Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hard Candy 'Sky' with Deborah Lippman 'Happy Birthday'

Today I have Hard Candy 'Sky' topped with Deborah Lippman's 'Happy Birthday'.

I picked up Hard Candy's 'Sky' because I read it was a dupe for Chanel 'Riva'. Don't get me wrong...I've dropped a pretty penny for some HTF polish, but $23.00 is a little much in my opinion. I got this so called dupe for $5.00 at my local Walmart. Good enough for me. The first coat of 'Sky' was a little uneven and streaky. It evened out by the second coat.

I bought Deborah Lippman's 'Happy Birthday' in a mini pack of 3 polishes at Nordstrom. The 3 pack of minis included 'Happy Birthday', 'Across The Universe' and 'Bad Romance'. Formula on this was great and I only needed 1 coat to reach the glitter coverage seen here. I always thought the base would be 100% clear, but it changed the color of 'Sky' slightly to a pinkish/purple tint. I'm thinking maybe the glitter bled a little? Either way it wasn't a big deal.

Please excuse the lack of clean up.
The swatches below are two coats of Hard Candy 'Sky' and a coat of Deborah Lippman's 'Happy Birthday', topped off with 1 coat Seche Vite.


  1. This is a very pretty manicure.

    I love Hard Candy's "Sky!"

    I don't have "Happy Birthday," but I found a close enough dupe! :)

  2. Thanks!! Milani 'Gems' is a great dupe if that's the one you have. I have them both and I can't tell the difference just looking at them.