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Friday, June 26, 2015

Put Up Your Dupes - Sally Hansen Celeb City vs Zoya Trixie


     I'm back from my camping vacation and happy to announce that my nails survived! Sadly the polish I was wearing did not. Now it's time to get back to the business of blogging and I decided to start things off with the ever popular dupes post. Earlier this month I shared with you my Silver Nail Polish Stamping comparison post where I hinted at finding a few dupes. I have one of those to share with you today. 


    
      Looking at Zoya Trixie and Sally Hansen Celeb City in the bottle there really isn't much of a difference. Unless you count bottle shape but who really does that? The liquid inside is what really matters and they look like dupes to me. But sometimes looks can be deceiving so let's see what these two look like on the nail.


     Hmmm looks like a dupe to me! I actually had to refer to my notes when editing this photo because I couldn't tell which polish was on each nail.  I see the same finish, the same silver tone, the same amount of sparkle and the same minimal brushstrokes.  The only differences I found was in the application and the results may shock you.

      As far as application goes I had better control with Celeb City. My bottle of Trixie had a thinner formula than I remembered or expect from Zoya. Both bottles are about 3 years old and are stored in my helmer so I don't think age or storage played a factor. 


     Both polishes are fully opaque in 2 coats and like I mentioned in my stamping post they both work great for stamping. In my humble opinion these two polishes are definitely dupes. But if you could only have one which one would you choose? The budget friendly Celeb City which costs around $3.50 and can be found in mass retailers or the Salon style Zoya Trixie that costs $9 and can be found at select retailers or Zoya.com?  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!





26 comments :

  1. Wow what a great find, they really are perfect dupes of each other! xx

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  2. Surprising! Pretty crazy that cheapy had a better formula.

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  3. I've discovered that Zoya polishes in particular are exceptionally deceptive at the colour on the nails being vastly different from the colour in the bottle. Just my Zoya oranges alone can attest to that! LOL!


    As for choosing, I have a love of Zoya and a newfound loathing of Sally Hansen so it's an easy pick for me.

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  4. So nice to see them compared!

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  5. I love dupe posts. Pretty silver.

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  6. PhD in Nail PolishJune 27, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    I really enjoy the detail of your dupe posts! It's crazy to think that the only difference between these two is the formula- but that makes such a big difference!

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  7. Wow, well the Sally Hansen definitely sounds like the winner here!

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  8. I have both of these, and it never occurred to me they'd look so much alike!! Great for gals who don't want to pay the Zoya price tag :D

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  9. Thanks. I have a love hate relationship with finding dupes in my collection. I love that I have them to show people and hate that I bought 2 of the same exact color. lol

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  10. I was pretty surprised by that too.

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  11. Yes my Zoya oranges always look different! I love my Zoya's too. I'm not thrilled that Sally Hansen has decided to reformulate some of their beloved colors and ended up changing them, but I will still buy a polish if I like it.

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  12. Thank you. I've done about a handful of dupe posts so far. Working on getting enough to call it a series.

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  13. Awe thank you so much! I agree formula can make a break a polish no matter how pretty it is.

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  14. I am so glad I made a habit of taking notes while I swatch. It has saved me more than a few times when it comes time to write the post!

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  15. Exactly. I like finding budget friendly dupes =)

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  16. They look the same for sure - too bad Sally Hansen is way pricier here (although still more affordable than Zoya!) I love the sparkle they have!

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  17. The Polished MommyJune 29, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    Nice dupe find! I don't think I ever picked up Celeb City but I think I need it.

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  18. Me too. I think a silver polish should have some kind of sparkle.

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  19. It's a great alternative to Trixie that's for sure.

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  20. they look exactly the same to me.

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  21. Yeah I couldnt really find any differences between them.

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  22. It's the first 100% dupe I've found in my collection.

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