11 March 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Go-To Polish

Ooh, I like this theme! This week for Twinsie Tuesday we're doing our "go-to" polish, and for me that's easily OPI Just Spotted the Lizard.

OPI Just Spotted the Lizard swatch

OPI Just Spotted the Lizard is one of a host of dupes released in the wake of the celebrated Chanel Peridot. Despite having JSTL and loving it, I still couldn't resist having Peridot as well, and with Chanel's fabulous formula I can honestly say I'm happy to have them both. The OPI has a great formula too, though, I'm happy to say, and since I snapped up three bottles of it for the price of the Peridot...plus a China Glaze dupe and a potential by Sally Hansen...seriously, I think I have a "peridot" problem... I like to save the Chanel and reach for the OPI.

OPI Just Spotted the Lizard swatch

If you're unfamiliar, Just Spotted the Lizard (like Peridot, etc.) is a duochrome/multichrome polish, meaning that it appears to shift colours, depending on the light. JSTL is predominantly gold--a light, weathered gold--that also shifts into shades of brass, green, and turquoise/teal. Unfortunately I didn't catch much of the turquoise shift here, but in softer lighting it's just beautiful.

These colours and the awesome shifting effect are stunning without being showy, and that's why I reach for this one as my go-to. It's different and it's fun, and it's great at a party. But it's also refined enough to sit quietly and act like a grown-up when it has to...which is a feat I find extremely impressive in a nail polish, given I'm only marginally successful at myself on the best of days.

OPI Just Spotted the Lizard swatch

When I don't have any time for nail art, when I want my nails to look special but don't want them to be showy, I absolutely hit up OPI Just Spotted the Lizard. In fact, I took these pics last week, trying to work a little bit ahead, and I'm already wearing it again right now for a dinner date...and considering the hungry bear growls emanating from Husband's office I'm thinking it's just about time to shake a leg... Later, taters!

Looking forward to seeing some more go-to polish picks!

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Casey at Casey Lane Loves Polish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Erin at Paint Those Piggies
Heather at Peace, Love and Polish
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined & Polished
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished to Precision
Traci at DrinkCitra


  1. This looks perfect on you. I have the Catrice dupe (Genius in a bottle) but honestly it just doesn't look as good on me.

  2. This shifts to so many pretty colors!

  3. I always forget how gorgeous this polish is!

  4. I am so not surprised this is your go-to! It's just so you!

  5. This looks great on you! I don't own this but love seeing swatches of it!

  6. This polish is really a beauty! Looks great on you!

  7. This color is one of my favorites, a go-to polish for me as well, although I have it in China Glaze Rare and Radiant, and Color Club Editorial. Just a stunning color.

  8. hehe this is such an awesome go-to polish!

  9. I have a mini of this and I like it but haven't used it a lot because it's the only version I have.

  10. I love this! Kind of kicking myself that I never picked up a bottle!

  11. haha, i also have a thing for peridot!


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