Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: OPI Just Spotted The Lizard

So this week's Twinsie Tuesday theme is favorite polish! My all-time favorite polish is actually Chanel Peridot but since I've shown her on here a few times now, I thought I'd bend the rules just a smidge by showing you a new dupe for Peridot: OPI Just Spotted The Lizard. This polish was an early birthday gift from my friend Kaley and I love it!


If you're at all familiar with Perdiot (as I'm sure many of you are by this point), then you know the drill here. This is a metallic gold polish with green-blue duochrome and the overall effect mimics that of a beetle's wing. It looks simply breathtaking in person. I never get tired of looking at Peridot, so naturally the same applies for Just Spotted The Lizard.







The formula here is comprable to the original Chanel. Just Spotted The Lizard strikes me as maybe a bit more brushstroke-y but it's still very easy to apply overall and less prone to patchiness than Peridot. I used two coats here.


I don't notice any differences between Just Spotted The Lizard and Peridot; they are identical to my eyes. Several other dupes for Peridot have come out recently, namely ones from Jessica and The Gap, but this one may be the easiest to get your hands on, depending on where you live. It's an excellent substitute for Peridot and I've wanted a back-up of Peridot for some time now--I try to wear it only on special occasions--so I'm extremely happy to have this in my stash. It's beyond stunning and in my opinion, a must-have if you don't already have Peridot or another dupe for it...and even then, if you're like me and can never have enough of this color, you might still want to pick up Just Spotted The Lizard.  She's a real beauty.


I can't wait to see what everyone else chose as their favorites today! If you're looking for a few more must-haves to add to your wishlist, be sure to check out the other Twinsie Tuesday blogs!



Amanda: http://amandalandish.blogspot.com/
Anna: http://goingtotheshowing.blogspot.com/
Anne: http://grapefizz.blogspot.com/
Ashley: http://artevolve.blogspot.com/
Brandi: http://thecollegiatenail.blogspot.com/
ChiChi: http://beautystarr1009.blogspot.com/
Cordia: http://srslyswatched.blogspot.com
Jenn: http://allthatisgorgeous.blogspot.com/
Jenna: http://www.jennafroggy.com/
Katherine: http://hauloffame.blogspot.com/
Marisa: http://marijonails.blogspot.com/
Meredith: http://polishandcharms.blogspot.com/
Nory: http://fiercemakeupandnails.blogspot.com/
Rachel: http://topcoatit.com/
Sarah: http://seesarahswatch.blogspot.com/
Tara: http://polishyoftruth.com/

38 comments:

  1. It looks wonderful on your nails. I must have it :)
    My favourite polishes are China Glaze "Ruby Pumps" and OPI "Teenage dream" by Katy Perry.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Ruby Pumps was my first CG so that color is special to me as well and Teenage Dream is one of my all-time favorites too!

      Delete
  2. Such a pretty shade. I think I have one similar a catrice shade:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I didn't know Catrice made a Peridot dupe--there are so many out there now but they're all so lovely! :)

      Delete
  3. I love this shade too! I'm so happy all the dupes are popping up!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too! I'm happy to have more affordable back-ups of my favorite shade!

      Delete
  4. This really is lovely on you! I still have yet to wear this - I gotta get on it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I think you will love it!

      Delete
  5. Oh! I love this polish, too! I have never saw anything Chanel in person, so it is very exciting I have a dupe...yes, I am a dork :OP

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's okay, I totally get what you mean! I only have two things Chanel: Peridot and a beautiful red lip color called Dragon. Both are special to me. :)

      Delete
  6. OOH this is gorgeous! I need this in my life.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love this! So happy I bought it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too! I think it's a must-have!

      Delete
  8. Gorgeous! I really can't wait until I get a bottle of this.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! Definitely keep your eyes peeled for it--it's sooo beautiful!

      Delete
  9. I picked up the Gap dupe after seeing so many posts about Peridot. Thanks for reminding me i have that awesome color. I'm about to paint my nails and I think you've inspired me to use it!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Excellent! It's mind-blowing the first time you put Peridot or its many dupes on. I could not peel my eyes away!

      Delete
  10. ugh, so gorgeous!!!! neeeeed this and number one nemesis so freaking badly.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Those are the two I got from Spider-Man as well. Both are so pretty!

      Delete
  11. Such a beauty! I love dupes, cuz I hate paying a lot for polish! I'll have to search for this one.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, I love when new dupes for Chanel and other high-end polishes come out. It felt like it took a loonnggg time for dupes of Peridot to hit the market then they all came out at once.

      Delete
  12. Very pretty on you! I need to keep an eye out for this one!

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is beautiful! I need to just buy it already!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! My Ulta sold out already so I think word is getting out about this one. I'd hop on it as soon as you see it! :)

      Delete
  14. I just got this polish - it's so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Very nice! I totally have to have this polish because it's such a great dupe for Peridot! I was wondering if you'd be posting about Peridot when I saw this week's theme :) This OPI color made for a perfect alternative. That's cool it's so identical to Peridot. I need to get this one soon! :) Love it!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You know my love for Peridot all too well. :) This is an excellent alternative though, yes! I'd say get it while you still can--my Ulta is already sold out! It's such a stunner and totally worth it. :)

      Delete
  16. This is gorgeous on you! I'm so happy everyone is making dupes for popular Chanel polishes. Peridot was sold out at every mall around me, so getting a dupe was much easier :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. I agree - I have Peridot and this one. To my eyes with them on the same hand I cannot tell them apart. I also have the Jessica you referred to as a dup. It to me is a dupe in color but looks more brush strokey to me and maybe glintes a tish more gold as I twist my hand around than the other 2.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Aah, I love the swatches I've seen of this so much, and it's apparently still going to be weeks before it hits Hong Kong. Meanwhile there's a Chanel counter literally right downstairs from me with Peridot in stock. I want to save the money, but I can only hold this lemming back for so long!

    ReplyDelete
  19. This is such a gorgeous shade! I've been really wanting something like it and I'm glad OPI came out with it.

    ReplyDelete

I love reading all of your comments! Please do not post any unsolicited advertising, links, etc. All comments with links will be deleted.