Get The Indie Look for Less: Salad Days

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

So I've come to the realization that one of my long time lemmings, Lynnderella Salad Days will probably never be mine. At this point I'm just not inclined to shell out the $22 for this awesome glitterbomb. You may be thinking, but Mimi, you shell out for makeup products over $22 all the time! While that may be true but I tend to use gift cards for those purchases, and I rarely ever pay more than $10 for a single polish. In fact, I can only think of four instances (butter London All Hail McQueen, Two Fingered Salute, a england Saint George and Dragon) in which I paid more than that for polish.

So the other night I tried to dupe the look with some of my existing glitter polishes. I started out with a base of Hard Candy Fun'n'Festive, dabbed on some of the orange and purple glitter from Nail Pattern Boldness Bitches Brew and Wet'n'Wild Prancer (red hex glitter in two sizes), then finally added a coat of LA Girl Glitter Addict Purge (green hexes). While the sizes of the glitter aren't the same as the Lynn, I think the colors are pretty close but not really in the right proportions.

I forgot to take a macro shot, but here's a close up. If it looks kinda thick on the nail, well, that's because it is. There's a crap load of glitter on each nail. However, I paid $3 for the Hard Candy, Wet'n'Wild Prancer was on clearance, the LA Girl Glitter addict was about $3 and the Nail Pattern Boldness was $8. Even added together, still cheaper than Salad Days (not to mention how incredible Bitches Brew is on its own. Just simply badass.)

Lemming not satisfied, but held at bay in the meantime. PS: if anyone has an unloved bottle of Salad Days looking for a home, ahem, you know where to find me.

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