Essie ‘Cute as a Button’ dupe

Essie ‘Cute as a Button’ £9.95/£7.99, Bourjois 10 day nail enamel ’25’ £5.99*

I’ve found a dupe! I’m so proud of myself.. does this make me a real beauty blogger?! ha. 
Essie ‘Cute as a Button’ has always been one of my favourite nail colours; it’s a gorgeous coral and I love it! If you remember, I recently spoke about the new Bourjois Sweet Paris collection and in that collection was a 10 day nail enamel in ’25’. I recently wore this and instantly saw the similarity ‘Cute as a Button’. I wouldn’t even call this a dupe… it’s an exact replica! In the swatch above, the top one is Essie and the bottom is Bourjois. The Bourjois polish applies slightly thicker and has a funny angled brush, but the final outcome is pretty much identical with both polishes. 
Essie nail polishes are usually around £9.95, although they have recently launched in Superdrug and Boots selling around 30 of their most popular shades for £7.99. I have seen them in Superdrug in Marble Arch, so head that way if you want to buy some! 
Anyway, I’m pretty happy with this find. It means that’s one Essie polish I won’t have to keep repurchasing! 
What do you think? Good dupe?
Lily xx

Discuss this post

  • Nicola

    Oh thank you! They dont sell essie where i live so this is great!

  • Catherine

    This is great they are like the same :) x

  • Farzana

    They are pretty much identical!

  • Melissa

    thanks so much for sharing this, bet you were pretty excited when you discovered this! ;)
    lots of love,
    mel <3 xo

  • AspirationsOfGlam

    Ooo double heads uo for the dupe and Essie nail varnishes on the highstreet hurrahh.
    Thanks for sharing :)


  • fox hunter

    great colour! makes me wanna put nailpolish on my nails right now :) xx

  • Camilla

    that literally looks identical
    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

    p.s check out the giveaway on my blog! :)

  • ♥mldvs

    Both polishes are beautiful shades, I’ll have to get one! xx

  • Aveen

    Yay thank you for this!! I adore Essie colours but no shops where I live carry them! I love this colour I cant wait to purchase it :) Thank you xxx

  • Tee ♥

    Lovely colour! Looks similar to barry m pink flamingo x

  • Florence

    Love this! Fab colour for spring. Would look nice on toes too on holiday! x

  • emmerliejay

    That’s a pretty much perfect dupe! Haha, well spotted :) x

  • Fiona Lily

    Good to know!

  • Anonymous

    Hi Lily, sorry to be annoying and comment about something unrelated to this post but I don’t use Twitter! But… my friend (another reader) was saying that u naturally have v thick curly hair and that you have got Brazilian blowdrys before. If so, do you think you could do a post about it because I’m so considering it? Thanks, LOVE the blog XX

  • alice657

    what a perfect dupe! defiantly think I need to purchase the Bourjois one such a beautiful colour!x

  • blaueskleid

    So pretty!!!!
    xxx Janna xxx

  • Amy

    hehe ‘does this mean I’m a real blogger?’ Brilliant :’). Great dupe, thanks Lily :D xx

  • tessawaddell

    Definately going to try this out! Love the colour.

  • Ro-Ro

    i tried the bourjois varnish the other day and i’ve fallen in love with it,think i may need to purchase after seeing this! xx

  • Megan Jane

    Such a lovely colour! Great dupe! xo

  • C.A.R.

    Well done!

    its a lovely color too!

  • Lauraxamy

    Thats a brilliant dupe!

  • Gemma Meredith

    That’s a great dupe! And I think the packaging of the Boujour nail varnish is much nicer, it actually look much mroe expensive :)

  • theconfectionmonsoon

    Thanks so much for finding a dupe!

  • Louise

    Wow great find! Essie Cute as a Button is one of my favorites for Spring as well :)

  • Kelly Lelly

    I can’t believe how similar they are!

    Go you! :)

    Kelly || My Blog: Day Dreams & Daisy Chains || ♥