Monday, January 16, 2012

Zoya Crystal

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a good weekend. One of my favorite things ever is squashing a long time lemming with a more available and less expensive polish. I had been lemming OPI's Reflecting Pool which was a UK exclusive for quite some time. I had gone back and fourth with the thought of purchasing it on Ebay, but I gave myself three options (1. OPI Rainforest, 2. Reflecting Pool, 3. Mad as a Hatter) and chose another polish instead (MAAH). Reflecting Pool goes for just under $40 on Ebay. While browsing some blogs one night I came across a photo that I could have sworn was Reflecting Pool....but was stunned to find out it was Z-O-Y-A! I did multiple Google searches and Zoya Crystal is a dead on dupe for OPI Reflecting Pool. $8.00 vs $40.00? Score! I picked this one up with my December haul and I am really pleased with it.

Zoya Crystal is a light blue metallic with small pieces of round, gold glitter. Together, the colors really work. I'm as happy as I expected and this is one and I recommend it to anyone who likes blues, foils, or gold glitter accents lol. Formula was super easy to work with and it was opaque in 2 coats.

The photos below show 2 coats of Zoya Crystal and a coat of Seche Vite.


10 comments:

  1. thanks so much for the tip
    I'm diying to find reflecting pool

    Now, i just have to find this one
    thank you

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    1. Thanks Tytynette! This one is definitely easier to locate!

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  2. Hauly, that looks gorgeous on you and I'm a big fan of Crystal. I didn't even know about the existence of Reflecting Pool, but this polish is so pretty.

    tytynette, Crystal is available on Zoya.com!

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    1. Thanks Jammies!! All of your Zoya posts rubbed off on me, I'm a Zoya girl now lol ;)

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  3. So pretty!!!! I don't know if this will help in the future, but I have a Dupe Alerts tab and I had this dupe listed (http://amandalandish.blogspot.com/p/dupe-list.html). I hope this saves you some heartache and moolah in the future!

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    1. Thanks girl! I'm definitely aware of your dupe page, it's saved me some bucks before. I was contemplating this one a few months back and found it, it was just getting to ordering it. I hate paying shipping & handling lol

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  4. great polish! i was so happy this when this came out that it's a dupe for a HTF polish:]

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I agree. I don't know why they don't re-release HTF polishes. I wish I could forward someone a list of everything that needs to be duplicated lol

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  5. hellow!

    Gorgeous nails!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Happy day!!! ^-^

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    1. Thank you! Happy day to you as well :P

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