Hey there everyone! I've had this collection from L.A. Girl for a few months now and finally got around to swatching it. There are few colors I probably didn't need to own because I had similar colors from Zoya, but I figured why not get them all to have a complete set. :P
3D Silver has a clear base with scattered holographic fleck. For these photos I used 4 coats on all my nails except for my pinky. My pinky nail is 1 coat over 2 coats of Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris.
Black Illusion contains scattered holographic flecks in a black jelly base. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.
2 coats of both L.A. Girl Black Illusion vs Zoya Storm. The difference between the two is very slight-Storm has what looks to be like larger flecks than Black Illusion.
Brilliant Blue is a royal blue jelly based polish, with you guessed it, holographic flecks. All nails are 2 coats.
Dazzling Pink contains holographic flecks in a pink jelly base. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.
Electric Coral is a bright orange jelly based polish with scattered holographic flecks. I used 2 coats with no top coat.
Purple Effect is purple-red jelly with scattered holographic flecks. I again, used 2 coats with no top coat.
For the above photo, I used 2 coats of Zoya Aurora vs 2 coats of L.A. Girl Purple Effect. Again the difference is very, very slight with Purple Effect being just a tad darker and the flecks in Aurora being a tiny bit larger.
Sparkle Ruby is a deep raspberry based jelly polish with scattered holographic flecks. All nails are 2 coats with no top coat.
Shown is 2 coats of L.A. Girl Sparkle Ruby vs 2 coats of Zoya Blaze, both without top coat. The difference is yet again very subtle, but the opposite from the others. Sparkle Ruby is hair lighter and has larger flecks than Blaze.
Teal Dimension is a teal jelly with scattered holographic flecks. Here is 2 coats with no top coat. It is by far my favorite. ;)
Overall, I would say if you own the Zoya polishes (Storm, Aurora and Blaze) you really don't need their L.A. Girl counterpart. Formula from both brands was easy to work with and dried with a nice shine. I do like the variety of shades L.A. Girl offers and even though they are not a linear holographic effect, they are still very pretty!
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