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… 🙂

Pure Ice Freedom Swatch

Pure Ice’s Freedom is perfect for July 4th! It has a clear base with chunky red and blue hexagonal glitter and silver stars.  You’ll need to shake the bottle to get the stars to even out inside.  Definitely a dabbing technique is needed for this one.

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: 1-4 COATS
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ONE COAT OF FREEDOM OVER:
INDEX: Ulta’s Let the Flames Begin
MIDDLE: Ulta’s Pink-A-Boo
RING: Urban Outfitter’s Barstool
PINKY: Ulta’s High Roller

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Pure Ice Rio Reswatch

Pure Ice Rio is a very sheer pink jelly with purple undertones and blue micro glitter.  Four thin coats resembles the look of Butter London’s Disco Biscuit.  It’s formula is a bit sticky even after it dries, so I recommend a top coat.

ONE COAT:
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TWO COATS:
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THREE COATS:
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FOUR COATS:
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