Friday, July 29, 2011

Claire's Bedazzled

Saw this one at Claire's a couple weeks ago. It seemed like it might be a cheap substitute for Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday and the polishes were buy one get one half off and I needed a second polish! The other one I got was the Hyper/Relaxed mood polish, which is seriously cool.

Claire's Bedazzled This is two coats. It's shockingly opaque for such a chunky glitter, usually these are best for layering, but with three coats you could get complete coverage. It's thick, but the glitter is super densely packed. It's basically just super shiny multicolor barf in a clear base.


Here's one coat over black. Well, almost black. It's a-england Lancelot, which is a very dark wine color that looks pretty much black. Anyway, this brings out the colors in the glitter more than wearing it alone and lets you see the different shapes that are in it.


For reference, here's Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday over black. You can see from this picture that they're not exactly duplicates of each other, but they're similar. Milani Gems is closer but it doesn't have the pretty pink glitter that's in Happy Birthday. I really like the square glitter in Happy Birthday.

22 comments:

  1. it's look better over black polish than it self,, love it

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  2. They quite close to me!!
    Great cheap dupe ^^

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  3. I love it layered over itself; without clicking through for detail it looks like a stained glass window to me. Very cool!

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  4. The new version of Gems does have pink glitter in it so it's a lot closer to HB.

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  5. Pretty much a dupe! Good enough for me, thanks!

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  6. I really love the square glitter in Happy Birthday too. It is so unique and interesting!

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  7. I just grabbed Bedazzled two days ago, it's pretty amazing!
    I tried it over gold, but I can see that it wants to go over a lot of fun colors!
    :D

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  8. Dupe enough for me. If only we could get the cheap version in the UK. Drat.

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  9. For the budget-minded, absolutely close enough to HB to get you by. That said, I just love the shapes and the way HB covers. In 1 coat I feel I get just the right amount of coverage (using it over a base color)

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  10. Haha, I love your description - "multicolor barf"!
    - Mary

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  11. I love that looks super cool! ^_^

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  12. I passed this up last time I was at Claire's, but I don't think I'll be able to if it's there next time. XD Nice swatches!

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  13. Close enough for me! I bet they don't have it in the UK stores :(

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  14. Woot! Glitter barf, my favorite! I love how opaque this one is, but since I already have Milani's version, I'll probably pass.

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  15. That's an amazing polish. Love this over black!

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  16. ohh also forgot to add, I think Milani reformulated Gems, so there are 2 versions floating around. I have the second version, which looks more similar to Happy Birthday than the first.

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  17. I found the Get the Party Started Collection on sale, but if I can get this colour....I may just buy 3 bottles and have fun trying to franked the other two beauties from thie collection (Candy Shop & Forget You). What do you think?

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  18. Wow those glitters are really curled! I recently got a bottle of this but the glitters have not curled like your photos yet... hope they'll stay flat a little longer!

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