Thursday, February 16, 2012

OK, I officially declare this a $5 Deborah Lippmann Candy Shop dupe!

So earlier, I was wasting money time in the mall and I drifted into Claire's Accessories in search of shiny things. Immediately, my polish senses started tingling and my eye zeroed in on this pinky, rainbowy, glittery little gem:

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I was all "NO WAY" (yes I literally exclaimed this out loud whilst standing by myself in the middle of the store)...then I checked out the name on the bottom of the bottle:






NO FREAKIN WAY! Talk about polish plagiarism (and I am ALL for polish plagiarism--especially when it's an $18 polish dupe for $5--but wow I've never seen a dupe that has the same exact name as the original)...


Anyway, so I basically speeded (sped?) home, busted out my nail wheel and boom:


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Right is 1 coat, middle is 2 coats, left is 3 coats (yea I swatched it backwards on the nail wheel--I was so dang excited, I could barely see straight)--no topcoat. And WOW this baby is jam-packed with glitter!! And it's easy to work with, too--no clumpy glitter chunks to break up or nuffin'!

I've been googling around trying to find out if any other nail fiends have been talking about this polish, but so far I've come up with nada--so I'm stepping up on my soap box, busting out my bullhorn and shouting to the polish-obsessed masses: (clears throat)

Yes people, Claire's has a Candy Shop dupe and it's called CANDY SHOP and it's freakin gorgeous!! SO HURRY UP AND GETCHOO SOME!! 


You're welcome.

Sincerely,
your fellow polish freak on a budget

44 comments:

  1. Just did a post about this, linking to your swatches. :) Thanks SO much for the heads-up on this one, sweetie! xo

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    1. funny--I was just checking my blog's stats and saw the views on this particular post suddenly skyrocketed...I immediately thought "I bet G posted my swatch link!" Thanks so much for helping to get the word out! :)

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  2. I NEED this! I want it too of course. I'm so happy I have a Claire's at my nearby mall that is only a few minutes from my house. Thank you for sharing this!

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    1. You're welcome! I'm just so excited I found it! I have been in LOVE with Dl Candy Shop since I first laid eyes on it but I could never bring myself to shell out for it...now I don't have to! ::does happy dance once again::

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  3. I am from G's site too, haha! but I will bookmark your site- this makeup junkie cannot have too many websites to stalk!! :) :)

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    1. Lindsey, I know what you mean. I have 2 different Google Reader accounts--one account for all the zillions of makeup/nail blogs I follow and one for 'everything else.'Welcome to my silly little corner of the interwebz. I look forward to further enabling your addiction. :)

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  4. From G's site :) Loving your swatches!

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    1. Thanks to both you and G...my stats are going crazy because of her post. I feel like I hit the beauty blogger 'big time' lol! :)

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  5. Wow, that is amazing! I'll have to hunt this down.

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  6. woohoo! Thank you so much for posting about this! I'm definitely off to my local Claire's this weekend to see if they have it. Nothing better than a super cheap dupe!

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    1. My sentiments exactly! Now if I could only track down Revlon Whimsical, my life would be complete! :)

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    2. U can order it on drugstore.com

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    3. Omg Thank you! I searched for it on there a few different times & never found it so I gave up. I know Ulta has it on their site but it's always sold out on there...

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  7. Came from G's as well - This is the definition of awesome! My Claire's had better have this polish...

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    1. I found it and it's just as gorgeous as it is in your photos! <3

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  8. wow so excited about this!! LOVE that it has the same name too - LOL

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    1. I know, right? I guess they don't beat around the bush over at Claire's lol

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  9. Yay!!!! Not that long ago I was like "now someone has to dupe that pink one and I'm all set" and IT HAS HAPPENED! I hope the Claire's up here in Canadaland have it too and that nobody knows what Deborah Lippmann is, and Candy Shop for that matter :D

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  10. GREAT comparison! I should def check this out! BTW, I awarded you! Check it out and have fun!

    Anna

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    1. ZOMG my first award!!! ::blushes and giggles:: thanks so much! i'm SO all over it! :)

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  11. Awesome! Thanks for this :) Of course I'm the girl with too many polishes... I own the Deborah Lippmann and haven't worn it yet ... sheesh! I should have waited for the inevitable dupe!

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    1. I came thisclose to getting the DL so many times...but don't feel bad for not wearing it yet. like, 75% of my stash is STILL untried...::hangs head in shame:: i'm much better at BUYING nail polish than I am at wearing it lol

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  12. thank you for letting us know about this! i just picked up a bottle :)

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  13. Went to Claire's today and they didn't have it. Boo :( I even had the lady that works there helping me look.

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    1. Total bummer! From what I can infer, this shade is brand-spankin-new so maybe yours didn't get their shipment in yet?

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  14. THANK YOU! Been craving the Deborah Lippmann version but couldn't bring myself to pay so much for a nail polish! After getting linked to your post from Nouveau Cheap I went out and got it right away!

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    1. yay you found it! i'm so glad my link is helping to spread the word. Claire's totally should start paying me commissions lol

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  15. Caboodles brand on FB sent me over here, lol. So glad you found an awesome dupe! It is soooo pretty!

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    1. lol i didn't even realize Caboodles posted my link until you told me, then I went and searched for their FB page. Oh how those plastic cases bring back memories! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  16. FB sent me, and you sent me to Claire's! Got my bottle AND magnetic polish- buy one, get one for 1/2 off- and only $8.50 per bottle to begin with instead of $16.50 at Sephora or ULTA!

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    1. Pssst! If you're looking for magnetic polishes in every color you can imagine, head over to Walgreens - the brand Nabi has released magnetic polish in at least 25 different colors for only $4.99 each!

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    2. OMG! Now I gotta run to Walgreens as well!~
      Thanks for the heads-up!

      http://icycrystalgalleria.blogspot.com/

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  17. WOW! Gotta run to Claire's now. Great review!

    http://icycrystalgalleria.blogspot.com/

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  18. I'm not a polish girl but when I find special ones I get them for my daughter and this one was SPECIAL and I found it :D thanks for the post btw g sent me here also :)xoxoxoxo n

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    1. Aw I'm so glad you found it for her. I wish I had a daughter to buy polish for. Nothing but 3 boys here lol...oh well, more polish for me I guess :)

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  19. They even had it in Canada! I went right to the Clarie's in my area and they had one left. So excited. I never even knew they had nail polish! Thanks for the idea. Love your blog!!

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    1. thanks so much! yea i never really paid much attention to Claire's until I found out on an internet message board that they have awesome polishes...now i'm in there all the time. And I feel silly I admit--31 year old mom amidst the tweens buying justin bieber necklaces but hey i'll do anything for polish lol

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