Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Zoya vs. Zoya: Arizona Faces Off with Jancyn

I mentioned the other day that when I save photos for later they rarely get posted; today I've got a quick comparison that I've been sitting on (not literally) for a while because ... well, I'm not sure why. I know it's been done before but I don't usually let that stop me, since I think the more photos out there the better. I think I was just distracted by other things, l though these polishes are bright enough to draw attention: Zoya Jancyn and Zoya Arizona, both yellow-leaning orange cremes. I'm not entirely sure which is which in the bottle photo here.



On the nail, there is a slight difference between these two. Left to right below, it's Jancyn, Arizona, Jancyn, Arizona.



Arizona is slightly yellower/lighter than Jancyn. Below, Arizona on the left, Jancyn on the right. I used three coats of each, no top coat.



Backing off a bit, the difference is still there, though maybe not as noticeable. Left to right below: Arizona, Jancyn, Arizona, Jancyn.



I don't think a person needs both of these unless that person is a serious orange lover; since I'm married to one, I'll hang onto both for a while.

20 comments:

  1. I prefer Arizona as it seems prettier (?) I like the name better too ;)

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  2. The difference is so subtle! Maybe too subtle, considering they come from same brand :-/

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  3. Both are pretty nice but I'm eyeing Arizona more so than Jancyn

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  4. Gorgeous colors. They look almost the same. Both are pretty.

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  5. Wow they are close and guess what I have both. Havn't tried Jancyn yet. Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Thanks for this- I was just comparing swatches of these on Google yesterday! It's like you read my mind :D

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  7. Call me crazy but I would need them both. I like having "99% dupes" - I find it informative... and because I have a serious addiction to collecting polish. LOL.

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  8. Thanks for that! I've been wondering about these two!

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  9. I can barely see the difference. You could have fooled me into thinking that you were only wearing one of them. :)

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  10. LOL, I'm happy it wasn't literally - that would have been uncomfortable!
    And that is a very subtle difference in colors, thanks for sharing!

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  11. Wow they're so very close. I love when you do these comparisons!

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  12. They seem too close to me to have both ;) Great post!

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  13. They look pretty close, but not dupes.

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  14. Thanks again for your comparisons. The difference is so sutble, you'd wonder why Zoya just wouldn't put more effort in putting out something more unique because I don't think the average person is going to buy both....especially a shade like orange!

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  15. They look very similar. Great comparison.

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  16. I ended up with both because I've had Jancyn since its release (and love it) and got the whole Beach and Surf sets recently. I thought Arizona was noticeably lighter than Jancyn until I got them together. I love it, so I consider it a backup for one of my favorite colors. It is odd that Zoya didn't either go redder or yellower with it. (Though redder may have duped another existing color. Now that I think of it, I wonder if that was the original intention. The Surf shimmers match the Beach colors really well except Arizona and Myrta don't go together as well.)

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  17. Thanks for the comparison! They are quite similar. For me, I already have Arizona, so I probably won't be getting Jancyn. :-)

    ~ Yun

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  18. Why do polish companies do this to us?????? It's such dirty practice! These are so similar I'm having trouble seeing it!

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Thank you for reading and commenting! I greatly appreciate knowing I'm not just talking to myself here. :)