OPI Hello Kitty Blueberry VS Zoya Jo

2.27.2011

As much as I was drawn to Blueberry from OPI's Hello Kitty nail collection for Sephora ($10), I didn't purchase it for myself because I was convinced it was a dupe of Zoya Jo ($7), which I already had.  However, Julie from PDXbeautiful gave it to me in a swap so I got to try both and learned my lesson about calling dupes without trying it for myself xD  So yep, on this lovely Sunday afternoon, I thought I'd experiment with these two colors.


Pinkie: Blueberry, Nubar 2010
Ring: Jo, Nubar 2010
Middle: Blueberry, Seche Vite Top Coat
Index: Jo, Seche Vite Top Coat
Thumb: Blueberry, OPI Flurry Up
No top or base coats.

Ehhe, I was just having a bit o fun ;) I like how Flurry Up looks but Nubar 2010....meh.  It looks so much better over dark nails.


Zoya Jo is one of my personal favorites, my 3rd favorite Zoya polish (#1=Freja, #2=Adina).  It is just a beautiful complex periwinkle blue that is surprisingly opaque.  Here's the review that convinced me to get Jo :)
Zoya Nail Polish in Jo can be best described as: Delicate and serene looking medium periwinkle blue with subtle silver and blue toned shimmer. This calming, flattering blue is like stress relief therapy on your nails!

Color Family: Blues
Finish: Metallic
Intensity: 5 ( 1=Sheer - 5=Opaque )
Tone: Cool
Original Collection: Twist 
I just adore this color - the official description describes it very well, "a periwinkle blue with subtle silver and blue toned shimmer."  What I especially like is that it is not sheer, it's quite opaque just as they promise.  It's also a very complex blue, surprisingly so, and perfect for Spring/Summer.  It applies silky smooth and has a very nice, smooth finish.  No complaints.


OPI Blueberry caught my eye after fuzkittie wore it a week or so straight xD  But from the bottle I was so sure it was a Jo-dupe so I contented myself to whinging on about how cute the bottle was xD The only official description they have of this color is an "opaque pastel periwinkle blue."  After applying it to my nail though, I'd say it's an "opaque, pastel periwinkle blue with no shimmer." It's a little harder to apply than Jo; it's a tad streakier and prone to chipping at the cuticles and tips a bit.  The formula seems a gooier overall.


You can see how jagged Blueberry applied around my cuticles :P It's harder to apply than Zoya, the formula is goopier and the brush is harder to use. Anyway, it's easy to see that the two colors are very different! Jo is defintely a complex, deeper cornflower blue while Blueberry is a flat pastel periwinkle.

Flat pastels are probably going to be trendier next season but I personally prefer Jo, if only because I like a little shimmer in my polishes.  Overall, both have their place and time.  Jo is a classic, spring/summer color that would be chic on all ages.  Blueberry is a fun, trendy color that would be great for the upcoming spring.  I think nail art would go particularly well over Blueberry as well. Zoya is cheaper at $7/bottle but we can't deny that the HK polish collection is just ridiculously cute in the packaging department.  It just depends on what style you're going for I think.


Last thing, I'm pretty disappointed how Nubar 2010 looks on anything but very dark polishes :P In the end, I think both Jo and Blueberry look best worn alone without any fancy top coats. 

11 comments :

  1. pastel solid color nail polishes are often hard to apply, but yes i saw fuzkittie wore it and thought it looked really great on her too... and the bottle is, undoubtedly, to die for lol!

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  2. I was also tempted to get the hello kitty polishes because they were so cute and pastel. Reading this I should probably not. Pastel shades are so trendy and will definitely be back this spring but I just can't seem to make them work. 98% of creme shades look like death on my nails. Zoya Jo looks like a lovely color though. I also tend to look for a bit of shimmer or shine to my polishes vs flat or creamy formulations.

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  3. For me, the only point is the bottle! If you really don't like it, just keep it for a year and sell it off on ebay- since it is LE! xxx

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  4. I like Zoya Jo a lot more. Periwinkle is such a more complicated color than the OPI Blueberry. I really like your description of cornflower blue. You are so good w/your descriptions!! :)

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  5. I just bought my ILLY coffee at Target when they were having a clearance! LOL :p

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  6. so cute!! I'm loving those kinda blues lately! China glaze secret periwinkle is a really nice one as well

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  7. Very pretty, I love all three colors :] I'm very drawn to the OPI one though!

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  8. I like the Zoya polish better than the HK polish. I think it's a more wearable blue. However, the packaging is so adorable in HK.

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  9. Zoya Jo is really pretty =D
    xoxo from a new follower!

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  10. I also like the Zoya one more...but the HK bottles are just so darn cute!
    Every time I see them, I want them all!

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  11. Jo is really pretty
    but i'm liking blueberry more =p

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