Pseudo Silk Kimono Dupe Alert

I love the new Silk Collection by Deborah Lippmann, but I didn’t want to pay so much for a matte polish that just doesn’t last.  I already had a white polish and a matte topcoat, so all I needed to make a dupe of Pseudo Silk Kimono was a frosted white color.  It was hard to find just the right one.  Pseudo is a bit on the bluer side than most of the frosted white colors I found.  Pure Ice’s Platinum was perfect.  So to make a dupe you need one coat of a good opaque white (like Correction Tape by Spoiled), a frosted white color, and a matte topcoat.  Make sure you let each coat dry completely before adding the next.

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And now for the comparison…
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Can you tell which two fingers are Pseudo Silk Kimono and which two are my dupe creation? No? Neither can I! I don’t remember which is which! So I think it’s a pretty good dupe to me… 🙂

Hard Candy Beetle Swatch

I recently learned that Hard Candy is discontinuing a lot of their products.  They are discontinuing the entire Just Nails line.  I’ve been putting off buying Beetle because I thought it was going to be around for a while.  So I went to a few Walmarts and finally found it.  The Hard Candy displays here are half empty (now I know why).  If you like duochromes, you will love this one.  It’s such a stunner!  Below is 1-4 coats from left to right and two swatches of 3 coats on all nails.

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