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Zoya Jem/Valerie and Petra/Kelly Comparisons

Good morning!

I posted my Zoya Smoke and Mirrors Review/Swatches a few weeks back and since then I've been noticing from my stats that a lot of you are looking for comparisons of Petra and especially Jem.

I already did a comparison of Zoya Jem and Zoya Valerie in my original Smoke and Mirrors post, but I'm not entirely pleased with that comparison so I'm re-doing it.

Kelly, Petra, Valerie, Jem
I promise I'll have some nail art soon, but for now, see for yourselves how these polishes compare. 

As you can see, there isn't really a difference between the two. I originally said that the only difference is that Jem has smaller (or finer) shimmer than Valerie, but I'm not too sure that's even true anymore. In my opinion, you really don't need both. They are practically the same polish, just with different names.

(Sorry about the clean up here, I was in a rush!)

I've also noticed people searching for Zoya Petra and Zoya Kelly comparisons. These two are not the same. They are both dusty grays and have purple tones but Kelly has more blue undertones than Petra and Petra is darker than Kelly. If you were thinking or buying one of the other I'd say get both! Both of these are must haves! Absolutely gorgeous.

I'm pretty disappointed that Zoya would dupe their own nail polish. It frustrates me when companies do this. Jem and Valerie are identical twins. Luckily, this is the only one from the collection that they duped. Zoya Kelly and Zoya Petra are two different polishes, they are half sisters at the most.

Did any of you get Jem without knowing it was a dupe? Or did you buy Jem, even though you have Valerie, and you knew it was a dupe for it?

*Some products in this post were sent for review

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