Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday dupe- Technic Carnival

Hello ladies,
First of all, I don't know what I was thinking buying DL nail polish. I bought Mermaid's Dream (£18) first, followed by the "Get this party started collection" for £28 (for 3 bottles), so it was quite expensive. I will do a review with swatches of the full set soon and share my thoughts. It was an impulse buy and I don't think I will spend this amount of money on nail polish ever again.

After seeing many dupes for "Happy Birthday" I decided to finally buy one, so I can show you the difference. I got the one  from Technic in a shade called Carnival. I paid £2.07 for it including delivery (I got it from Amazon but it seems to be sold out now). I need to admit, they look very very similar. They are both multicoulour glitter nail polishes and that's enough for me to call them dupes ;) Happy Birthday has got more green and orange glitters and Carnival contains more blues and pinks. In the bottle they look different, but once applied they look very similar. Another thing I need to mention is the smell. Carnival smells really really strong and very unpleasant and gave me headache. DL Happy Birthday's smell isn't as strong and is manageable.

EDIT: I seen a few pictures of the Technic nail polish on other blogs and it looks a little bit different,  I think that it depends on the batch, as I don't think anybody would attempt to make a fake of a £1 nail polish.


  1. Great dupe!!


  2. I can't believe how similar they are! Think I'll go for the Technic one haha! x

  3. Ooh they are really similar, I've always thought of Carnival as a dupe of O.P.I Rainbow Connection... I still need to hunt it down and buy it though!

    Frances xx


  4. NYX Multiglitter is also a great dupe for happy Birthday! :) I think the glitters are more similar colourwise than Technic. The new NYX bottles have also been made to look like Lippmann's! LOL! But this is close enough! :D

    1. I just checked the nyx one online and it really is similar to Happy Birthday. The colours are exactly the same. They must have copied it on purpose ;)

  5. amazing!


  6. This is an amazing dupe! I have been on the look out for this in shops and this is always the shade that they are missing. I do currently have my OPI to keep my going but once that's done with I might get this :)


  7. aaaaa totally love this nail polish! and i wanna find them in poland!

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  8. There is just a slight difference ...... the price will definitely be going for the technic one they are both amazing!!! xxx

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  9. id go for the tehnic one...are exacly the same!x

  10. This is a really good dupe you found :) I am always quite weary with cheaper nail polishes thats not as well known because i always feel skeptical about whether they would be bad for my nails etc therefore i tend to buy more popular polishes that are affordable. I never realised DL polishes were that expensive, its the same as the Chanel ones! I dont think i will ever buy a DL one because i got a sample once from glossybox and i didn't like the formulation~ Thanks for sharing!


  11. oooh glitter :D i would go for the technic

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