I've been on the hunt for the Spring 2014 L.E. Maybelline Color Tattoos (it's never gonna happen but I'll be damned if I go down without a fight) and each time, though I'm able to find the L.E. lipsticks, face powders, etc., my hunt proves fruitless. They are, as far as I'm concerned, going to remain beautiful unicorns to me (the inner sobs are real my friends) but alas it is what it is and I really don't need anymore makeup. That being said I don't need anymore nail polish either; the Maybelline Color Show "Gilded Rose" is ALWAYS next to the Maybelline L.E. displays though and nearly every time I see it I nab it and then force myself to put the beautiful bugger back.
Plus, who needs another nail polish when you can just make the darn thing yourself with a combo of polishes you already have? Ahhh~ there's the wonderful thrifty side of my brain hard at work; saving me dollars and regret one makeup/clothing/whatever item at a time!!
Like said I don't actually own "Gilded Rose" so it's semi-impossible for me to say whether this is an exact dupe of it or not but, from a gander and comparison of swatches online, I think I truly nailed it (that pun has never been more appropriate). I think you could use any sort of an opaque shimmering gold as your base color but Revlon's "Sparkling" really did bring everything together and turned this into "Gilded Rose". "Sparkling" is one of my favorite glitter polishes (as I'm sure you can tell) even though it looks like a fairly boring pink top coat… I can assure you though: it's worth the purchase and goes well with so many other nail polishes!
Super pretty right?? I personally love the way this turned out and am surprised I didn't think of it on my own (I give myself far too much credit, haha) before being inspired by "Gilded Rose" on the drugstore shelves. It looks great out in the sun and is perfect for that 'Spring' mood I think we're all in… I know I'm more than ready for Winter to be over, that's for sure! Winter this year wouldn't be feeling so long and awful if it wasn't a constant ping pong match of mid 50's one day and then upper 20's the next. It's just confusing and makes planning anything (what to wear, how long the commute is going to take, should I not wear eye makeup because I know my eyes are going to be crying a river in the arctic wind, etc.) nearly impossible!
Do you think I nailed this nail polish dupe?
Love it? Think it missed the mark?
Have you ever recreated a nail polish you saw in store?
xoxo - Cassie