I really want Deborah Lippmann's Candy Shop nail polish but as my collection is bursting at the seams I have decided not to indulge and make do with what I have. This has lead me to creating my own little concoction to gain something similar to Candy Shop.
I used Leighton Denny's Babydoll and Technic's Carnival which I bought from eBay for £2.69 - link . I really like Technic's Carnival believe it or not all my fingers have only one coat of it on! My thumb does have two coats but I feel it looks overdone? The trick is to wipe of any excess base (the clear polish) and dab the glitter on which will save you applying lots of coats and going nuts waiting on it to dry! The Leighton Denny polish is really opaque after two applications but I found it had a really long drying down time which isn't wonderful considering it's price point!
Okay it's not an exact dupe but it is still a very pretty combo which will do me for now. I say now as I really do want Candy Shop and a few other Deborah Lippmann polishes haha, the brand does grown up glitter like no other brand in my opinion.