I recently received the 6 piece Zoya Zenith collection from nailpolishcanada.com. One of the clear winners of the bunch is the scattered dark blue scattered holo called Dream. It’s stunning, but yet it kind of reminds me of another polish that I’ve had for about a year now. Could Zoya Dream be a dupe of last year’s L.A. Girl Brilliant Blue (old swatch found here)? Let’s look!
Can you tell the difference? Honestly, I cannot. I asked my boyfriend (he has a trained artist’s eye) and he thought that Zoya looked more green in the bottle, while the L.A. Girl looked more purple. But once I got them on the nail I could not tell them apart. He agreed.
I’m wearing no base coat, two coats of blue, and no topcoat. I’ve seen other bloggers say they needed three coats of Zoya Dream, but I definitely only needed two. Same with the L.A. Girl-two coats does the trick. The formulas on both are very similar, but if I had to pick my favorite I’d choose the L.A. Girl. But I’m partial to bigger brushes, so I found application easier with that one.
If you’re interested, Dream can be found here on the Zoya website. Meanwhile, the old L.A. Girl 3D Effects collection is still available at cherryculture.com. Cherry Culture has low prices on these and China Glaze. Their shipping is a lil bit of a mystery though since I don’t think they emailed me when my order was on it’s way. But I’ve placed some big orders and they are always accurate, timely, and are packed up really well. So just have faith. Check it out! They have a coupon code (JTV14) for 20% off your entire cherry culture order through Feb 6 2014. Brilliant Blue is on sale right now too so after the discount code it’s only $1.92 ! I’m tempted to buy a back-up bottle of the Black Illusion since I love it so much! Feb 6th is almost here so hurry up.. and happy shopping!
UPDATE on Feb 6th, 2014— I just bought more L.A. Girls online woot woot ! Ground shipping within the U.S. was $6.85… but be aware that international shipping is pricey on cherryculture.com!
25 thoughts on “Zoya Dream Dupe (and a discount code)”
Thanks for this post! I picked up Dream on clearance from Ulta but now I’m going to go check out the rest of the LA set from cherry culture! 🙂
yeah! I can’t stop buying them! I bought them for me, then for short n sweet for a swap, then for a giveaway, now more for me? I love them!
Wow! Those are dupes for sure!! I’ve only worn Dream once, but I’m sure it’ll be a year ’round favorite for me! I love blue polish and I love Zoya’s holographics (I *love* Storm). I’m with you, it only took 2 coats for me, too!
Exact dupes! Hey- if you like storm then you’d love L.A. Girl Black Illusion!
i have the purple LA girl holo as well, and its the reason I never bought Aurora (by zoya). I really wanted the black one but it was gone from rite aid by the time I went to get it…so I got Zoya Storm instead haha. That whole line of polishes was just stunning!
gah! as it turns out I have Teal Dimension but not Brilliant Blue! I am SOOOO not placing an order for just one polish. But that is stunning!
I know… do we need more? No. Will that stop me? Not sure…
Brilliant Blue is one of my favorites. I also have Black Illusion and the purple version. I would wear them everyday except I am afraid of using them up.
Purple is the only one I don’t have right now. Should I get it?
I think so, I get a lot of compliments on it. I think there is a post on my site of it (la girl goes to Richmond or something like that). It doesn’t photograph that well though on my phone.
I am debating getting the teal or coral 🙂
Both. but if i had to pick one i’d get orange since it’s unique in my stash, but is also perfect for halloween!
So gorgeous and sooo tempting to get
yes you are right !
I might have splurged… even if the shipping was more than the polishes themselves…
Wow both are gorgeous!
Oh man… I spent ages happily picking out polishes I wanted to order on cherryculture, only to find they want to charge me $90 for the CHEAPEST shipping option 😦 So still no China Glaze for me… and even though we have LA Girl here, I missed the 3D effects! Grrr 😦
Omg seriously?? Why so much?? My order was $6.85 to ship but with the discount and stuff it was worth it for me.
It’s to South Africa, they don’t seem to have cheaper options 😦 I’ve noticed some sites are like that – it’s the same reason I’ve never ordered from Llarowe, the prices were similar 😦
Bummer! This site is kinda a hidden gem but only for U.S. i guess….
Yeah 😦 so many brands I see on other blogs are restricted to me because I’m not prepared to pay that kind of price for shipping – especially since with the exchange rate, $90 = R1000! But at least I am grateful for the brands we do get here…
Yeah someday i hope to try tiptop..thats from so africa right?
i will update my post with more shipping info.
I think it might be cheaper if you only order a couple of bottles, I’m not sure though. Yeah, Tip Top is South African 🙂 so at least that’s one good/cheap brand we have! They need to expand their range though! 🙂
The colour to both are stunning! It’s like a sapphire. Gorgeous!