Saturday, May 26, 2012

OPI Just Spotted The Lizard

The only other color I allowed myself from the new OPI Spiderman collection was Just Spotted The Lizard. I knew it was supposed to be a dupe of Chanel Peridot, but I'm starting to get the idea that Peridot is an easy polish to dupe since so many companies have done it already. In fact, I had just gotten another dupe of it at GAP the week before! (Did you know that GAP sold polish? Neither did I until Anna told me. I got a blue polish there, too, because 1. it was blue and, 2. it was called "robin" so I just had to buy it.) So here I have decided to do a comparison post of Just Spotted The Lizard and Gold Rush. I'm not going to reveal until later which polish is on which nail, but none of these photos has the same polish on all fingers.
OPI Just Spotted The Lizard
This is a very thin polish, so it flooded the cuticle even when I had a nearly dry brush. I was forced to do three thin coats and even then it was all over the place. As a result, even after cleaning up the cuticle area with acetone and a brush, and going over my knuckles with a cotton swap soaked in polish remover, my fingertips shimmered with that gold microglitter. It did vanish after a shower and shampoo, thank goodness.
GAP Gold Rush — see my shimmery knuckles?
Exact. Same. Formula. It would not surprise me to learn that OPI and GAP both used the same polish manufacturer for these polishes and it was merely bottled according to where it was being shipped. The only difference in application was due to the brushes being different. Normally I prefer the wider brush on OPI polishes, but in this case the thinner GAP brush allowed for a little more control.
OPI label shot.
GAP label shot.
So here's the reveal — did you guess which was which?
I hope I read my notes correctly because I can see no difference whatsoever.
Because I saw no difference at all between the appearance of the two polishes, here is some data that might help you decide for yourself. Gold Rush sells for $6.00 at GAP stores and Just Spotted The Lizard sells for $8.50 at Ulta and various salons. There seem to be GAP stores at nearly every mall, so you may have a better chance of finding Gold Rush if all GAP stores carry polishes.


  1. Interesting fact...I used to work at Gap and their nail polish is actually manufactured at the same factory as Chanel nail polish (which is why there bottles are similar shape)!

    1. Wow, I did not know that! I'll bet that factory had some left-over vats of Chanel Peridot!