Monday, April 11, 2011

Comparison: OPI Sapphires In The Snow and her twin sisters :)

Okay, so I was going thru all my fall/winter colored polishes (putting them away for spring/summer) and I discovered  I had Zoya "Pinta" and I had Diamond Cosmetics "Crushed Velvet".  I realized both of them looked alike.

Later I finally got my hands on OPI "Sapphires In The Snow" thru a swap on MUA, and I said..."I've seen this color before?"...LOL! :)















Here they are...all 2 coats, no top coat, can you tell which, is which?





























Yep..I'd say they are near dupes!















Even fuzzy they still look alike...are you tired of guessing?















Left to Right: OPI "Sapphires In The Snow", Zoya "Pinta", and Diamond Cosmetics "Crushed Velvet".

The formulas on all three were perfect. No issues, just perfect, near dupes! The OPI does lean just a tad bit more blue, a tad, but the difference is sooo sooo small! (almost unnoticeable)

Obviously the OPI is HTF, so if you have the Zoya or the Diamond Cosmetics, you are good to go.  Obviously the Diamond Cosmetics is the best dupe, since it is cheaper at $2.50 per bottle versus Zoya's $8....but both are near dupes of the OPI! PERFECT!!

Oh and all 3 formulas dry SUPER SHINY! All pics have a base coat but NO TOPCOAT!















OPI, Zoya, Diamond Cosmetics, OPI.















I guess the reason I ended up buying this color 3 times, is because this is a great dark eggplant-blue based purple without being black...so pretty! I love it!

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19 comments:

Gina (Prim and Polished) said...

Awesome comparison!!!! I love this shade!

LadyLuck said...

it look the same to me xD

Nail Designs xox said...

They all look the same to me! Lol Love it!

Varnish Vixen said...

Oh, thanks for this post! I've been looking for a non-black dark eggplant, jewel-toned purple (mouth full!) and these are just perfect! I think I'll get the Zoya the next time they have a promotion...so pretty!

StardustStephanie said...

Thank you so much for this comparison. I actually don't have any of these colors, but I do have Orly Wild Wisteria which is a dupe to Zoya Pinta..which then in turn is a dupe to all of these. Haha :). I always wanted Sapphire in Snow, but I guess I don't need it now.

Lois said...

Wow, great dupes! I really like this color!

Jackie S. said...

Thanks everyone, I'm happy this clarified the debate for you, they are definitely dupes, so save your money and go with the one you have or the one you have access too :)

@Stardust- I heard Wild Wisteria was another dupe, glad you already have it :L)

sonidlo said...

I love that OPI! Besides, Orly´s Wild Wisteria is similar to them too...

MariaAndrea van der wall arneman said...

Share share share u have doupes just share hahaha , the look amazing like that kind of blue, haven't find one that shade yet.
ridiculously every time I open your blog i want sour candy's :)

BMR said...

I've wanted Sapphires in the Snow since it first came out but never got it. Nice to know there are a few others (others that I want as well) that are dupes. Thanks!

amusedPolish said...

damn, I guess I have 3x the same polish by 3 companies now (opi, zoya AND orly)...

KarenD said...

I have the OPI and the Orly. I'm pretty sure I managed to not buy the Zoya, and I know I don't have the DC. For me having only two of four dupes is pretty good, especially considering I really, really like colors in the blurple family.

KarenD said...

Oops, no. I just checked my spreadsheet and I do have Pinta. Sigh.

hermetic said...

I have the OPI one, didn't really know it's HTF. I love it, and I also like the fact that it is a bit bluer than others. Great comparison!

Jackie S. said...

@KarenD- That's hilarious, I do the same thing with my spreadsheet, you have to check it to make sure :)

Lola B. said...

Thanks for the comp! They're all really pretty.

ABOP (laquerlove on MUA) said...

Ack! I think I have the DC and I def have that Zoya. Thanks for this, it's a reminder that I really need to start thinning out my stash!

Paillette said...

Hey!
I've got all three of those!

I love this shade!

Selina said...

Thanks so much for this! I've been looking for a swatch that compares Pinta and Sapphire in the Snow! Good to know that I won't have to hunt down the OPI now :)