Tuesday, May 01, 2012

OPI Just Spotted the Lizard Swatches, Review, and Comparison

Hello lovelies. Today I have a post that I've been wanting to do for a long time. I saw the press release for the OPI Spiderman collection a while ago and I was really excited for three of the shades, which I finally got yesterday. The first I will be showing you is the Chanel Peridot dupe, Just Spotted the Lizard. JSTL is almost exactly the same as Peridot. Gold base with a green/blue duochrome shift. Here are two coats of it with top coat:

Now I've shown you Peridot on here before so I didn't feel the need to do the whole alternating finger comparison because you've seen it on my fingers before. I did, however, do a comparison on a nail wheel. Lookie here: 

OPI is on the left, Chanel is on the right.

Chanel is on the left, OPI is on the right.
 They're sooo similar, right? Well, in my eyes, they're not perfect dupes. I think the OPI has a bit more...yellow to it? The Chanel is softer and sparklier at the same time...if that makes sense. I know people have been saying that the OPI formula is better but...I prefer the Chanel. I'm not sure why. I also prefer the smaller brush on the Chanel which is weird because I love the OPI brush. I guess it's because of the finish of this polish? Not sure. All in all, I'm glad to have both, but I prefer the Chanel. I can't wait to use the OPI for other stuff though, like stamping! So excited for that.

My final verdict is that if you love the look of the Chanel but hate the pricetag, you better run out and get Just Spotted the Lizard. It'll definitely crush your lemming..but nothing compares to having the Chanel. Thanks babe! ;)

What do you think? Do you have this yet? Do you notice any difference or am I just crazy? Let me know, thanks for reading! :D


  1. I love this colour shifting polish!!

  2. Wonderful comparison - thanks so much. I bought the 2 other shades in the trio that Peridot came out in last fall...I did not think that Peridot was that super as all the hype over it said. I had a zillion green/golds it seemed. Now, glad I waited and never spent the secondary market price as Peridot was gone in the retail market super fast. I have nemisis - like it - but know I will like it more when fall comes - I am into creams and brighter shades now when this Spiderman collection has come out.

    1. Thanks! And I very much agree with you. I didn't have to buy the Chanel because my boyfriend got it for me. Otherwise, I wouldn't have gotten it because the price..whoa. And I'm sure I'll loooove Nemesis when it gets chilly out, too. :D