Nail Polish Battle: Zoya Rocha vs. OPI My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours

I have another Nail Polish Battle for you guys today! This time it's between two beautiful red/orange.

Zoya Rocha* is from summer 2014 collection Tickled & Bubbly and OPI My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours* from spring 2013 collection Euro Centrale. They do look pretty identical in the bottle, so we'll see how they look on nail!

On nail they do look really similar too. There's maybe just a slight color difference as Rocha looks a tad lighter than Paprika, but the difference is really really small. They do vary a bit formulawise as Rocha is a bit thicker and Paprika seems to be just a bit runny and sheer. Therefore I think that Rocha applies a little bit better, but that of course depends how you like your polish formula. As Rocha is thicker it also coveres a bit more than Paprika. I only needed two coats of Rocha whereas I had to apply three coats of Paprika. But then again, I think my coats weren't even between these two since the formula of them is different.

I think the color of these is really lovely bright reddish orange and eventhough they do have slightly different formula, they both are really quality polishes. They both have that tiny shimmer in them and that probably helps to make these easier to apply than regular cremes. That shimmer doesn't show up on nail though, not with Rocha nor with Paprika. They are both lovely and you're safe with either one of these, but you certainly won't need them both!

Final Verdict: Since I liked Zoya's formula a bit better AND I pretty much always choose Zoya over OPI, My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours has to go and Rocha will stay.

Which one do you guys prefer?  


*Disclosure: I have gotten OPI My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours from a goodie bag of our meet and I have gotten Zoya Rocha originally for review. For more information view my disclosure policy.

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  1. They are both lovely and look very similar :-D

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    1. They sure are lovely, but you're also right, they are really similar. :)

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  2. Ei nuissa nää oikein mitään eroa. Rocha on ehkä hitusen kirkkaampi.

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  3. I love these battle posts. I favor Rocha by Zoya.

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    1. I'm so happy to hear you like these! :) They are both really nice ones, but I chose Rocha. :)

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  4. Olipas kyllä samanlaisia, oma silmä ei kyllä näe eroa näissä :D

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    1. Kyllä ne hyvin samanlaisilta näyttääkin, eli ei ihmekään. :D

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  5. Hi Annie, I'm just the opposite of you: I prefer OPI to Zoya in terms of formula. However, some of those bulky OPI names have got to go!!!! I like Zoya's simplicity in naming better. Thanks for the comparison!

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    1. Yeah, I think between these two you just have to pick the brand you prefer better. I'm totally with you with those OPI names, they're just toooooo long!

      I'm glad you liked this! :)

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  6. For me, they are the same!!! lol lol lol...
    I prefer OPI, because I like the paintbrush...
    kisses
    Eva - www.adegadeesmaltes.blogspot.com
    Brazil

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    1. They do look really similar! I also like OPI brush a bit better, but to me Zoyas brush is also good and I like their formula a bit better. :)

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