Just Spotted the Lizard is a gold/green duochrome with teal flashes and is part of the Summer 2012 Amazing Spider-Man collection. It’s also rumored to be a great dupe for Chanel Peridot. I don’t own Peridot for comparison, but based on the photos I’ve seen the rumors are true. The finish is slightly different, however I actually prefer the less expensive OPI because it shows fewer brushstrokes.
Face-on it looks mostly gold with a bit of green near the edges. Gold isn’t really my favorite color to wear so this is probably my least favorite view.
Angled at about 45 degrees, you start to see more of the green.
And when your nails are almost level with your line of sight, you can see a bit of the blue peeking through (mostly just on my index finger here… it’s hard to take a photo of flat fingernails!)
I know that for some people this color isn’t unique, but in my collection it most definitely is. I’m glad I didn’t have to pay 3x to get it from Chanel, either. I don’t wear much gold or green nail polish, so Milani Dressmaker and Zoya Jules were the only even slightly close colors I had. As you can see, Just Spotted the Lizard flashes between bright yellow gold (as opposed to champagne) and lime/spring green (as opposed to mint).
In terms of wear, so far it has been great for me. I’ve had Just Spotted the Lizard on my toes since last Sunday (9 days ago) and it still looks good. Only one little chip.
Bottom Line: If you don’t already have Chanel Peridot, this is a showstopping polish that’s worth a look.