Monday, January 23, 2012

Deborah Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers Dupe

I love nail polish. I think that that's pretty obvious. I'm also a broke college student. That makes it difficult for me to afford all the polishes I want. I will spend money on an expensive bottle of nail polish if I think it's worth it. That's why I bought my two Deborah Lippmanns. When I got them, they were unique. I got Happy Birthday when it came out, and it really is superior to the other rainbow glitters I've tried since. I also have Across the Universe, and before the Essence dupe, I hadn't heard of a dupe of it. I love that one as well. There's a few that I really REALLY want (Glitter in the Air, I'm looking at you) but I can't buy yet because, as I said, I'm a broke college student.

Of course, I love when I find a dupe. Notice I said find and not hear about, because I heard about Revlon Whimsical last month and have been searching for it to no avail since, so I'm not loving that right now. ANYWAYS, for Christmas, I sent my boyfriend some links to some polishes I wanted. I know that sounds bad but there were only 3 I asked for, I swear! And they were inexpensive. One of them was Dark Glitter by NYX, in their new little Lippmann-esque bottles. He claimed to have had picked it out himself but I know I sent him the link. I'll just let him win that though ;)

I love this polish, even though I have mixed feelings about them stealing Lippmann's bottle shape... really, duping the polish is one thing, but duping the bottles too? I'm not sure I like that. Anyways, I didn't want to layer it over a plain black creme, so I pulled out a polish that's similar to it, sans the hex glitter. Yep, I layered it over China Glaze Lubu Heels. Here's two coats of Lubu Heels with one coat of Dark Glitter, topped with Seche.

Sorry for the slightly blurry pictures -_- I didn't even notice they were blurry until right now. Sorry. Anyways, here it looks like the polish is not opaque, but irl it definitely is. Lubu Heels was opaque in those two coats so of course the overall manicure was opaque. I like this polish a lot. It's the look of a Lippmann without the price tag. It's a great dupe of the polish, imo. If you like how Ruby Red Slippers looks but are hating how much it costs, I definitely recommend this polish. My boyfriend got it from Cherry Culture.

What do you think? Do you have Ruby Red Slippers? How does this compare? Bear in mind, this is only one coat of Dark Glitter. Let me know, thanks for reading! :) 


  1. I agree with you Nory, it is gorgeous :)

  2. Wow even the bottle design is the same! :)