Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Franken-Fest 2013: Butter London Black Knight Dupe

It's late in the day, but it's still officially 2013 here for a few more hours. You'll all be up till midnight anyway right? It may be the old age or this terrible cold I've caught talking, but I'm actually looking forward to going to bed somewhat early. Gotta start the new year out right- well rested and ready to sit around in my pajamas for one more day before starting another crazy year. But first we franken! Tonight I've got my attempt at duping the popular Butter London shade Black Knight.

Here are my ingredients:
LA Colors- black creme polish
LA Colors- Jewel Tone (purple, violet and teal glitter)
Sally Girl- Red Glitter (snowman edition)
Spoiled- Champagne Siren

I mixed roughly 1/3 black, 1/3 Jewel Tone and then the last third was the red and gold glitters.

I found Jewel Tone at my Dollar Tree and thought it looked a lot like the glitter mix in Black Knight. I'm compulsively cheap and don't think I own a single polish that cost over $8 so of course I had to try to try to dupe Butter London. That also means I don't actually own any BL so I had to do some research on the internet instead. I loved Scrangie's review and swatches of the shade. You can see her post here for comparison. Overall not a horrible dupe, the color mix is about right but mine is too light on the glitter density. I suspect this is hard to control when mixing existing glitter polishes rather than actual glitter. I'll call my version Blacker Night since that's accidentally how it turned out. Not perfect by any means, but I have a lot of fun frankening and couldn't resist trying this one out on the cheap.

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