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!