Milani “Gems”…The Deborah Lippmann “Happy Birthday” Dupe

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The polish game is getting serious—if we didn’t think it was already.  This has to be the dupe of a lifetime and I honestly can’t believe what I’m seeing.  I don’t know if I’m being dramatic or if I’m just overly excited.  Deborah Lippmann “Happy Birthday” was known as one of the hottest nail polishes around that could not be duped—unless you made your own with a crap load of craft store glitter and wanted lumpy nails.  Of all companies to create a dupe of “Happy Birthday” it was Milani.  I highly doubt that this was a coincidence and it was a smart move.  I didn’t think Milani had it in them since I’m rarely impressed by the colors (or the quality) of the colors they put out.  I see I have to pay attention to them more often if they’re pulling moves like this.  The only difference I can see is that “Gems” has a little more red glitter than silver.  I highly doubt that anyone would notice and if a friend does, she just may be a stalker.  Besides that the application was the same and so was the glitter density.  If you plan on grabbing this $5 dupe you better act fast because it’s limited edition.  The good news is that they’re becoming easier to find (mostly at CVS drug stores).  If you’re really pressed to find it and can’t, you can always pay $20 for the original—my wallet just tightened up at the thought lol.  Manicurist Jennifer Cherry grabbed me a bottle of “Gems” last week, so now I have 2.  You know what that means?  Giveaway time!  I love being a secret Santa.

Giveaway information

Two (2) winners will receive one (1) bottle of Milani “Gems” (retail value $4.99)

Rules: All entries must be submitted by Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 12:00 PM PST. This contest is open to all subscribers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with the winner once the winner is confirmed.

How to enter:

1.) Leave a comment on this blog post telling when and where you would wear Milani “Gems”

Index and ring finger:  Deborah Lippmann “Happy Birthday” (1 coat/ 2 coats)

Middle and pinkie:  Milani “Gems” (1 coat/ 2 coats)

Index:  Deborah Lippmann “Happy Birthday”

Middle:  Milani “Gems”

Ring:  Deborah Lippmann “Happy Birthday” (2 coats)

Pinkie:  Milani “Gems” (2 coats)

Being a beauty fanatic since the age 12, Krissy has launched AddictedtoAllThingsPretty.com in 2009 as a beauty lover’s tool to help them shop and apply products with ease she later launched the community site, BrownGirlFriendly.com. As she resides in Los Angeles she continues to seek only the best products and brands as an expert, consultant, and editor.