deborah Lippmann's Candy Shop. A beautiful bubble gum pink polish with multi colour glitter. The perfect polish for me, and here it is.
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There's just one, teeny, tiny, massive problem with it. It costs £16. For my limited budget my upper limit for a nail varnish is around £10. This is the same price as an OPI and two Barry M nail varnishes. As much as I would like to, I just can't justify that sort of money for one, albeit beautiful, nail varnish.
So with that in mind, I set about finding a dupe. I heard about Clarie's Accessories having a good dupe, but neither of my local two local stores had one. So I decided to get a bit creative.
I popped in to town quickly today with the boy so I decided to set about finding a nice pink nail varnish, as close as possible to the shade of Candy Shop. I thought as it was just multi coloured glitter that made it so pretty, I'd use my OPI Rainbow Connection from the Christmas Muppets collection.
I picked one of the new pastel shades of Barry M, Strawberry Ice Cream. As I'd swatched Candy Shop in House Of Fraser before heading to Superdrug it was as close as I could get.
So here's a quick snap of it on the nails. I need to clean these up and re do my thumb but you get the idea!
If you wanted to try this for yourself Barry M Strawberry Ice Cream costs £2.99 from Boots & Superdrug. If you don't have Rainbow Connection I believe it's pretty hard to get hold of now and costs a small fortune on eBay but American Apparel have two very similar shades, Galaxy for a larger glitter and Supernova for a finer glitter.
So what do you think ladies? Do you think £16 is unreasonable for a nail varnish?