Sunday, 3 June 2012

Product Dupe: butterLondon Black Knight

I think it's safe to say it has been a great year for butterLondon. They have exploded onto the nail polish scene, and are now reviewed and revered every where you look. I hesitate at the price, $18 is not typically what I want to spend on a nail polish, but their colours are beautiful. When I saw Black Knight on Glymm's website it had just come out in their Christmas holiday collection. It was gorgeous... it was sparkly...it had to be mine! I used my points to knock $10 off the price but with shipping it still hit the $15 mark. When I got it I was excited, and immediately put it on. The formulation, packaging, brush: all stunning. And other then taking it off (which is a major pain), I absolutely love it. But...why spend $18 when you don't need to!




I stumbled upon this dupe by chance. I have owned the Black Sally Hansen nail polish for almost a year, it is a fantastic black nail polish. I just happened to buy Rockstar Pink a few weeks ago. I was trying to think what polish colour it would look good over when I saw it beside the Black Knight. The glitter is very similar so I decided to see how close the combo could be. I used two coats of black polish and one coat of the sparkle. The resemblance was amazing. The Sally Hansen colour actually gave me something I was craving from the Black Knight: a deep black base colour. I find that Black Knight is a very greyish black, that never gets as dark and deep as I would like. If you fell in love with Black Knight like I did, try out the Sally Hansen combo (which only costs me $5 in total!).

I hope this was helpful!

xo Kathryn

50 comments:

  1. Great suggestions! I can't bring myself to spend $15+ on a polish..so I love your dupe suggestion :) I just saw rockstar pink on sale today at Walmart!

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    1. Ya I definitely wouldn't make spending that a regular occurance! Ohh on sale? Perfect opportunity to get the look for even less!

      xo

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  2. Awesome Dupe suggestion! I can't believe the price variance haha! Get the look for more than half the price:)

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  3. Thanks girl, I own both of these colours but had no idea they were a dupe for a Butter London Polish..Awesome:)
    Sara xx
    http://beautifulworldoflennynb.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Perfect! Try it out let me know what you think :)

      xo

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  4. yay for dupes! i love the sally polishes, so cheap and they are everywhere :)

    x Jordan
    - Boho Vanity -

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    1. They are really great quality polishes for the price :)

      xo

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  5. that looks like it would be so pretty! I may just have to try this.. but then again, I promised myself I wouldn't buy any more nail polish this month :P

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    1. Haha ya I made that promise as well :) I will never ever get through my nail polish collection!

      xo

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  6. Oooooh, they all look so gorgeous.....I am glad you found a dupe though...butter polishes are so pricey here in Australia! :( Also, I just want to say that I reallllyyyy love your blog and it would mean a lot if you could stop by my blog some time and have a quick read. Tips/ ideas are always welcome! xoxo Genevieve

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    1. Will definitely check yours out hun thank you for the comment :)

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  7. Going to swatch this NOW! Awesome discovery!!

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  8. That's for the insider tip :) Not having Black Knight, I wouldn't really know what it's similar to. But I will be looking out for that Sally Hansen glitter polish now! :) (Hmmm, I'm wondering, do I even have a plain black nail polish to form my base? Lol). Would love to give the combination a try since the Butter London is a bit out of my price range :)

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    1. The Sally Hansen black polish is great! Pretty perfect in one coat but I usually do two. If you try it out I hope you like it :)

      xo

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  9. Awesome suggestion, and I love the look of that colour! sparkles and black? win/win to my heart!

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    1. I love sparkles on black :) they just pop! So pretty :)

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  10. I agree the price tag on the nail polish is a little too much for me! I've always wanted to try Knackedred by Butter London.. if you find a dupe for that one let me know.. but I'm prally going to go but it.. its too pretty!

    www.blondeebrittany.blogspot.ca

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    1. butterLondon certainly has some unique colours! I will keep my eye out for a dupe for sure :)

      xo

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  11. I really love Butter nail polish. It has to be my favorite brand.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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    1. I really love the one I have..other then the pricetag which hurts my poor little frugal heart :(

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  12. I bought the Black Knight - just like you, when it came out on Glymm's site (and I think I used points too!) I do love it, but you're right about the base coat. Sally Hansen always wears well for me so this looks like a winning combo!

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    1. How funny we both did the exact same thing :) great minds think alike!

      xo

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  13. Great find! Although they look gorgeous, Butter London nail polishes are definitely overpriced!

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    1. I would have to agree... there are a lot of things I will gladly pay $18 for but nail polish is just not one of them!

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  14. Amazing find! I'll definitely be trying this! I've been wanting Black Knight for so long :) Thanks so much for sharing this!

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    1. I would love to know your opinion when you do try it :) Glad it helped!

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  15. Good call! you should post pictures of both on your nails! :D

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    1. I was going to.. I took pictures and everything.. but my cuticles are so horrible.. I got embarrassed and didn't post them !

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  16. Great dupe! You are so right about this giving a nice, deep base colour. I tried this and I love it!

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    1. Ohh I'm so glad you loved it! I did too.. I wore it for two weeks straight!

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  17. Thats great thank you so much for this post !! Think I will have to pick up for those sally hanssen polishes! I am actually a new follower found u though Canadian Beauty Reviews!

    Ashley
    http://romanianbutterfly206.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Definitelly give it a try if you can find both colours :) they are pretty easy to get your hands on! Thanks for the follow hun now following you too !!

      xo

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  18. I love Sally Hanssen. Their nail polishes are awesome.

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    1. Aren't they though!! For the price they can't be beat :)

      xo

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  19. I am going to hunt down that sparkly Sally Hansen polish. Stat. x

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    1. Definitely do! It isn't hard to find here in Canada.. I hope the same is true for Australia!

      xo

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  20. the nail polish looks great!!

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    1. Thanks darling! Was really found by accident but I'm glad I did xo

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  22. Love ur blog..if u wish lets follow each other..

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    1. Thanks Preethi! I am now following your blog. I appreciate the comment :)

      xo

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  23. What a great dupe!! Thanks for the tip.

    I'm your newest follower, you have a great blog!

    Hope you can take a little time to check out mine? :)

    http://laurasallmadeupbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

    Laura xx

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  24. Oh cool! I actually have these 2 Sally Hansen colors. I'm definitely going to try this! What a great dupe! XO

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    1. Thanks hun! Definitely try it out and let me know if you like it:) I don't mind wearing dark sparkly nail polish in the summer but if not you can always wait till fall to try it out :)

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