Wednesday, May 29, 2013

butter LONDON Slapper and Dupe Alert!


One of the advantages of writing a nail polish blog is the all of your friends know you like nail polish — and which colors are your favorites! Which is how it happens that a friend kindly gifted me recently with a bottle of butter LONDON Slapper, a gorgeous neon teal blue! Lucky me!
butter LONDON Slapper, two coats, no top coat
Slapper was such a bright teal that it brought to mind another color that I had picked up a while ago at Target when it was on clearance, Fresh Teal from the Milani Neon collection. I couldn't do a bottle comparison because for some strange reason, Milani has painted the bottles on that collection and the color of the bottle is not the color of the polish! But here's the comparison and, let me tell you, they are totally dupes! Well, Slapper is just the tiniest bit more green, but only by a whisper, so I'm calling it a dupe.
Two coats each, no top coat
I should qualify that they are dupes only as far as color goes — the butter LONDON formula was the buttery perfection I've come to expect from that line, whereas the Milani was quite a bit thinner, so it flooded the cuticle and was more difficult to control. Fortunately, neither one is a stainer so cleanup was pretty easy.

So if you've been craving a bright neon teal polish for the summer, Slapper is the go-to color for you, but if you don't live near an Ulta or if butter LONDON is out of your price range, then the Milani neons are part of their core lines and available at CVS stores nationwide.

12 comments :

  1. Looks so vibrant and summery!

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    1. I was surprised at how exactly the color matched, but there is a difference in formula to take into account.

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  3. Wow. I'm shocked. They are indistinguishable in your photo. Slapper is one of my all time faves...but partly because of the formula!

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    1. I was surprised, too! I can sort of see it within the same corporation (SC Blue Suede Shoes and Revlon Chic) but as far as I know, bL and Milani are completely unrelated!

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  4. The colours really are almost identical! The formula will probably make me still lean towards Slapper.

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    1. Yeah, Slapper definitely has the better formula.

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  5. Holy cow - Those are incredibly close!!!

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  6. Oh sweet! The Milani is on Clearance at my Walgreems too! Gonna grab it!

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