Smackdown: OPI Catch Me in Your Net vs Zoya Charla

Yes, yes. We have heard that OPI Catch Me in Your Net and Zoya Charla are identical but I wanted to test that assumption.

This color is so difficult to photograph. If you own either you know what I mean. They are both this gorgeous combo of green and blue that does not come across in photos. I tweaked the first photo to try and get it accurate but I didn't. It's close but not perfect.



Now for the comparison. What doesn't come across is the sparkle and depth both of these polishes have to them. Zoya has more bling and smidge more depth. The OPI formula was a bit thin and I am wearing three coats and still have visible nail. The Zoya also seems to have a bit more green to it as well. Again, so hard to show this in photos!

OPI is on the left and Zoya is on the right.





Left to right - OPI, OPI, Zoya, Zoya





Top to bottom - OPI, OPI, Zoya, Zoya



Now the general public won't notice much of a difference but a nail polish lover will! I'm going to go with Zoya for the win. The formula is better, the sparkle/shimmer is more pronounced and it doesn't have the wide brush.

Any of you have both and have a preference?

8 comments

amusedPolish June 11, 2010 at 11:07 AM

since the whole e-tailer and blogger drama I've decided not to buy any opis anymore.... so zoya for me

peripatetic33 June 11, 2010 at 11:38 AM

wow do you reckon zoya verushka and OPI here today aragon tomorow suede are that close as well

KrisInPhilly June 11, 2010 at 11:49 AM

I'm doing a green matte post next! Great minds think alike.

I actually prefer the Zoya for this shade. Plus it's just a stunning must have shade!

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes June 11, 2010 at 2:58 PM

I happen to have the Zoya and will stick with it. I love their formula, brush and PR overall.

jbrobeck June 11, 2010 at 5:16 PM

as i have said before, got them both, keeping them both! but i am gonna make a teeeaaaal

KrisInPhilly June 11, 2010 at 5:22 PM

J - stop reading my mind! I was thinking of messing around with the OPI. Hmph! If you do I want pics!

p June 12, 2010 at 6:33 AM

don't have access to zoya's so i guess OPI's gotta to do! ordered catch my in your net, it's on the way to me! expecting it to arrive by next week (:

Sarah June 12, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Ah, good thing I already have Charla then! I am not gonna get OPI's. I will need 2 other polishes from that collection though.

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